For two Oracle events, Creative studio Invisible Light Network created offbeat giveaways that turned attendees' voices into tangible wristbands.
The one-of-a-kind creative teambuilding activity near Atlanta proved our favorite movies can be fodder for building camaraderie.
As association membership declines across the industry, planners are experimenting with opening their conferences to the public.
See what Westchester County, New York, has to offer your conference, convention or meeting. Planners will love our surprising site visits.
Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott are extraordinary facilities set in a city rich with authentic tradition and sophistication.
Whether you're just "dating" or looking to "go steady," consider this handy checklist a guide to finding the right match in a planning partner.
To court meetings, three casino resorts are upping (or getting in on) the conference center game.
Wake up and shake up your conference attendees with ideas from Mandy Lauderdale, an off-the-wall experiential marketing specialist.
Conferences and events were scene-stealers in some of the big Oscar film winners in 2016.
Celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett will gather inside the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland post-Oscars to nosh on Wolfgang
The original Zoolander film is full of classic lines perfect for the meetings industry and won’t easily be topped by the sequel.
Commune Hotels and Resorts merged with Destination Hotels to become a tour de force operator of independent and lifestyle hotels and resorts around the
EMEC 2016 in Copenhagen introduced attendees to the Danish approach to meetings called Meetovation.
Our editor-in-chief recounts her first time at the 2016 European Meetings & Events Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark—anchored by eight buzzwords.
Behind the whitewashed walls of an enormous building about 20 minutes north of Atlanta is a Pandora’s box of teambuilding activities and event space.
Two experts weigh in with 5 lessons for the meetings industry from stranded festivalgoers at TomorrowWorld in Georgia.
Saddle up for a strong convention turnout in downtown Lexington, a hip gateway to the charms of horse country.
Lisa Kraus Gardner is busy putting everything in place for Green Meeting Industry Council’s annual global Sustainable Meetings Conference, June 17-19
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa completed a $7 million renovation that updated almost all of its meeting and prefunction spaces.
Playing off BuzzFeed’s popular post about Olivia Wilde’s Twitter feed we make the case that Wilde’s tweets actually reveal she should have been a
The ASAE Great Ideas Conference 2015 in Orlando (March 8-11, 2015) brought about 800 association leaders, planners, consultants and management companies
Teambuilding activities that bring a group together can bond them long after a meeting ends. “Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you
Connect's Tech Stars Beth Surmont, CMP, and David Stankiewicz share on working with IEEE and planning big-tech events like SXSW.
Connect's Tech Stars Kemp Gallineau and David Kloeppel share on their partnership and the launch of Group360.
Connect's Tech Star Allison Wachter, CEM, CMP, shares on the development of ASAE's ExperienceGuru app and the use of beacon technologies.
From learning a new language to getting compensation for lost luggage, here are six free apps you didn’t know you needed.
Presenting our 2018 holiday gift guide for the on-the-go professionals.
Get to know the real Dave Weil at SmithBucklin—we have 25 things about the 25-year industry veteran that we are sure you didn't know... yet.
Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula is cool for groups willing to brave winter’s elements for teambuilding activities.
Many traditions born from startup culture go far beyond mere incentives in order to honor each individual employee’s contribution and dedication to the
Jennifer Collins, president and CEO of JDC Events, discusses the power of events in her book, “Events Spark Change: A Guide to Designing Powerful and
Jenn Heinold, senior vice president of events at Access Intelligence, discusses how she stays ahead of the curve planning events for five different markets.
Learn some of the most common contract mistakes from attorney Lisa Sommer Devlin and get tips on how to avoid legal disputes during our next webinar.