Sue Pelletier

Sue
Pelletier
Editor and mad blogger,
MeetingsNet

After spending my first 10 journalistic years mired in sewage sludge and garbage as a writer and editor of national and international trade magazines for the environmental industry from my former home base in Boulder, Colo., I can't tell you how much I appreciate and enjoy covering the meetings industry for MeetingsNet. I can't believe I've been here since 1998—time sure flies when you're having fun! Back in my enviro days, I actually attempted to help plan a technical trade conference and exhibition before deciding to stick with what I do best, so I have a first-hand appreciation of some of what people in this industry deal with day to day (and an even deeper appreciation that I don't have to do it myself—definitely wasn't cut out to be a meeting professional).

Since I've started covering this industry, I've developed a huge interest in adult education in all its many facets, and a fascination with how all the elements come together to create a learning environment that actually gives people the tools they need to do their jobs better once they get home. Meeting planning covers pretty much every aspect of business, from marketing and promotion to logistics to strategic planning—who wouldn't be fascinated? And this industry has done well by me, with my coverage earning several industry awards that make me proud to be a part of it all.
Interests

In those rare times I'm not chained to my keyboard, I like to hike the woods around my home in rural Massachusetts with my husband and my surrogate child, Mango the Australian shepherd. I also paint pet portraits, and do obedience and freestyle with Mango.
Contact Info:
Phone: (978) 448-0377
e-mail: spelletier@meetingsnet.com
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Articles
5 Essential Event Marketing Questions
Before you begin to drum up registrants for your event, make sure you know the answers to these six questions.
6 Signs Your Conference May Be In Jeopardy 2
If your event stats dip below any one of these benchmarks, take action before it's too late.
Hoteliers Spill Their Pharma Secrets
An expert panel dishes on availability, F&B, the seller’s market, and more.
Are DMCs Still Relevant?
A new study from the Incentive Research Foundation explores the value proposition of destination management companies in today’s changing marketplace.
Gallery: The 2015 IRF Invitational in Pictures
The 2015 Incentive Research Foundation Invitational, held in May at the Trump National Doral Miami, was chock full of education, activities, networking, and, of course, golf.
What's Driving Tomorrow's Incentives? 7 Trends to Watch
Incentives in the future may be about a whole lot more than good times, according to a trend-tracking panel at the recent Incentive Research Foundation Invitational.
Changemaker 2015: Michelle Mason 
At the Association Forum of Chicagoland Michelle Mason is evolving the way her organization does business.
Changemaker 2015: Julie Taylor 
The transformation of the California Water Environment Association's annual meeting started with Julie Taylor.
Changemaker 2015: Heidi Welker 
Meet Heidi Welker, a true force for positive change in the meetings industry
10 Things You're Probably Doing that Make TSA Think You're a Potential Terrorist
Here are some of the behaviors security screeners have been told to be on the lookout for—if you’re like most travelers, you’re probably doing most of them.
Case Study: How One Association Reinvented Its 90-Year-Old Annual Conference
Yes, you can teach an old conference some new tricks! Here's how the California Water Environment Association is flushing its tired old conference format and bringing in a flood of new ideas.
On Location: Trump National Doral Miami
The legendary golf resort gets the Trump touch with a $250 million makeover.
IRF Invitational 2015
IRF Invitational 2015: Back to the Future, and Then Some
The Incentive Research Foundation hits record attendance as it returns to its very first host hotel, the Trump National Doral Miami.
5 Things that Keep Pharma Planners Up at Night
Pharma and life sciences meeting planners shared their top pain points at Pharma Forum 2015. Can you relate?
Global Event Design Certificate to Debut in August
Event Model Generation partners with San Diego State University and Meeting Professionals International to further its visual event design concept with a new certificate program.

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