MeetingsNet http://meetingsnet.com/rss.xml en On Location: Keystone, Colo. http://meetingsnet.com/mountain/location-keystone-colo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>One editor's impressions of Keystone, Colo., as a meeting destination gleaned during a late-February fam trip to the Rocky Mountain ski village.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/mountain/location-keystone-colo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/mountain/location-keystone-colo#comments Association Meetings Mountain Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:19:00 +0000 47901 at http://meetingsnet.com A New Magnet for Medical Meetings: Vancouver http://meetingsnet.com/canada/new-magnet-medical-meetings-vancouver <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Among the healthcare congresses heading to Vancouver in 2015 is the 15,000-attendee World Congress of Dermatology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/canada/new-magnet-medical-meetings-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/canada/new-magnet-medical-meetings-vancouver#comments Association Meetings Canada Medical Meetings Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:04:00 +0000 47891 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>The Vancouver Convention Centre becoming a big draw for medical conventions in 2015.</p> Open Payments: CME Exemption Back on the Table http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/open-payments-cme-exemption-back-table <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The latest Open Payments–related draft legislation proposes revising the act to exempt continuing medical education—again.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/open-payments-cme-exemption-back-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/open-payments-cme-exemption-back-table#comments CME Regs Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:53:00 +0000 47881 at http://meetingsnet.com 20 Reasons to Avoid the Internet When Searching for Professional Speakers http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/20-reasons-avoid-internet-when-searching-professional-speakers <div class="field-byline"> Diane Goodman, CMP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>We'll tell you why your search engine should be human when it comes to choosing speakers at meetings and events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/20-reasons-avoid-internet-when-searching-professional-speakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/20-reasons-avoid-internet-when-searching-professional-speakers#comments Speakers Premium Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:35:00 +0000 24486 at http://meetingsnet.com Top Destinations for High-End Programs http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/top-destinations-high-end-programs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Pacific World’s first Annual Destination Index Special Report gives meeting planners the view from the ground in some worldwide hotspots, including South Korea (pictured).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/top-destinations-high-end-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/top-destinations-high-end-programs#comments Asia/Pacific Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Europe/Middle East/Africa Global Site Research Global Events Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:01:00 +0000 47851 at http://meetingsnet.com New this Week on the IdeaXchange http://meetingsnet.com/blog/new-week-ideaxchange <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here's what our experts have been talking about this week, from continuing medical education planning tips to working with Millennials and the true meaning of corporate social responsibility activities.</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="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/new-week-ideaxchange" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/new-week-ideaxchange#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings face2face Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:49:00 +0000 47861 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Steve Bova with his son, Mike, one of the Millennials Steve talks about in his IdeaXchange post this week.</p> CME Watch: Intuitional or System Framework for Quality Improvement http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/cme-watch-intuitional-or-system-framework-quality-improvement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>You don't have to work within a hospital system to achieve Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Criterion 21.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/cme-watch-intuitional-or-system-framework-quality-improvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/cme-watch-intuitional-or-system-framework-quality-improvement#comments CME Design CME Regs Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:07:00 +0000 47841 at http://meetingsnet.com Image by raywoo/Thinkstock by Getty Images MeetingsNet Webinar: How to Engage Your Attendees: 6 Digital Behavior Types http://meetingsnet.com/webinars/meetingsnet-webinar-how-engage-your-attendees-6-digital-behavior-types <div class="field-deck"> REGISTER NOW </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After this webinar, you'll learn how to engage your attendees and bring your meeting to life</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/webinars/meetingsnet-webinar-how-engage-your-attendees-6-digital-behavior-types" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/webinars/meetingsnet-webinar-how-engage-your-attendees-6-digital-behavior-types#comments Global Events Webinars Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 47871 at http://meetingsnet.com Starwood Partners with Uber, Launches Meeting Services App http://meetingsnet.com/site-news/starwood-partners-uber-launches-meeting-services-app <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide now offers SPG points for Uber riders and a new way to manage event requests on site.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-news/starwood-partners-uber-launches-meeting-services-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-news/starwood-partners-uber-launches-meeting-services-app#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical Meetings Site News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:44:00 +0000 47831 at http://meetingsnet.com Image by Gustavo da Cunha Pimenta via Flickr Test Your Exhibition IQ http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/test-your-exhibition-iq <div class="field-deck"> How would you fare in IAEE’s Certified Exhibition Management program? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How would you fare in IAEE’s Certified Exhibition Management program?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/test-your-exhibition-iq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/test-your-exhibition-iq#comments Association Meetings Education/Certification Premium Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:43:00 +0000 47821 at http://meetingsnet.com Big Data as a Quality Improvement Tool http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/big-data-quality-improvement-tool <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It’s time to leverage the data we’re already collecting to shape continuing medical education into a strategy for better patient care.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/big-data-quality-improvement-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/big-data-quality-improvement-tool#comments CME Design Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:20:00 +0000 47801 at http://meetingsnet.com Meeting and Event Planners Honored at The Special Event as Gala Award Winners http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/meeting-and-event-planners-honored-special-event-gala-award-winners <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><em>Special Events</em> magazine, a sister of MeetingsNet, honored top events and event planners from around the world in January at The Special Event 2015 convention and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/trade-shows" title="" target="_blank">trade show</a></span> in Anaheim, Calif., at the<em> Special Events</em> Gala Awards.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/meeting-and-event-planners-honored-special-event-gala-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/meeting-and-event-planners-honored-special-event-gala-award-winners#comments Food & Beverage Outsourcing Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:59:00 +0000 47781 at http://meetingsnet.com At Gamer Conventions, Is It Safe to Be Female? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/gamer-conventions-it-safe-be-female <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>In a case of art imitating life imitating art, a video game developer pulls her company out of PAX East exhibition due to fears of harassment. </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="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/gamer-conventions-it-safe-be-female" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/gamer-conventions-it-safe-be-female#comments Association Meetings Risk Management face2face Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:29:00 +0000 47791 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Credit: <a data-close-and-redirect="true" data-search-link="Photographer" href="http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/search/2/image?artist=muratsenel&amp;family=creative" id="photographer">muratsenel</a>/Thinkstock by Getty Images</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Corporate Social Responsibility at Events: Keep Attendees Connected http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/corporate-social-responsibility-events-keep-attendees-connected <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It is common to include <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/green-meetingscsr" title="" target="_blank">CSR</a></span> activities in conference programs, but are we really making a difference? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/corporate-social-responsibility-events-keep-attendees-connected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/corporate-social-responsibility-events-keep-attendees-connected#comments Green Meetings/CSR Recreation/Entertainment Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:45:00 +0000 47751 at http://meetingsnet.com Just for Fun: Video for Anyone Who's Ever Mistakenly Hit "Reply all" http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-video-anyone-whos-ever-mistakenly-hit-reply-all <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>This music video just cracked me up—it's for anyone who's ever smacked themselves in the head after hitting that "send" button.</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="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-video-anyone-whos-ever-mistakenly-hit-reply-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-video-anyone-whos-ever-mistakenly-hit-reply-all#comments face2face Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:36:00 +0000 47741 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>The Water Coolers take on auto-correct, misdirected-texts, and all those other e-situations where you just wish you could recall something.</p> ADMEI Elects New Board of Directors http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/admei-elects-new-board-directors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Meet the Association of Destination Management Executives International's 2015 board of directors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/admei-elects-new-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/admei-elects-new-board-directors#comments Association Meetings Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:43:00 +0000 47731 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>During its annual meeting and conference in Los Cabos, Mexico, the Association of Destination Management Executives International elected the 2015 board of directors and its first president outside North America. Pictured left to right:&nbsp;Brian Ferrell, DMCP, factor 110 | Destination Oklahoma; Cindy Y. Lo, Red Velvet Events; Cosimo Bruzzese, Briggs Inc.; Jennifer Patino, DMCP, Hosts Global Alliance; Bent Hadler, DMCP, CIS, Hadler DMC Scandinavia; Amberlee Huggins, DMCP, Capitol Services, Inc.; Michelle Crosby, DMCP, CTA, CMP, AlliedPRA Dallas/Ft. Worth; David Rome, DMCP, CMP, BBC Destination Management.&nbsp; Not pictured:&nbsp; JB Ryan, DMCP, ACCESS Destination Services &ndash; Florida; Lorenzo Pignatti, DMCP, +39 events; Marty MacKay, DMCP, Hosts Global Alliance</p> Photo courtesy of ADMEI Starwood’s Innovation Studio Debuts in New York http://meetingsnet.com/site-news/starwood-s-innovation-studio-debuts-new-york <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Starlab aims to bring a startup spirit to the mega-hospitality brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-news/starwood-s-innovation-studio-debuts-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-news/starwood-s-innovation-studio-debuts-new-york#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Global Events Medical Meetings Site News Tech Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:27:00 +0000 47721 at http://meetingsnet.com Courtesy of Starwood Hotels & Resorts SAP CEO to Headline IMEX 2015 http://meetingsnet.com/objectivesroi/sap-ceo-headline-imex-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bill McDermott will share his message about the power of meetings with worldwide incentive travel, meeting, and event professionals at the Frankfurt event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/objectivesroi/sap-ceo-headline-imex-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/objectivesroi/sap-ceo-headline-imex-2015#comments Association Meetings Objectives/ROI Corporate Meetings Global Events Medical Meetings Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:08:00 +0000 47711 at http://meetingsnet.com Get Ready to Rally for Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/get-ready-rally-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Meetings Mean Business Coalition recently announced the first-ever North American Meetings Industry Day, set for April 16.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/get-ready-rally-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/get-ready-rally-meetings#comments Marketing Resources and Reports Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:24:00 +0000 47701 at http://meetingsnet.com Kids These Days! The Benefits of Mentoring Millennials http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/kids-these-days-benefits-mentoring-millennials <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>We can learn as much from the Millennial generation as they can learn from us. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/kids-these-days-benefits-mentoring-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/kids-these-days-benefits-mentoring-millennials#comments Education/Certification Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:14:00 +0000 47691 at http://meetingsnet.com CMI 25 MN http://meetingsnet.com/cmi-25-mn <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>CMI 25 MN</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cmi-25-mn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:26:14 +0000 47681 at http://meetingsnet.com Room Blocks and Reg Flags: How Hoteliers Think- MN http://meetingsnet.com/room-blocks-and-reg-flags-how-hoteliers-think-mn <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Room Blocks and Red Flags</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/room-blocks-and-reg-flags-how-hoteliers-think-mn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:23:17 +0000 47671 at http://meetingsnet.com App Registration http://meetingsnet.com/app-registration <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>MeetingsNet App Registration</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/app-registration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:18:00 +0000 47661 at http://meetingsnet.com Real Conference Learning Means an Attendee’s Job Performance Will Improve http://meetingsnet.com/adult-learning/real-conference-learning-means-attendee-s-job-performance-will-improve <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The impact of your sessions is more about what happens on the attendee&rsquo;s job after the session.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/adult-learning/real-conference-learning-means-attendee-s-job-performance-will-improve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/adult-learning/real-conference-learning-means-attendee-s-job-performance-will-improve#comments Adult Learning Objectives/ROI Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:05:00 +0000 47651 at http://meetingsnet.com Content Worth Sharing—and Other Reasons Events Go Viral http://meetingsnet.com/social-media/content-worth-sharing-and-other-reasons-events-go-viral <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Harness attendees’ natural drive to share what they learn and experience at meetings and turn it into more reach and visibility for your events. FreemanXP’s new report shows how it’s done.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/social-media/content-worth-sharing-and-other-reasons-events-go-viral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/social-media/content-worth-sharing-and-other-reasons-events-go-viral#comments Social Media Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:02:00 +0000 47641 at http://meetingsnet.com The Next New Thing: A Kosher Kitchen Craze? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/next-new-thing-kosher-kitchen-craze <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>At least two hotels have announced they’re adding full kosher facilities—could this be a harbinger of a new market knish?</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="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/next-new-thing-kosher-kitchen-craze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/next-new-thing-kosher-kitchen-craze#comments Food & Beverage face2face Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:28:00 +0000 47631 at http://meetingsnet.com Gallery: RCMA Emerge 2015 http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/gallery-rcma-emerge-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>RCMA’s Emerge Conference 2015, held Jan. 27¬-29 in Birmingham, Ala., featured a receptions at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, inspirational keynote speakers, useful educational sessions, and a lively tradeshow. Here are some photos from the event.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/gallery-rcma-emerge-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/gallery-rcma-emerge-2015#comments Religious/SMERF Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:58:00 +0000 47621 at http://meetingsnet.com Food Allergies and Preferences: How Far Do You Have to Go? http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/food-allergies-and-preferences-how-far-do-you-have-go <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Now that everyone seems to have special dietary needs or wants, meeting planners are perplexed at the lengths (and costs) to which they have to go to satisfy attendees’ appetites.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/food-allergies-and-preferences-how-far-do-you-have-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/food-allergies-and-preferences-how-far-do-you-have-go#comments Association Meetings Food & Beverage Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:07:00 +0000 47601 at http://meetingsnet.com Darn that SMM Data! http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/darn-smm-data <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manual data entry is one root cause of planners’ resistance to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/strategic-meetings-management" title="Strategic Meetings Management " target="_blank">strategic meetings management</a></span>. The question is, what can we do about it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/darn-smm-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/darn-smm-data#comments Strategic Meetings Management Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 47591 at http://meetingsnet.com Stats to Justify Your Mobile App http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/stats-justify-your-mobile-app <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An infographic from CrowdCompass shares <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/objectivesroi" title="" target="_blank">ROI</a></span> stats for planners considering mobile apps. How about saving your marketing programs manager a month of work?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/stats-justify-your-mobile-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/stats-justify-your-mobile-app#comments Mobile/Apps Thu, 19 Feb 2015 01:30:00 +0000 47581 at http://meetingsnet.com