Connect’s Angie Ahrens got a fresh perspective on her hometown of Green Bay when she visited on a meetings-focused FAM trip this fall.
Through a 48-hour trip with Marriott Convention & Resort Network, editor Kelsey Ogletree experienced surprising revelations about New York City.
Regaling us with his first impressions of Las Vegas, first-time visitor Matt Swenson cajoles even seasoned vets of the city to rediscover its magic.
Because every event planner knows the value of the bottom line, here are our top travel- and budget-friendly picks from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale.
After experiencing Sweets and Snacks Expo first-hand this week, we share takeaways for how planners can incorporate the latest trends into snack breaks.
Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Ogletree was surprised and enlightened by what she discovered on her inaugural visit to Indianapolis.
The new Marriott Cancun Collection is well-suited for large groups, with contemporary meeting space, numerous dining options and Caribbean Sea views.
It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle working in the hospitality industry. Connect's Senior Meeting Coordinator Nicole Reynolds shares a few tried-and-true
Fairs have stood the test of time. Here’s what event profs can learn from them.
What can event profs learn from the Oscars’ envelope fiasco?
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.