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People on the Move
Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

People on the Move

Fueled by the Foundation: Celebrating Convention Reinvention
Learn how one of the recipients of the PCMA Education Foundation’s Visionary Awards helped a 105-year-old institution plant the seeds for on-site innovation.

Fueled by the Foundation: Celebrating Convention Reinvention

This Story Booth Turns up the Volume on Attendee Voices
Looking to hear your attendees’ thoughts? Take a cue from one museum’s engagement strategy.

This Story Booth Turns up the Volume on Attendee Voices

People on the Move
Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

People on the Move

Fueled by the Foundation: The Greening of Meetings
Learn how one of the recipients of the PCMA Education Foundation’s Visionary Awards is lightening the load in trash cans at the end of meetings and trade shows.

Fueled by the Foundation: The Greening of Meetings

GDPR Is Three Days Away. Are You Ready?
The big change in data protection is on the doorstep. Get some last-minute advice here.

GDPR Is Three Days Away. Are You Ready?

Applying American Airlines’ Experience Lessons to Your Attendees
One of the biggest airlines in the U.S. managed to increase passenger satisfaction by 15 percent last year. At the PCMA Education Conference, participants will hear from one of the creative thinkers who helped drive those positive results.

Applying American Airlines’ Experience Lessons to Your Attendees

Alexa Answers Member Questions
More users are using smart speakers at home. Get ready for those conversations to transform associations and conferences, too.

Alexa: Answer Our Members’ and Attendees’ Questions.

Can Drinking Alcohol Make You a Better Problem-Solver?
Go ahead. Order another round. It might be just what you need to get your creative juices flowing, according to a new academic study.

Can Drinking Alcohol Make You a Better Problem-Solver?

People on the Move
Your colleagues are making moves. Find out where they are headed.

People on the Move

Making an Immediate Impact
The PCMA Education Foundation didn’t waste any time distributing the funds it raised at its annual Visionary Awards celebration on May 2. Find out how a portion of the proceeds will make a difference in the lives of students in Washington, D.C.

Making an Immediate Impact

DEI Tech Spotlight: Hearing Each Attendee’s Voice
Evenium’s ConnexMe is meant to be more than a mobile app. It’s built to give every attendee a chance to be heard.

DEI Tech Spotlight: Hearing Each Attendee’s Voice

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Ryman Investing $150M in Orlando-Area Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Ryman Investing $150M in Orlando-Area Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

The Tennessean

Plans call for a 21 percent increase in the resort's sleeping rooms as well as an additional 90,000 sq. feet of new and updated meeting and event space.

San Diego Close to $30M Deal to Regain Control of Convention Center Expansion Site

San Diego Close to $30M Deal to Regain Control of Convention Center Expansion Site

San Diego Tribune

The city of San Diego is close to finalizing a more than $30 million settlement to regain control of a key bayfront parcel that is crucial for a long-sought expansion of the convention center.

How Much Technology Is Too Much for Events?

How Much Technology Is Too Much for Events?

skift.com

Are event apps — aimed at facilitating and enhancing the meeting experience — actually diminishing the kind of face-to-face interactions that are the very purpose of on-site events?

Why Mall Owners Want to Replace Struggling Department Stores With Hotels

Why Mall Owners Want to Replace Struggling Department Stores With Hotels

cnbc.com

At a recent retail real estate convention, U.S. mall owners expressed an interest in replacing failing department stores such as Sears and J.C. Penney with hotels and event spaces.

6 Smart Tips for Safe and Efficient V.I.P. Arrivals

6 Smart Tips for Safe and Efficient V.I.P. Arrivals

bizbash.com

Experts share their advice for keeping keynote speakers, headlining entertainers, and other V.I.P.s secure and happy from airport pick-up to event check-in.

5 Big Regrets That Leaders Have to Overcome to Fulfill Their Dreams

5 Big Regrets That Leaders Have to Overcome to Fulfill Their Dreams

inc.com

The road to success is filled with setbacks, but there's a way to move beyond your career's regret.

IACC Report on the Meeting Room of Today and Tomorrow

IACC Report on the Meeting Room of Today and Tomorrow

PCMA Convene

IACC's just-released 2018 Meeting Room of the Future Report spotlights how event venues are helping organizers create memorable attendee experiences.

Omni Boston Seaport Hotel Officially Breaks Ground in the Seaport District

Omni Boston Seaport Hotel Officially Breaks Ground in the Seaport District

boston.curbed.com

The 1,055-room inn will be the fourth-largest hotel in Boston — but there is some controversy about its name.

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