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How Event Planners Can Relate to Disney's New Wearable Device

Walt Disney World has just launched a new wearable device that combines Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) with a mobile app to improve the guest experience. It is called MyMagic+. This blog... read more

Why PowerPoint is Still Relevant for Meetings after All These Years

Believe it or not, PowerPoint has been around for 24 years. When you think about it, that is pretty amazing considering how many technology innovations have occurred since then. Think about... read more

3 CSR Apps that will Get Attendees Engaged at Your Event

Whether you are managing a nonprofit, association or corporate event planning staff, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is all the rage with attendees. They want to do good and give back. But the... read more

How MiFi Screws Up Your Meeting in So Many Ways

Everyone has heard or used them: MiFi. HotSpot. Personal WiFi. But what you don't know is with everyone setting up their individual WiFi system in the meeting room or on the trade show floor, it... read more

Why Your Meeting Feedback is Missing the Mark Everytime

Gathering timely feedback is one of the cornerstone responsibilities of every meeting planner, and often it is a requirement of the job. However, we all know the saying "Garbage In = Garbage Out" so... read more

Check This Out! Planners Weigh-In on the 3 C's: Challenges, Changes and Cautions

About 600 meeting planners took part in a Meetings Focus Trends survey that concentrated on what planners anticipated to be some of the forthcoming issues in 2014 and beyond.  Below is a 40,000 foot... read more

How Event Planners are Evolving to be Great Content Managers

Let's face it: Whether you like it or not, attendees are creating content about your meeting or event. The good, the bad and the ugly. But rather than trying to hold your attendees down or back -- why... read more

5 Key Trends that Will Transform Your Next Meeting

At the Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit last February, Compliant Venues Ltd., outlined 10 global trends they see that will affect healthcare meetings and events. What I... read more

What does it Mean to be Green? 7 Simple Sustainable Conference Ideas

Earlier this month, several of my peers gathered in San Francisco for the Sustainable Meetings Conference hosted by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC). The focus of this conference was: ... read more

Passive Meeting Participants are Poor Meeting Participants

The teacher/student methodology of learning for adults is gone. Dead. Passe.  With ever distracting technologies vying  for the meeting participant's attention and time, shouldn't you try and make it... read more

The 6S' to a Successful Operation at SmartSource Rentals

SmartSource Rentals (SSR) has taken a bold step to improve efficiencies among its 21 national branch locations through the implementation of  a program to streamline operations and improve workplace... read more

The Latest and Greatest on Governmental Meeting Legislation and What it Means to You

Last July, there were two bills introduced into the US House of Representatives to limit federal spending and attendance of face-to-face meetings by governmental employees. The first bill, HR 313 is... read more

Technology Reigns With Sold Out Conferences - Find Out Why

Riddle me this: What do  TED SXSW Oracle OpenWorld and  C2MTL all have in common? They are extremely popular events and according to Skift, who recently published The Future of Meetings in Hospitality ... read more

Survey Says: 7 Key Findings for Association Meeting Planners

In the March 2014 edition of Convene magazine, PCMA released their annual survey on the state of the meeting industry. Although this was a very comprehensive survey comparing trends over... read more

Break Out of Your Breakout Room Routine! Here are 5 Fresh Ideas

Concurrent sessions or breakouts are where most of the educational content of your conference occur. Ironically, this is where you often "hit or miss" with presenters. Your attendees can walk into one... read more

What is Your Event's Publicity Plan? Here are 6 Tips from PR Pros

What makes one event garner more photographers, media and bloggers than another?  A well thought out publicity plan.  BizBash's Alesandra Dubin set out to determine what the difference makers are when... read more

7 Solid Ways Presenters can Talk Like TED

Technology, Design, Entertainment, or TED for short, hit its 30th anniversary in March. This highly sought after conference has hosted individuals from Bill Gates to an unknown 13-year-old African... read more

4 Fantastic Ways to Brain-Engage Your Event

Your attendee walks into a cold, dimly lit meeting room with no natural light. . They see scores of empty chairs and the PowerPoint presentation equipment has a black and white slide indicating... read more

What Does the Meeting Industry Think About Technology? Inquiring Minds Need to Know!

LiveTech londonlaunch, a master-class in digital engagement and social media, recently polled their attendees about the use of social media and technology for maximizing attendee engagement at their... read more

How Green can Your Meetings Go? You Might Just be Surprised

Although the industry has been talking about this for a long time, there isn't one place to go to see the standards and certifications for going green. This blog brings the event information to... read more