The DEI MovementJanuary 23, 2023
Diverse Perspectives Elevate Meetings and Events By

The American melting pot consists of many ingredients. It’s what gives our nation depth, character and diversity. With so many different kinds of people, how do association meeting planners manage diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within their meetings and events environments?

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Leaping AheadJanuary 23, 2023
Meetings Technology is Taking Events Into the Future By

Meetings technology is an ever-evolving menu of apps and platforms, systems and options designed for a faster, better, safer experience for all involved — from planners and attendees to speakers, entertainers and association executives. Rapid evolvement begs the question: Do we forget old tech and go with something new, or stick with the tried-and-true?

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Make It WorthwhileJanuary 23, 2023
There Are Several Factors to Consider to Enhance Event ROI By

In the association world, ensuring an event or meeting is successful is paramount to the organization’s bottom line. In fact, focusing on event return on investment (ROI) is critical for association planners because events are often an association’s biggest marketing tactic — helping to engage members, grow their membership, increase renewals and so much more.

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Association Conventions & Facilities magazine proudly presents the designees of our 2023 America’s Premier Convention Centers.

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Breaking the BankNovember 7, 2022
Budgets Will Require Focusing on Meeting Cost Reduction By

As the industry recovers with live and face-to-face events on the upswing, how best can organizers plan a realistic budget that still meets clients,’ attendees’ and host organizations’ expectations?

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Embracing HybridNovember 7, 2022
Make Online Events a Success By

However, these days, hybrid meetings and events have taken on a whole new meaning — thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced gatherings to go online, as well as advancements in technology that make hybrid meetings truly shine.

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Medical AttentionSeptember 22, 2022
Med/Pharma Meeting Planners Adjust to Challenges By

As medical and pharmaceutical meetings strive for a “new normal,” planners must figure out what has changed, how meetings are evolving, where they’re meeting and what they see coming in the future.

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Celebrating the Best of the Best By

The deserving winners of the 2022 Distinctive Achievement Awards have met or exceeded the high standards that association meeting planners demand today.

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ASAE 2022 Rocks Music CitySeptember 19, 2022
Highlights from the Annual Meeting & Exposition By

ASAE’s 2022 annual meeting and exposition exceeded all expectations for the organization’s first in-person event since 2019.

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Keeping Stress at BaySeptember 19, 2022
The Proper Mindset Helps Planners Cope By

For meeting and event professionals in the association industry, stress is an expected outcome of the role.

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