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Topic Archive: Meetings

New Technology Aims to Bring Back Face-to-Face Encounters

Proxfinity just launched a smart badge that facilitates networking at meetings and events.

The Scout Posted January 27, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

Should You Ban Cell Phones From Your Meetings?

Event and meeting professionals continue to debate over whether attendees should be allowed to use mobile devices.

News Posted January 25, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

8 Things Planners Should Know About International Meetings

Different countries have unique meeting customs, so keep these things in mind when planning a cross-cultural affair.

Event Intelligence Posted January 22, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

5 Things to Consider When Planning Meetings During the Off-Season

Many hotels and resorts boast discounts and fewer crowds during their slow times, allowing event and meeting professionals to get more bang for their buck.

Event Intelligence Posted January 13, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

Out of Office: How to Get the Most Out of Corporate Retreats

Meeting planners share tips for organizing group outings.

Event Intelligence Posted November 18, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Setting the Stage: 8 Tips for Creating an Effective Presentation Space

Lighting, lectern selection, and accessibility are all key components in producing a successful stage setup for speakers.

Event Intelligence Posted November 5, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

A Comfortable Alternative to Meeting Seating

Orlando-based Totally Mod Event Furnishings has a new line of seats designed specifically to provide comfort and convenience during long meetings and conferences.

The Scout Posted November 3, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Let's Do Lunch: 13 Portable Meals for Afternoon Meetings

These meals, snacks, and desserts are ideal for lunch meetings on the go.

The Scout Posted November 2, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Why Meditation Breaks Benefit Meetings

Lee Papa, who led the sessions within IMEX America's new meditation room, explains the business case for mindfulness.

Event Intelligence Posted October 28, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

What the Meeting Industry Is Talking About Right Now: 4 Themes From IMEX America

In Las Vegas, meeting pros buzzed about the future of the industry, generational value shifts, and attendee well-being—all amid an atmosphere of optimism.

News Posted October 19, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2015

The conferences, expos, trade shows, and summits in North America striving to make meetings matter.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:45 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #9 Summer Brand Camp

The restaurant industry event proves camp isn’t just for kids.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #13 Brand Innovators

Organizers of the summits reach busy marketing professionals by bringing the content to them and by partnering with big brands.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 5:40 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #15 World Domination Summit

The tenets of community, adventure, and service drive the program at the Oregon event.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 5:30 AM EDT

8 Event & Meeting Rules From Marketing Pro David Rich

The veteran event marketer shares his tips on developing event strategy and culture, stakeholder involvement, and the importance of interactive design.

Readers' Forum Posted September 8, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

Q&A: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Author, journalist, and venture capitalist Ben Parr shares his three stages of attention and seven captivation triggers that can be used at your next event.

Q & A Posted September 1, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

The Little Details That Create a Big Impact at Events

Keep these tips in mind to design experiences that are positive and memorable for your guests.

Event Intelligence Posted August 20, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

9 Innovative Ideas for Meeting Breaks

Check out these ideas for activities and snacks sure to surprise and delight your attendees.

Event Intelligence Posted August 18, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Why Incorporating Art Can Lead to More Effective Meetings

See how this conference demonstrated how to use music, painting, sculpture, and more at meetings.

Event Intelligence Posted July 2, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Site Specific: Why Local Culture Matters to Meeting Planners

Organizers are seeking new ways to expand attendees' minds outside of their hotel rooms and function spaces.

News Posted May 28, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT

8 Tips for Updating Internal Meetings

Incorporate useful content, interactivity, and networking opportunities to create a meaningful experience for attendees.

Event Intelligence Posted April 28, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

4 Ways to Customize the Event Experience

Oracle’s Paul Salinger argues the one-size-fits-all approach for attendees is going extinct, replaced by focus on individual engagement and wellness.

Event Intelligence Posted April 9, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Why Some Groups are Choosing Cuba for Their Next Event

With travel restrictions easing, some adventurous planners are taking their events to the Caribbean island where immersive, experiential excursions create a unique opportunity for guests.

News Posted March 3, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

14 Gifts for Tech-Savvy Guests

From selfie sticks to wireless speakers, check out some of the newest gadgets to give your guests.

The Scout Posted February 12, 2015, 7:45 AM EST

8 Tips for Upgrading Your Business Conference

At the Robin Hood Investors Conference, smart design and executive-level perks created a comfortable environment for guests.

Event Intelligence Posted January 15, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #14 Aspen Ideas Festival

Expanding its weeklong festival with an additional three-day intensive on healthcare let attendees dig deep into pressing issues in medical policy, guided by the insights of likeminded experts.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #13 McDonald's Worldwide Convention

The fast-food giant created a holistic online engagement initiative to make the conference meaningful for both in-person and virtual attendees.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #12 National Restaurant Association Show

Attendees got to sample a new “flavor” of educational experience when show organizers put the cooking demonstrations in participants’ hands.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #11 Clinton Global Initiative

A high-tech, interactive map delivered a succinct, visual view of a decade’s worth of efforts initiated by the nonprofit around the world.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:45 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #10 P.G.A. Merchandise Show

New single-session education options were designed to address the needs of busy attendees.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:30 AM EST

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