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Design: Creative fuel
Design: Creative fuel
Jackie Mulligan writes: "I spend a lot of time at meetings. I also spend a lot of time thinking about creativity. Sometimes I do both at the same time! Innovation is the driving force of our economies, and innovation cannot happen without creativity."
How the pros survive a summer's worth of industry meetings
How the pros survive a summer's worth of industry meetings
We're back from Memorial Day weekend, which means it's officially summer. And that means lots of things, including a full slate of meetings industry conferences and events over the next several months. So it seemed like a good time to collect some sani...
10 tech gadgets for eventprofs
10 tech gadgets for eventprofs
No secret — I am a geek. I love technology and gadgets. I don't get the latest, but I strive for the greatest. With the tough busy life we all conduct, tech can actually be very helpful.
Industry consolidation keeps program leaders guessing
Industry consolidation keeps program leaders guessing
Kevin Iwamoto writes: "One of the questions I get the most whenever I am at industry functions is my thoughts on industry consolidation. There are so many 'what if' scenarios that could play out, and you could easily drive yourself crazy wondering what...
New Airbnb feature lets employees book business travel for coworkers
New Airbnb feature lets employees book business travel for coworkers
Business-travel bookings on Airbnb have tripled in 2016, according to the home-sharing website, which yesterday introduced a new tool that will seize on that growth by allowing employees to book business-travel accommodations for their coworkers.
Pop-up events: The next trend for associations?
Pop-up events: The next trend for associations?
By now, you've probably heard the term "pop-up." But, just in case you're unfamiliar, a pop-up can be a shop, a restaurant, a collection of shops, or an event that opens quickly in a temporary location and only for a limited amount of time
How to leverage art in your meetings
How to leverage art in your meetings
Art belongs in a museum. If you know how to leverage it, however, it also can belong in a meeting, infusing it with creativity and inspiration, according to Successful Meetings Managing Editor Alex Palmer.
Why you're not too busy to get your CMP
Why you're not too busy to get your CMP
The process of qualifying for, applying for, and earning the Certified Meeting Professional designation has become more streamlined, and the Convention Industry Council, which administers the CMP, has just released a video to get the word out.
Funding and apathy are the barriers to new professional body
Funding and apathy are the barriers to new professional body
Founded with the intention of developing and supporting more than 100,000 professional events managers across the U.K., the IEM plans to make progress this year, and will detail the challenges it faces at International Confex at Olympia next month; ran...
How Intel's CEO set a new standard for conference keynote speeches
How Intel's CEO set a new standard for conference keynote speeches
BMX bikers wearing Intel's tiny Curie chips did backflips over Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's head during his keynote presentation at the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, but that wasn't the best part.

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