Innovation doesn’t die once you turn 40. We’ve all read stories about people under the age of 40 who have done great things. That’s awesome, and we should applaud them. But it overlooks the people who have context, background and knowledge of the industry and are still breaking new ground. Who are the meeting professionals […]
D’Arcy Klingle is director of meetings and events at the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a nonprofit organization. She’s responsible for planning and executing all special events, including the annual conference, the awards ceremony, board meetings, staff training sessions, and other staff meetings and outings. Before joining the Alliance, D’Arcy worked at The Webster Group […]
PYM’s Sophia Chin was excited to catch up with BarkWorld founder/organizer Denise Quashie at the second annual event for pet bloggers because DQ’s a social media whiz. Check out the tips Denise has for other event organizers on how to drive trade show traffic (@1:20-2:39) and boost attendee/exhibitor networking opportunities (@2:44-4:20). We love you too Denise! […]
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, meeting and convention planning is one of the best careers to be in for the next decade. But finding colleges that offer degrees in meeting, convention or event management is difficult. One of the few colleges that did have a degree program, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, […]
Every Christmas for the past 10 years, the Hyatt Regency Dallas has given the homeless a special gift: the chance to wake up somewhere safe and warm. In recent years, the hotel has partnered with SoupMobile Inc.’s founder David Timothy, aka “The SoupMan,” to provide a Christmas Eve banquet and housing for as many as 500 local homeless men and women.
The many accomplishments of Linda Elland, CHME, ought to be chronicled in a book. Her progression from hotel sales to helming an independent planning business is only the latest career development. As she points out: “This industry really starts to own you. It becomes your lifestyle. As an independent planner, I’m not competing for another planner’s job; I just help make it easier.”