October 12, 2005

Meeting Professionals International's foundation has launched a donor campaign aimed at bringing in individual contributions. Each donation received through Dec. 31 will be matched by the Intercontinental Hotels Group, up to $15,000.

In March 2006, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership will introduce its Convention Center Operations Program, two days of educational seminars to help meeting professionals plan citywide events. "This program is modeled after our very successful Hotel Operations Program, which gives planners and meetings specialists an inside look at, and working knowledge of, city and facility relationships and operational scope," said Amy Ledoux, CAE, CMP, vice president of meetingsĀ and expositions for ASAE & The Center. "Understanding these relationships is vital to producing successful meetings and events." For more information about the program, to be held next year in Boston and Denver, contact Kate Larned at or (202)326-9528.