Association for Creative Industries mastered a rebranding of both the organization and its conference, now known as Creativation. Here’s how.
Forget counting calories when visiting these locales in the Northeast, each known for their signature sweets.
With a new name and a new conference, Association for Creative Industries nailed its first-ever Creativation event in Phoenix in January.
Meet, mix and mingle among dozens of classic collector cars at The Automobile Gallery in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin, for a change of pace.
The secret to organizing an unforgettable event may be hiding right under your nose.
Get to know destination and organization influencers on a different level in Connect Association's list of 2016 Industry Leaders.
Carolyn Barrett is senior sales manager and Kenner liaison at Jefferson CVB and a 2016 Connect Association Industry Leader.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary adjunct professor Virginia Ward recommends attendees get out of their comfort zones by discussing ethnicity and culture.
Lisa Mae Brunson is many things. She’s founder of Wonder Women Tech and Hacks for Humanity Hackathon events, CEO of EqualityTV and more.
Monsieur's automatic bartending machines are a breakthrough in beverages—and a smart investment for hotels and event venues.
See how celebrity chefs are working their magic in hotel kitchens across the U.S. to elevate banquet menus and impress meeting attendees.
Winston-Salem is a North Carolina city throwing meeting planners a curve ball. Heads up!
The guys behind CrowdControl Games use an equation to explain how to entertain an audience.
The more you know about your participants through big data, the more you can ensure they are receiving ROI from attending your events.
Accommodating a wide range of attendees' dietary restrictions doesn’t have to be as complicated or expensive as you think.
Salamander Resort & Spa in small-town Middleburg, Virginia, is a culinary- and equestrian-focused fairy tale.
TED founder and curator Chris Anderson’s new book will help you transition from behind-the-scenes to stage-ready.
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.
Kimmy Gibbler from "Full House" and its 2016 Netflix reboot, "Fuller House," was always destined to be an event planner.
High-performance fabrics from OMsignal make tracking your fitness fashionable.
Derreck Kayongo discusses his new position as CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, ambitious goals for the center’s future and creating a narrative
These two Marriott properties, next to Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, cater to association groups.
Delta's newly launched Early Valet program preloads carry-ons of select customers departing from Delta’s domestic hubs.
Marriott is promoting consistency in meetings with its Convention & Resort Network, a collection of more than 60 meetings-focused hotels and resorts.
A pest management association flips the conventional conference model upside down with teambuilding.
Connect Editor Anna Harms set aside her claustrophobic fears to jump inside the 4-D virtual reality booth to tell you what it’s like.
Meet the “In-Crowd,” our 2019 Connect Association 40 Under 40.
Traveling can be fun, but it can also be a nightmare if you’re not properly prepared.
Connect Meetings talks to Sports Management and Tourism Director Chad McKenzie about Round Rock, Texas' expansion into tourism and meetings.
Shop your way through Kentucky’s most spirited city and host to Connect 2019, Louisville.
Planners need to know the “why” to create direct business results for clients.
Leftover food and flowers are put to good use through partnerships in the meetings industry.
A New England destination guide of the local boozy businesses of breweries and distilleries.
The first step in setting goals for trade shows is determining what metrics to measure.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the riot that helped usher in the LGBTQ rights movement. Learn more about the Year of Pride.