Learn the parameters of food donation laws and explore the realities and myths of Good Samaritan laws in our next webinar led by pro speaker Tyra Hilliard.
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.
In this webinar on April 20, Jared Beard will share his secrets on how to use social media for good instead of evil.
In this webinar, Tracy Stuckrath reveals her tricks of the trade for creative F&B on a limited budget.
In this webinar, Dean Savoca shares eight essential attributes planners need to be an effective leader.
Collinson Media & Events, an innovator and leader in the meetings, hospitality and travel industry, will begin operating under a new name, Connect.
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Shawna Suckow, CMP, will lead a webinar discussing audience engagement techniques that actually work.
Roger Rickard advises planners on why they should become meetings industry advocates.
If you’re hosting a meeting in one of these cities, these salty pretzel delights are a must-try.
Located 25 miles from the world’s busiest airport, Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree is set on 40 serene acres south of Atlanta.
Deborah Gardner and Carolyn Browning discuss how to compete with social media and win your attendees attention.
Food and beverage expert Tess Vismale, CMP, DES, shares tips for foolproofing your meeting’s menu.
With its trendy new 4,000-sq.-ft. rooftop terrace, The Embassy Row Hotel by Destination Hotels & Resorts is poised to become Washington’s coolest
Cynthia Graddy, meeting planner for the National Dental Association, tackles the challenge of implementing technology seamlessly in her meetings.
Denise McFarlin of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) knows how to stick to the basics while implementing new methods to execute events.
Crystal Washington of CWM Enterprises shares tips on strategically meeting your association's social media needs.
Selvis Morales shares her tips on keeping attendees engaged during a meeting in this week's Insider Series video.
The new hotel brand is targeting the disenchanted traveler with its video marketing campaign.
DePass, the director of meetings and special programs for the ASLA, is one of the 2014 Connect Groundbreakers. Find out why.
Six industry professionals share about the best swag they’ve seen.
We talked to five planners to hear how they entertain their attendees.
VIDEO - Rajah talks about why face-to-face meetings are the best way to build lasting relationships.
VIDEO - Rigling explains why association meetings remain such a strong cornerstone in the larger events industry.
VIDEO - Bhandarkar of the American Culinary Federation talks technology and how it changes the way meeting planners do business.
VIDEO - In this episode of the Insider Series, three event planners talk about how technology has changed what they do as event planners and how it's altered
VIDEO - El Gazzar is an advocate for implementing advanced technologies into events, and she talks about the new tools that are fundamentally changing
Monica Pea of DoubleTree Hotels shares how you can go green without compromising cash.
This museum opened in June 2014 and focuses on the American Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and ’60s.
See a few photos from GMIC’s event that took place in April in San Francisco.
Connect spoke with Peter Stockmann, who was honored by the IACC in March.
VIDEO - Mansouria shares some tactics she's tried that have been successful in getting her attendees to talk and network.
VIDEO - In this episode Alfaro talks about her ideal meetings destinations, the power of networking and her love of the events industry.
VIDEO - Vanora Legaux with the Association of Black Storytellers discusses her challenges and resolutions as a meeting planner.
VIDEO - Ehrenfeld talks about the challenges of marketing to attendees as a grassroots organization.
VIDEO - Moy, who's relatively new to the industry as an event planner, shares her early impressions of the field.
VIDEO - Camacho talks about how he's changed his conference in order to accommodate school district budget cuts, which has reduced the number of teachers
VIDEO - Orpin shares her conference venue must-haves.
The first conference center in the United States, Tarrytown House celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014.
VIDEO - Strickland shares his tips for negotiating contracts and find the right hotel partners.
The 2014 NBBQA Conference and Trade Show took place in March at Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa and Conference Center in San Marcos, Texas.
VIDEO - Fechter share her tips on filling the generation gap with your attendees.
Sometimes event details break down, resulting in conflict with hotel partners, venues or other vendors. Knowing how to handle such occasions is an important
VIDEO - Bailey talks about how surveying attendees resulted in an increased number of registrants at events.
VIDEO - The vendor negotiation process can be tedious for meeting planners. Carmen Carter of Diversity on Demand talks about how to make it less so.
The new Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, becomes the capital’s largest with 1,175 rooms. It’s Marriott’s 4,000th property.
VIDEO - Dr. Berry knows all too well the challenges that come with planning events for diverse groups, and he provides tips for other planners who have
VIDEO - De Rozario, president and CEO of the NAAAP, talks about strategies to evaluate needs and engage current and potential association members.
VIDEO - Washington, who plans meetings for tech-savvy members of the Online News Association, clues you in on a few new event technologies you need should
VIDEO - Porter, CMP, plans meetings for the 125-year-old American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which means tradition often trumps technology.
VIDEO - Twenty years ago, Saal worried about how to work an overhead projector. Now the planner for the preservation technology association's annual conference
Boland, executive director of the American Copper Council, talks about must-haves for destinations and implementing new event trends such as flip learning
VIDEO - Neubauer talks to Connect about distributing iPads to seasoned yet not tech-savvy meetings attendees—with surprising results.
After stints with independent hotels and big-name brands including Starwood, Westin and Hilton, Fred Sawyers landed at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Connect is seeking nominations for the 2018 40 Under 40, honoring the brightest minds in association and specialty events. Nominations are due May 7.
The #MeToo movement continues to prove sexual misconduct is an issue meetings and event professionals must address right now.
We present four expert-vetted tips to help you reach your destination safely, soundly and sanely.
Paul Somogyi recently stepped down from Marriott International after 30 years. He recalls some great memories and looks ahead to what's next.