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Jul 28, 2014

One Person's "Lobby Rat" Is Another's Lost Learner Opportunity2

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)3

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 Thoughts5

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
May 27, 2014

Forget Baggage Fees—Wear Your Luggage2

It may not be the height of chic, but wearable luggage may be the answer for those who don’t mind making an anti-fashion statement....More
May 22, 2014

A Hotel Sues for Really, Really Bad TripAdvisor Review

What would you do with a particularly harsh review? An Oregon hotel is not taking a in stride—it's filed a $74,500 defamation lawsuit against the....More
May 20, 2014

For Those Seriously Pampered Attendees...

If your group is in need of over-the-top amenities, have we got a list for you! Check out's picks for most outrageous amenities....More
May 19, 2014

Let's All Be Alone, Together

How smartphones and tablets are changing meetings....More
May 13, 2014

What You Say May Not Be What They Hear

Think about all the ways people can take what you say—complimenting one group may mean demeaning another, without meaning to....More
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