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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
Dec 03, 2014

Working Through a Personal Crisis

Everyone suffers through a personal crisis of some kind, and however hard you try to keep your personal life personal, it's bound to cross over into....More
Dec 01, 2014

How Meetings Are (Kind of) Like Sailboats

Yes, once again I’m looking for connections between sailing in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and planning meetings—and finding a few....More
Nov 17, 2014

The Next Generation of Meetings

We may all look like we're different ages, but when it comes to what we want in meetings, are the different generations really all that different?....More
Nov 06, 2014

We Lost One of the Good Ones

Mourning the loss of Rosaelena “Rosie” Ledesma-Bernaducci, CMP, who unexpectedly passed away last week....More
Nov 04, 2014

Dirty Little (Not So) Secrets, Hotel and Airline Editions

Two new surveys point out what we most love to hate about our hotel and travel partners....More
Oct 30, 2014

Is Your Conference a Jimmy Choo or a Honda?

Marketing genius Seth Godin says most companies—and conferences—eventually become either a utilitarian brand like Honda, or luxury brand like Jimmy....More
Oct 27, 2014

Beware the Autocorrect, Meetings Edition

It has always paid to proofread all meeting materials to make sure there are no typos—autocorrect just adds a new twist....More
Oct 23, 2014

When It Comes to Comfort on Planes, Did We Ask for a Lack Thereof in Return for Cheap Airfare?

Travel consumer advocate Chris Elliott says we don't have to accept the airlines' argument that accepting small seats and growing baggage fees equals....More
Oct 15, 2014

Nominate Your Pick for Planner Nobel Prizes

I was kind of kidding about developing a Nobel Prize for planners, but now that I'm getting inquiries, let's actually do it!....More
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