If you book celebrity speakers, make sure you know what they're planning to say to your audience. That's one lesson attendees took home from the Meeting Professionals International Professional Education Conference, held in New Orleans in January. On paper, the PEC keynoter, CNN anchor Lynne Russell, looked like the perfect fit with the conference themes of personal and professional empowerment: She's a licensed private investigator, a mom, an author, a scuba diver, and holds two black ...

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