M&C Resources

Planner Guides

5 Essential Hotel Clauses

by | May 31,2017
M&C columnist and renowned hospitality attorney Jonathan T. Howe, Esq. brings you this timely how-to guide on managing contract clauses that can protect you, your event, and your organization.

Guide to Time Management

by | May 30,2017
Northstar Meetings Group presents a practical guide to time management, featuring insightful tips on how to manage time wisely and strategically, along with timelines, checklists, calendars, and time logs, interspersed with top meeting planners' biggest time management "pain points."

Tap into Knowledge Assets

by | May 26,2017
Leverage a destination's intellectual capital and optimize attendee participation and business outcomes to ensure successful meetings and events. Learn more at DMOKnowledge.com
Planner Basics

Putting Out the Welcome Mat for New Hires

Strategies for engaging new attendees at the annual meeting.

Accessible Meeting FAQs

Important questions to ask when planning a meeting truly open to all.

Using Demographic Data to Boost ROI

How to leverage event info to improve content, marketing and more

6 Ways to Keep Phone Charges Low During International Travel

Some of these steps are annoying, but they're less painful than an unexpected data bill.

Law and the Planner 10 Tips for Better Meetings in 2017

Sound advice on negotiations, risk management and political change.
M&C Webcasts

Airbnb and Beyond: What the Sharing Economy Means to Meetings

 July 19, 2017, 2pm ET:Planners are familiar with the big players in the shared economy space, like Uber and Airbnb. Do such entities have a place in the...

Devices Down! How to Keep Your Audience Fully Engaged

AVAILABLE NOW ON-DEMAND:  Today's audiences need to be highly engaged - immediately - or they will tune out. Presenters are competing for the attention of...

Ask The Chef

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND:Experienced chefs will share insights, advice and ideas from their experience serving groups of all kinds under myriad circumstances....

Proving Your Value as a Meeting Professional

Available Now On Demand:  Proving Your Value as a Meeting Professional Beyond calculating return on investment for individual events, consider the bigger...

Emerging Meetings Tech and How to Use It

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND:We check in with experts to discuss the newest meetings technology tools and how planners and show organizers are making the most of them at...

Continuing Education

Meetings Masterclass Series

by | June 02,2017
The Meetings Masterclass Series offers free professional development courses for business meeting planners and incentive professionals on a range of industry topics, presented by industry experts and thought leaders via self-paced video programming. Northstar Meetings Group — the team behind Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Incentive, and Meeting News — is a CMP Preferred Provider, and each Masterclass Series course offers CMP credits.

Omni University

by | February 10,2017
Omni University's Travel Advisor and Meeting Specialist Courses. Explore two education tracks, one for travel advisors and one for meeting planners. You may choose to take one or both courses, depending on your business requirements. Welcome and enjoy your learning experience. Earn a free night stay upon completion of courses.