Discover the five pitfalls of using a spreadsheet-based meeting management system and how to avoid them.
Jordan Atherton, CMP, senior advisor and meeting and event planner at 1st Global, identifies how to create a risk management plan so your attendees are
All bets are on a Wynn-Wynn scenario for guests at the Encore Boston Harbor.
Explore Squaw Valley, California, where the great outdoors awaits groups.
Stephanie Klett, Wisconsin’s Secretary of Tourism for the past eight years, was named as the new president and chief executive officer of VISIT Lake
The only thing we can assure you of, even though you don't know where you're heading for your team-building event with Mystery Trip, is that you will have
Scott Frankel works in Hicksville, New York, as president of Animatic Media, LLC. As a 2019 15 Over 50 honoree, Frankel discusses his passion for the
The golden formula for all meetings, incentives and event professionals is as simple as SOUP.
Fritz Smith, Central Pennsylvania CVB's newly-appointed executive director, is a true reflection of a hospitality expert and son of the Keystone State.
Bruce Morgan recently assumed the leadership of BCD Meetings & Events’ Meetings Management business.
Travis Pham, CMP, 32, works in New York City, as director of sales, New York at 360 Destination Group – A Destination & Event Management Company. As
Micayla Diener, CMP, CSEP, 31, works in Chicago, Illinois, as associate director of sales at Chicago CSI DMC. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Diener discusses
Jacquelyn Helton, CTA, 38, works in Quinlan, Texas, as director of destination services at Galveston Island CVB. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Helton discusses
Erica Rodrigues, 36, works in Jersey City, New Jersey, as senior manager, corporate events at BNY Mellon | Pershing. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Rodrigues, discusses
Kelsey Riley Dixon, 29, works in Seattle, Washington, as co-founder and president at davies + dixon. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Dixon discusses
Meaghan Carfrey, 33, works in San Diego, California, as director of strategic account management at Cadence Meetings + Incentives. As a 2019 40 Under
Lauren Dunnaway, 37, works in Dallas, Texas, as vice president of sales and marketing at Infinix Global Meetings & Events, Inc./Rx Worldwide Meetings,
Ashleigh Cote, CMP, 33, works in Nashville, Tennessee, as creative events director of Macro Productions. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Cote discusses
Emily Kratt, CITP, CIS, 37, works in Austin, Texas, as managing director at INNOVATX Events. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Kratt discusses her passion
Samantha Vogel, 34, works in Dallas, Texas, as senior manager, meetings & travel at GameStop, Inc. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Vogel, discusses
Joshua A. Novick, 36, works in New York City, as vice president, business development, North America at London & Partners. As a 2019 40 Under 40
Danielle Barraza, 38, works in Moorpark, California, as business travel manager at Hyatt Regency Westlake. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Barraza discusses
Melissa Swakow, 31, works in Chicago, Illinois, as senior manager of meetings and events at NHS Global Events. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Swakow discusses
What makes someone accountable?
Location, location, location: San Diego makes picking a meeting spot in California easy for planners.
Jennifer Cohen, author of “Badass Body Goals” shares five tips for healthy living on the road.
From table settings to signage and cocktail drinks, here's how Pantone's vivacious 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, can be incorporated into the details
Timo Kiuru begins his monthly column series with Connect writing about what conference speakers like himself are thinking when working with planners.
Endless Events Founder Will Curran says knowledge is power when accounting for audiovisual costs in your event’s budget.
It's crunch-time for holiday party planning—make this year's event as memorable as possible with our list of tips, even if it is a little last-minute.
Jennifer Collins, president and CEO of JDC Events, discusses the power of events in her book, “Events Spark Change: A Guide to Designing Powerful and
Connect Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois, caters to planners and suppliers representing the association, corporate and international meetings and events
Remember the Alamo City with a slew of new offerings sure to entice planners.
As home to both the South Carolina's capital and its largest university, Columbia is a vibrant city and creative hub that’s bursting with big ideas,
Toastmasters adapts its programs to better reach youth looking to improve their public speaking.
An elite planner sits down with a behavioral scientist about removing clutter to retain attendees’ attention.
It’s a cliché, but the young and the restless really are precisely that.
Looking for a reason to bring your event to Sioux Falls, South Dakota? The CVB provides five reasons here
Joe Velasquez, the new director of sales and marketing at Georgia’s Château Élan Winery & Resort discusses a lifetime in hospitality.
Ready to explore a one-of-a-kind destination for your upcoming event, convention or meeting? In Salt Lake City, your attendees can enjoy personalized service,
Guests of Rosen Centre are now experiencing the future of comfort.
Resorts Casino Hotel, spans across 11 acres on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, offering guests an escape of unsurpassed fun, relaxation and excitement while
Sonali Nair, 30, works in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as co-founder and sustainable events director at Neem Eco Events Manager and global accounts manager
Marie-Claire Andrews, 39, works in New Zealand as COO at Event Tech Tribe. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Andrews discusses her passion for the events
Maggie McGlade-Palmer, 28, works in Omaha, NE, as marketing and events strategist at CQuence Health Group. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, McGlade-Palmer
Jillian Kyde, 35, works in Las Vegas, as executive director of sales at Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Kyde discusses
Michelle Castady Orlando, 34, works in Chicago as general manager at 360 Destination Group Chicago. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Orlando discusses
Krista (Reimer) St. John, 33, works in New York City as managing director at Blue Nest Events. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, St. John discusses her
Jessica Perrozzi, 28, works in Dana Point, CA, as director of national accounts at NHS Global Events. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Perrozzi discusses
Cheryl Oswald, 36, works in Menomonee Falls, WI, as Event Project Manager at Kohl's Department Store. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Oswald discusses
Ashley Lowe, 34, works in Las Vegas, as director of sales at Las Vegas/Caesars Entertainment. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Lowe discusses her passion
Angeline Holder-Cunningham, 32, works in Broward County, FL, as complex director of catering and events at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and Conrad
Mike Ferreira, 33, works in Las Vegas, as owner and founder of Meetings Made Easy. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Ferreira discusses his passion for
Antwone Stigall, 28, works in San Francisco, as chief events officer at Antwone Stigall & Co. Event Management and Production. As a 2018 40 Under
Joshua Rice, 39, works in Downers Grove, IL, as Global Hotel and Venue Manager at McDonald's Corporation. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Rice discusses
Lindsay Borkowski, 38, works in Bend, Oregon, as director of sales and conventions at Sunriver Resort. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Borkowski discusses
Tiffany Graham, 37, works in St. Louis as president at Star Client and meeting planner at Ascension Health. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Graham discusses
Jamel Hardtman, 39, works in New York City as Business Development Manager at Bermuda Tourism Authority. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Hardtman discusses
Kimberly Wander, 33, works in Tampa as owner of Elevated Events LLC. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Wander discusses her passion for the events industry.
Sarah Schneider, 27, works in Seattle as Event Manager at Dynamic Events, Inc. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Schneider discusses her passion for the
Katherine Stokoe, 26, works in Delray Beach, FL, as manager of meetings and events at Paragon Events. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Stokoe discusses
Coming up in Spring 2018, the much-anticipated Live! Casino & Hotel will offer versatile, premium, state-of-the-art venues in the heart of the Baltimore/D.C.
Connect speaker Brandt Krueger reviews the most important features any event app should include.
Eric Walters, general manager of Hilton Portland, talks about how the property's recent upgrades will enhance events like Connect Diversity.
Exploring meeting venues at colleges and universities may be the smartest move you make when planning your next conference.
Milton Segarra discusses what he is looking to accomplish at Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast after leading Meet Puerto Rico through several challenges.
To avoid so-so evaluations and declining attendance numbers, planners should apply design thinking to develop and deliver new program experiences.
When the temperature drops to single digits in Quebec, attendees have a multitude of ways to enjoy the Canadian city and its environs.
Here are eight great ways to incorporate Ultra Violet, Pantone's newly crowned color of the year, in your events next year.
Here are three new—or newly rentable—attractions to consider when you are planning your next event or conference in the nation's capital.
Terry Kopp, director of sales at the Boise CVB, discusses the Idaho capital’s rapid growth in her half-century living there.
Create your own version of “Castaway” (albeit with more creature comforts) by sending your award winners, board members or execs to a secluded island.
We all start as task managers; but if you want to take your career to the next level, becoming a strategic planner is a must.
In modern Cartagena, Colombia, the future and the historic past are forging to mold the destination into a charismatic metropolis.
Here are lessons that have taught us how to successfully host corporate events that are fun and relevant and that align with organizational and event
We explore a strategic timeline to ensure you engage participants before, during and after your event.
If you haven’t visited Louisville, Kentucky, lately, you might not recognize it. The entire downtown is nearing the completion of a $1 billion revitalization.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has long drawn a decent crowd in the upper Midwest—with the potential now for more thanks to the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
Hosting a corporate event isn’t just about growing rapport or having a good time. It’s also about achieving a goal and motivating and inspiring attendees.
Turning Stone Resort Casino is the Northeast’s premier meetings destination perfect for large-scale conventions and intimate events.
Winston-Salem is a sophisticated meeting destination centrally and conveniently located at the epicenter of North Carolina.
“This area has definitely needed an upscale luxury hotel,” says Jan Smith, director of sales and marketing for The Westin Jackson, opened Aug. 3.
The newly renovated and renamed Plano Event Center is an 86,40-sq.-ft. venue providing flexible function space accommodating as many as 5,000 people.
Jessica Cote, corporate meeting planner at Volkswagen Group of America (contracted by HRG North America), is a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree.
Storey Pryor, 33, senior director of events at Isagenix International LLC, is a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree. She discusses her passion for the events industry.
Christopher Brislin, CASE, director of sales at the Providence Warwick CVB, is a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree. He discusses his passion for the events industry.
Lindsay Buchanan, CMP, 33, manager of meetings, association management and groups, at Travelink, American Express Travel, is a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree.
Lisa Mae Brunson is many things. She’s founder of Wonder Women Tech and Hacks for Humanity Hackathon events, CEO of EqualityTV and more.
International meeting planner Deborah Elias, CSEP, CMP, president of Elias Events, shares her top takeaways after attending a FAM in Lisbon earlier this
Join this webinar led by speaker Michele Wierzgac, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. EDT, to learn the secret behind why some leaders stand out in a crowd compared to others
Accommodating a wide range of attendees' dietary restrictions doesn’t have to be as complicated or expensive as you think.
Join speaker Larissa Schultz, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. EDT, in a discussion on international etiquette covering everything from dining and gift giving to basic
Celebrate Louisville—Kentucky’s most spirited city with a bourbon toast and a tip of the Derby hat while you are at Connect 2019.
Connect and OFFPRICE staff guide you on what to wear for comfortable yet fashionable workwear.
Take a sneak peek at Boulder, Colorado-based triathlete Siri Lindley's experiences and insight that she will share with Connect on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at
Event planners discuss strategies to celebrate gender diversity.