Features

Game of Drones

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 01, 2015
How organizers are using these remote-controlled marvels -- and some caveats and cautions to consider.

Youth and the Future of Associations

by Michael C. Lowe | August 01, 2015
Strategies for getting young professionals involved, earning their loyalty and rewarding their efforts.

2015 Meeting Spend Survey

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2015
M&C's first in-depth survey on how meeting budgets are set, destination decisions made, deals negotiated and dollars allocated.

7 Fresh Sponsorship Ideas

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2015
How organizers are using these remote-controlled marvels -- and some caveats and cautions to consider.

M&C's Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry

by The M&C Staff | July 01, 2015
This select group of high achievers have provided bold new ideas, passionate advocacy and a commitment to bettering the world.

The Truth About Hotel Wi-Fi Pricing

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 01, 2015
How and why hotels charge for bandwidth and access, and what planners can do to negotiate for this indispensable service.

Homegrown Conventions

by Michael C. Lowe | July 01, 2015
To fill in the blanks in their calendars and increase revenue, a number of destination marketers and convention-center managers are creating wholly original events for their facilities.

M&C's Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry: In Their Own Words

by The M&C Staff | July 01, 2015
The women on our inaugural list tell of their proudest moments and hopes for the future.

Playing Politics

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | June 01, 2015
How the head of Indiana's destination management organization wielded the power of economics to help quell the recent conflict over religious-freedom legislation.

Quick and Easy Team-Building Ideas

by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 01, 2015
Here are eight inexpensive, fun activities that will help facilitate group bonding and get the creative juices flowing.

Surging Second-Tier Cities

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 01, 2015
These five destinations are upping their drawing power with enhanced meeting facilities, new hotels and must-visit cultural attractions.

7 Cutting-Edge Tech Tools

by Janet Newenham | June 01, 2015
Here are some of our favorite apps and tools that can enhance the attendee experience before, during and after an event.

People

CLIA’s New President/CEO, Thomas Ostebo, Resigns for Personal Reasons

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 18, 2015
Cindy D'Aoust, executive VP, assumes role of acting CEO while a replacement is sought

Research

What Work/Life Balance?

M&C's latest poll covers the work/life balance (hint: It's out of whack).

Planners Confirm: Downtime Is a Myth

Planners' verbatim answers to M&C's June 2015 Research.

Where Do Hotels Go Wrong?

Planners sound off about how satisfied they are with their host hotels.

Planners to Hoteliers: Here's What You Could Do Better

Verbatim comments from Meetings & Conventions' hotels survey.

News Analysis

Industry Reacts to Trump's Remarks on Immigrants

Two chefs pull plans for restaurants at D.C. Hotel

San Francisco Tops List of Highest Hotel Rates

Geneva, Switzerland, and Milan, Italy, came in second and third.

Hotel Chain Collections Grow in Numbers, Impact

A new wave of hotel "collections" being introduced or expanded by major chains is filling a unique niche in the hospitality industry.

Boston Convention Center Expansion Put on Hold

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he was "pausing" the project to get input from the newly reconstituted Massachusetts Convention Center Authority board.
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