Meeting Trends

Speaker TrendsApril 1, 2017
From TED Talks to Interactivity, Today’s Approach Is Innovative and Impactful By John Buchanan

Over the last few years, what defines a successful presentation has changed.

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Leading by Example in Sustainability and Community Service By Maura Keller

Green and socially responsible meetings show that the association cares — a key to attracting millennial members.

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The Name of the Game Is to Get Them in the Door With the Right Value Proposition By Maura Keller

The pressure is on planners to show why theirs is THE meeting to attend over others.

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Outlook 2017December 1, 2016
Innovation, Learning and Policy Will Shape the 2017 Meetings Industry By John Graham

As we start 2017, there are several trends that organizations and the teams involved in designing and implementing meetings will need to consider in order to meet the changing needs of their members and attendees.

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From Honest Abes to 'Dummies,' There's a Convention for Whatever Floats Your Boat By Karen Brost

Here’s a look at some of the events held across the country that unite attendees for reasons that are a little more out of the ordinary.

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Marketing to MillennialsDecember 1, 2015
Event Engagement Strategies to Win Over the Next Generation of Membership By Patrick Simms

The long-term vitality of a trade association and its meetings requires a particular focus on millennials.

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2016 OutlookDecember 1, 2015
Technology, Mobile and Work Force Demographics Will Impact the Meetings Industry By John Graham

Industry leaders reflect on the key trends that meeting and convention planners should have on their radar.

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Creative, Innovative Approaches to Generating Event Income By Gabi Logan

The need for sponsorships has come into sharp focus to help keep rates affordable for attendees.

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Walkable CitiesJune 1, 2014
Site Selection That Is Anything but Pedestrian By Derek Reveron

Walkable downtowns not only lower transportation costs, they hike attendee engagement with the conference.

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Show and TellFebruary 1, 2014
Planners Reveal Their Exhibitor Retention Tactics By Derek Reveron

For association meeting and convention planners, a calculated exhibitor “show and tell” strategy is necessary to keep their most prized “possessions” coming back year after year.

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