The Meetings Community, the three-year-old, volunteer-driven meetings-industry listserv and Web site, plans to incorporate as a non-profit association before the end of the year. Jim Louis, co-founder of MeCo, cites three main reasons for the upcoming transition to a 501(c)(6) organization. One is liability. The group hopes to broaden its educational programming to include some face-to-face events, but without a legal organization behind them, the moderators would become personally liable ...

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