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BBYO: Rookie of the Year to Industry Trailblazer

The Jewish youth organization BBYO shined brightly at last year’s Cvent CONNECT after winning Cvent's 2015 Rookie of the Year Plannie Award. Prior to implementing Cvent, the team operated with a crash-prone registration system, a multitude of spreadsheets, a separate survey tool, and manual check-in and badge printing. Sean Lynch,… 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

Bidding Wars

Competition is fierce. We talked to DMO executives about how they sell their cities. 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

How Good Ideas Spread

Shedding more light on Light City Baltimore and food waste. Read more

5 Ways to Connect at Cvent CONNECT

What word comes to mind when you think of Cvent CONNECT? If “networking” was among the mix, you’re in good company. Like its name implies, Cvent CONNECT presents numerous opportunities for event and hospitality professionals to connect and collaborate. However, Cvent CONNECT is much more than a networking event. On… Read more

Turning Presentations Into Conversations

Five ways to help speakers become more interactive. Read more

The Planner’s Guide to Measuring Event Success (The Right Way)

If you walk up to someone in your organization and ask what makes for a successful event, chances are you’ll get very different answers.While revenue is an obvious (and important!) goal, tracking and forecasting event expenses is typically a planner’s nightmare. Thankfully, when you have the right metrics available, measuring… Read more

5 Reasons You Need To Host Your Next Meeting On Florida’s Paradise Coast

Even the most experienced planner will admit that it can be challenging to constantly organize creative and memorable meetings. That’s why choosing the perfect destination is so important, it sets the stage for any great meeting. But planning doesn’t have to be all hard work. See why more and more… Read more

Pump Up Your Next Event at Breathless Resorts & Spas

The Breathless brand by AMResorts features a new kind of all-adult travel experience for your clients. A place for them to meet new people from around the world —and reconnect with those who already mean the world to them.Set on the sea, the ultra-contemporary rooms and suites all have private… Read more

Inside the Bid Process for a Citywide Conference

Two destinations — one each from Canada and the United States — made the shortlist to host an international conference of beekeepers. Which of them prevailed — and why? Read more

5 Ways to Help Your Speakers Be More Persuasive

Every presenter wants to engage their audience. Here's how you can help them do it. Read more