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5 Questions With Hyatt’s Gus Vonderheide

Meet Mary Manier, 35-Year Vet With Experience Grand Rapids

What Event Profs Can Learn From Elon Musk

How a Cattle Ranch Catered to a Vegan Group

Meagan Catafi: From Pastry Chef to Police Chiefs

Hotel News You Need: Spring 2017

Lake George, New York Is a Breath of Fresh Air

Dragon Con’s Pat Henry on Building a Convention Community

5 Attention-Grabbing Trade Show Booths

5 Best Las Vegas Restaurants for Groups

Ugly Produce Is Making a Comeback

Dave Beachnau Is Detroit’s Good Sport

Why Design Thinking Is the Future

4 Innovative Salads Stepping It Up

Modern Jerusalem Makes a Powerful Play for Meetings

How Columbus Lured IFLA Back to the U.S. After 16 Years

5 Ways to Score Clients With Sugarwish

3 Unpredictable Group Dining Experiences

7 Desk Accessories to Wake Up Your Workspace

New Rules of Revelry: Edgar Zamora of Revelry Event Designers

4 Brilliant Cakes, Any Way You Slice Them

Wanted: 40 Under 40 Nominations

Climate Change Meeting Back on in Atlanta

Lessons From the Inaugural International UAV Show

What Trump Means for Meetings and Travel

Asilomar Executive Chef Shares 4 Fresh F&B Ideas

5 On-Fire Ideas to Borrow From Burning Man

Berkeley Sets Stage for Meetings by the Bay

Texas CVBs Battle Proposed Bathroom Law SB 6

How to Win Back the “Dones” and Increase Attendance

6 Ways to Cut Coffee Costs

New Rules of Revelry: Justin Bolognino of META

Jan. 31 Is National Plan for Vacation Day

7 Event Tech Tools You Need Now

ROAM Fitness Airport Gym Debuting in Baltimore

High-Tech Hotels Go Mainstream

3 Tasty Ideas to Shake Up Your Snack Break

Why Sociology Matters to Events

10 Coolest Gadgets of CES 2017

Visit Wichita Hires Data Analyst to Boost Brand

4 Reasons President Trump Will Be Good for Business

New Rules of Revelry: Alchemy Event Studio

6 Travel-Friendly Products to Keep You Fit on the Road

Poke, Remixed Breakfast Among Latest Food Trends

Lights Out: A Story of AV-Meeting Planner Camaraderie

“Listicle” Tops Banished Words List

5 Powerful Speakers to Drive Attendance

How Invisible Light Network Incorporated Tech Into Swag

Security, Safety Concerns Still Top of Mind

Planners and Suppliers Share 2017 Predictions

Best of Connect Association: December 2016

3 Ways Two Bit Circus Uses Tech to Stimulate the Senses

3-D Printing Takes F&B Into the Future

What the Science of Scent Can Do for Your Conference

Turning Stone Resort Casino Is a Host With the Most

Connect Association’s Most-Read Stories of 2016

2016 Industry Leaders: Trailblazers & Groundbreakers

2016 Industry Leaders: Deborah Cohen, CMP

2016 Industry Leaders: Cameron George

2016 Industry Leaders: Lisa Grinstead

2016 Industry Leaders: Lori Campbell Baker

2016 Industry Leaders: Patricia Byrd

2016 Industry Leaders: Amy Hildahl

2016 Industry Leaders: Kristin Jordan

2016 Industry Leaders: Larry Kaufman

2016 Industry Leaders: Ed Kirby

2016 Industry Leaders: Melissa Olsen

2016 Industry Leaders: Maureen “Mo” Robinson

2016 Industry Leaders: Paul Schultz

2016 Industry Leaders: Kevin Shanley

2016 Industry Leaders: John Solis

2016 Industry Leaders: Dan Williams

2016 Industry Leaders: Stefanie Wyckoff

2016 Industry Leaders: Lauren Hyps

2016 Industry Leaders: Carolyn Barrett, CGMP, CHSC

4 Takeaways From Association Forum’s Holiday Showcase

The Valisade Group Parts Ways With COAA After 13 Years

Q&A: Stacy Ritter, President and CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

6 Ways to Incorporate the Pantone Color of the Year Into Event Decor

Federal Guidelines Free Funds for Government Meetings

What the Tarsus Acquisition of Connect Means for You

MGM National Harbor Makes Grand Entrance

A Postcard From Jerusalem

Meet Tech Star Sinead Murphy, Director of Live Events for Web Summit

Successful Conferences Begin in Chicago’s DuPage County

Milwaukee Surges Into the Future With New Development

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Meet Tech Star Karen Chupka, the Mastermind Behind CES

Best of Connect Association: November 2016

Planners Reveal Their Most Surprising Site Visits

Marriott’s Global Brand Officer on 2017 Event Trends

Shoflo, A New Tool to Simplify AV Workflow

The Hottest F&B Trends Right Now

A Secret Perk to the Park My Truck App

Get Creativity Flowing With Tilt Brush by Google

Idea Spark: Cultural Conversations About Ethnicity

6 Ways the Meetings Industry Is Embracing Immersive Tech

Tech Star: Lisa Mae Brunson, Founder of Wonder Women Tech and More

Getting Personal at Grand Wayne Convention Center

Why Conductive Ink Could Revolutionize Marketing

How to Get Around Washington During D.C. Metro Closures

How New Federal Overtime Changes Will Affect You

Meet Monsieur, the World’s First Automatic Bartender

4 Podcasts to Improve Your Creativity

American Marketing Association Launches Speakers Bureau

6 Things Meeting Profs Should Care About, From MGM’s Michael Dominguez

Best of Connect Association: October 2016

3 Meeting Package Trends From IACC

Remix Your Mornings, Daybreaker Style

Meet Splacer, the Airbnb of Venues

Tempe is “Refreshingly Arizona”

How to Improve Air Travel: Ideas From 11 Association Meeting Planners

8 Tips for Rebranding an Association or Conference

Uber and Destinations Hit a Roadblock

Al Hutchinson Moving From Mobile to Baltimore

4 Unexpected Southern Locales Adding Hospitality to Meetings

This Is Now in Sacramento, California

Celebrity Chefs Taking Hotel F&B to the Next Level

Michelle Moore Experiences Kissimmee for Herself

Trend Alert: Conference Crashing

San Antonio CVB Rebrands to Visit San Antonio

Kigali Marriott Hotel Opens in Rwanda

4 Cities That Will Change Your Perception of the Midwest

Nostalgic Cities Proving the Good Ol’ Days Are Back

Now Trending at Hotels: Free F&B

Why Your Meeting Needs Warm Cookies

Sip on This! 3 New Beverage Trends

Reflect on Your Brand Champions With Michele Wierzgac

Midwest Breweries With Meeting Space on Tap

3 Can’t-Miss Exhibits at National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tempe Is “Refreshingly Arizona”

Room Drop Idea: Try the World

Movie-Themed Creative Teambuilding Idea for Groups

4 Tech-Driven Hair Products for Planners

Drop This Healthy Buzzword Into Your Lexicon: Sportspitality

How 3 Conferences Boosted Attendance by Opening to the Public

CrowdControl Games Breaks Down 3 Tips for Audience Engagement

Don’t Let This Meeting Planner Nightmare Happen to You!

CompTIA’s Senior VP of Events on Planning Tech-Centric Conferences

5 New Apps to Make Meeting Planning Tasks Easier

A Meeting Planner’s Cheat Sheet to Fall Fashion

A New Idea: Movie Theater Meetings

3 of Your Biggest Tech Issues, Solved

Adam Timm Highlights 5 Keys to Making This Your Best Week Ever

3 Authentic Group Dining Experiences for Meetings

3 Surprising Spaces in Westchester County

Venues, Views and Variety Create Meeting Magic in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley

Lexington: A One-of-a-Kind Destination

3 Tech Tools to Pack in Your Carry-on

4 Lessons Meeting Planners Can Learn From Ryan Lochte

4 Lessons Meeting Planners Can Learn From Ryan Lochte

Tom Noonan Makes the Move to the Austin CVB

Connect Marketplace 2016: Friday Recap + Saturday Preview

Thursday Preview: Connect Marketplace 2016

President Bill Clinton on the Impact of Travel and Tourism

Travel Portland’s Karen Martwick Plays Her ACES

Connect Marketplace 2016: Advice for Newbies

Skyword: Telling Tales With Technology

Hotels Serve Up Olympic-Themed Amenities

3 Hands-On Ideas to Steal From National Art Education Association

Meet Vacay, Clothing That Solves Your Packing Probs

Q&A: David Whitaker, CEO of Choose Chicago

Executive Humor Coach Marshall Chiles Hits Our Funny Bone

It’s a New Era in Atlantic City

Destinations Double as Obscure Capitals

New Trend: Canned Wine

5 Coffee Houses With Meeting Space, to Boot

Christina Wong: From Pope to DNC

Experience the Extraordinary Lancaster County Convention Center

How the Philadelphia CVB Helped Coordinate 10,000 DNC Volunteers

Teambuilding at Extreme Sandbox: Can You Dig It?

Tech Tool to Know: Facebook Canvas

Convention City Foods Worth Your Votes

Planner-Friendly Copy Editing Tips

Turning Elevators Into an Experience

5 Charging Stations to Power Up Your Events

5 Hilarious Olympic Events Meeting Planners Would Win

3 Ways to Wow Attendees With Balloons

Convention Centers Add Dining-on-Demand Apps

Experiencing the First FAM by Jerusalem CVB

5 Hilarious Olympic Events Meeting Planners Would Win

Hot F&B Trend: Torched Doughnuts

3 Phrases Meeting Planners Should Add to Their Lexicon

Gaming Properties Wooing Attendees Off the Casino Floor

Las Vegas Vet Mo Robinson Talks Casinos, Meetings and How They Mix

Why Lamzac Hangout Is the Hottest Seat in Town

3 Lessons for Event Professionals From Pokemon Go

Hotel News You Need: Spring/Summer 2016

Meet Mandy Lauderdale, The Master of Experiential Marketing

Discover Why Everything That Makes Louisville Different Is Different

Now Trending: Boozy Milkshakes

Buffalo, New York, Is Ready for Company

3 Chicago Venues to Raise the Rooftop

T-Mobile Arena Opens for Business in Las Vegas

Coming Up: Tyra Hilliard Explores the Law of Doing Good Things

A Familiarization Tour of Saratoga Springs, New York!

The 5 Happiest, Healthiest Cities in the U.S.

Mike McAllen: From Firefighter to Meetings Pro

Events Industry Caters to Nursing Moms

6 Cities Welcoming LGBT Groups With Open Arms

How To

6 Tips for Working With Logistics Vendors

How to Craft a Strategic Email Campaign

What You Need to Know About Content Marketing

How to Get Better Event Photography

7 Tips for Creating a Successful Hybrid Event

5 Marketing Conversations to Have With Your Audience

How to Make Your Event Stand Out on Instagram

5 Ways to Incorporate Pop Culture Trends Into Events

Two Keys to Collaborating With Lighting Pros

How to Compare AV Quotes

3 Ways to Blend Offline and Online Interaction

6 Steps to a Post-Event Debrief

3 Ways Event Managers Can Fight Human Trafficking

How to Improve Your Leadership Skills in Five Minutes

How to Prevent the Afternoon Slump at Meetings

How to Plan for a Multilingual Event

How to Prepare Event Staff for an Armed Attack

10 Tips for Creating Educational Programs for International Audiences

How to Cultivate a Team of Social Influencers

3 Easy Ways to Accommodate Dietary Restrictions at Events

5 Qualities to Look for in an Outsourced Planning Partner

How to Attend an Event as an Event Planner

9 Pack Hacks for Transporting Meeting Materials

6 Clever Ways to Work Smarter

Mandalay Bay’s F&B Director on How to Pair Beer and Food

4 Ways to Use Downtime Wisely

Top 10 FAQs from Audiovisual Company PSAV

How to Make the Most of Show Floor Traffic

How to Work With Celebrity Chefs

The Do’s and Don’ts of FAMs

How to Host a Live Cooking Demo at Your Event

How to Break Down Dietary Restrictions

6 Steps to Plan Events for Deaf Attendees

4 Steps to Mastering a Wi-Fi Site Inspection

How to Quit Your Job Gracefully

How to Keep Communication Flowing During a Crisis

How To Think Like a Hotel Revenue Manager

How Meeting Planners Can Facilitate Networking

How to Use Google+ Hangouts on Air

4 Things You Didn’t Know a CVB Could Do

How to Use Social Media to Attract Diverse Groups

7 Ways to Become a Meetings Industry Advocate

How to Track Event Hashtags

How to Use Crowdshaping

5 Steps to a Greener Meeting

4 New Ideas for Sponsorships

How to Fend Off Airbnb to Fill Room Blocks

Formatting Evolution: What You Need to Know

How To Wash Your Hands

How to Prevent Hotel Rate Piracy

How to Become an Industry Thought Leader

How to Find Perfect Sponsors

The New Rules of Office Romance

Be Your Own Boss

How to Leverage PR to Grow Your Event

5 Ways to Set the Tone With Music

7 Ways to Use Food as Decor

How to Add Dimension to Events

7 Ways to Stay Organized With Evernote

5 New Rules for Surveying Attendees

10 Steps to Build an Online Community

5 Ways to Maximize ROI

3 Ways to Make Marketing Automation Work for You

Event Planning Basics: 7 Steps to Successful Conflict Negotiation

5 Tips for Securing Celebrity Speakers

How to Live-Blog a Conference

5 Questions to Ask When Booking a Non-Professional Event Speaker

How to Diversify Event Speakers

Market Your Event with Content

6 Tips to Plan Introvert-Friendly Events

7 Steps to Get Your Event Wi-Fi Ready

How to Leverage Technology to Gather and Use Attendee Data

Refocus the Staff Meeting

How to Start a Blog

Keep Conference Crashers Out

Use Food as Fuel for Conference Meals and Breaks

How to Get a Job in a Competitive Market

Why Every Meeting Needs a Master Plan

How to Manage Your Business From the Cloud

5 Ways to Keep Food Costs Down

Engage Your Attendees With Smart F&B

Create a Social Media Policy

Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Brand

Event Planning Tips: Learning to Delegate

How to Piggyback to Save Money at Events

How to Increase Smartphone User Engagement

Event Marketing: How to Work With a CVB

Hidden AV Costs: 4 Places They Hide

How to Skip the Lines at Airport Security

Score an Event Speaker in Your Budget

How to Record Your Event

Event Speakers: How to Set Up a Panel Session

Event Marketing: Help Potential Attendees Make the Case for Your Event

Event Branding: 6 Steps to a Comprehensive Style Guide

How to Work With an Event Producer

4 Tips for Planning Wellness Activities at Conferences

When to Cancel Your Event in the Risk of a Disaster

Event Marketing: Creating a Successful Public Relations Campaign

Tips to Plan a Budget Conference Menu

How to Revive the Boring Awards Ceremony

Tips to Help Plan a Budget Bar at an Event

Preparing for a Medical Emergency

How to Quit Your Job. Really.

4 Email Marketing Tips for Event Planners

Online Event Registration: Why You Need It and How to Implement It

10 Tips to Plan More Productive Meetings and Events

How to Go Local at Meetings and Events

Networking Tips: How to Make Yourself Approachable

4 Tips to Manage Media Coverage

Choosing the Best Speaker

How to Negotiate a Convention Center Contract

11 Steps to Plan a Hybrid Meeting

Wine Tastings: Create Teambuilding with Buzz

Time Management: Staying on Track During Event Planning

Event Planning: How to Outsmart the Competition to Land a Job or Client

Meeting Design: How to Match Room Setup to Content

Become a Better Leader

Event Design: Why Visual Dynamics Matter

Event Safety: Avoiding Issues with the Fire Marshal

Event Planning: 4 Surprise Challenges, 4 Solutions

The Keys to Managing Group Transportation

AV and F&B: What to Do When They Compete for Space at Events

Site Selection: 7 Key Tips for Finding the Right Destination and Venue

5 Steps to Increase Meeting Attendee Retention

How to Plan an All-Inclusive Meeting

Event Planning: How to Know When You Need a Third-Party Provider

Improve Your Presentation Skills

Places

Minneapolis Has Meetings Mojo

Atlantic City Goes After Industry Meetings

The View From Perdido Beach Resort

How Ottawa Is Gearing Up for Canada’s 150th Birthday

Salt Lake City, Is That You?

Albany Capital Center Debuts in Upstate New York

Walnut Creek’s Scott Slocum on Launching a New CVB

4 Things to Consider Before Meeting in Canada

3 Spots to Visit on Mesa’s New Fresh Foodie Trail

5 Must-Try Sweets in the Northeast

6 Reasons We Love Huntington Beach This Year

6 Canadian Convention Centers Worth Checking Out

3 Affordable New England Cities for Meetings

Cathy Macdonald Talks Meetings in Banff, Alberta

City Spotlight: San Antonio

Teepee Time at Westgate River Ranch Resort

Shift Gears in Green Bay at The Automobile Gallery

What’s New in New Orleans?

How Sioux City Lured the Iowa ABI Conference Back

A Preview of Gaylord Rockies, By the Numbers

Inside The Westin Nashville, Now Open

6 New Reasons to Meet Near Gulf Shores, Alabama

How to Incorporate Fashion Into a Meeting

Actor Josh Duhamel Gives North Dakota Tourism a Boost

4 Surprising Arguments for Meeting in Winston-Salem

3 Surprising Spaces in Westchester County

New + Next: The Palm Beaches

3 Reasons Associations are Flocking to Wichita

Visit National Harbor Opens for Business

Associations Hit It Big at Gaming Properties

Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center Opens

Hilton Cleveland: Ready for the RNC

3 Casino Resorts Betting on Meetings

3 Must-Dos for Meetings in Memphis, Tennessee

Spotlight on Seattle: Seeing Green

Turning Stone Resort Casino: The Gem of Central New York

South Point Hotel: We Make It Easy!

Opal Sands Resort: A New Meeting Option in Clearwater Beach

Sneak Peek: Brooklyn’s The William Vale

Moxy Sets Up Shop in New Orleans

5 Ways to Explore Mobile, Alabama’s GulfQuest Museum

At Long Last, Watergate Hotel Is Back

LGBT Cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

LGBT Cities: Columbus, Ohio

LGBT Cities: Austin, Texas

LGBT Cities: Richmond, Virginia

LGBT Cities: Daytona Beach, Florida

LGBT Cities: Palm Springs, California

San Francisco Has an Air of Creativity

A Fine Time in Irvine

What’s New and Upcoming at Aria Resort & Casino

San Jose Marriott Readies for Super Bowl 50

Hilton West Palm Beach Is Now Open

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Celebrates 100 Years

Site Visit: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Sneak Peek: The Westin Denver Airport

Site Visit: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Riverwalk

Site Visit: Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown

Site Visit: Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Site Visit: Chicago’s The Gwen

Site Visit: Hotel RL Baltimore

Site Visit: Knibbe Ranch

Site Visit: Perdido Beach Resort

Site Visit: Waldorf Astoria New York

Site Visit: Lake Arrowhead Resort

Site Visit: Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree

Site Visit: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville

Site Visit: Kalahari Resort Pocono Mountains

Site Visit: Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center

Site Visit: The Westin Lake Las Vegas

Site Visit: Andaz San Diego

Site Visit: Embassy Suites Chicago Naperville

Site Visit: The Westin Jekyll Island

Site Visit: Hotel Van Zandt 

Site Visit: Waterfront Conference Center

Site Visit: Hotel Vintage Portland

Site Visit: Hilton Anatole

Lexington On a Blue Streak

Site Visit: Hotel Vandivort

Site Visit: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Little Rock Rising

Site Visit: Big Cypress Lodge

Site Visit: Sheraton Puerto Rico

Site Visit: Renaissance Chicago Downtown

Site Visit: Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons

Site Visit: Sheraton Carlsbad Resort

Site Visit: Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort

Site Visit: Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Site Visit: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Site Visit: Mission Point Resort

Site Visit: Epworth By The Sea

Site Visit: Westgate River Ranch

On the Horizon: Oklahoma City

Site Visit: I-Drive 360

Site Visit: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Site Visit: Martha Washington Hotel

Site Visit: Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa

Site Visit: 21c Museum Hotel Durham

Detroit Is Back in Business

Site Visit: The Westin La Paloma

Site Visit: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country

Site Visit: The Embassy Row Hotel

Site Visit: Southbank Riverwalk 

Site Visit: JW Marriott Austin

Site Visit: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach

Baltimore’s New Experiential Program

Helena is the Best of Big Sky Country

Spokane Convention Center

Loews Chicago Hotel

Wyndham Grand Jupiter

Le Meridien New Orleans

The Knickerbocker

Wilmington, N.C.: A Setting That Will Take Your Breath Away

Now Open: Renaissance Dallas Hotel

The Shores Resort & Spa

The Metropolitan at the 9

Now Open: JW Marriott Houston Downtown

La Quinta Resort & Club

Site Visit: Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Site Visit: The Crawford Hotel

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Site Visit: Virgin Hotels Chicago

Site Visit: Thompson Miami Beach

City Spotlight: Jacksonville, Florida

City Spotlight: Savannah, Georgia

City Spotlight: Gulf Coast, Mississippi

City Spotlight: Athens, Georgia

City Spotlight: Montgomery, Alabama

City Spotlight: Greensboro, North Carolina

Midwest Regional Guide

City Spotlight | Dallas

Site Visit | Keep Memory Alive Center

Site Visit | Fairmont Pittsburgh

Now Open | Motif Seattle

Now Open | Bayview Plaza

City Spotlight | Mobile Bay

Site Visit | Danville Bed & Breakfast

Site Visit: Marriott Louisville East

Site Visit | National Harbor

Site Visit | Paradise Point Resort & Spa

Now Open | National Center for Civil and Human Rights

City Spotlight | Tallahassee

City Spotlight | Miami

City Spotlight | Sarasota

City Spotlight | Paradise Coast

City Spotlight | Ocala

City Spotlight | South Walton

City Spotlight | Traverse City

Site Visit | Pennsylvania Convention Center

Site Visit | Hyatt Atlanta Midtown

Site Visit | Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center

Site Visit | Hilton Orlando

Site Visit | The Grand America Hotel

Site Visit | The Commons Hotel

Now Open | Renovated Riverside Convention Center

Now Open | Epiphany Hotel

Now Open | Denver Marriott Westminster

City Spotlight | Springfield

City Spotlight | Madison

City Spotlight | Grand Rapids

City Spotlight | Cleveland

City Spotlight | Cincinnati

City Spotlight | Newport Beach

City Spotlight | Spokane

City Spotlight | Reno

City Spotlight | Oakland

City Spotlight | Bellevue, Washington

City Spotlight | Tri-Valley

City Spotlight: Charlotte

Now Open | Hyatt Princeton’s New Event Space

Now Open | Doubletree Hilton Salt Lake City

Now Open | Owensboro Convention Center

Site Visit | Amway Hotel Collection, Grand Rapids

Site Visit | San Diego Convention Center

Site Visit | Richmond

Now Open | Radisson Santa Maria

Now Open | College Park Marriott

Now Open | Epicurean Hotel

Now Open | Hilton Garden Inn New York

Now Open | The Westin Portland Harborview

Now Open | Loews Regency New York

Now Open | Discovery Park of America

Now Open | Hotel Sorella

Now Open | Westfields Marriott

Now Open | Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel

Now Open | The Westin Kansas City

Now Open | Casa Madrona Hotel

Site Visit | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Site Visit | Roland E. Powell Convention Center

Site Visit | The Field Museum

Site Visit | Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

Site Visit | The Pearl Hotel

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

City Spotlight | Las Vegas

Site Visit: Howells and Hood

Site Visit: Springfield, Illinois

Now Open: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Southern California

Site Visit: Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina

City Spotlight: Oakland

City Spotlight: Galveston, Texas

Blogs

3 Things Event Profs Can Learn From Fairs

7 Steps to a (Nearly) Foolproof Awards Envelope System

3 Reasons We Loved the First-Ever Creativation Conference

A Dining Experience to Remember

4 Tips for Smarter New Year’s Resolutions

How to Overcome the Dark Side of Technology

3 Leadership Nuggets From Chicago Ideas Week

Repeatable Wow Moments From My Marriott CRN Site Visit

Are You Harnessing the Power of Big Data at Your Events?

Trendspotting at DMAI’s 2016 Annual Conference

Straight Out of a Storybook: Salamander Resort & Spa

The Planner On… Balancing the Pie of Life

3 Tech Startups From Collision to Partner With Now

4 Lessons From Connect California

5 Tips for Launching a First-Time Event

An Insider’s Guide to Washington, D.C.

The Perfect Meeting Planner Pants

I Want Candy!

7 Reasons Planners Won’t Want to Leave Portland, Oregon

3 New Ideas for Connect Marketplace 2016

Meetings and Incentives—the Real Stars of the 2016 Oscars?

8 Words Heard: European Meetings & Events Conference 2016

3 Lessons for Event Planners From Broadway’s “Hamilton”

10 Words to Avoid in 2016

3 Reasons Why Planners Should Buy an Apple Watch

The View From The Economist’s World in 2016 Breakfast

What Roles Would “Star Wars” Characters Have in Meetings?

What’s a Trend Worth?

Paris, Je T’aime

9 Important Negotiation Steps

Is Tipping Discriminatory and Outdated? Danny Meyer Says So.

Field Report: IMEX America, Where Business Is Personal

4 Uncommon Places to Meet in Green Bay

Beer City USA: The Best 10 Pounds I’ve Ever Gained

X Proud: Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

What Meeting Professionals Can Learn From “The Intern” Movie

Inside the First-Ever Amazon Inventions Tour

Philadelphia Hosts the Pope and the World

Step Up

Inside SpinCon

Here’s What You Missed in ConnecTech

Superstar Volunteers

Going Rogue

A New Breed of Meeting Professionals

What It’s (Really) Like to be a Conference Volunteer

4 Things I Learned About Greenville, S.C.

Caitlyn Jenner and the Meetings Industry

Come Fly With Me

Go Ahead: Tell Your Mother What You Do

3 Ideas for Event Tech

Reshuffle Your Agenda Now

The Multicultural Milieu of IMEX, Part 2: Discovering Cuba

Power to the People

The Multicultural Milieu of IMEX, Part 1: Manchester, England

DeskHub: A Workspace Solution for Planners?

The Planner on Hosting Locavore Events

Comeback Cities

How the Pittsburgh Convention Center Does Green

Full Steam Ahead at Clean Show 2015

Planners Wield Green Power

Inside Dish: Chocolate Tours of Scottsdale

Mail of the Future From Meet Puerto Rico

8 Tweets Proving Olivia Wilde Should Be An Event Planner

3 Key Takeaways from the ASAE Great Ideas Conference 2015

3 New Things We Learned Today

9 Signs Cupid Was a Meeting Planner

The Stuff No One Talks About

The Planner on Rising Food Costs

Lake Erie Shores & Island’s Winning Art Piece

What Planners Want From CVBs

What Really Happens Inside Marriott’s New Virtual Travel Teleporter

Learning to Multitask in the Digital Age

Finding Foodie Inspiration

Getting Creative With F&B

The Cost of Customer Service

Higher Budgets Mean Higher Expectations

What Can Gamification Do For You?

4 Lessons Learned at the ASAE Great Ideas Conference

Meetings Industry Advocacy: Why You Should Be Involved

Binder Be Gone: Best Event Planning Apps

The Future of Client Relationships: H2H

Acts of Kindness Emerge in a Chaotic Commute

Push the Value of Meetings

Meet the New Online Connect Magazine

Videos

This Just Happened: April 17-21

This Just Happened: April 10-14

This Just Happened: April 3-7

This Just Happened: March 27-31

This Just Happened: March 20-24

Hyatt Regency Maui’s Exec Chef on Going Local

This Just Happened, March 13-17

This Just Happened, March 6-10

Insider Series | Timo Kiuru on Experiential Event Marketing

Video Recap | Connect Marketplace 2016

Insider Series | Creating a User-Friendly Conference Website

The Next List: 2016 40 Under 40 Video

Get Creative and Train Yourself to Imagine

Winter 2016 | The i Issue Preview

Destination Focus | Emerald Coast, Florida

INSIDER SERIES | Being a Meetings Industry Advocate

Video Recap: Connect Marketplace 2015

Group Dynamics: 40 Under 40 Video

INSIDER SERIES: How to Combat Suitcasing

Meetings Imagined by Marriott

INSIDER SERIES: 3 Ways Meetings Should Change

Issue Video | May/June 2015

INSIDER SERIES: Pros and Cons of Social Media at Events

INSIDER SERIES: When Dietary Restrictions Won’t Quit

What Is Connect Marketplace?

Destination Focus: Dunwoody, Georgia

March Meetings Madness Bracket

INSIDER SERIES | Social & Sustainable Meetings

INSIDER SERIES | How To Steer Out of a Social Media Shipwreck

INSIDER SERIES | The Future of Meetings

INSIDER SERIES | Flashpoint

INSIDER SERIES | Jim Spellos, Meeting U.

INSIDER SERIES | Cynthia Graddy, National Dental Association

INSIDER SERIES | Denise McFarlin, American Theological Library Association

INSIDER SERIES | Bev Egidi, Wedding Market Expo

INSIDER SERIES | Crystal Washington, CWM Enterprises

INSIDER SERIES | Kevin Dockter, AMATYC

INSIDER SERIES | Selvis Morales, International Society for Stem Cell Research

Virgin’s New Video Tries to Show You Why You’ll Love Its Hotels

INSIDER SERIES | Linda Smith, Wedding Market Expo

INSIDER SERIES | Selva Rajah, Education Funding Company

INSIDER SERIES | Paula Rigling, Meeting Planning Professionals

INSIDER SERIES | Sam Bhandarkar, American Culinary Federation

INSIDER SERIES | Getting to Know Your Attendees

INSIDER SERIES | How Technology Is Changing Events

INSIDER SERIES | Dahlia El Gazzar, The Meeting Pool

INSIDER SERIES | Monica Pea, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

INSIDER SERIES | Linda Mansouria, California Separation Science Society

INSIDER SERIES | Teresa Alfaro, Volunteers of America

INSIDER SERIES | Vanora Legaux, Association of Black Storytellers

INSIDER SERIES | Martha Ehrenfeld, Federation of Gay Games

INSIDER SERIES | Jessica Moy, Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

INSIDER SERIES | Antonio Camacho, Association of Mexican American Educators

INSIDER SERIES | Tracy Orpin, International Association of Administrative Professionals

INSIDER SERIES | Van Strickland, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

INSIDER SERIES | Tricia Fechter, College Student Educators International

INSIDER SERIES | Monique Gaskins, NAAIA

INSIDER SERIES | Jamaal Bailey, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

INSIDER SERIES | Carmen Carter, Diversity on Demand

INSIDER SERIES | Dr. Lemuel Berry Jr., National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies

INSIDER SERIES | Fabian De Rozario, National Association of Asian American Professionals

INSIDER SERIES | Patricia Johnson, Opera America

INSIDER SERIES | Irving Washington III, Online News Association

INSIDER SERIES | Crystal Porter, American Institute of CPAs

INSIDER SERIES | Dana Saal, Association for Preservation Technology International

INSIDER SERIES | Betsy Boland, American Copper Council

INSIDER SERIES | Colleen Neubauer, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

MPI Airs National Commercial

The New Online Connect Is Here

Collinson TV | Michael Owen, EventGenuity

Collinson TV | Katherine Manfredi, Conference Partners Inc.

Collinson TV | Jim Spellos, Meeting U

This Is Connect Marketplace

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News

American Alliance of Museums Combines Annual Meeting With D.C.’s Museum Week

CIC Updates Industry Glossary for CMP Exam

Penn State’s Thon Event Raises $9.77 Million

Zika Virus Gives Meeting Planners Some Pause

Hilton Tries to Entice Planners to Book Early

Commercial Flights to Cuba Approved

Marriott to Buy Starwood in Blockbuster Deal

Meetings Go Forward in Baltimore

U.S. Travel Association Blasts Airlines Over Open Skies

Tool You Should Know: Meerkat

Indiana Loses First Event Over New Law and More Could Follow [UPDATE]

Starwood Making News With Moves

Marriott Exec Eyes Run at Congress

Expedia Mergers Shake Up Online Travel Industry

Santa Clara Convention Center Battle

Netherlands Not High on D.C. Comparison

Should Planners Be Pumped About Cheap Gas Prices?

U.S. Travel Chief Touts Industry’s “Dynamism”

Philadelphia to Host 2016 Democratic Convention

Despite the Snow, the Shows Go on in Boston

Planning With Powerball

Should Planners Be Pumped About Cheap Gas Prices?

Hotel Rates Rise as Supply Fails to Meet Demand

The Future of Free Hotel Wi-Fi

Detroit Turns to Meetings as City Officially Emerges from Bankruptcy

Police Investigate Attack on “Furry” Conference

U.S. Travel Association: Expect Holiday Headaches Year-Round

Midterm Election Results Could Bode Well for Travel Industry

Business as Usual for Meetings and Events Despite Ebola Fears

Chicago Tops List as No. 1 Meetings Destination

Marriott to Pay $600,000 Wi-Fi Jamming Fine

The Flashpoint: Act of Sabotage Causes Major Flight Delays

U.S. Leads the Pack in Fodor’s Annual Best Hotels List

The Flashpoint: Hurricane Odile Damages Airport, Hotels in Mexico

Westin Washington Completes $17 Million Upgrade

Hyatt Regency La Jolla Completes Renovation

$38 Million Expansion Begins on Boise Centre

Site Ranks Top Hotels for Wi-Fi

Four Seasons Gets Crafty with Local Beers

Universal Orlando to Add Fifth Hotel to Resort in 2016

4 Ways the HD Expo Changed This Year

As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Rolls the Dice on Meetings

Largest-Ever Connect Marketplace Features Three-in-One Format, Ice Bucket Challenges

4 Observations from WEC 2014

Atlanta Sees a $70 Million Upgrade to Westin Peachtree Plaza

Seaport Boston Hotel Open Following Renovations

Springfield’s Convention Center Receives First Renovation Since 1978

Hilton Minneapolis Guest Rooms Get an Update

Harrah’s Southern California Resort Opens New Tower

Delta Flight Museum Opens in Atlanta

CIC and Social Tables Partner on Planning App

Connect Named Finalist for Magazine of the Year

Why Cleveland?

The Flashpoint: Fort Worth Wants New Convention Center Arena

The Flashpoint: Portland Airport, Triple Creek Ranch Among the World’s Best

The Flashpoint: Portland Might Finally Get Its Convention Center Hotel

Baltimore Reinvents the Wheel to Clean Harbor

Mobile Bay Hosts First U.S. World Leisure Congress

The Flashpoint: Meet AC Hires First CEO

The Flashpoint (June 9 Edition)

Major Convention Hotels Springing Up Nationwide

Westin Orlando’s Lotus Ballroom Ready for Events

San Diego Hyatt Completes Phase Two Renovations

In the News | Hyatt Regency Dallas Opens Renovated Landmark Ballroom

Ticketleap Launches Selfie-Based Ticket System

The Flashpoint (June 2 Edition)

New Developments in Fighting Human Trafficking at Events

The Flashpoint (May 28 Edition)

The Flashpoint (May 19 Edition)

The Flashpoint (May 12 Edition)

The Flashpoint (April 29 Edition)

Teambuilding Company Partners with Hyatt to Build Dog Houses

MPI Alters Plans for CMM Changes

The Flashpoint (April 7 Edition)

San Diego Marriott Opens Rooftop Event Space

How to Get the Food Right at a Foodie Event

The Flashpoint (March 24 Edition)

The Flashpoint (March 17 Edition)

Indy Tops the List of Best Convention Cities

The Flashpoint (March 10 Edition)

Meeting Planning Named Fifth Most Stressful Job

The Flashpoint (March 3 Edition)

54 Planners First to Receive CMP-Healthcare Certification

DFW Airport Gets Creative with New Group Zone

The Flashpoint (February 24 Edition)

The Flashpoint (February 17 Edition)

The Flashpoint (February 10 Edition)

The Flashpoint (February 3 Edition)

4 Event Trends You’ll See in 2014