Meeting Strategies

How to Host a Successful Hybrid Meeting

by Dean Ronnie | July 21, 2014
With the emergence of new technologies, hybrid meetings are becoming more and more common. Here's how to deliver a successful one.

Beyond the Room Rate: Choosing Affordable Meeting Destinations

by Deanna Ting | July 01, 2014
Room rates alone shouldn't be the only consideration when it comes to picking an affordable meeting destination.

The Power of a Presentation

by Nancy Duarte | July 01, 2014
How to create captivating meeting presentations that go beyond endless PowerPoint slides.

Lessons in Business Success from J.D. Power (Part 2)

by James David Power III | July 01, 2014
More wisdom from a lifetime of consulting.

Defying Convention: 7 Ways Convention Centers Are Changing to Stay Relevant

by Andrea Doyle | June 04, 2014
Here are seven attributes of cutting-edge convention facilities and how they're helping to change the attendee experience.

Speakers Gallery: Calling All Artists

by Agatha Gilmore | June 01, 2014
A list of creative geniuses that will inspire your audience to think outside the box

Lessons in Business Success from J.D. Power

by James David Power III | June 01, 2014
James David Power III, founder of J.D. Power and Associates, shares ten principles that have guided him through a successful and satisfying career.

Connecting With the Independent Worker

by Leo Jakobson | June 01, 2014
Meetings must address the challenges presented by the rapidly growing number of freelance, contract, and remote workers.

The Must-Have Meeting Gift of 2014

by Tom Taraci, Taraci Motivation | May 23, 2014
Fitness tracking devices aren't just good for promoting health and wellness -- they've got universal appeal, says Taraci Motivation's Tom Taraci.

Evolving Convention Centers Must Be Flexible

by Andrea Doyle | May 22, 2014
Convention centers should maximize user experience, facility flexibility, and building efficiency in order to create more intimate meeting experiences, according to Pete Manis of Burns & McDonnell.

Serving Up Innovation with Mohegan Sun Pastry Chef Lynn Mansel

by Andrea Doyle | May 15, 2014
A master of batter and buttercream, Mohegan Sun pastry chef Lynn Mansel wows at events.

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Hotel Updates

Atlantis Joins Marriott's Autograph Collection

Atlantis, Paradise Island has joined Marriott's Autograph Collection of independent hotels.

Hotel Industry Doubles Down on Brand USA Support

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has asked the U.S. Senate to reauthorize Brand USA.

Loews Promotion Promises Rapid Response to Group Inquiries

Loews Hotels & Resorts has introduced a new "It's About Time!" promotion for groups.

IHG Opens First 'EVEN' Wellness Hotel

InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the first property under its new wellness-focused hotel brand, EVEN Hotels.