Meeting Planning

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Conference Destination: Washington, DC

If you are looking for a high-energy, cosmopolitan location for your next event, look no further than our nation’s capital. Located centrally on the mid-Atlantic coast, Washington, DC is within driving distance, or a hop on Amtrak’s Acela Express, from some of the United State’s most densely populated areas, making it accessible to a majority […]

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Questions Event Planners Should Always Ask During A Site Inspection

Using the internet to identify venues for your next event has become the norm.  How many of us have time to visit all of the potential venues for our upcoming event(s)?  We want something different, something unique, something that will draw our attendees in.  So, we troll the internet until we find the “one” we […]

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Conference Destination: Philadelphia, PA

Featuring an easy blend of the historic and modern, Philadelphia has something for every attendee on your list! While a visit to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Constitution center is high on the list of history buffs, other visitors will enjoy a variety of shopping, eating, and entertainment options throughout the city such as […]

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Meetings That Resonate

Have you ever sat in a company meeting – especially a morning meeting – feeling uninspired and thinking there was so much more you could have accomplished with that block of time? You are not alone. Many organizations struggle with motivating their employees during meetings, but a recent blog post by Paul Marchildon titled “5 […]

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Conference Destination: Fort Worth, Texas

For this month’s Conference Destination with Pizzazz, we feature the United State’s 16th largest city—Fort Worth, Texas. This dynamic city has something to please every person on your event’s guest list. Attendees can participate in a true western experience, enjoying cattle drives, honky tonks, and saloons in the Stockyards District; or they can visit one […]

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Conference Destination – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

There’s nothing quite like the sun on your face and a light beach breeze rustling through your hair! Once known for its wild spring breaks, Fort Lauderdale has mellowed to become a destination your conference attendees will appreciate for its laid-back lifestyle and unique cultural experiences.

Located just 30 miles north of Miami, attendees could choose […]

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Running A Successful Meeting

A while back, we ran into a wonderful article on the Forbes website written by Susan Adams about running a successful meeting. The tips within could be applied to meetings everywhere, going beyond the old standbys of meeting advice like starting and ending on time to setting an agenda and sticking to it. Here, we […]

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Conference Destination – Phoenix, AZ

With a strong Native American influence and unique Southwest landscape marked by a lush, colorful desert punctuated by rugged mountain views, Phoenix, Arizona should be high on your list for destination events. During the winter, attendees will enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as biking and walking trails and golf courses surrounded by picturesque […]

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Conference Destination – Richmond, VA

Whether you are a history buff or a thrill seeker, Richmond, Virginia has something for you. With over 400 years of American history reflected throughout the city, you can enjoy an array of architecture, historical tours, and world-class museums to choose from. The more active visitor will appreciate Richmond as the only urban setting with […]

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Working with Convention and Visitors Bureaus

Did you know there is a Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in every city in the country and similar organizations internationally? Though many of them are now known as Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), they can be an invaluable partner when planning a meeting or event.

Picture this. You have been charged with planning the next conference […]

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