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As physicians adjust to the new era of patient care, medical associations are grappling with a new set of challenges to attract, engage and educate healthcare professionals.

Like Smokey the Bear imploring each of us to take care of the forests, Roger Rickard recently implored a group of meeting professionals to join the Meetings Mean Business Coalition to protect the future of the meetings industry.

Hold a meeting at an Omni property, use the hotel company’s technology partner, Encore Event Technologies, a Freeman Company, and get a free event app.

We're all aware how crucial gathering attendee insights is for the success of any event.

Read on for the qualities association CEOs are looking for when they hire meeting managers.

How developing an environment where it's safe to be vulnerable and it's easy to make connections makes for more meaningful meetings.

Meeting Planners will always rank increasing face-to-face registration numbers as the top priority, but many of leaders in the industry are working to put a portion of that F2F (Face-to-Face) experience into a virtual package.

“Your search engine should be a human,” says Diane Goodman, CMP, president, Goodman Speakers Bureau.

“Your search engine should be a human,” says Diane Goodman, CMP, president, Goodman Speakers Bureau.

We love our delegates. We lay out a groaning, gorgeous smorgasbord of inspirational speakers with amazing lessons for personal and business success, organic brain-boosting juice breaks

When Marriott International began placing envelopes in guest rooms to encourage guests to tip housekeeping staff last year, it prompted discussion of tipping habits in general.

Conference attendees are collectors of experiences. They don't remember or share mediocre or vanilla—only the extremes:

When you’re a huge conference center that’s hosted thousands of training meetings, you pick up a few tips and tricks.

From birth to our first formal education experience in pre-school or kindergarten, we learn mostly through observation, exploration, and experience.

A publisher friend recently asked me to come up with my list of the 10 most critical questions the meetings industry needs to address over the coming decade.

When you’re in the middle of reviewing a contract and you need to come up with wording for a specific clause, do you sign up for a course in contracting or start researching which university degree in meeting management you should enroll in? Probably

To determine the right questions to measure meeting effectiveness, we did a deep dive into our meeting survey response databases containing thousands of different post-meeting evaluation surveys.

Every event, meeting, and conference has to budget for AV equipment and personnel. While no one wants to overspend on anything, much less technology, a poorly conceived, unworkable tech budget can prevent a meeting from reaching its goals and objecti

You have everyone together in one room facing the stage—now what? A corporate event or annual meeting is only as effective as its script is engaging. Here are five tips to write a script that will keep their rapt attention throughout the entire gener

If you haven’t checked out the Convention Industry Council’s APEX resources for meeting planners, you’re missing out on a rich collection of free, downloadable templates and guides that can save you tons of time—and possibly save your budget as well.

Icebreakers can be fun and memorable, but you have to know your group. Check out our collection of icebreaker ideas for all segments of your meeting

New research suggests that a third of young professionals dislike event apps. Given the way apps have been promoted to organisers, this may come as a surprise.

Planners who attended the recent Omni Hotels & Resorts Be Collaborative education and networking event in Boston are now designated Omni Meetings Specialists, having taken the Omni Meetings University online course and passed the multiple-choice exam

In 2015, exhibitions will add bandwidth and embrace new technologies but at the same time work to make the show floor as fun and engaging as an attendees’ smartphone.

In our super hi-tech and super connected IT world, I have always supported the view that virtual meetings through conference calls, video calls, webinars and all the other means we use to communicate can never replace a firm hand-shake and a face-to-

Despite being wicked good at stretching a budget, meeting planners are not generally known as a stingy crew, and they tend to be “people people” too,

In my last piece, I began to examine the intricate world of language and how basic foreign language knowledge can positively affect the execution of global events.

Trends report by Jack Morton Worldwide says events next year will stimulate all five senses.

es, this is another article about Millennials, planning meetings for Millennials, understanding Millennials, citing statistics about Millennials.

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals has issued a warning to its members to help them avoid falling victim to an all-too-common meetings industry scam: hotel room block poaching.

Four out of five meetings are one-day events, according to Capita Travel and Events' benchmark report.

The impact of your conference education sessions is less about what happens on site and more about what happens on the attendee’s job after the session.

Meeting planners can collect lots of data about attendee behavior when they use mobile apps at meetings, and really get granular about what content and experiences are connecting with participants.

Survey results, registration, and financial reports are all good lagging indicators for conference improvement.

Fewer than one in five event marketing executives believe they are “very effective” in creating a viral impact from their events—extending their reach and visibility through social media sharing.

How to improve your potential attendees’ experience on your site—and drive more registrations.

Mobile event app developer QuickMobile has launched a new social networking tracker and engagement platform

Forge's Jeremy Rollinson says tech teams need to help planners after hotel group fined for blocking Wi-Fi hotspots at events .

It’s safe to say that human trafficking is the hot topic in the travel and tourism industry.

If you think pirates have become more aggressive of late, you’re right. It’s time to fight those persistent third-party companies that try to get your meeting’s

Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been fined almost £300 million after a Chinese court found it guilty of bribery.

Edinburgh’s Ambassador Programme has generated £510 million (€650m) for the city in a decade.

Lean speed has become the early 21st century’s most ubiquitous fetish, as the Twitterati strip debate down to 140 instantly regurgitated characters

“Wake those CEOs up, people!”

The economy may be looking up these days, but most planners still are still looking for ways to save costs while actually providing a better return on their attendees’ investment in the meeting.

Here are 50 ways to cut costs when planning your next meeting.

Hundreds of billions of sensors are deploying quietly. They will track our every move and monitor almost everything with which we interact.

IMR Blogger Stephanie Selesnick shares her insights from the International Consumer Electronics Show, and a notable lesson convention attendees can learn from one booth.

The meetings industry has for many years been a kind of medieval fortress of classic organizational and procedural approaches.

As PCMA’s 59th annual Convening Leaders conference kicked off in Chicago, two back-to-back sessions looked at the science of predicting the future, and at some key elements of what that future could bring.