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 or @KristiCasey. And check out her videos on PYM's YouTube channel.

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Experiments in meeting design in Atlanta

The first PYM LIVE Event of the year kicks off today in Atlanta. We have a whole new series of ideas and experiments we're incorporating into our Sites & Bites program. Among them: Social media competitions, on-demand fitness breaks and bite-sized accredited education on contract negotiations and food and beverage for advanced and intermediate-level meeting/event planners who are responsible for site selection. Can't be with us, but would like to follow along? Use the hashtag #yaypym. More

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Tips for using Topi for events

There are many benefits to downloading our event app, Topi, before you get on-site. You can research exhibitors, find other attendees to carpool with, and much more. More

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Get started on social

Even if you weren't born a social (media) butterfly, it's never too late to learn. PYM LIVE Events are the perfect opportunity to get started. Here's a step-by-step guide how. #yaypym! More

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7 big ideas, good and bad, from #PCMACL

The Professional Convention Management Association Convening Leaders conference last month instigated some gentle changes. Here's what worked and what didn't. More

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Live blog feed: #PCMACL in Boston

Want to see what's happening at #PCMACL in Boston Jan. 12-15? Check out this live blogging feed powered by five writers and @ScribbleLive. More

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PYM Thanksgiving survey winners

As a thank-you for participating in our Thanksgiving surveys for planners and partners, all respondents were entered into a random drawing to win a $100 gift certificate. One was given to a PYM planner and one was given to a PYM partner. Jamie Grantham and Erik Dombroski were the winners. Congratulations Jamie & Erik! And [...] More

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Engage attendees the #SoMeT way

The key to SoMeT's success: Attendees give input on all major conference elements, from host cities to speakers. More

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