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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
Jul 02, 2014

7 Cool High- and Low-Tech Ideas for Meetings and Incentives

Here are three interesting/intriguing/downright great ideas I've seen in action at recent meetings and events....More
Jul 02, 2014

Networking Isn't for the Faint of Heart

Is your networking event not really encouraging people to actually try to meet people they don't already know? Here are some ideas that may help....More
Jun 11, 2014

Bringing Big Data to Meeting Planning

The idea of using Big Data for planning meetings may sound intimidating, but it doesn't have to be....More
Jun 10, 2014

Meetings in the World of Oculus Rift, Robots, and Augmented Reality

How will new immersive technologies affect meetings? Think fast, because they're (almost) here....More
Jun 02, 2014

IRF Invitational 2014: Come On Let’s Get Happy

The Incentive Research Foundation has a lot to feel good about these days—beginning with its 2014 Annual Incentive Invitational....More
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