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5 Stellar Ways to Take Event Risks that Pay Off

Can you believe it? The Risk Management Society (RIMS), an organization of more than 11,000 risk management professionals, took some...(gulp)....risks at their annual conference last April.... read more

5 Ways Technology can Tout Your Next Event

At last March's, South by Southwest conference, interactive event technology was all the rage. From virtual reality to 3D printing, marketers were showing their offerings to the 150,000+ attendees.... read more

3 Ways Planners can Stay Ahead of the Technology Curve

I think most event planning organizations would agree with this statement: Meeting planning used to be a whole lot simplier. Food & Beverage, Rooms Blocks and renting Audio Visual equipment was a... 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

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

Two Companies Converge on What Mobile Apps Mean to Meetings

Two organizations, Cvent and the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU) recently spoke to PCMA about their experiences with mobile apps and how they are improving the user experience over... 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

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

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

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

Five Compelling Reasons to Rent Tablets for Your Next Conference

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) held their annual Transcather Cardiovascular Therapeutice conference in late October of last year. This six-day conference, held in San Francisco,... 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

3 Things that Drive Attendees Away From Your Conference

Is your conference shrinking or does it experience high turnover? If this is the case, chances are your attendees have not received the kind of treatment they should have; either when registering... read more

10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for Show Managers and Exhibitors

As meeting planners, show managers and exhibitors work together toward a successful trade show experience, there are things they can do to make it better, as recently pointed out in the February 2014... read more

4 Ways to Successfully Sell Sponsors for Your Next Event

Let's face facts: Sponsors are harder and harder to attract and close these days. They have finite dollars to spend each year and are constantly evaluating all their opportunities to maximize ROI. In... read more

How Robots are Going to Rule the World...or at Least Your Next Meeting

If you are remotely as old as I am, you can remember when robot technology was introduced in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Robots were going to do everything from housework to homework. And while some of... read more

10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for All Exhibitors to Follow

If you are the typical exhibitor, you probably have your trade show calendar planned out for the next 12 months. As you and your team gather to talk about the logistics of your shows, it occurs to... read more

3 Brilliant Benefits that Gamification of Your Next Meeting will Bring

We all know them and love them. Gamers, I'm speaking of...people who love spend time at the computer playing against online villains, trying to work their way through a maze or move up to the next... read more