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Snoop Dogg Surprised a Tech Conference
The dog-father of gangster rap does more than rhyme. The hip-hop legend seems equally passionate about the digital frontier.

Snoop Dogg Surprised a Tech Conference

People On The Move
Your colleagues are on the move. Find out who is going where.

People On The Move

A Surprise Approach to Networking
PCMA’s Convening Leaders used a Guinness World Record attempt to create a new way to bring attendees together to accomplish a goal.

A Surprise Approach to Networking

How to Make Your Meeting Smartphone-Free
Some of the biggest names in entertainment are forcing fans to put away their phones. Can conference organizers deliver an experience without devices for their attendees?

How to Make Your Meeting Smartphone-Free

DEI Spotlight: Ronda Keys, DES
Ronda Keys pursued the DES certification to gain a skill set needed by her (then) employer. Today, as the owner of her own events-management firm, she is putting that knowledge to good use for her clients.

DEI Spotlight: Ronda Keys, DES

Harnessing the Power of Individual Influencers in Event Marketing
Social-media algorithms and overwhelmed inboxes are creating big challenges for reaching prospective attendees, but a new personalized approach is helping event organizers spread the word.

Harnessing the Power of Individual Influencers in Event Marketing

People On The Move
Your colleagues are on the move. Find out who is going where.

People On The Move

Omni Louisville Offers Luxury with Local Flare
In less than a month, the brand new 30-story, 612-room Omni Louisville Hotel will open its doors to the public for the first time.

Omni Louisville Offers Luxury with Local Flare

Earn a Spot in the Spotlight at IMEX Frankfurt
Do you know a forward-thinking, globe-trotting, trend-setting business-events strategist? Perhaps you are that person? Now’s the time to send in your nomination for the 2018 Global Meetings Executive Award — deadline for submissions is Feb. 23.

Earn a Spot in the Spotlight at IMEX Frankfurt

Can Robots Help Solve a Hotel Supply Shortage?
As Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Olympic Games, one travel company wants to boost Japan’s room inventory with eight new robot-staffed hotels. The move represents a larger shift to robotic-based hospitality service around the world.

Can Robots Help Solve a Hotel Supply Shortage?

Will Surrogate Attendees Start Appearing at Conferences?
At a tech conference last month, a Japanese artificial/virtual reality researcher unveiled the ‘ChameleonMask’ — a new technology enabling conference attendees to share something surprising: their bodies and faces.

Will Surrogate Attendees Start Appearing at Conferences?

People On The Move
Your colleagues are on the move. Find out who is going where.

People On The Move

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