According to the Census Bureauâ€™s 2007 Statistical Abstract of the United States, the U.S. is a nation of overweight, water-guzzling, sugar-loving electronics addicts (source: New York Times). We're also taller than we used to be. Some things to think about when it comes to meetings logistics, F&B planning, and site selection.
Some thoughts for association planners in particular:
And for all meeting planners:
More food for thought:
Among graduate students, 27 percent had at least one foreign-born parent. The number of foreign students from India enrolled in American colleges soared to 80,000 in 2005 from 10,000 in 1976.
In 1970, 33,000 men and 2,000 women earned professional degrees; in 2004, the numbers were 42,000 men and 41,000 women.
We are changing as a nation—are your meetings changing to accommodate the needs of people today?