face2face https://meetingsnet.com/blog/19583/feed An eclectic mix of news about meetings and events, hospitality, and business travel, along with helpful hints and the occasional rant. en 9 New Things I Learned at Pharma Forum 2015 https://meetingsnet.com/blog/9-new-things-i-learned-pharma-forum-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Just a few of the many things I learned at this year’s Pharma Forum, held March 22–25 at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/9-new-things-i-learned-pharma-forum-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/9-new-things-i-learned-pharma-forum-2015#comments Association Meetings Pharma Meeting Planning Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:20:00 +0000 48681 at https://meetingsnet.com 5 Things that Stress Meeting Planners Out https://meetingsnet.com/blog/5-things-stress-meeting-planners-out <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Notes from a highly cathartic health and wellness session at Pharma Forum 2014</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/5-things-stress-meeting-planners-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/5-things-stress-meeting-planners-out#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings face2face Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:24:00 +0000 48531 at https://meetingsnet.com A Comedy Troupe’s Brainstorming Secrets https://meetingsnet.com/blog/comedy-troupe-s-brainstorming-secrets <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Eight ways to encourage creativity and innovation in meetings through collaboration, affirmation, and not being a butthead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/comedy-troupe-s-brainstorming-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/comedy-troupe-s-brainstorming-secrets#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Design Event Planning Medical Meetings face2face Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:57:00 +0000 48421 at https://meetingsnet.com Forget Snuggles and Social Media—Travelers Want to Unwind with Wine https://meetingsnet.com/blog/forget-snuggles-and-social-media-travelers-want-unwind-wine <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A Sheraton-commissioned survey finds that travelers would rather relax with a glass of wine than with their smartphone or spouse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/forget-snuggles-and-social-media-travelers-want-unwind-wine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/forget-snuggles-and-social-media-travelers-want-unwind-wine#comments Business Travel Tips face2face Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:55:00 +0000 48391 at https://meetingsnet.com Hotels May Soon Be Monitoring How Long You're in the Shower https://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotels-may-soon-be-monitoring-how-long-youre-shower <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The EPA is looking to develop a wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest uses in hopes that will help prod them to take shorter showers to save water.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotels-may-soon-be-monitoring-how-long-youre-shower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotels-may-soon-be-monitoring-how-long-youre-shower#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Site News face2face Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:28:00 +0000 48341 at https://meetingsnet.com Don't Miss this Webinar on Using Technology to Engage Attendees https://meetingsnet.com/blog/dont-miss-webinar-using-technology-engage-attendees <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Take a half hour this Thursday at 2 p.m. ET to learn some practical ways you can use high- and low-end technology to captivate your meeting attendees—and earn .5 hours toward your CMP. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/dont-miss-webinar-using-technology-engage-attendees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/dont-miss-webinar-using-technology-engage-attendees#comments Association Meetings Education/Certification Corporate Meetings Event Design Event Planning Tech face2face Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:50:00 +0000 48331 at https://meetingsnet.com Metaphorically Speaking, What a Gem of an Idea https://meetingsnet.com/blog/metaphorically-speaking-what-gem-idea <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How metaphors help people connect better by making them more empathetic, and why your meeting should use more of them. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/metaphorically-speaking-what-gem-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/metaphorically-speaking-what-gem-idea#comments Adult Learning Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:55:00 +0000 48321 at https://meetingsnet.com At SXSW, Dogs Save Phones, Attendees Save Dogs https://meetingsnet.com/blog/sxsw-dogs-save-phones-attendees-save-dogs <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>At the upcoming SXSW conference/festival, a mobile phone battery case maker teams up with a St. Bernard rescue organization for a pretty unique service/corporate social responsibility activity: using rescue dogs to bring chargers to rescue attendees' dead cellphones. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/sxsw-dogs-save-phones-attendees-save-dogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/sxsw-dogs-save-phones-attendees-save-dogs#comments Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Corporate Meetings Tech face2face Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:18:00 +0000 48241 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>Photo of Saint Bernard peering up through grass by <a class="owner-name truncate" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/hfb/" p="49" title="Go to Elaine Ashton's photostream">Elaine Ashton</a> via Flickr</p> App that Acts Like Yelp for those with Disabilities https://meetingsnet.com/blog/app-acts-yelp-those-disabilities <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A guy with multiple sclerosis develops an app that enables people to rate businesses based on how accessible they are for those with disabilities. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/app-acts-yelp-those-disabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/app-acts-yelp-those-disabilities#comments Tech News/Trends face2face Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:50:00 +0000 48231 at https://meetingsnet.com Add Some Local Flavor to Your Next Event—If You Dare https://meetingsnet.com/blog/add-some-local-flavor-your-next-event-if-you-dare <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Most regions have a specialty food or two that the locals swear by—Philly cheesesteaks, anyone?—but some may be a little tough for non-locals to swallow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/add-some-local-flavor-your-next-event-if-you-dare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/add-some-local-flavor-your-next-event-if-you-dare#comments Association Meetings Food & Beverage Corporate Meetings face2face Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:18:00 +0000 48211 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>Hot beef sundaes may be all the rage in the Midwest, but would you put it on your meeting&#39;s menu?</p> 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