Connect’s Angie Ahrens got a fresh perspective on her hometown of Green Bay when she visited on a meetings-focused FAM trip this fall.
Through a 48-hour trip with Marriott Convention & Resort Network, editor Kelsey Ogletree experienced surprising revelations about New York City.
Barrie Schwartz, CEO and founder of My House Social and one of Connect Corporate’s 2017 40 Under 40, shares her journey to becoming an entrepreneur in
Regaling us with his first impressions of Las Vegas, first-time visitor Matt Swenson cajoles even seasoned vets of the city to rediscover its magic.
The new Marriott Cancun Collection is well-suited for large groups, with contemporary meeting space, numerous dining options and Caribbean Sea views.
Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Ogletree was surprised and enlightened by what she discovered on her inaugural visit to Indianapolis.
It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle working in the hospitality industry. Connect's Senior Meeting Coordinator Nicole Reynolds shares a few tried-and-true
Learn why planners are choosing bucket-list destination Dubrovnik, Croatia, for their meetings and incentives.
Angie Ahrens, CMP, senior director of meetings and events at Connect, shares why she sticks to a “change is good” mentality for her events.
What can event profs learn from the Oscars’ envelope fiasco?
Angie Ahrens, CMP, director of meetings and events at Connect, describes how she began her career in the events industry and what you can learn from it.
Incentive planner Deborah Elias shares her five faves for meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Ogletree explains why treating people with kindness and having a fierce passion for what you do are essential to your career.
You want to exercise and eat better, but have you considered how you will work smarter in 2017? Here are four tips for better new year’s resolutions.
Editor Anna Dunn spent a lively weekend in St. Augustine, Florida. Here, she shares three ways the coastal destination combines past, present and future.
Editor Hayley Panagakis got an inside look at three Marriott Convention & Resort Network hotels in Southern California.
The more you know about your participants through big data, the more you can ensure they are receiving ROI from attending your events.
Reel Experience is a one-of-a-kind teambuilding activity near Atlanta that relies on films to build deep and meaningful camaraderie among team members.
Planner Deborah Elias of Elias Events LLC, shares five reasons Scotland is an enticing destination for 2017 meetings and incentives.
Editor Kelsey Ogletree picked up on five trends from conversations with DMO professionals at this year’s DMAI conference in Minneapolis.
Salamander Resort & Spa in small-town Middleburg, Virginia, is a culinary- and equestrian-focused fairy tale.
Connect's director of meetings, Angie Ahrens, shares four tips for balancing your professional pie wedges.
Jerusalem CVB hosted its first-ever FAM trip for event profs in June. Editor Hayley Panagakis shares her top takeaways for planning a meeting in the Holy
History’s boring, right? Not according to ticket sales of Broadway’s biggest sensation, "Hamilton." Here are three things event professionals can learn
At last year’s Connect Corporate Marketplace, Anderson Cooper shared what not to do on planes.
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.
Editor Kelsey Ogletree shares five ideas for making a first-time event successful, based on observations from the Thin Air Innovation Festival in Park
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.
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.
Here are three reasons why Old Navy’s Pixie midrise ankle pants are a fashion fundamental for most any meeting prof.
Conferences and events were scene-stealers in some of the big Oscar film winners in 2016.
Our editor-in-chief recounts her first time at the 2016 European Meetings & Events Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark—anchored by eight buzzwords.
If the F&B at your conference is either really good or really bad, people will talk about it.
Have you seen the price of eggs or meat lately? If you are a planner, you have surely felt it. I know I have.
A study shows that what experiences make you happier than things. But what do you do when the thing you purchased (Oculus Rift) can give you an experience
To buy or not to buy? That is the question lingering in planners' heads as they debate whether the Apple Watch is worth the $400 price tag. Here are three