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.

Best Practices for Experiential Meetings

by | May 30,2017
Meeting planners who focus on experiential events and travel will reap big benefits: Experiential meetings help build lasting bonds, boost attendee engagement, inspire loyalty, and leave a powerful lasting impression.

How to Create High-Impact Team Experiences

by | May 30,2017
Northstar Meetings Group presents a practical guide that will help you set up the most common forms of modern team building, and empower your team members to form the positive work relationships they need to accomplish great things.
Planner Basics

Ways to Avoid Hidden Hotel Fees

Key elements to place in a contract to eliminate surprise charges

Safeguarding Your Event's Data

Points to consider to protect against cyber-security threats.

Making the Most of the Sharing Economy

A host of new peer-to-peer services can help associations save money and improve the attendee experience.

Meetings Quest: Atlantic City

Crisis management and contract negotiations were hot topics at this hosted-buyer event.

Q&A With ASAE's John Graham

The president and CEO of the American Society of Association Executives talks about hot issues, including the impact of the Trump administration.
M&C Webcasts

Creating a Social Media Strategy for Your Meeting

August 16, 2017, 2PM ET  You might already be using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and a host of other social media channels for your meeting, but to...

Airbnb and Beyond: What the Sharing Economy Means to Meetings

 AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: 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...

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.