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The long-anticipated GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico in Mobile, Alabama, is finally open, and it’s pretty spectacular. Read More

4 Private Dining Venues for Groups Meeting in Chicago

From Michelin-starred restaurants to casual eateries, discover four delicious private dining options in Chicago. Read More

3 Ways to Spice Up Room Drop Swag Bags

Tote bags stuffed with brochures and bulky notebooks will probably get thrown away. It’s time to reinvent the room drop. Read More


The highly anticipated University of Colorado A Line, opened April 22, puts Denver on the right track toward better public transportation. Read More

DMAI’s new president and CEO, Don Welsh, discusses the association’s surprising layoffs, strategic realignment and global goals. Read More

Editor Kelsey Ogletree shares five ideas for making a first-time event successful, based on observations from the Thin Air Innovation Festival in Park City. Read More

Philip Eidsvold, a 14-year industry veteran and account director at Aimia, helps select seven top international meeting destinations. Read More

Finding many attendees go back to their rooms to check emails in lieu of networking, meeting profs are starting to plan organized leisure. Read More

Alicia Boada, conference chair of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, is reinventing the association’s 2016 event. Read More

As meetings are celebrated worldwide, we look at the value of the event industry’s biggest trends. Read More

In this webinar on April 20, Jared Beard will share his secrets on how to use social media for good instead of evil. Read More

Connect is on Snapchat. Here’s why your event should be too. Read More

Studying for the CMP? Snag the updated 2016 Industry Glossary from the Convention Industry Council to help you ace the exam. Read More

Sharon Fisher, founder and chief idea sparker at Play With a Purpose, weighs in on the topic of creativity. Read More

David Rome, director of sales for BBC Destination Management, shares how the New Orleans DMC created an iconic NOLA event experience. Read More

Nathan Schwagler, co-director of Innovation Labs at The Dali Museum, weighs in on the topic of creativity. Read More

Get your imagination moving with the Connect Association origami fortuneteller. Read More

The luxury Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., is slated to open in September 2016, two years ahead of schedule. Read More

The long-anticipated GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico in Mobile, Alabama, is finally open, and it’s pretty spectacular. Read More

Here’s the 411 on what planners are actually looking for during site visits. Read More

Sarah Johnson, director of food and beverage at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, offers her advice for crafting an expert menu of food and beer pairings for events. Read More

The cherry blossoms are a big draw for visitors of the nation’s capital, but attendees may be better off coming another time of year. Read More

From Michelin-starred restaurants to casual eateries, discover four delicious private dining options in Chicago. Read More

Tote bags stuffed with brochures and bulky notebooks will probably get thrown away. It’s time to reinvent the room drop. Read More

A top concern facing associations is getting millennials to join. Here are six steps you can take to grow millennial attendance. Read More

Use Wurf Board to save your feet from aches and pains while doing more for your core. Read More

Kimo Kippen, chief learning officer for Hilton Worldwide University, talks about how he injects creativity and imagination into his role. Read More

Here are three reasons why Old Navy’s Pixie midrise ankle pants are a fashion fundamental for most any meeting prof. Read More

Here’s a quick glimpse at what’s inside the latest issue of Connect. Read More

Dishing up a side of shock factor during mealtime, The Three Waiters put a new twist on the old flash mob idea. Read More

Negate the wait. Taking steps to manage your downtime while traveling on business helps maximize your productivity. Here, four tips for capitalizing on otherwise wasted moments. Read More

Convention centers generate billions of dollars into their cities, but they often spark controversy from taxpayers. This guide gives a quick look of five to watch now. Read More

Jumpstart your leadership skills and training this Spring by checking out these five new releases. Read More

Twitter is 10 years old. Here are a few tried-and-true tips to use the platform. Read More

The once forbidden island is open for business, and meeting professionals willing to navigate its challenges will reap the rewards. Read More

If the F&B at your conference is either really good or really bad, people will talk about it. Read More

Noreen Heron of Heron Agency discusses Chicago’s meetings business, creative hotel marketing ideas and the latest hospitality trends. Read More

Meeting planners just want a little more respect— and they’re getting it, as events are requiring a new level of management. Read More

Jenny Gottstein, director of The Go Game, shares her thoughts on creativity and how to become more imaginative. Read More

Skip the traditional pasta or meat carving stations and shake up your F&B with these three trending concepts for action stations. Read More