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Two studies released in March 2015 detail the downside of cutting back on government conferences after the General Services Administration’s scandalous event in 2010 in Las Vegas. Read More

The Dark Side of Meetings

Planners aim to shed light on bullying and other inappropriate behavior after hours that is rampant throughout the meetings industry. Read More

Issue Video |  May/June 2015

There are a lot of third-rail industry issues in this edition of Connect. Watch this video for a preview of the top stories. Read More


Connect’s Christine Born makes the case that meeting planners are helping drive a thriving eco-economy. Read More

Does force majeure cover event cancellations amid Baltimore riots? We ask legal expert Richard Roth. Read More

Planners aim to shed light on bullying and other inappropriate behavior after hours that is rampant throughout the meetings industry. Read More

Paris-based fashion designer Tanya Heath released an interchangeable heel that may bring life back to sore, conference-fatigued feet. Read More

Two studies released in March 2015 detail the downside of cutting back on government conferences after the General Services Administration’s scandalous event in 2010 in Las Vegas. Read More

YouTube is a website that most people use on a daily basis, and depending on how you look at it, the site has already or only been around for 10 years. Here are a few things we’ve learned from the online content mogul. Read More

With more than 30 millions users and a growing presence in the meetings market, Airbnb is seen a huge threat to hotel’s long-held dominance. Given that, it’s a bit jarring to hear one of Hilton Worldwide’s top executive’s reaction to the phenomenon. Read More

Taking a page from our northern neighbors, U.S. event professionals celebrated their line of work on Thursday, April 16, the inaugural North American Meetings Industry Day. Read More

It’s not easy being green. Just ask the David L. Lawrence Convention Center staff, who sort post-con debris to divert reusable material from landfills. Read More

Despite some cancellations, several conferences and conventions in Baltimore go on as planned. Read More

Lisa Kraus Gardner is busy putting everything in place for Green Meeting Industry Council’s annual global Sustainable Meetings Conference, June 17-19 in Atlanta. The gathering will bring meeting industry professionals together to help integrate sustainability in event planning. Read More

There are a lot of third-rail industry issues in this edition of Connect. Watch this video for a preview of the top stories. Read More

A new 400-ft.-tall observation wheel, the Orlando Eye, is the central attraction at I-Drive 360, a 20-acre, $200 million retail development in Orlando. Read More

American Express Meetings and Events’ director of global platforms and strategy discusses technology’s evolving role in the meetings industry. Read More

Deborah Gardner and Carolyn Browning discuss how to compete with social media and win your attendees attention. Read More

From the brand that knows how to make its guests feel like rock stars comes the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada. Read More

In a cool juxtaposition of old and new, Martha Washington Hotel has reopened in Manhattan with the intriguing tagline “exclusively for everyone.” Read More