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
How to Design an Effective Gamification Program
Tips for gamification success from the IRF Invitational: Know your audience, then build a program that motivates them to change their behavior.
AIBTM Rebrands and Reinvents its Trade Show for 2015
Renamed IBTM America 2015, the event aims to democratize the trade show experience with one-size modular booths.
Study: Non-Cash Incentives Key to Motivating Sales
A new study from the Incentive Research Foundation and the Aberdeen Group highlights importance of non-cash incentives to manage today’s sales performance.
New Work Rules and Expanded Exhibitor Rights Lure AIHA Back to Philadelphia 2
Association says the Pennsylvania Convention Center’s new Customer Satisfaction Agreement, which modernizes the center’s work rules and expands customer rights, was the deciding factor.
CME Coalition Develops Privacy Policy Template
Document is designed to help continuing medical education providers better protect the learner data they collect.
IRF Invitational 2014: Lots to Be Happy About
Incentive planners and suppliers gather to celebrate their $77 billion—and growing—industry.
MPI Buys Healthcare Meetings Certificate Program
As part of the deal, Meeting Professionals International acquires both the Healthcare Meetings Compliance Certificate program and hires its former director.
This Week’s Medical Education Roundup (5/20/14)
Pharma spending, CME-related legislation, and the view from the recent ACEhp Industry Summit
Just Launched: New Social Network for Meetings Industry
The new network aims to connect meeting planners, suppliers, travel directors, and other meeting professionals.
This Week’s Medical Education Roundup
On our radar this week: Limitations in effect size in outcomes assessment; decreasing commercial support's potential effect on oncology; and "10 Signs You Might Work in CME."
”Locked-Out” Union Workers Protest in Philly
Members of the unions that didn’t sign onto a new work rule agreement demonstrate at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
5 Best Practices for Open Payments Compliance 1
What you need to know to keep your life sciences meetings on the right side of the new tracking and reporting requirements
This Week’s Medical Education Roundup
ACCME outlines what JAMA got wrong; more on the commercial supporter logo ban; and what adopting ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support might mean for Recognized Accreditor systems.
Responding to Carpenters Union Strike, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority Renews Demands
PCCA urges unions to take a “cooperative path forward” in implementing new customer satisfaction agreement.
ACCME Rules Out Logos in Educational Materials
To the dismay of some, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education has banned the use of commercial supporter’s logos in disclosures and other CME materials.

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