The Professional Convention Management Association’s annual Convening Leaders meeting in Chicago in January took its 4,000-plus attendees on a journey, with the motto, “There is risk in not taking risks.”
Many conference organizers provide justification toolkits to help registrants gain the boss’s approval to attend. These often include back-of-the-envelope calculations on expenses, as well as anticipated professional development and business benefits....More
What a candy bar says about you, what you have in common with your fellow conference-goers, easy ways for introverts to engage, and much more in our roundup of winning ways to loosen up your crowd and boost their learning and networking....More
This year’s tournament wrapped up April 7, and with it went the competitive excitement of office pools, enjoyed even by non–sports fans. Gamification can let you create March Madness–style events that keep the buzz going—and the productivity up—all year round....More
We all know we need breaks at meetings. Health and stress expert Heidi Hanna, PhD, explains how to make those breaks work with brain rhythms to help attendees assimilate new information, gain insight, and stretch their creativity....More
Fitness bands, the wearable monitors that capture movement, heart rate, sleep data, and more, were among the fastest growing product categories at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. And they are catching on at meetings, too, along with other fitness ideas.