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Feb 09, 2017

What Do We Lose When the Only Focus Is on Winning?

Gamification definitely has its place—just not every place....More
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Feb 07, 2017

4 Buzzwords Meeting Managers Won't Be Able to Escape in 20171

They may not be new, but if these catchwords and terms were Ferraris, we’d all be driving to meetings in style this year....More
Feb 06, 2017

4 Factors that Will Be Transforming Group Travel this Year

One DMC specialist outlines some of the forces she sees shaping today’s business, group, and incentive travel....More
Tamela Blalock, MTA, CMP, Cofounder, Association for Women in Events and Directo
Feb 01, 2017

Is Your Event Ready for the “Intentional Inclusion Era”?

Inclusiveness goes far beyond politics—it’s filtered through everything we do, especially our meetings....More
Dec 29, 2016

Forget Resolutions—Let’s Set Some Intentions

The upcoming year is bound to be a wild ride—here's a different way of looking at how to mentally prepare for both the wanted and unwanted changes it....More
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Dec 19, 2016

4 Ways Event Planners Should Be Using Alternative Economy Options

Airbnb, Uber, and gig-economy companies can not only provide flexible, low-cost solutions to common problems—they also can make your event experience....More
Dec 19, 2016

The Biggest Update Of Them All: Instagram Stories

Of all the new features the social media giant has added, Stories is perhaps the most powerful tool for meeting professionals....More
Dec 19, 2016

How Instagram's New Interest-Based Feed Is a Planner's BFF

This new Instagram feature can have some serious benefits for event planners—but there are a few tricks to making it work to your advantage....More
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Dec 19, 2016

Power Up Your Planning with Instagram's New Features

What Instagram's upgrades mean for meetings and events professionals....More
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Dec 12, 2016

Trouble Ahead for Climate Science Meetings?

A new move by the president-elect’s transition team raises potential questions about government employee participation in climate change policy....More
Dec 07, 2016

What We Can Learn from the #DogsofEventProfs3

What lessons do you learn from your non-human friends? Here are a few my dog Mango has taught me....More
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Dec 02, 2016

Time to Drain the Swamp—or to Rally Your Gators?

Whether or not lobbyists continue to crawl the capital, you can still make a difference....More
Robyn Davis on IAEE-TV
Nov 30, 2016

8 Ways Associations Can Attract—and Retain—Exhibitors

Expert strategies to help associations support their exhibitors and, ultimately, encourage them to return year after year....More
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Nov 29, 2016

Exhibitors, We Need to Focus on Business

Costumed characters and show floor hijinks may be good fun, but it’s time to lose the laughs and get serious about the power of exhibitions....More
Nov 23, 2016

Judge Puts Overtime Rule Put on Hold

Just days before it was to go into effect, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on a Department of Labor rule that would have increased....More
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