Respected industry veteran Al Hutchinson reflects on his time with Visit Mobile and looks ahead to his new role with Visit Baltimore.
Editor Kelsey Ogletree discovers a wealth of wisdom during one session of the innovative Chicago Ideas Week.
Four classic American cities satisfy cross-generational groups with feel-good nostalgia coupled with contemporary, must-have amenities.
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Sacramento, California, is experiencing a true renaissance.
A last-minute hotel change became one meeting planner’s worst nightmare, threatening to cancel her client’s conference.
Editor Hayley Panagakis got an inside look at three Marriott Convention & Resort Network hotels in Southern California.
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The San Antonio CVB has been rebranded to Visit San Antonio, which hopes to see its marketing budget and operations expand as a result of the transition.
Kelly Ricker produces events with three tenets in mind: education, networking and an experience attendees won’t get elsewhere.
An editor-turned-planner talks the American Copy Editors Society’s (ACES) annual conference.
DMO industry vet David Whitaker shares how he’s planning to shape the future of Choose Chicago in his new role as CEO.
This VP at ESM Productions has helped produce both the pope’s visit to Philadelphia and events surrounding the DNC.
Our list of 40 Under 40 includes next-gen planning phenoms, meetings and hospitality headliners in association and specialty events.
Las Vegas luminary Mo Robinson shares her insights on gaming and meetings.
Wake up and shake up your conference attendees with ideas from Mandy Lauderdale, an off-the-wall experiential marketing specialist.
DMAI’s new president and CEO, Don Welsh, discusses the association’s surprising layoffs, strategic realignment and global goals.
Sharon Fisher, founder and chief idea sparker at Play With a Purpose, weighs in on the topic of creativity.
Cinepolis is elevating the cinema experience for groups, offering meeting space, theater seating and, of course, popcorn.
New apps like GigTown, LikeSo, Punkpost and more are useful tools for meeting planners.
These five java joints around the country are brewing up a new trend: designated meeting space inside coffee houses.
As association membership declines across the industry, planners are experimenting with opening their conferences to the public.