MeetingsNet http://meetingsnet.com/rss.xml/trackback en Top 10 Tips for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Your Events http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/top-10-tips-reducing-carbon-footprint-your-events <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>These 10 practical, easy-to-implement suggestions from U.K.-based not-for-profit Positive Impact can help your organization reduce the carbon footprint of its events and inspire attendees to take the message to their organizations. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/top-10-tips-reducing-carbon-footprint-your-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/top-10-tips-reducing-carbon-footprint-your-events#comments Sustainability Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:10:00 +0000 68231 at http://meetingsnet.com Airport Security to Stop Accepting Driver’s Licenses as ID in 8 States http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/airport-security-stop-accepting-driver-s-licenses-id-8-states <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>States that don't meet minimum security standards for their driver's license issuing processes will soon be greatly inconveniencing the travelers who live there.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/airport-security-stop-accepting-driver-s-licenses-id-8-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/airport-security-stop-accepting-driver-s-licenses-id-8-states#comments Business Travel Tips Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:52:00 +0000 68221 at http://meetingsnet.com IMEX Launches New Innovation in Sustainability Award http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/imex-launches-new-innovation-sustainability-award <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If your sustainability effort is fresh, team-based, and built to last, you may have a winner.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/imex-launches-new-innovation-sustainability-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/imex-launches-new-innovation-sustainability-award#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Professional Development Sustainability Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:04:00 +0000 68211 at http://meetingsnet.com Thinkstock by Getty Images The Trump Administration and Healthcare Learning Systems http://meetingsnet.com/continuing-medical-education/trump-administration-and-healthcare-learning-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There are several reasons to think the incoming administration may align with some continuing medical education goals.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/continuing-medical-education/trump-administration-and-healthcare-learning-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/continuing-medical-education/trump-administration-and-healthcare-learning-systems#comments Continuing Medical Education Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:48:00 +0000 68181 at http://meetingsnet.com Thinkstock by Getty Images Making the Case for Qualitative Data http://meetingsnet.com/continuing-medical-education/making-case-qualitative-data <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Qualitative data can provide unique and valuable insights that add credibility—and humanity—to a continuing medical education provider’s research and outcomes reporting.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/continuing-medical-education/making-case-qualitative-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/continuing-medical-education/making-case-qualitative-data#comments Continuing Medical Education Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:40:00 +0000 68171 at http://meetingsnet.com Thinkstock by Getty Images AAMC Transitioning Out of the MOC Directory Service http://meetingsnet.com/continuing-medical-education/aamc-transitioning-out-moc-directory-service <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While the Association of American Medical Colleges will no longer provide the Maintenance of Certification directory, the American Board of Medical Specialties will continue to support the online resource.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/continuing-medical-education/aamc-transitioning-out-moc-directory-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/continuing-medical-education/aamc-transitioning-out-moc-directory-service#comments Continuing Medical Education Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:00:00 +0000 68191 at http://meetingsnet.com Take a Sneak Peek at Pharma Planner Meal Cap Survey Results http://meetingsnet.com/pharmaceutical-meetings/take-sneak-peek-pharma-planner-meal-cap-survey-results <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Who has meal caps, what meetings they apply to, and average caps by meal—here are just a few topline insights from MeetingsNet and CBI’s second annual pharmaceutical planner meal cap survey.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/pharmaceutical-meetings/take-sneak-peek-pharma-planner-meal-cap-survey-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/pharmaceutical-meetings/take-sneak-peek-pharma-planner-meal-cap-survey-results#comments Pharmaceutical Meetings Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:59:00 +0000 68201 at http://meetingsnet.com Fairmont, Washington, D.C., Unveils $27 Million Makeover http://meetingsnet.com/us/fairmont-washington-dc-unveils-27-million-makeover <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Among the luxury hotel’s areas that got an upgrade: guest rooms, lobby, courtyard, and meeting space </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/us/fairmont-washington-dc-unveils-27-million-makeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/us/fairmont-washington-dc-unveils-27-million-makeover#comments U.S. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:33:00 +0000 68161 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Lobby of the <a href="http://www.fairmont.com/washington" target="_blank">Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown</a></p> Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Just Do It: Scott Belsky’s Formula for Making Things Happen http://meetingsnet.com/professional-development/just-do-it-scott-belsky-s-formula-making-things-happen <div class="field-byline"> Hannah Kinnersley </div> <div class="field-deck"> Organize your workflow, engage your community, and choose your leadership style so that when ideas strike, they don’t strike out. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Organize your workflow, engage your community, and choose your leadership style so that when ideas strike, they don’t strike out.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/professional-development/just-do-it-scott-belsky-s-formula-making-things-happen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/professional-development/just-do-it-scott-belsky-s-formula-making-things-happen#comments Professional Development Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:16:00 +0000 68151 at http://meetingsnet.com Food Allergy Awareness: Don’t Serve This, Serve That http://meetingsnet.com/fb/food-allergy-awareness-don-t-serve-serve <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Here are some quick swaps that will change up some traditional conference meals and breaks in a way that accommodates people with common food allergies and food preferences.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/fb/food-allergy-awareness-don-t-serve-serve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/fb/food-allergy-awareness-don-t-serve-serve#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox F&B Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:20:00 +0000 68141 at http://meetingsnet.com RomarioIen on Thinkstock by Getty Images Improve Your “Digital Stamp”: 5 Online Leadership Tips http://meetingsnet.com/careerlifetravel/improve-your-digital-stamp-5-online-leadership-tips <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Your digital footprint (what you post online) plus your digital shadow (what others post online about you) is your "digital stamp." Author Erik Qualman shares five tips from his research into the habits of digital leaders and improving your "stamp."</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/careerlifetravel/improve-your-digital-stamp-5-online-leadership-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/careerlifetravel/improve-your-digital-stamp-5-online-leadership-tips#comments Career/Life/Travel Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:34:00 +0000 68121 at http://meetingsnet.com I Don’t Believe in Hell, but I Believe in Heathrow http://meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/i-don-t-believe-hell-i-believe-heathrow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Let me take you on a tour of some of my least favorite airports in the world, the airports that Dante was likely referring to when he was writing about the layers of hell.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/i-don-t-believe-hell-i-believe-heathrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/i-don-t-believe-hell-i-believe-heathrow#comments Destination & Venue News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:33:00 +0000 68111 at http://meetingsnet.com An Essential CSR Tool for Meeting Planners Expands Online http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/essential-csr-tool-meeting-planners-expands-online <div class="field-byline"> Hannah Kinnersley </div> <div class="field-deck"> The GivingGood.com project portal is a gift for meeting professionals, use it to plan your projects and help others plan theirs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The GivingGood.com project portal is a gift for meeting professionals, use it to plan your projects and help others plan theirs.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/essential-csr-tool-meeting-planners-expands-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/essential-csr-tool-meeting-planners-expands-online#comments Sustainability Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & Events Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:14:00 +0000 68101 at http://meetingsnet.com Wyndham Wins in Florida, Latin America, and Nevis http://meetingsnet.com/us/wyndham-wins-florida-latin-america-and-nevis <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Wyndham hotel group is opening a new resort on the beach in Clearwater, Fla., and has announced new Grand-brand properties in Latin American and the Caribbean.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/us/wyndham-wins-florida-latin-america-and-nevis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/us/wyndham-wins-florida-latin-america-and-nevis#comments International U.S. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:28:00 +0000 68091 at http://meetingsnet.com Bold Campaign Works with the U.N. to Raise the Profile of Events http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/bold-campaign-works-un-raise-profile-events <div class="field-byline"> By Fiona Pelham </div> <div class="field-deck"> Initiatives dovetail with 2017 Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The United Nations will launch the Year of Sustainable Tourism on January 18, and Fiona Pelham, immediate past president of Meeting Professionals International, is working with the U.N.'s World Tourism Organization to create a campaign that brings meetings and events into the picture.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/bold-campaign-works-un-raise-profile-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/sustainability/bold-campaign-works-un-raise-profile-events#comments Sustainability Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & Events Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:05:00 +0000 68081 at http://meetingsnet.com A New Option in Old Montreal: Hôtel William Gray http://meetingsnet.com/us/new-option-old-montreal-h-tel-william-gray <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For small groups that want to experience the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, but the amenities of a brand new hotel, the recently opened Hôtel William Gray fits the bill. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/us/new-option-old-montreal-h-tel-william-gray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/us/new-option-old-montreal-h-tel-william-gray#comments U.S. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:46:00 +0000 68071 at http://meetingsnet.com 3 Hot Sponsorship Ideas for 2017 http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/3-hot-sponsorship-ideas-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Updating your sponsorship packages with the times is critical to keep your supporters happy and your attendees engaged. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/3-hot-sponsorship-ideas-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/3-hot-sponsorship-ideas-2017#comments Sponsorships Meetings Fuel Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:33:00 +0000 68061 at http://meetingsnet.com Are You Prepared to Hit “Send” on Your Event Communications? http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/are-you-prepared-hit-send-your-event-communications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Three questions to ask yourself to ensure that your meeting promotions are as great as they can be.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/are-you-prepared-hit-send-your-event-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/are-you-prepared-hit-send-your-event-communications#comments Association Conventions and Expos Meetings Fuel Corporate Meetings & Events Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:18:00 +0000 68051 at http://meetingsnet.com Productivity Apps for Busy Meeting Pros, 2017 Edition http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/productivity-apps-busy-meeting-pros-2017-edition <div class="field-byline"> Hannah Kinnersley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>You can drown in the sea of smartphone apps and other tech tools promising to improve your work world. Which ones are, in fact, life lines for busy professionals? </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/productivity-apps-busy-meeting-pros-2017-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/productivity-apps-busy-meeting-pros-2017-edition#comments Meetings Fuel Career/Life/Travel Event Tech Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:59:00 +0000 68041 at http://meetingsnet.com Maui Jim http://meetingsnet.com/maui-jim-011217 <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Maui Jim</div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/maui-jim-011217" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecards Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:02:33 +0000 68031 at http://meetingsnet.com For Real? Freeman’s New VR Platform Will Change How You See Venues and Show Products http://meetingsnet.com/event-tech/real-freeman-s-new-vr-platform-will-change-how-you-see-venues-and-show-products-0 <div class="field-byline"> Hannah Kinnersley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Freeman has unveiled a new virtual reality platform that should appeal to meeting planners, product marketers, and education specialists.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-tech/real-freeman-s-new-vr-platform-will-change-how-you-see-venues-and-show-products-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-tech/real-freeman-s-new-vr-platform-will-change-how-you-see-venues-and-show-products-0#comments Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & Events Event Tech Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:42:00 +0000 68021 at http://meetingsnet.com The Watch List 2017 http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings-events/watch-list-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>What’s ahead for 2017? We asked the thought leaders and experts in the meetings and conventions industry for their predictions.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings-events/watch-list-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings-events/watch-list-2017#comments Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & Events Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:32:00 +0000 68001 at http://meetingsnet.com Lowcountry Resort Nearly Doubles Rooms with New Inn http://meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/lowcountry-resort-nearly-doubles-rooms-new-inn <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In South Carolina, 30 minutes northeast of Savannah, Montage Palmetto Bluff resort debuted a new 74-room inn and meeting space.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/lowcountry-resort-nearly-doubles-rooms-new-inn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/lowcountry-resort-nearly-doubles-rooms-new-inn#comments Destination & Venue News Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:48:00 +0000 67991 at http://meetingsnet.com Yes, We Have a Buyer’s Market, But… http://meetingsnet.com/association-conventions-and-expos/yes-we-have-buyer-s-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Experts say there’s one caveat for the 2017 hotel buyer’s market: Not every planner will benefit. Here's why.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-conventions-and-expos/yes-we-have-buyer-s-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-conventions-and-expos/yes-we-have-buyer-s-market#comments Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & Events Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:29:00 +0000 67981 at http://meetingsnet.com Are You Tracking Your Attendees’ Journey? http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/are-you-tracking-your-attendees-journey <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Leveraging technology to improve attendee engagement and drive strategy through data capture will be key for 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/are-you-tracking-your-attendees-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/are-you-tracking-your-attendees-journey#comments Association Conventions and Expos Meetings Fuel Corporate Meetings & Events Event Tech Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:05:00 +0000 67971 at http://meetingsnet.com McConaughey, Globalization, and Giving Good: News from PCMA in Austin http://meetingsnet.com/association-conventions-and-expos/mcconaughey-globalization-and-giving-good-news-pcma-austin <div class="field-byline"> Hannah Kinnersley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders conference is underway in Austin. Here are some highlights from the report from PCMA leadership.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-conventions-and-expos/mcconaughey-globalization-and-giving-good-news-pcma-austin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-conventions-and-expos/mcconaughey-globalization-and-giving-good-news-pcma-austin#comments Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & Events Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:48:00 +0000 67961 at http://meetingsnet.com A Meeting Planner in Chicago http://meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/meeting-planner-chicago <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Whenever I am asked what my favorite city in the U.S. is, I never hesitate to say Chicago. After a five-hotel site inspection trip, that hasn't changed. Here are my reviews.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/meeting-planner-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/meeting-planner-chicago#comments Destination & Venue News Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:03:00 +0000 67951 at http://meetingsnet.com Cybersecurity: 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing in 2017 http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/cybersecurity-5-things-you-need-stop-doing-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>No one wants to think it could happen to them, but your chances of being hacked are growing every year. Here are five things you need to stop doing now to keep your meetings safer.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/cybersecurity-5-things-you-need-stop-doing-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/cybersecurity-5-things-you-need-stop-doing-2017#comments Association Conventions and Expos Meetings Fuel Corporate Meetings & Events Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:57:00 +0000 67941 at http://meetingsnet.com New Year’s Resolution: Make Meetings Snappier in 2017 http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/new-year-s-resolution-make-meetings-snappier-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Snapchat, Instagram Stories, and Facebook Live are predicted to be the effective <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/social-media" title="" target="_blank">social media</a></span> options for 2017. Here's a meeting planner's Snapchat essentials to-do list.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/new-year-s-resolution-make-meetings-snappier-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/new-year-s-resolution-make-meetings-snappier-2017#comments Association Conventions and Expos Meetings Fuel Corporate Meetings & Events Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:37:00 +0000 67931 at http://meetingsnet.com Hidden Hotel Fees Called Out in Government Report http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings-events/hidden-hotel-fees-called-out-government-report <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hate resort fees? So does the National Economic Council, which recently published a report looking at how hidden fees charged by seven industries, including hotels and airlines, are unhealthy for the U.S. economy.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings-events/hidden-hotel-fees-called-out-government-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings-events/hidden-hotel-fees-called-out-government-report#comments Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & Events Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:05:00 +0000 67921 at http://meetingsnet.com