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Sharon Fisher, founder and chief idea sparker at Play With a Purpose, weighs in on the topic of creativity. Read More

Why Inclusivity Makes Sense to Suppliers

Apoorva Gandhi, vice president of multicultural affairs at Marriott International, discusses the financial and social benefits of championing causes. Read More

Coming Up With Nick Gianoulis: How to Up Your Teambuilding Game

Learn a new model of teambuilding from the man whose company has delivered more fun than any other in the world: Nick Gianoulis, founder of The Fun Dept. and co-author of “Playing it Forward.” Read More


Ladies, we’ve got you covered. Try these five shoes on for size the next time you’re headed on a familiarization trip. Read More

Follow this advice from industry vet Bruce Schiemo, who has spent more than three decades at BI Worldwide. Read More

Discover six cities rolling out the welcome mat for LGBT groups. Read More

Nathan Schwagler, co-director of Innovation Labs at The Dali Museum, weighs in on the topic of creativity. Read More

Seasoned meeting planners share tips for saving time, energy and money getting gear to your next conference. Read More

Opening this month, Moxy New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter Area is too hip to skip adding it to your room block. Read More

Tom Norwalk, president and CEO of Visit Seattle, shares seven insights on how the city is selling itself better to planners. Read More

From Kat Cole’s hotshot rule to Nick Saban’s not being dragged down by mediocrity, we break down the five best lines about leadership from Leadercast 2016. Read More

Collision tech conference brought together thousands of startups in New Orleans in April. Here are three new tools to add to your event tech list. Read More

Planners of corporate events, executive board meetings and bleisure incentive trips will find unusual options at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Read More

Finding many attendees go back to their rooms to check emails in lieu of networking, meeting profs are starting to plan organized leisure. Read More

Ann McQueen and her daughter, Ali, talk about how they became business partners for HelmsBriscoe and what they’ve learned from each other. Read More

Philip Eidsvold, a 14-year industry veteran and account director at Aimia, helps select seven top international meeting destinations. Read More

Collision reports success after promoting its conference alongside the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Read More

The reopening of the famed Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., promises to be worth the wait. Read More

The highly anticipated University of Colorado A Line, opened April 22, puts Denver on the right track toward better public transportation. Read More

The St. Regis New York General Manager Hermann Elger discusses how a $100 million renovation has paid for one of New York’s most luxurious hotels. Read More

Three venues get in on the latest trend in meetings: meditation and mindfulness. Read More

Every meeting needs a little swag. Source outside your usual spheres and snag this cool tag by Various Projects for attendees. Read More

Georama is a new-to-you virtual reality travel platform offering live virtual tours for meeting professionals of destinations around the world. Read More

Sharon Fisher, founder and chief idea sparker at Play With a Purpose, weighs in on the topic of creativity. Read More

Editor Kelsey Ogletree shares five ideas for making a first-time event successful, based on observations from the Thin Air Innovation Festival in Park City. Read More

AV expert Mike Stengel of global event technology company PSAV shares his answers to the top 10 FAQs among meeting planners. Read More

Apoorva Gandhi, vice president of multicultural affairs at Marriott International, discusses the financial and social benefits of championing causes. Read More

Cake pops are out. Cake jars are in. Offer these deconstructed desserts as a satisfying meal ender or snack break. Read More

Learn a new model of teambuilding from the man whose company has delivered more fun than any other in the world: Nick Gianoulis, founder of The Fun Dept. and co-author of “Playing it Forward.” Read More

As meetings are celebrated worldwide, we look at the value of the event industry’s biggest trends. Read More

Adopt a few of these creative ways from Washington, D.C.-based Taylor & Hov Events and Design on how to ramp up social media engagement during your next event. Read More

Connect is on Snapchat. Here’s why your event should be too. Read More

If you’re a meeting professional planning an event in Portland, here are seven reasons you may not want to return home after your site visit. Read More

Asheville, North Carolina, proves a welcome respite from ordinary meetings—with many new options on tap. Read More

For planners who view diction as an addiction, behold three new buzzwords to adopt into your vocab in 2016. Read More

Sarah Johnson, director of food and beverage at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, offers her advice for crafting an expert menu of food and beer pairings for events. Read More

The luxury Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., is slated to open in September 2016, two years ahead of schedule. Read More

Former private chef for golf pro Tiger Woods, Matthew Byrne creates a sample event menu of the best eats for staying on top of your game. Read More

Get your imagination moving with the Connect Corporate origami fortuneteller. Read More

The cherry blossoms are a big draw for visitors of the nation’s capital, but attendees may be better off coming another time of year. Read More