Make sense(s): The power of soundscaping

The next time you plan the perfect setting for an event, think beyond what guests will see, think also about what they'll hear. More

On the road again? You really can fit fitness in
On the road again? You really can fit fitness in

Finding the time for fitness — even in small doses — is enough to recharge your body and mind, and improve how you work while traveling. More

Overcoming 8 arguments to fitness breaks

It's common for those at meetings and to sit for long periods and consume a lot of information in short bursts. Exercise can help, and we're not talking a mile-long run. More

Holiday planning is cool when the weather’s hot

Christmas in July? You bet! Seasoned planners know now is the best time to act. More

Annual survey takes stock of meeting industry salaries

More than 75 percent of meeting professionals have received a raise this year — but those raises are two-thirds lower than in 2013. Those are among the facts uncovered by PCMA Convene magazine’s annual salary survey, a poll that’s been an industry benchmark for decades. This year’s survey was completed by 371 association, corporate and independent [...] More

Mic runners: How to train them, why you need them

Microphone wrangling can often get short shrift when it comes to ballroom management. It shouldn't. More

June 2014: New hotels, renovations, expansions, destinations

INTERNATIONAL ARUBA The Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort and Casino finished renovating its 600 guest rooms, lobby and landscaping. The resort has 4,224 square feet of meeting and conference space. AUSTRIA The 143-room/suite Park Hyatt Vienna opened in a former bank after a two-year renovation and historic restoration. It has 8,000 square feet of conference and event space. CANADA The Renaissance Hotel [...] More

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