Sustainable Meetings Conference 2012: Games, blinks and weavers

This year's Sustainable Meetings Conference convened in Montreal on April 22-25. Part 2 of our report considers "gamification," the "blink" concept and weavers. More

Sustainable Meetings Conference 2012: A whole lot of wonderful

The annual Sustainable Meetings Conference, organized by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), convened in Montreal this year on April 22-25. Read Part 1 of our report.  More

Technology primer: Part 2 – Virtual events

A virtual event, quite simply, is one that is broadcast over the Internet. It typically has audio of a presenter, and visuals in the format of slides.  More

Not all event ROI is created equal

After you know what attendees learned, did, and how that affected the organization financially — only then are you ready to measure ROI. More

5 essential steps to holding more effective meetings

There are some simple steps that will make any meeting — whether it’s a weekly staff meeting or an annual convention — more effective. Some will make you say “duh” and others “doh!” But they’re worth repeating, reinforcing and passing on to your friends. More

9 tips to keep in mind when booking speakers

How organizations use professional and industry speakers at meetings, conferences and other events is detailed in a recent survey from Tagoras and Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Consultants interviewed almost 250 respondents from 170 organizations, 80 percent of which hold meetings attended by at least 500 people. The report looks at how speakers are chosen, what is expected [...] More

6 tips for innovative banquets

Don't confuse "innovation" with "popular." They are two very different areas. More

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