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People On The Move

People On The Move

Your colleagues are on the move. Find out who is going where.
3 Questions to Answer Before Broadcasting Digital Content

3 Questions to Answer Before Broadcasting Digital Content

If you’re aiming to connect with remote attendees, make sure you’ve got these three areas covered before you hit “record.”
Roberta Odebrecht, DES, CMP

Roberta Odebrecht, DES, CMP

Roberta Odebrecht was the first student to pass the DES certification exam for a new course format DEI developed for members of the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO).
A New Medical Events Series Aims to Deliver Education Faster Than Associations Can

A New Medical Events Series Aims to Deliver Education Faster Than Associations Can

When Dreamforce attendees took over San Francisco last week, one mobile app aimed to help them answer a burning question: Where could they find free drinks?
This Event App Is an Attendee’s Best Friend During Evening Hours

This Event App Is an Attendee’s Best Friend During Evening Hours

When Dreamforce attendees took over San Francisco last week, one mobile app aimed to help them answer a burning question: Where could they find free drinks?
In the Face of Political Unrest, It’s Business as Usual

In the Face of Political Unrest, It’s Business as Usual

The geopolitical situation in Barcelona is no cause for concern for ibtm world attendees.
Destination Launches AR App to Help Attendees Find Fun During Downtime

Destination Launches AR App to Help Attendees Find Fun During Downtime

Forget combing TripAdvisor or Yelp to make plans after a convention program concludes. Instead, attendees in the fourth-largest city in the U.S. can hold up their phones to figure out what to do.
Corporate Show Could Be Derailed by Boycott

Corporate Show Could Be Derailed by Boycott

Disgruntled 7-Eleven franchise owners are planning to send a message by skipping the company’s annual convention.
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Can Meeting Organizers Win Back Mobile-Addicted Attendees?

Can Meeting Organizers Win Back Mobile-Addicted Attendees?

eventmanagerblog.com

Mobile addiction is rife and attendees could be spending more time on their devices than engaging with your event. What can you do to win back their attention?

See How Hilton Reinvented the Conference Gift Concept

See How Hilton Reinvented the Conference Gift Concept

bizbash.com

At the brand's Global Owners Conference, a digital gift shop eliminated hassles for guests and extended the event experience.

The Wharf Turns Washington Into a Waterfront City

The Wharf Turns Washington Into a Waterfront City

skift.com

Washington, D.C. is sporting a new tourism destination that allows travelers to get off the National Mall and away from politics.

Amid Luxury Boom, Are Tennessee Cities Ready for New Five-Star Hotels?

Amid Luxury Boom, Are Tennessee Cities Ready for New Five-Star Hotels?

Knoxville News Sentinel

A flurry of new construction is giving visitors to Tennessee more options on the luxury end of the hotel market with the state's capital leading the way.

This Silicon Valley-Style Meeting Can Transform Your Whole Team

This Silicon Valley-Style Meeting Can Transform Your Whole Team

Fast Company

"Retrospectives" are common at tech companies and startups but still underused everywhere else. They shouldn't be.

25 Buzzwords That You Really Need to Stop Using Right Now

25 Buzzwords That You Really Need to Stop Using Right Now

inc.com

You may think you're sounding clever, but really, just stop it.

Tourism Cares Reveals Volunteer Destinations for 2018

Tourism Cares Reveals Volunteer Destinations for 2018

travelpulse.com

Tourism Cares has named these two southern destinations as the hosts of its upcoming volunteer program.

U.S. State Department Issues Travel Alert for Europe

U.S. State Department Issues Travel Alert for Europe

Condé Nast Traveler

The advisory, similar to last year's, cites an increased threat of terrorist attacks throughout the winter.

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