Dear friends, We hope this letter finds you safe and whole. We know many of you may still be without power or unable to go to work. With hotels in and around New York still housing people displaced by Hurricane Sandy, it seems frivolous to take those rooms for an event and inappropriate to pretend […]
The relationship between hotels and meeting planners doesn’t have to be antagonistic. But it’s easy for conflicts to form when both parties are operating under different assumptions of what has value during contract negotiations. That’s why Michael Dominguez’s educational presentation at PYM LIVE Atlanta II 2012 focused on defining what the “new abnormal” in the […]
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What a fantastic welcome we had in Austin — and record-breaking attendance! Stormi Boyd, CMP, CMM taught planners how to replace their conference binders with iPads and Mike Mason from Zentila gave excellent tips on negotiating with hotels. In case you weren’t with us at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center May 16, here’s […]
Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of meeting Stormi Boyd, CMP, CMM (@stormisee) at Southwest Showcase. She was participating in a “Going Mobile” panel our editorial director was moderating. When she mentioned during that session that she’d replaced her 10-lb. conference binder with an iPad, you could hear a pin drop. We realized that […]
They don’t call it the Windy City for nothing. Wind speed around the corner from our final 2011 PYM LIVE Event venue was clocked at 60 mph. But that didn’t deter our hardy meeting and event planners from tromping out to take in the spectacular views the Signature Room at the 95th had to offer. […]
@Checklistqueen Erica Prewett provided the education at the 2011 PYM LIVE Charlotte, N.C., event last week. Here’s a recap of the event and the “Next Stop: Innovation” educational session.
In case you couldn’t be with us at our 2011 PYM LIVE Orlando event June 1, we collected the social media buzz on the event and published a little recap story using the free tool Storify. Check it out:
On April 29, 2011, meeting planners and suppliers came together in Atlanta to discuss the State of the Industry. Here is a summary of their findings.
The Dallas Arboretum is a stunning meeting facility. On May 12, we had an interesting conversation about meeting innovations here with @Jeff Hurt. Take a look at the venue: And here’s our story, archived from the social media conversation, courtesy of Storify: [View the story “PYM LIVE Dallas 2011” on Storify]
On April 28, @DQTweets (Denise Quashie) led the “Next stop: Innovation” educational session at PYM LIVE Atlanta II. Inspired by her social media know-how, here’s a Storify recap instead of our usual Twitter stream: [View the story “2011 PYM LIVE Atlanta II ” on Storify]
On March 30, in San Antonio, something amazing happened: We had 100 percent attendance, no attrition, at our PYM LIVE Event. That blew our minds because there’s always someone who can’t make it, and for this event, there were a handful of planners who were driving in from Austin who had either attended the event […]
We had a blast at the 2011 PYM LIVE Austin. The planners in attendance had great ideas and a lot of questions, which made for an interesting discussion. But perhaps my favorite thing about the Austin event was an e-mail we received from two of the planners in attendance the very next day. It seems […]
If you’ve never been to one of Plan Your Meetings’ PYM LIVE Events, definitely consider going to their next one. I was introduced to this company, (whose mission it is to keep event and logistics planners up to date with the latest in the field), a few months ago at an Event Logistics Training Workshop […]
It’s hard to believe that we’re celebrating our last PYM LIVE Event of the year. But, it’s already in progress in Clearwater, Fla. at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach. If you couldn’t be in attendance, you can follow the conversation below, which will be archived post-event. The educational breakout session will occur […]
Today marks the first event PYM has held in Nashville, Tenn. And it’s very exciting. You can follow the conversation about the event by starting at the bottom and reading up. Feature | Block KristiCasey I 2nd that! RT @PYMVanessa: Thank you to all our amazing planners & partners for being a part of the […]
I know a lot of meeting planners who get excited by new hotel properties, and I’m no exception, but yesterday I experienced something that made me rethink why I do. It all started with a tour of the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, which our sales person affectionately referred to as the “old girl.” […]
On Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT, meeting and event planners are coming together at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston, Texas, for education, networking and an intimate trade show at the 2010 PYM LIVE Houston. The educational session, from 11:15-12:15 CT, will be led by Jeff Rasco, CMP, and Lynn Tiras, CMP. […]
On July 22, PYM LIVE returns to Denver for a very special educational event and trade show at the legendary Brown Palace. The educational Q&A session will be led by social media strategist Eric Elkins and strategic meetings maven Brooke Sommers, CMP, CMM. Designed to be audience-driven, the session theme is “all you ever wanted […]
On May 20, Plan Your Meetings descended on the Hill Country for the first-ever 2010 PYM LIVE San Antonio. Hosted by the Westin La Cantera, Jeff Rasco, CMP, of Attendee Management, Inc. (@JeffRasco) and Cindy Lo of Red Velvet Events (@RedVelvetEvents) moderated the roundtable discussion, addressing a variety of industry concerns such as meeting technology […]