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Top 100 Meeting Resorts: The Vegas Edge

A destination comfortable with its place in the Guinness Book of Records, Las Vegas is known for its long list of “firsts” and “mosts.” This week, 15 of the city's resorts placed in Cvent’s second annual 2014 Top 100 Meeting Resorts list, the most of any destination in the U.S.and… 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

A New York Neighborhood Halloween

At its heart, a modern-day celebration of Halloween is about kids trick or treating and all the related kid-friendly activities from pumpkin painting to costume making. In this regard, hotels in residential neighborhoods where kids actually live (in large numbers, no less) are bound to be a good source of… 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 to Engineer Compliance in 3 Easy Steps

Why are Americans so fat? Some people would argue it's because when we eat out (which is often), the portions are mammoth. Reduce the plate size, critics say, and we wouldn't be so prone to overeat.The Smarter Lunchrooms campaign against childhood obesity is testing this theory out. Newly designed school… Read more

#IMEX14 Event Ideas II: Food and Beverage

Whether it's a conference, recreational corporate event, or business meeting, food and beverage choices require careful consideration. It's easy to fall into a rut. Fortunately, tradeshows like IMEX America are the perfect place for event planners to pick up ideas for their own events.Fruit Infused Water StationsIn desert environments and the… Read more

#Throwback Thursday: Overwhelmed by Choice

I recently attended a conference where more than 100 experts spoke in dozens of sessions packed into two days. Afterwards, I told a friend I was happy to get back home, partly to be relieved of the stress of making decisions about which conference sessions … Continue reading → Read more

Surprising Gadgets, Not Just Books, Are Ready for Checkout at College Libraries

Justin Ellis’s official title at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s library is instructional-technology associate, but he thinks of himself as the gadget guy. He manages a program at the library that lets students and professors check out a growing catalog of computers, cameras, and other electronics—a selection more akin to… Read more

Ebola Update: Meetings Doing What They Do Best

Convene and PCMA have been doing a crackerjack job covering how the meetings and hospitality industry is being affected by — and responding to — the Ebola crisis. Which is obviously the biggest piece of the story for meeting professionals at this point. Another … Continue reading → Read more

Laying the Foundation for Your Event Social Media Strategy

Incorporating social media into your event involves the consideration of many details that, amid the hustle-and-bustle of planning, are often left to the last minute.This problem occurs when the importance of social media is overlooked and developing a strategy for using it at your event isn't even considered.But the benefits… Read more

Revealed for 2014: Most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean

Planners take note: Cvent has revealed its annual list of the 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean. “Resorts remain a popular and desirable choice among meeting planners for group business because of their all-in-one capabilities that are attractive for planners and attendees,” said Eric Eden, vice president of… Read more

Corporate Event Venues with Speciality Dining Concepts

Some venues make one or two specific foods the star and create a menu to showcase them fully. Here are 2 very venues that have successfully executed this concept.Bazaar Meat by Jose AndresTwo months ago, this innovative dining concept opened at SLS Hotels, Las Vegas' newest resort and casino. Meat… Read more