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Inside Rosen Plaza’s Newest Unique Meeting Space

Inside Rosen Plaza’s Newest Unique Meeting Space

3NINE is an incredible, flexible, distinct event venue.
People On The Move

People On The Move

Your colleagues are on the move. Find out who is going where.
New Convention Turns to Crowdfunding to Help Cover Attendee Costs

New Convention Turns to Crowdfunding to Help Cover Attendee Costs

The organizers of the first-ever Women’s Convention want to make sure that money isn’t an issue for women who can’t afford to attend the three-day program in Detroit.
One Simple Suggestion to Improve Your Post-Event Surveys

One Simple Suggestion to Improve Your Post-Event Surveys

As you look to collect feedback from your attendees, add this one question before they even arrive on site to help guide them during your event — and glean insight about their experience once they return home.
How One Convention Uses Craft Beer to Create a More Authentic Experience

How One Convention Uses Craft Beer to Create a More Authentic Experience

A brew specially created for an event went a lot further than quenching attendees’ thirst.
Texas Convention Leaders Respond to the Bathroom Bill Defeat

Texas Convention Leaders Respond to the Bathroom Bill Defeat

The Texas bathroom bill failed to pass in a special legislative session. Now, the leaders of the state’s CVBs want to make sure that event organizers know that Texas welcomes everyone.
Outside, Offsite, and Offbeat: Indy’s Meeting Spaces Run the Gamut

Outside, Offsite, and Offbeat: Indy’s Meeting Spaces Run the Gamut

From boat tours to cultural trails to think-tank float spas, groups will find fresh inspiration.
People On The Move

People On The Move

Your colleagues are on the move. Find out who is going where.
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Sneak Peek: Philly’s New Aloft Hotel

Sneak Peek: Philly’s New Aloft Hotel

philly.curbed.com

Take a peek inside the 179-room hotel housed next to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the historic Liberty Title building.

Is Travel Wi-Fi Ever Going to Get Any Better?

Is Travel Wi-Fi Ever Going to Get Any Better?

Los Angeles Times

Can travelers satisfy their need for Wi-Fi speed in the air, at sea or in a hotel? Someday, perhaps.

New Rooftop Garden Will Provide Fresh Food for New Orleans Conventioneers

New Rooftop Garden Will Provide Fresh Food for New Orleans Conventioneers

nola.com

The urban gardening revolution has made its way to the rooftop of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Bringing "Design Thinking" to Your Events

Bringing “Design Thinking” to Your Events

TSNN

There has been lots of chatter in the world of event planning, associations, marketing and nearly every other industry these days. What's all the buzz about? Design Thinking.

How iOS 11 Will Bring AR Straight to Events

How iOS 11 Will Bring AR Straight to Events

eventmanagerblog.com

Apple iOS 11 is coming this September and augmented reality (AR) will be baked in, making it the iPhone the biggest AR platform in the world. But how will that impact your future events?

The Annoying Habit That's Driving Your Co-Workers Insane (and How to Stop It)

The Annoying Habit That’s Driving Your Co-Workers Insane (and How to Stop It)

inc.com

This is the number one annoying habit in the office -- but thankfully, you can easily prevent it.

Oklahoma City Lands 25,000-Delegate Convention for 2018

Oklahoma City Lands 25,000-Delegate Convention for 2018

NewsOK.com

A last-minute opportunity to land this annual conference in Oklahoma City is set to bring 25,000 delegates and fill up every downtown hotel.

7 Can’t-Miss Trends in the Meetings Industry

7 Can’t-Miss Trends in the Meetings Industry

International Meetings Review

There are more different ways to host a small meeting than ever before, and these are the seven trends to keep an eye on as you plan your meetings.

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