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3 Things To Consider For App Development

So, you have decided to join the over 1 million apps out there, and develop a new app for your event. Great, but how do you get started? Here are a few things to consider when you are developing your app.  What are you trying to solve? The app you develop… 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

Calling An Audible Onsite to Improve the Attendee Experience

Call an audible. It's a phrase that originated in football circles. As the quarterback moves to the line of scrimmage, if he notices an unexpected defensive line-up, he would call an audible to communicate a new play to his team on the fly.Now let's consider the unexpected things that might… 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

Going Deep

How touching people’s emotions makes meetings memorable Read more

15 Ways to Ensure Guest Comfort During Winter Events

This week, while New York City and New Jersey were spared the severe blizzard that had been forecasted, Long Island, New England, and Canada's Atlantic provinces were hammered. This is an important reminder to have plans in place to ensure guest comfort when snow hits your area.Today's tips focus on… Read more

Saddle Up

This morning I got a press release that the Dude Ranchers’ Association’s (DRA) latest annual convention has just wrapped up in Tucson at the Tanque Verde Ranch. I was reminded that it wasn’t Convene‘s first time at that rodeo. In the … Continue reading → Read more

Florida Top 20: Orange Crush

With Florida’s reputation for sunny skies, miles of oceanfront and, not incidentally, attractions built around a mouse named Mickey and a Potter named Harry, it won’t come as a surprise that 20 of Cvent’s 2014 Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the U.S. should be in that state, the most of… Read more

3 Caribbean Island Hideaways for Corporate Events

For small to medium meetings that require maximum privacy (so that corporate groups can focus on the business at hand), the Caribbean offers a number of secluded island hideaways that fit the bill.Parrot Cay Estates (Turks and Caicos)Located on 1,000 pristine acres, Parrot Cay Estates consists of a 72-room resort and… Read more

Heartland Steals: Promotions in Greater Minneapolis

Here on the banks of the Mississippi, winters are cold, but Minneapolis' system of skyways keeps pedestrians warm while they navigate among the city's convention center, hotels, restaurants, and shops without having to venture outdoors. And in neighboring Bloomington, a similar practicality is at work at the Mall of America,… Read more

Incentive Destinations: Turks and Caicos Islands

For corporate incentive groups seeking in search of relief after the blizzards enveloping the U.S. Eastern seaboard subside, the Turks and Caicos Islands offer average temperatures of 80 to 84 between November and May. The best news is they are accessible, just over a 3 hour flight from New York.With… Read more

Why HYPE Might Not Be Great For Your Event and Attendees

I'm sitting here on the East Coast and looking out of my window. What was projected to be a historic snowstorm turned out to be nothing more than a few inches on the ground. I woke up a little bitter (since I'm one of those crazies who loves a good… Read more