Give a shout-out to properties and share your recommendations with fellow association meeting planners. Nominate your favorite hotels, resorts, conference centers, and CVBs for Association Meetings 2011 Inner Circle Award, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a special vacation package, courtesy of Saddlebrook Resort. We’re asking you to vote for properties that, in your opinion, have done the best job of handling your meetings or conventions from June 2010 to May 2011. Click here to vote.

Vacation prize package includes:

* 2-night stay for two at the Saddlebrook Resort, located in Tampa, Florida
* Round-trip transportation from Tampa International Airport
* Two breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for two
* One round of golf for two
* One European-style spa treatment

(Subject to availability of the chosen dates. Travel must be completed by June 2012. Airfare not included)

To be eligible to win this prize, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Nominate your top choices (up to five per category) for the Inner circle Award. Your hotel choices should take into consideration each property’s food and beverage service, guest room quality, meeting rooms, catering and convention services, and audiovisual/technical support. Your convention center choices should take into considertion the quality of the exhibit and meeting space, staff service, ease of dealing wi th local labor, catering services, and technical support. For your convention and visitors bureau choices, consider the service of sales and convention services staff, support, and responsiveness.
  2. Please complete the ballot form below or fill out the online form. Include the city, state, and country of each property you nominate. International as well as domestic hotels, resorts, and conference centers are eligible.
  3. Fax ballot to (913) 514-9343 or fill out online form or download a pdf copy here no later than June 17, winners will be tabulated from completed ballots and ann ounced in the August 2011 issue of Association Meetings.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes is open to active association meeting planners who are U.S. residents. Penton Media employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. To enter, complete the entry/ballot form online or fax to (913) 514-9343. One entry/ballot is permitted per person. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. EST on 6/17/11. Winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about 7/01/11. Odds of winning depend on total number of entries received. Winner will be notified by phone on or about 7/01/11. All entrants bound by full rules. To obtain full rules, go to www.meetingsnet.com. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.