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Aug 27, 2014

How "Fees-ible" Is Your Host Hotel?

First it was the airlines, then rental car companies—now hotels are piling on the ancillary fees to the tune of $2.25 billion, with more likely in....More
Aug 26, 2014

To Recline or Not to Recline—Is that Really the Question?

After a United flight had to be diverted due to passengers feuding over a seatback’s position, sadly, it may be....More
Aug 25, 2014

Why Don't We Take All of Our Paid Vacation Time?

We know that taking time off to rest and recharge is not only good for us, but also will help us do our jobs better. And yet we can't seem to pry....More
Aug 20, 2014

Conference Crashers (aka Lobby Rats) Redux

More thoughts on lobby rats/lobbyconning, plus the NFL's interesting proposal to get halftime acts to pay....More
Aug 19, 2014

What's Your Meeting's "Ice Bucket Challenge"?

What meeting managers can learn from the "ice bucket challenge" that's sweeping the country in a wave of shivery viral goodness for the ALS cause....More
Aug 14, 2014

Conference in Jeopardy Due to Ebola Outbreak: What Would You Advise?

We recently got a plea in a comment on an attrition and force majeure-related article about a summit in West Africa that's losing attendees due to....More
Aug 07, 2014

Whole Earth Calculator Gets Nod from the White House

The Obama Administrations names the Whole Earth Calculator, developed by the meetings industry's own Meeting U in conjunction with Rock and Wrap it....More
Aug 06, 2014

Random thoughts from MPI WEC 14

Some of the many things that struck me at this year's Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress....More
Aug 05, 2014

My Sad Smartphone Saga

How I went cold-turkey on my smartphone addiction (by accident, of course! Who would do that on purpose?)....More
Jul 30, 2014

Why Do Some Think Meetings Have to Be Boring to be Effective?

Some still view fun at meetings as frivolous, not as the learning tool it actually is....More
Jul 28, 2014

One Person's "Lobby Rat" Is Another's Lost Learner Opportunity

How do organizations handle those who don't see the value of registering for a meeting but who want to meet with your attendees anyway?....More
Jul 17, 2014

Emotion: the Missing Link in Too Many Event Promotions

Just one of the many things the CMEpalooza grassroots meeting is doing right: an e-newsletter with just the right tone....More
Jul 14, 2014

Forswearing Foursquare (and Why You Should Care)

What made this longtime user say good-bye to Foursquare, and how you can avoid making the same mistake with your meetings....More
Jul 04, 2014

Shocking Truth: People Don't Like to Be Left Alone with Their Thoughts

New research shows that people would rather give themselves electric shocks than sit along with their thoughts. What does this mean for learning at....More
Jul 04, 2014

Happy Independence Day to All Our American Friends

A reminder that today is not just about barbecues and fireworks....More
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