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
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sue.pelletier
Search for me on Plaxo and LinkedIn

And don't forget to download the MeetingsNet app (search for keyword "MeetingsNet" at your favorite app store).

Articles
Medical Meetings Compliance Tool to Launch In May 3
The digital guide to worldwide compliance regulations can be accessed online and via mobile device.
3 Things to Know About Next-Gen Exhibitors
Gens X and Y may differ from their elders in many ways, but what they value in expos, according to new research from CEIR and SISO, doesn’t appear to be one of them.
Guide to Meetings Industry Certifications  3
There’s an alphabet soup of certification programs open to meeting planners. Here’s what those acronyms on your colleagues’ LinkedIn profiles mean—and how to get them yourself.
Top 10 Things That Drive Meeting Planners Crazy
The results of the Destination Marketing Association International’s empowerMINT team "March Madness" survey on what drives meeting planners mad are in. Here are the top 10 results.
4 Experiential Marketing Practices You Need to Know Now
How elements of experiential marketing can help life sciences meeting managers create more compelling events.
Meet the 2015 Shining Star Award Winners
These five life sciences meeting professionals were honored with Shining Star awards at Pharma Forum 2015 for excelling at partnering with procurement and producing CSR activities with meaning.
Indiana Governor Vows to “Fix” Controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Faced with potential business and government travel boycotts and conference cancellations, the governor backs off his previous stance.
3 Ways to Advance Your Meeting Planning Career
Top tips on professional development from seasoned meeting managers. No surprise: At the top of the list is building relationships.
CIC CEO to Indiana Governor: Rethink the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Convention Industry Council CEO Karen Kotowski joins the chorus of meetings-related organizations and businesses concerned about the law’s potential for discrimination.
ASAE Urges Indiana Governor to Amend Religious Freedom Restoration Act
American Society of Association Executives President and CEO John Graham and Karen Kotowski, Convention Industry Council CEO, have written to Indiana Governor Michael Pence urging him not to maintain a law that that may allow for discrimination.
Easy Carbon Calculator for Events
MeetGreen now offers the TerraPass Event Carbon Calculator to help event organizers understand and reduce their event’s total carbon emissions.
Name that Meeting Room
The Hotel Van Zandt, opening soon in Austin, Texas, is issuing a challenge to find just the right name for one of its meeting spaces.
Suntec Singapore Launches Online Planning Portal
Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre now offers interactive service to help planners manage events from soup to nuts.
Panel to Pharma Planners: Your Job is Not to Plan Meetings
Among the changes in meetings identified by a cross-industry panel conducting a session at Pharma Forum 2015 in National Harbor, Md., this week: Meeting managers need to shift their focus from meeting planning to using meetings to support delegates.
10 Top Meeting Trends for 2015
From outdoor adventures to increased Wi-Fi demand, here's what Benchmark Hospitality International is predicting we’ll see more of this year.

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×