With a new name and a new conference, Association for Creative Industries nailed its first-ever Creativation event in Phoenix in January.
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.
You want to exercise and eat better, but have you considered how you will work smarter in 2017? Here are four tips for better new year’s resolutions.
Bullet journaling, a phenomenon sweeping through the blogosphere, is a low-tech way to see the light about the perils of technology.
Editor Kelsey Ogletree discovers a wealth of wisdom during one session of the innovative Chicago Ideas Week.
Editor Hayley Panagakis got an inside look at three Marriott Convention & Resort Network hotels in Southern California.
The more you know about your participants through big data, the more you can ensure they are receiving ROI from attending your events.
Editor Kelsey Ogletree picked up on five trends from conversations with DMO professionals at this year’s DMAI conference in Minneapolis.
Salamander Resort & Spa in small-town Middleburg, Virginia, is a culinary- and equestrian-focused fairy tale.
Connect's director of meetings, Angie Ahrens, shares four tips for balancing your professional pie wedges.
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.
The first-ever Connect California welcomed more than 130 meeting professionals to Hotel Irvine last week.
Editor Kelsey Ogletree shares five ideas for making a first-time event successful, based on observations from the Thin Air Innovation Festival in Park
The cherry blossoms are a big draw for visitors of the nation’s capital, but attendees may be better off coming another time of year.
Here are three reasons why Old Navy’s Pixie midrise ankle pants are a fashion fundamental for most any meeting prof.
If the F&B at your conference is either really good or really bad, people will talk about it.
If you’re a meeting professional planning an event in Portland, here are seven reasons you may not want to return home after your site visit.
Planner Angie Ahrens shares three big ideas headed your way at this year's Connect Marketplace in Grapevine, Texas, on Aug. 25-27.
Conferences and events were scene-stealers in some of the big Oscar film winners in 2016.
Our editor-in-chief recounts her first time at the 2016 European Meetings & Events Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark—anchored by eight buzzwords.
History’s boring, right? Not according to ticket sales of Broadway’s biggest sensation, "Hamilton." Here are three things event professionals can learn
Resolve to clean up your language this year.
To buy or not to buy? That is the question lingering in planners' heads as they debate whether the Apple Watch is worth the $400 price tag. Here are three
Editor Kelsey Ogletree discovered common ground with business executives from a wide range of backgrounds at The Economist’s World in 2016 Breakfast
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the “Star Wars” characters would have made for an interesting movie about meetings. Here’s what it would
Observing and applying trends as part of a strategic plan leads to innovation and success.
Gracie Fisher, global conference director of Miller Tanner Associates, shares her love of Paris—where she moved months before November's terrorist attacks.
Improve your skills and your results by following this advice, preparing and practicing.
One restaurant owner’s decision to end tipping ignites a new debate over an age-old practice. It’s another in a growing list of social issues edging
Our Kelsey Ogletree came to IMEX America knowing that's where business gets done. But she learned there's much more to the trade show than sales pitches.
There is more to Green Bay, Wisconsin, than the beloved Packers, and these four meeting spaces are out to prove it.
From upscale noshes down to unbeatable brews, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is every foodie’s dream city.
Has Generation X been forgotten as planners and sponsors try to lure a Millennial audience into attending events and meetings?
“The Intern” might be fantasy, but it’s worth some real-life reflection.
Senior News Editor Matt Swenson gets an idea of, ahem, what to do with an idea at the event in an Atlanta suburb.
Our editor is on-site in Philadelphia at World Meeting of Families to hear the Pope speak to the world.