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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

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #9 Microsoft Convergence

The tech giant is focusing on increasing satisfaction for attendees by giving them the opportunity to purchase exclusive perks that upgrade their experiences.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:15 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #8 Social Media Marketing World

Still in its infancy, the conference is attracting attention for providing opportunities for both formal and informal education among attendees and a notable roster of speakers.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #7 PTTOW Summit

The invite-only conclave for entrepreneurs and experts deployed networking ambassadors and “speed dating” to give attendees the chance to connect in a meaningful way.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 5:45 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #6 TED/TEDActive

On the occasion of the signature event’s 30th anniversary, organizers breathed new life into the buzzy conferences by moving them north to Canada and creating new opportunities for engagement.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 5:30 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #5 Cisco Live

The tech company put a strategic focus on ambience and cohesiveness for the 2014 conference in its hometown of San Francisco.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 5:15 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #4 Summit Outside

The Summit Group turned its newly acquired ski resort into an unplugged mountainside mecca for meeting and networking.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 5:00 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #3 Sapphire Now

A dramatic redesign of the show floor and program gave guests more time and space for networking, plus drew high praise in post-event surveys.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 4:46 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #2 Dreamforce

The world’s largest software conference, hosted by the global cloud computing company Salesforce, is also setting new, lofty standards for corporate social responsibility.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 4:30 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #1 C2 Montréal

In just its third year, the unconventional conference has established a name for itself with a creative design, inventive networking strategies, and marquee speakers.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 4:15 AM EST

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2014

The conferences, conventions, trade shows, and meetings in North America proving the value—and advantage of—face-to-face gatherings in a digitally driven world.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 4:00 AM EST

Meeting Reboot: 20 Ideas to Freshen Up Company Gatherings

Here are some ideas, tricks, and apps to break the mold of the typical small or in-office meeting.

Event Intelligence Posted November 24, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

8 Cost-Saving Strategies for Meetings

Learn how to minimize conference and meeting expenses with these budgeting tips from event professionals.

Event Intelligence Posted November 3, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

When and How to Host a Fully Virtual Event

Consider these tips to determine if it makes sense to eliminate the in-person option for your next meeting or event.

Event Intelligence Posted October 30, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Report From IMEX 2014: 5 Trends Shaping Meetings Right Now and In the Future

At the fourth and largest installment of the incentive travel, meetings, and event show, the buzz was about the industry’s evolution.

Event Intelligence Posted October 16, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

Innovation Forum Speaker Preview: 5 Ways Your Meeting Is Boring

Ryan Begelman, C.E.O. of Bisnow Media, shares his tips for creating events that are anything but ordinary.

Event Intelligence Posted October 14, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Meet and Eat: 5 Recent Trends in Hotel Catering

Get inspired by the latest trends for your next corporate gathering.

The Scout Posted July 29, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

20 Conference Design Ideas From C2MTL

The Montreal conference, which merges creativity and commerce, was full of inventive concepts this year—all designed to engage attendees.

Event Report Posted June 4, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

How to Measure the Social Success of Your Event in Real Time

By looking at social data, C2MTL planners could see the speakers and topics that resonated with attendees.

News Posted June 3, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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