May 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts May 1998 Current Issue
May 1998

What's a conference without a Web site? These days, almost antiquated. But while you may know you need one, figuring out what to offer online and how to package it can be more difficult. The best place to find the answers is on the Web itself. Cruise other organizations' sites and play the critic. These addresses will help you find cool show sites to visit as you make your list of dos and don'ts: Tradeshow Week (, EventCal (, the EventWeb site of the day (, Expo Guide ( - look for shows marked "EL," for extended listings) and Expocity Event Network ( Another research method: Type in "trade shows" or "conventions" at a search site and see what turns up.

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