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New York City Hotels Join Mayor's Green Initiative

The Waldorf Astoria New York is among the properties taking the green pledge to lessen citywide greenhouse gasses. Read more

Trouble with (And Potential Solution To) Hiring and Promoting

The internet, digital media, and technology advancements have changed the way we live and work so dramatically that life without these tools is often hard to imagine. However, when it comes to hiring and promoting employees, even major companies have trouble fully utilizing the tools and information available to them. Read more

Let the Gamification Begin!

How can meeting planners use games to enhance their events? In the latest installment of The Intersection, Geoteaming CEO John Chen offers a few ideas. Read more

Does social media have a place in your professional development initiatives?

"Sharing knowledge for more effective meetings and more productive individuals;" it's right there at the top of our website. Social media sounds tailor-made for sharing knowledge, doesn't it? But does it work in our world of meetings and professional development? We surveyed CMPD members about their current usage of social… Read more

Choose the Best Service Style for Your Next Event

Often the style of service will influence the types and varieties of foods the caterer can offer. For instance, foods that will be passed on trays by servers during an afternoon reception must be easy to handle. They also must be able to hold up well. Sauced items, which could… Read more

7 Simple Secrets to Successful Social Media Marketing

Reaching as many niche audience members as possible, is an important goal for any digital marketer. After all, what good does your high quality content do if no one sees it?Thankfully, you don't have to hire an SEO specialist to see noticeable gains in your reach. Getting into the habit… Read more

The Top 25 Future-Ready U.S. Cities

Economists ranked 36 U.S. metropolitan areas on factors including human captital, infrastructure, and commerce to create a list of the cities most poised to grow and thrive in the future. Read more

Surveys That Make People Think

There are better alternatives to the overwhelmingly popular "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree" rankings of the Likert scale, one learning expert argues. Read more

The Trouble With Evals

The feedback form is such a fixture in the meetings industry that you would think it would have been perfected by now. But as a new Convene survey suggests, it's a tool that is ripe for redesign. Read more

In The Centre Of It All

In the Centre of it all.Toronto has such stimulating energy, that’s why meeting planners and event organizers are noticing it more and more. The hotel is right in the heart of the city, directly across the street from vibrant Nathan Phillips Square where many festivals and activities are celebrated throughout… Read more

Bringing Mindfulness to Meetings

From the C-suite to the celebrity interview, mindfulness is everywhere. It’s even starting to center itself at meetings and conferences. Here’s why — and what it can do for your attendees. Read more

Enough With the Vanity Metrics

What is your conference data really telling you? Read more