Kristi Casey Sanders
Kristi Casey Sanders is the VP of creative/chief storyteller of Plan Your Meetings.
In addition to being an award-winning journalist who has covered meeting industry trends and destinations since 2003, she is a popular speaker on the topics of technology, sustainability, community building, engagement and proving ROI. Prior to joining the PYM team, she was a corporate trainer/performer with Boom Chicago Comedy Theatre in Amsterdam, where she taught multinational groups soft skills through improv. In her spare time, she is site selection chair for the Society of American Travel Writers’ Eastern Chapter, a big-time geek, and loving mom and wife. Not necessarily in that order. Follow her on Twitter @PYMLive
And check out her videos on PYM's YouTube channel.http://www.planyourmeetings.com
At Plan Your Meetings we strongly believe that "hybrid" is the new "green" in the meetings industry — everyone wants to do it, but not everyone knows what it is. That's why the Greater Raleigh CVB asked PYM to power the education at its June 25 Client Appreciation Event.
We're glad you asked. Our 2013 PYM annual guide is filled with several augmented experiences just waiting to be unlocked with your mobile device. How does it work? Put simply, augmented reality is like a QR code that interacts with you.
What kind of value do associations offer? Why should bosses let employees travel to conventions? How do you explain the value of face-to-face events to a generation that lives online? Those are some of the questions our Austin PYM AllStars have posed.
With so many conferences in competition, event organizers need to become more savvy about the value they offer.
A focus group in San Francisco revealed that audience engagement ranked among local event designers’ biggest challenges.
Today you can log on to Google, push a button and stream content directly to YouTube, where it's archived after the event. For free.
In a PYM Google+ Hangout on Air just a week after the Boston Marathon bombing, our panel of meeting and event planners shared real-life case studies and discussed how to work with vendors and clients to develop plans, communication strategies and security measures planners should consider.