According to this article, convention planning is a great career choice because you get to enjoy nice long vacations when you go on site for a program. Say what?? The article describes it thusly:
Someone take that writer and have her shadow a meeting planner on site at a conference, please! This is just a tad misleading, don't you think? Or maybe the writer just read this definition of symposium and thought that nothing much had changed since the ancient Greeks got the whole thing rolling (thanks to Ken for the pointer to that Wikipedia entry!).
Here's more on the topic, from Meeting News.