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Jan 28, 2015

2 Essential Elements for an Emotionally Powerful Meeting

Here are two essential elements for an emotionally powerful meeting, as explained by a PCMA Convening Leaders hybrid session panel....More
Jan 28, 2015

Unions and Meetings: 5 Dos and Don’ts

Here are five things planners and their AV vendors need to know about working with unions at their events....More
Jan 26, 2015

Preparing for Snowpocalypse

As you may have heard, we in the Northeast are due for a bit of a storm tonight into tomorrow. Or, as the increasingly nonstop TV, radio, and....More
Jan 23, 2015

Using Emotion in Meetings to Motivate Behavior Change, Part 1

Learning about the existence of a scary new threat to meetings is all it took to get one session's participants to want to update their risk....More
Jan 22, 2015

Let's Share Our Sustainability/CSR Stories #CSRShareDay

Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, and meetings is a winning combination! And Thursday, January 22 is a day we're setting aside to share what....More
Jan 21, 2015

Just How Safe Is that Airline?

New report rates world's 60 largest airlines on safety: 2014 was not a great year for air travel, with the number of commercial airplane fatalities....More
Jan 08, 2015

How Does Your Meeting Policy Stack Up?

New assessment tool helps planners determine if their meeting policy covers everything it should....More
Jan 02, 2015

Resolving the Resolution Revolution

This time of year, we're all taking stock and vowing to do better at something. Here are some ideas on how to make those resolutions actually stick....More
Dec 22, 2014

All Hail Hyatt for New Free Wi-Fi Option

All Hyatt guests—not just the chain’s loyalty program members—will be able to access Wi-Fi for free at beginning in February 2015....More
Dec 18, 2014

Talking Turkey: ICCA's Over-the-Top Tweets

Most conferences are lucky to get 20 percent of their participants tweeting. But at the recent ICCA Congress in Turkey, 60 percent posted about the....More
Dec 16, 2014

Guest Post: A Quick Guide to AV for Multistate Meetings

Making the case for using nationwide vendors when sourcing audiovisual gear for multistate meetings....More
Dec 11, 2014

Guest Post: Top 4 AV Trends of the Year

Before the meetings community looks ahead to the potential challenges and opportunities coming in 2015, let’s review four of the top trends of this....More
Dec 09, 2014

Is Your Meeting Scrooged?

New formats? New technologies? New ways of getting participants involved? Why we need to stop saying “Bah, humbug!” to new ideas....More
Dec 08, 2014

Seen Any of These on Your Trade Show Floor Lately?

There's a dizzying list of talents for hire at trade show booths—and some ideas for other areas of the meeting as well....More
Dec 08, 2014

Because It's Monday and We All Need a Laugh

I don't know why this cracked me up, but it did....More
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