Chicago will host more than 15,000 expected attendees at this year's Motivation Show, to be held September 28-30 at McCormick Place Convention Center. The show is the world’s largest exhibition and conference on strategies and tactics for motivation in business, and features more than 1,000 merchandise and travel suppliers—from performance improvement companies to event logistics companies to tourist boards from around the world.

The show's educational program, which has been growing every year, will include more than 50 sessions, ranging from "Measuring performance ROI," to "New approaches to rewards and recognition." To register, visit

On Monday, September 27, from 1:15-4:45 p.m., and Tuesday, September 28, from 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m, the Results Marketing Forum will be held in conjunction with show. This 1 1/2-day session focuses on strategies and tactics for increasing sales in the business-to-business market segment. For more, visit

On Tuesday, September 28, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the National Association for Employee Recognition will hold its 2004 Fall Summit, presenting current research from the Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, as well as information from its 2004 Best Practices Award Recipient, La Porte Regional Health System.To register, visit

Corporate Meetings & Incentives Editor Barbara Scofidio will hold an open forum to discuss topics of interest to readers. Interested people are invited to meet at the Meetings Group Booth 4514 on Tuesday September 28 and Wednesday September 29 from 10-11 a.m. E-mail her at