Meeting Planning Toolbox http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en Meetings Get Real—and then Some—with Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology http://meetingsnet.com/event-tech/meetings-get-real-and-then-some-virtual-and-augmented-reality-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>5 ways AR and VR are already starting to enter the world of meetings and events—are you ready to embrace the new reality?</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-tech/meetings-get-real-and-then-some-virtual-and-augmented-reality-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-tech/meetings-get-real-and-then-some-virtual-and-augmented-reality-technology#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Event Design & Ideas Event Tech Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:41:00 +0000 68281 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Man wearing virtual reality goggles</p> Thinkstock by Getty Images Need to Learn Something? Book a Brain Date http://meetingsnet.com/event-design-ideas/need-learn-something-book-brain-date <div class="field-byline"> Hannah Kinnersley </div> <div class="field-deck"> Brain dates function as a one-on-one knowledge exchange, proving it is better to give and receive. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Professional Convention Management Association offered "Brain Dates" during its recent Convening Leaders conference, so I gave it a try. Here's what happened.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-design-ideas/need-learn-something-book-brain-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-design-ideas/need-learn-something-book-brain-date#comments Event Design & Ideas Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:13:00 +0000 68261 at http://meetingsnet.com 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 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 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 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 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 11 Tips for Designing a Captivating Big-Screen Presentation http://meetingsnet.com/avproduction/11-tips-designing-captivating-big-screen-presentation <div class="field-byline"> By Scott Babcock, PCI </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Font size, number of images, screen formats—these and more will make the difference between a presentation that’s boring and one that will inspire.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/avproduction/11-tips-designing-captivating-big-screen-presentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/avproduction/11-tips-designing-captivating-big-screen-presentation#comments Association Toolbox AV/Production Corporate Toolbox Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:59:00 +0000 67851 at http://meetingsnet.com Thinkstock by Getty Images 5 Ways to Move Your Meetings Ahead in 2017 http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/5-ways-move-your-meetings-ahead-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Here’s how to grab the new year’s big onsite trends by the horns to make your events more successful. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/5-ways-move-your-meetings-ahead-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/5-ways-move-your-meetings-ahead-2017#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Event Design & Ideas Meetings Fuel Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:51:00 +0000 67831 at http://meetingsnet.com Exhibition Organizer To-Do List for 2017 http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/exhibition-organizer-do-list-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While the health of any <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/trade-shows" title="" target="_blank">trade show</a></span> is dependent in large part on the health of the business sector it serves, there are three things show organizers can do now to help boost their business.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/exhibition-organizer-do-list-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meetings-fuel/exhibition-organizer-do-list-2017#comments Association Toolbox Meetings Fuel Meeting Planning Toolbox Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:08:00 +0000 67821 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Trade show floor</p> By artisticco on Thinkstock by Getty Images