April 12, 2018, is Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), a dedicated date to focus on and promote the meeting and event industry and enhance your planning skills through free or low-cost professional education.
There is an incredible supply of scholarships to be had thanks to generous donations from your planner peers, industry suppliers and professional associations.
There’s a great deal of free content online from industry publications and blogs—even more if you venture onto the offerings shared via social media. Following is a bookmark-worthy page for no-cost industry media online and in print.
New travel advisory system launched for U.S. travelers
Two excellent sources for online professional development that provides continuing education credits and/or specialized certification.
Free education and events as well as scholarships and more are some of the real options for professional growth in the latest issue of Plan Your Meetings!
If you’re growing your professional education while on a budget, hosted-buyer programs may be just the kind of initiative you need.
Update from Gabe Garza, president of the MPI Houston Area Chapter, in the midst of Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flood.
Exploring the challenges planners face when seeking to include live music in an event’s schedule and the state of the festival scene in the U.S.
Within these cost-saving tips, you’ll find some ideas that can act like a sun-filled glass of Florida orange juice—bright, eye opening and refreshing.
Under the guise of International Sushi Day, take a moment to luxuriate in the delicacy and pick up some sushi knowledge nuggets.
There remains a litany of opportunities for meeting and event professionals to receive education and valuable networking throughout the duration of this year.
Plan Your Meetings is pleased to offer a free, interactive U.S. map showing state-by-state gun laws as they relate to meeting and event venues.
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There are certainly occasions when armed event security is necessary—and when such security is a hindrance.
Legally, the question of a planner’s liability really comes down to identifying the organizer’s “duty of care” regarding firearms at the event.
You’re responsible for the safety of meeting and event attendees. So what are you doing about guns on site?
Essential firearms terminology for planners
Now’s your chance to get involved with the co-creation of this year’s fun, advocacy-backed GMID anthem!
In November, the Corinthia Hotel London welcomed Dr. Tara Swart for a world-first, yearlong term as neuroscientist in residence.
The last 2016 issue of Plan Your Meetings is now online and, for the first time ever, includes the complete Meetings Outlook report of MPI’s quarterly survey.
The German Convention Bureau provides a glimpse into the meeting room of the future.
With IMEX America coming up (Oct. 18-20), meeting planners that have participated in the event’s hosted buyer programs share best practices and other essential advice so you can make the most of your time there.
Plan Your Meetings and MPI have been recognized in multiple categories for the 2016 Azbee awards, presented by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).
The real-world application of augmented reality in pop culture has officially begun thanks to Pokémon Go–and it will impact the meeting and event industry.
So you don’t have the budget, time and/or inclination to set up a costly live online video stream of your event. So what. Free and inexpensive solutions abound that utilize hardware you’ve already got.
Scenes from MPI’s 2016 World Education Congress filmed in spherical 360-degree video.
While you’re likely to see an ever-increasing number of Cardboard-style VR viewers at meetings and events and being given away at trade shows in the next six, 12, 18 months, it’s important to realize that what you should be focusing on is becoming comfortable with VR—and then learning VR content creation strategy and execution.
Want some heady, thoroughly accessible yet detailed deep background of human hospitality, its evolution and reach? It sure looks like the free course The Geopolitics of Hospitality will help sate your hunger for knowledge.
According to a new study out of London, there’s now scientific proof of the positive biological response to live music—reduction in the stress hormone cortisol.
Watch the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit streaming live today
Whether the sessions were logged as pieces of SXSW Interactive, Film, Music or Convergence, you can now catch up on some of the best offerings from this year’s iconic mega event.
SongDivison’s community co-created anthem for Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is released! Listen to it and read about the anthem, its intent & future.
10 intriguing and inspirational (possibly frightening) takeaways from virtual reality-related presentations at SXSW 2016.
You must give consideration to the qualities of music that will be present at an event (style, organization, volume, pulse, duration, purpose, etc.). But try going deeper, learn more about your audience and understand a smidge of what legitimate, talented DJs think about when designing the auditory landscape of an event.
Event planner turned cannabis industry entrepreneur Paul Warshaw, founder and CEO of GreenRush, shares his curious career trajectory, the edge provided by this unique background and thoughts on the intersection of legal marijuana and the events world.
In preparation for the very first Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) this April, and to strengthen the effort, SongDivision, leaders in interactive group songwriting, brought the geographically…everywhere…industry together to create an anthem for GMID.