at the Professional Convention Management Association Annual Meeting in Seattle last month…

Now I know the true meaning of “Sleepless in Seattle.”

Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO

Digital Darwinism is alive and well/ Avoidance is not a success strategy.

Corbin Ball, CMP, international speaker, consultant, and writer; and Mich Mathews, senior vice president of marketing with Microsoft, respectively, on the consequences of ignoring social media

Since chocolate comes from beans, and wine comes from grapes, a chocolate-and-wine dinner is actually a healthy meal, right?

Attendee on the shuttle to the convention center

We all want to be stars, but would you rather look at a star or a constellation?

Gerald Haman, president, SolutionPeople, on the benefits of collaboration

There's reality and then there's the law, and they often don't have anything to do with each other.

Tyra Hilliard, Esq., CMP, educator, consultant, and lawyer

Memory is the hallmark of a meeting. You're in the experience business.

James Gilmore, author

Don't you hate it when Google corrects your spelling?

James Spellos, CMP, president, MeetingU

It used to be you'd say, “If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.” Now it's, “If you do what you've always done, you're out of business.”

Eric Chester, speaker, author, and “Generation Why” expert

For more on the 2008 PCMA Annual Meeting, including session writeups, go to the industry association news section of face2face, the MeetingsNet blog.