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
Twitter: http://twitter.com/spelletier
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Articles
Want Attendees to Learn More? Dial It Back
How you can use “50 bits” to provide education that works with—instead of against—how our brains really work.
What Docs Really Think of Pharma Meetings
A panel of physicians talks about Open Payments reporting, meal caps, and more.
Joint Accreditation Summit Report
8 Ways to Develop Successful Interprofessional Healthcare Continuing Education
A new report outlines some of the key findings of the 2016 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit.
Cobo Center Gets $2 Million Wireless Upgrade
The Detroit convention center’s new Wi-Fi system experience will be “like moving from a one-lane highway to a three-lane super-speedway,” says the general manager.
Snapchat logo
Oh Snap! Why and How to Use Snapchat for Your Events
The temporary nature of Snapchat photo and video posts make it catnip for the Millennials you want to attract to your events.
Survey Finds Meetings Mean Good (Small) Business
Why the overwhelming majority of small-business owners say they believe in the power of face-to-face meetings
Government Conference Spending Guidelines Just Got a Little Looser 1
A new Office of Management and Budget memorandum streamlines rules for government spending on meetings and travel.
21st Century Cures Act Goes to Senate Sans CME Exemption
Lawmakers cut a provision that would have exempted pharmaceutical companies from having to disclose spending on continuing education from the 21st Century Cures bill.
American Associations Day
Associations, Get Ready to Power Up on Capitol Hill in 2017
ASAE has opened up registration for American Associations Day 2017, when association execs can meet with Congress to advocate for the importance of the work their organizations do.
Lincoln Center Festival's Nigel Redden
Lincoln Center to the Press: Meet Us on Facebook Live
The performing arts icon for the first time used Facebook Live for a press event.
Microcredential Trend
Association Education Climbs on the Digital Badge-Wagon
The way people get information has permanently changed, says one association exec. If meeting planners don’t adapt, their organizations will lose members.
Vista Seals the Cvent/Lanyon Merger Deal
The merger of the two giant enterprise event management companies is now official.
SharedXP
New Platform Aims to Help Planners Crowdsource Content
SharedXP is designed to tap into the collective intelligence of peer groups to co-create event content.
FICP Doubles Down on Vision and Mission for 2017
At its annual conference earlier this month, Financial & Insurance Conference Planners announced plans to further support member career growth and welcomed new board members.
Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky
Airbnb Wants to Teach You How to Surf 1
With the launch of its new Trips product, homesharing pioneer to add experiences to its existing business.

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