Patrioticevents

Planners share Fourth of July design and decor ideas for conferences with a patriotic flair. Read More

Millennials’ Day Has Come

The day the meetings industry has prepared for is here: Millennials now outnumber baby boomers, U.S. Census data shows. Read More

Little Rock Rising

Once a sleepy Southern town, Little Rock has grown up
and created a revival by the river. Read More


Is your conference schedule too familiar? It’s time to break out of the “agenda shuffle” and breathe new life into your event. Your attendees will thank you. Read More

Planners share Fourth of July design and decor ideas for conferences with a patriotic flair. Read More

Once a sleepy Southern town, Little Rock has grown up
and created a revival by the river. Read More

A pest management association flips the conventional conference model upside down with teambuilding. Read More

A woman was hospitalized for several days after wearing too-tight jeans. Don’t let this happen to you or your attendees. Read More

Fear no more! Wash away travel jitters with the new nonalcoholic beverage, SkyWater. Read More

The day the meetings industry has prepared for is here: Millennials now outnumber baby boomers, U.S. Census data shows. Read More

If you’re the type who relies on control-Z, Gmail’s new Undo Send feature may be a life (or job) saver. Read More

Meeting planners enjoy a $1 million cash incentive for planning in The Palm Beaches—the perfect place for association and specialty conferences. Read More

Monica Compton, CMP, shares her experience at IMEX 2015 in a three-part blog series. Second up: Discovering Cuba. Read More

We’ve all been there: Two minutes into an education session, attendees immediately start tweeting (on the event hashtag) that the room is too cold. Read More

In the final installment of her three-part series on her IMEX experience, Monica Compton, CMP, warms to a country once entrenched in the Cold War. Read More

Industry insider Jeff Hurt shares his take on how planners can reinvent their future meetings. See if you agree or disagree. Read More

Houston is home to a thriving cultural arts and restaurant scene, world-renowned theater and celebrated museum district. Specialty and association conference attendees will discover a diverse metropolis brimming with personality in Southeast Texas.
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A growing number of government agencies and associations are adopting live streaming to boost attendance and increase value to their events. Read More

John Lennon might have imagined the sharing economy, which allows people to bypass traditional business models. On-demand services are in demand. It’s time to figure out how to fit them into your convention and strategic business plans. Read More

Not wanting to be accused of looking backward, Starwood announced a 10-point plan to reinvigorate its largest brand within the next five years. Read More

A $25 million renovation and a switch to the Marriott brand takes the now Minneapolis Marriott Northwest from the verge of bankruptcy to Marriott’s 2015 Hotel of the Year. Read More

The American Society of Business Press Editors named Connect one of 10 finalists for its annual Magazine of the Year Azbee Award. Read More

Sensing an opportunity to push back against rising airline costs, the U.S. Travel Association asks Congress to cut some taxes associated with plane tickets. Read More

One mall in suburban Maryland is sprucing up its dining options, which translates to better options to planners pre- and post-meetings. Read More

Monica Compton, CMP, shares her experience at IMEX 2015 in a three-part blog series. First up: visiting Manchester, England. Read More

Imagine if you could receive feedback in real time, having the luxury of making adjustments to enhance participants’ experience and deal with distractions as they occurred. The phenomenon is called crowdshaping. Read More

Lawyer Richard Roth lays down the law on the important force majeure clause and what can and can’t be negotiated. Read More

The biggest challenge facing condo hotels is branding, starting with defining the properties. That’s where the relatively new Onsite Property Managers Association comes into play. Read More

The summer release of Palcohol is getting a warm reception from hotels and other venues, but some states are cool on the idea. Read More

One fashion trend may allow male planners to breathe a little bit easier at meetings and events. Read More

One World Observatory, atop One World Trade Center (also known as Freedom Tower), the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, officially opened May 29. Read More

DeskHub, a new communal workspace, may be a solution for planners who only need to meet with board members or plan a few months per year. Read More

Savory snack bars are making a big entry into the market this year. Here are some ideas for incorporating them into your next event. Read More

Ron Seaver credits attracting the right sponsors for his ability to grow the National Sports Forum from three attendees in 1996 to about 1,000 this year. Here’s his advice to planners. Read More

Every day, both personally and professionally, I hear the phrase “go local.” This trend will only continue to strengthen. The term local doesn’t apply to just food. Here are four ideas to incorporate locality into your event. Read More

Despite all their high-profile problems, America’s classic old cities still lure event attendees. Meeting professionals often enjoy economic benefits, along with greater attendance. Let’s face it: Metropolises are exciting. Read More

While hotels are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability, it takes some responsibility on your part to push for greater environmental efforts from your meeting’s host hotels. Read More

Colombia, the South American country known for its past problems with drugs and violence, makes it case for international meetings. Read More

To maintain a sponsor’s active partnership, an event team must constantly work at communicating, understanding and meeting each sponsor’s expectations and designing new programs and opportunities. Read More

Leadercast’s Director of Events Luke Dooley and Executive Director Jayson Teagle let us eavesdrop on a last-minute chat before the conference. Read More