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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

3 Things that Befuddle Planners and What can be Done About Them

If you are a meeting planner, you know the stress associated with planning and executing a large, complex event. You can be the best project manager and communicator in the world, but when the... read more

7 Super Things All Conference Planners can Learn from Montreal's C2MTL Experience

When Daniel Lamarre, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cirque du Soleil, came to the SID LEE agency in 2010, he wanted a corporate event where business leaders could instill creativity... read more

4 Budget Blunders to Avoid When Planning Your Next Meeting

If you kick yourself every time you hold a meeting or conference because one budget item slipped through the cracks, you are not alone. Even though orchestrating the budget is part of your... read more

Survey Says: C-Suite Values F2F Meetings

Northstar Meeting's Group recently polled 145 senior executives regarding their position on the intrinsic value of off-site meetings. The results were refreshing and if used properly, should help in... read more

Planners Prepare for 6 Shifts in Mobile Solutions in 2014

With the number of active cell phones reaching 7.3 billion this year, according to Silicon India and Gartner predicting that tablet shipments will outstrip PCs by 72% in 2016, is it any wonder... read more

8 PowerPoint Tricks and Tips that will Enhance Your Presenter's Talk

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), a recognized authority in the cold chain industry  where every product retains quality and safety, holds several conferences throughout the year for its members.... read more

If You Think it's Expensive to Hire a Professional Meeting Supplier, Just Hire an Amateur

    Meeting in a Box. Meeting Toolkit. Audio Visual included as part of the standard venue contract.  This is a meeting planner's dream, right? Easy-peasy. You will handle the AV by rolling in the... read more