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  • Building An Unconference Designed to Grow A group of Seattle-area tech professionals were looking to connect outside of their industry association, so they started InfoCamp — and provided a blueprint for others to do the same.
  • Using Pop-Up Events to Create Better Communities The Better Block creates vibrant communities in a matter of days. And then tears them down.
  • 6 Ways To Make Sponsors Matter Whether your attendees feel marginalized or that they matter has a lot to do with their interaction with sponsors.
  • When Playing Guinea Pig Pays Off With the Omni Nashville opening three months ahead of schedule, the property agreed to host its first piece of meetings business at a discounted rate — in exchange for using the group as a guinea pig.
  • Social Media Don'ts When considering where to invest your time and money into social media, be sure to think as much about the drawbacks of each platform as its benefits.
more from convene
  • Missy Johnson, CMP: 'Look at the Opportunities That Come Your Way'  Here's how Missy Johnson's “linear way” has culminated in MJMeetings, fresh off the launch pad.
  • Veronica McBride: 'Trust Your Judgment'   After surviving an abusive childhood in foster care, Veronica McBride now travels the world as an international policy conference assistant and senior program associate for AdvaMed. She tells Convene how she overcame her past and found the inner strength to succeed.
  • Cowboy Hats in Conference Rooms  Most years, the annual Convention of the Dude Ranchers’ Association (DRA) is held on a ranch, says Colleen Hodson, the executive director of the 88-year-old association, which is headquartered in Cody, Wyo. But every so often, the group craves sunshine and heads to a resort destination.
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