Sand sculpting draws crowds, helps create buzz over new products and garners camaraderie at events. Read More

5 Shoes to Pack for Your Next FAM Trip

Ladies, we’ve got you covered. Try these five shoes on for size the next time you’re headed on a familiarization trip. Read More

Creative Moments at How Design Live 2016 in Atlanta

Over five days in May, How Design Live 2016 filled the mammoth Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Here, scenes from the design-focused conference. Read More

In Saratoga Springs discover a world class destination offering, flexible convention facilities, unique off-site event spaces, and an award winning walkable downtown. Read More

Seasoned meeting planners share pack hacks—tips for saving time, energy and money getting gear to your next conference. Read More

These five hotels have pool decks and cabanas wired for meetings, with Wi-Fi, screens, high design and more. Read More

Marriott is among the companies building wireless chargers into furniture to keep you on your phone. Read More

Destination DC’s Museum Week is double the fun for attendees of American Alliance of Museums’ Annual Meeting & Museum Expo. Read More

New York City’s new William Vale, opening in July, is banking on the rebirth of Brooklyn to draw business to its Williamsburg surrounds. Read More

A human resources guru schools suppliers on best practices for retaining and developing quality talent. Read More

Learn a new model of teambuilding from the man whose company has delivered more fun than any other in the world: Nick Gianoulis, founder of The Fun Dept. and co-author of “Playing it Forward.” Read More

Apoorva Gandhi, vice president of multicultural affairs at Marriott International, shares Marriott’s mission to be a leader on inclusivity. Read More

Three creativity experts share five brilliant ideas for improving interactivity, engagement and attendee satisfaction at your next event. Read More

Dessert ideas from Treat House, Milk + Brookies and Classy Girl Cupcakes go beyond stale food service cookies. Read More

Opening this month, Moxy New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter Area is too hip to skip adding it to your room block. Read More

Cake pops are out. Cake jars are in. Offer these portable deconstructed desserts as a satisfying meal ending or snack break. Read More

From Kat Cole’s hotshot rule to Nick Saban’s not being dragged down by mediocrity, we break down the five best lines about leadership from Leadercast 2016. Read More

Tom Norwalk, president and CEO of Visit Seattle, shares seven insights on how the city is selling itself better to planners. Read More

Collision tech conference brought together thousands of startups in New Orleans in April. Here are three new tools to add to your event tech list. Read More

The last fifteen years have seen inventions that changed meetings, from Spotify to Google Maps. Read More

The first-ever Connect California welcomed more than 130 meeting professionals to Hotel Irvine last week. Read More

Ann McQueen and her daughter, Ali, talk about how they became business partners for HelmsBriscoe and what they’ve learned from each other. 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

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

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

Ladies, we’ve got you covered. Try these five shoes on for size the next time you’re headed on a familiarization trip. Read More

Collision reports success after promoting its conference alongside the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. 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

The reopening of the famed Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., promises to be worth the wait. Read More

How can you channel creativity and put it to work for your association and conference? We challenged four experts to a debate. Read More

Independent meeting planners share their best tips for increasing productivity, focus and job satisfaction while working from home. 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