Each year, Connect highlights the 40 Under 40: an esteemed group of meeting planners, sales managers, chefs, marketers and other event professionals.
Here are seven products and services on the cutting edge of event tech.
APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin discusses the effort to save a climate change conference after the CDC pulled out as host.
Event prof and fitness blogger Kelly Treadway shares a few travel-friendly products to use during your next workout away from home.
“Everyone’s been to a meeting—how do we make it different?” That’s the question the duo behind Alchemy Event Studio asks themselves every day.
Featuring a dramatic location on sparkling San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is an inspiring destination for meetings, events, and celebrations.
This story of camaraderie among four event professionals at 2016's Connect Marketplace proves every dark cloud does indeed have a silver lining.
These are the hottest food trends you’ll see this year, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 Culinary Forecast.
Consider these five big-name speakers to keynote your next event and help draw a crowd.
Visit Wichita President and CEO Susie Santo and new Data Analyst William Graves discuss using digital information to enhance the CVB’s marketing.
For two Oracle events, Creative studio Invisible Light Network created offbeat giveaways that turned attendees' voices into tangible wristbands.
Beyond evoking a sense of thrill and delight, a great dining experience ultimately helps people connect with one another: a goal we’re all working toward.
Debi Tengler of Arrow Child & Family Ministries shares actionable ways event managers can help combat this national crisis.
With new hotels, a multimillion-dollar airport expansion and updates to its convention center, New Orleans is upping its triple-threat status for meetings.
The highly successful and highly personable senior vice president of Caesars Entertainment Corporation discusses his rise to the top.
Our list of 40 Under 40 includes next-gen planning phenoms, meetings and hospitality headliners in association and specialty events.
Kelly Ricker produces events with three tenets in mind: education, networking and an experience attendees won’t get elsewhere.
Wake up and shake up your conference attendees with ideas from Mandy Lauderdale, an off-the-wall experiential marketing specialist.
Nathan Schwagler, co-director of Innovation Labs at The Dali Museum, weighs in on the topic of creativity.
DMAI’s new president and CEO, Don Welsh, discusses the association’s surprising layoffs, strategic realignment and global goals.
Retiring after 43 years, National Minority Supplier Development Council's Suzette Eaddy leaves behind a legacy, but she’s not done yet.
MGM Resort International's Michael Dominguez shares wisdom on six critical topics meeting managers should pay attention to.
Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, shares what's in store for the city.
Brian King, global brand officer at Marriott International, discusses 2017 event trends that will shape the industry next year.
As we reflect back on 2016, we noticed putting together this list of Connect Association’s most-read stories tells us a lot about you, our readers.
Say hello to the latest industry buzzword: sportspitality. Hotels are stepping up their fitness game.
Take inspiration from the eccentric, weeklong Burning Man festival with these creative and surprisingly easy-to-implement ideas.