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Mar 03, 2014

ADA and Service Animals: Looks Can Be Deceiving

Is that a service dog or a pet with a vest? As with so many things related to accommodating disabilities, looks can be deceiving....More
Feb 27, 2014

Where Have All the Volunteers Gone?

As the number of people in the U.S. willing to volunteer their time decreases, meetings who rely on volunteers are likely to feel some heat....More
Feb 18, 2014

BItcoins and Meetings: What's in Your Attendees' (Virtual) Wallets?

Bitcoins—that virtual currency that's been really popular with online drug and gun dealers—have been popping up everywhere in my....More
Feb 13, 2014

Guest Post: How to Keep Outsourced Talent in the Loop

This guest post is by freelance writer Gina Smith....More
Feb 11, 2014

Your Questions about Participant-led Events, Answered

A recent MeetingsNet webinar on how to design conferences that engage and are highly interactive ran out of time to answer all the questions it....More
Feb 05, 2014

Battling Around-the-Block Booking

New "Support Associations" site designed to help keep meeting attendees booking rooms in official room blocks....More
Feb 03, 2014

Peeping, Prying, or Pampering?

When hotels look up guests on social media, are they being creepy stalkers or service-savvy pros?....More
Jan 30, 2014

Time to Design Buildings for Better Bugs?

Hotel, convention center, and other meeting space could benefit from work researchers are doing on how architecture affects a building's biomes—and....More
Jan 28, 2014

The Difference Between Information Sharing and Learning

Artist/cartoonist Hugh MacLeod nails the difference in one elegant illustration....More
Jan 28, 2014

Why You Should Be Passionate About Your Job

A boring job can do more than just make you, well, bored. It may just kill you....More
Jan 27, 2014

Fresh Ideas from FRESH14: Robot Attendees, Tossable Mics, and Talkaoke

A few cool ideas caught by a remote attendee at this year's FRESH conference in Copenhagen....More
Jan 27, 2014

Hacking the Meetings Industry

Winning ideas from PCMA's first-ever Hackathon....More
Jan 23, 2014

The Dollars and Sense of Conference Mobile Apps

Cutting printing costs and increasing sponsor revenues are just two ways you can benefit from a mobile app for your meeting....More
Jan 23, 2014

How Passionate Are Your Speakers?

A reminder of just how engaging a truly engaged speaker can be....More
Jan 23, 2014

Calling All Jargonistas and Plain Speakers

You have until January 31 to submit your entry for either the most concise or most confusing communication examples for the Center for Plain Language....More
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