MARCH 2019
issue
Cover Story Planners Taking Steps to Bring in Speakers With Different Perspectives and Viewpoints By

Association programs, speakers, panelists and breakout facilitators still tend to be mostly white, even as the racial and ethnic diversity of attendees increases.

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Features

Today’s young convention delegate may well become tomorrow’s highly involved senior member, but only if that young professional sees value in attendance today.

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The Proper Presentation Can Make a Meeting ... the Wrong One Can Break It By

One thing Keegan Hooks has learned during her many years in the event industry is that food and beverage can be the hidden variable that makes an event highly memorable or criticized.

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If an Incident Occurs, Know Who To Call and What to Do By

When a large group of people gather for a convention, the odds of some sort of mishap, illness, or injury — from scratches to serious injuries or sickness — go way up.

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Destinations
Las Vegas Remains the Crown Jewel of Event Cities; Reno Fills a Niche By

All of this is conducted against a backdrop of 24/7 entertainment, gaming and endless nightlife — the “lost weekend” cliché for which this Sin City is also known. Needless to say, association meetings and conferences are a big business in Las Vegas.

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New and Renovated Facilities With Options Galore By

As above, so below? Not so. The dark stuffiness of the casino experience — where there are no windows or clocks — makes it easy for planners to forget two of Atlantic City’s most persistent realities: its abundance of waterways, and its myriad venues for offering spectacular views thereof.

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Perspective
No Assembly Required? By

Millennials (Born 1981-1996) are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor workforce, overtaking Generation Xers (1965-1980) with more growth on the horizon. Meanwhile, startups continue to sweep the business and tech worlds, a gig workforce is building steam and companies are recruiting in droves as workplace expectations shift.

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MARCH 2019
issue
Cover Story Planners Taking Steps to Bring in Speakers With Different Perspectives and Viewpoints By

Association programs, speakers, panelists and breakout facilitators still tend to be mostly white, even as the racial and ethnic diversity of attendees increases.

Full Story
Features

Today’s young convention delegate may well become tomorrow’s highly involved senior member, but only if that young professional sees value in attendance today.

Full Story
The Proper Presentation Can Make a Meeting ... the Wrong One Can Break It By

One thing Keegan Hooks has learned during her many years in the event industry is that food and beverage can be the hidden variable that makes an event highly memorable or criticized.

Full Story
If an Incident Occurs, Know Who To Call and What to Do By

When a large group of people gather for a convention, the odds of some sort of mishap, illness, or injury — from scratches to serious injuries or sickness — go way up.

Full Story
Destinations
Las Vegas Remains the Crown Jewel of Event Cities; Reno Fills a Niche By

All of this is conducted against a backdrop of 24/7 entertainment, gaming and endless nightlife — the “lost weekend” cliché for which this Sin City is also known. Needless to say, association meetings and conferences are a big business in Las Vegas.

Full Story
New and Renovated Facilities With Options Galore By

As above, so below? Not so. The dark stuffiness of the casino experience — where there are no windows or clocks — makes it easy for planners to forget two of Atlantic City’s most persistent realities: its abundance of waterways, and its myriad venues for offering spectacular views thereof.

Full Story
Perspective
No Assembly Required? By

Millennials (Born 1981-1996) are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor workforce, overtaking Generation Xers (1965-1980) with more growth on the horizon. Meanwhile, startups continue to sweep the business and tech worlds, a gig workforce is building steam and companies are recruiting in droves as workplace expectations shift.

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industry
events

February 3-6, 2019
Independent Planner Education Conference (IPEC)
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX
www.ipec.northstarmeetingsgroup.com

February 6-8, 2019
AMC Institute Annual Meeting
JW Marriott
Austin, TX
www.amcinstitute.org

February 7-9, 2019 
ADMEI Annual Conference
Four Seasons Houston
Houston, TX
www.admeinternational.org

February 9-12, 2019
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC)

World Forum The Hague
The Hague, The Netherlands
www.mpiweb.org

February 12, 2019
CSPI Annual Conference
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
www.cspionline.org/annual-conference

February 13, 2019
Destination International Destination Showcase

Washington, DC
www.destinationsinternational.org/showcase

February 13–14, 2019
North American Journey’s (NAJ) RTO Summit West
The Ritz-Carlton
Marina del Rey, CA
www.rtosummit.com

February 15-17, 2019
National Speakers Association (NSA) Winter Conference
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
www.nsaspeaker.org

February 24-27, 2019
Annual Travel South USA Showcase
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
www.industry.travelsouthusa.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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