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Neighborhoods steeped with culture in these five cities practically do the planning for you when it comes to off-site adventures. Read More

Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network Makes Planners’ Jobs Easier

Marriott is promoting consistency in meetings with its Convention & Resort Network, a collection of more than 60 meetings-focused hotels and resorts. Read More

Hurricane Katrina’s Effect on Meetings, Then and Now

Ten years later, Donna Karl Sakelakos, CMP, who wrote New Orleans’ book on emergency preparedness, discusses the city’s recovery from Katrina and the lessons the events industry can learn from the response. Read More


Brand USA is tapping into celebrity culture, asking the famous to represent their home states in an upcoming documentary series. Read More

Raquel “Rocky” Dufauchard Baptiste, CMP, of the New Orleans CVB discusses how a DMO can be a valuable resource for corporate planners. Read More

Snap a #selfeet! One U.K.-based trio is aiming to spotlight the best in floor designs with their hugely popular Instagram account, @ihavethisthingwithfloors. Read More

A focus on art makes its way into the hotel scene for a stimulating meetings backdrop. Read More

Aerial gondolas bring a modern vibe to the historic neighborhood of Georgetown in Washington, D.C. Read More

Marriott is promoting consistency in meetings with its Convention & Resort Network, a collection of more than 60 meetings-focused hotels and resorts. Read More

Neighborhoods steeped with culture in these five cities practically do the planning for you when it comes to off-site adventures. Read More

If you’re hosting a meeting in one of these cities, these salty pretzel delights are a must-try. Read More

Love ’em or leave ’em, volunteers require some work, but the results can benefit your events and your organization. Read More

Occupying a New York City block and with enough history to fill a museum the size of Manhattan, Waldorf Astoria New York is in the midst of a transformation. Read More

Partner with this organization that will donate the flowers from event to those whose day needs a little brightening. Read More

Meet some of Connect Magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 winners for 2015 in this tribute video. Read More

This former church in Pittsburgh now dishes up pizza slices paired with home-brewed beers. Read More

What do Google, Alphabet, “Mission Impossible” and wellness have to do with meetings? Read More

Association planners can set their event apart by starting with the hardware. Industrial designer Andrew Watson discusses the modern trophy. Read More

BitterSweet’s bracelets add professional flair to disguise the all-too-casual hair tie around the wrist. Read More

Female planners and event professionals try to break through gender barriers once and for all. Read More

Kalahari opened its third waterpark resort and conference center, Kalahari Resort Pocono Mountains, in July 2015 in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania. Read More

This collection of power planners, suppliers, speakers, AV gurus and industry insiders is changing the face of events in 2015. Read More

Virginia’s new Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center takes inspiration from its namesake location: Think high-end fashion meets meeting space. Read More

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada, is a desert oasis for planners in search of a health-centric getaway for their next meeting. Read More

In the last five years as director of sales for Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Michael Kofsky has seen the hotel market come full circle. Read More

Planners can use Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to attract diverse attendees. Read More

Ten years later, Donna Karl Sakelakos, CMP, who wrote New Orleans’ book on emergency preparedness, discusses the city’s recovery from Katrina and the lessons the events industry can learn from the response. Read More

Surprising spaces and exciting renovations at the stylish Andaz San Diego practically force planers to think outside the box. Read More

Chain shifts 10 international properties into its new top-tier category, with more on the way later this year. Read More

Embassy Suites Chicago Naperville, the area’s first new hotel in almost a decade, is only steps from the Riverwalk. Read More

The oceanfront Westin Jekyll Island is the culminating project of the revitalization efforts of Jekyll Island, Georgia, that began about four years ago. Read More

Planners are embracing change, finally, and taking Meetings Mean Business to a new level. Read More

Industry groups condemn Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick’s legislation calling for videoconferencing to replace face-to-face meetings. Read More

Phillip J. Jones, president and CEO of the Dallas CVB, discusses the city’s effort to draw LGBT events, the latest push in its ambitious diversity campaign. Read More

Use your collective voices to communicate and collaborate on the important values live events have on the growth and development of society. Here’s how. Read More

Alexander Hamilton bids adieu as the face of the $10 bill, making way for a female counterpart. Read More

Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co. launched a new product perfect for planners with weight-conscious and dietary-challenged attendees. They’re free of dairy, gluten, fat and the eight major allergens—plus they’re vegan and kosher pareve. Read More

Our pet-loving freelance writer goes behind the scenes as a volunteer at Best Friends National Conference and reports back. Read More

It was love at first site visit for Kelsey Ogletree exploring meeting venues and local culture in Greenville, South Carolina. Read More

Attendees can’t help but face the music at meetings held at the new Hotel Van Zandt – A Kimpton Hotel in Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World. Read More