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Destination: New Orleans  – August 28, 2015 Article
Author: Samantha Whitehorne
Crescent City is a unique backdrop for your next meeting in that it offers tons of culture, plenty of opportunities for meeting attendees to give back, and a centrally located convention center.

4 Trouble Spots in Meeting Contracts  – August 24, 2015 Article
Author: Dawn Crowell Murphy
Before you sign your next contract with a meeting facility, pay special attention to provisions regarding attendee attrition, cancellation, contingencies, and liability. The wrong language can land your association in legal trouble.

How to Use Your Annual Conference to Deepen Relationships and Build Brand  – August 24, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Dave Bushnell and Jacqui Olkin
To ensure that a meeting's energy and positive experience aren't gone as soon as attendees leave, it's critical that associations take steps before, during, and after the event to transfer attendees' good feelings about the conference to actionable brand equity for your association.

How to Invite, Engage, and Best Utilize Conference Speakers  – August 17, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Jaclyn Van Oort
At the National Association for Healthcare Quality's inaugural National Quality Summit, 96 percent of attendees said they would attend again. That kind of satisfaction is in large part due to high-quality speakers who engaged the audience before, during, and after the conference. Here's how NAHQ got speakers on board to make the event a success.

More Legislative Attacks on Meetings  – August 03, 2015 Article
Author: Chris Vest , CAE
New legislation proposed in the House once again targets conference spending by government employees.

Turn Your Annual Conference Into a Year-Round Brand  – August 03, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Tracy Petrillo, CAE
The North American Veterinary Community realized its conference was worth more than its five-day annual tenure. It recognized its value and turned it into a year-round national brand. A few years later, NAVC reflects on its journey.

Why Robots May Be Your Next Meeting Attendees  – July 27, 2015 Article
Author: Samantha Whitehorne
If you're looking to make your meeting more accessible to attendees and speakers who are unable to attend for some reason, you may want to consider bringing in a robot.

Savvy Event Marketing Strategies  – July 27, 2015 Article
Take your event marketing to the next level with these insider tips on current trends and best practices.

Destination: Charleston, South Carolina  – July 20, 2015 Article
Author: Samantha Whitehorne
A convenient convention center, myriad waterfront venues, and delicious and plentiful food options make South Carolina's oldest city the total package for your next meeting on any size.

Why You Should Book Your Meeting in a Smaller City  – July 13, 2015 Article
Author: Melanie D.G. Kaplan
Not every city has the built-in appeal of major meeting destinations like Chicago or San Francisco. But competition for conference business is heating up as cities nationwide have invested heavily in the infrastructure necessary for top-notch meeting experiences. Why would you book your meeting in a place like Pittsburgh or Detroit or Reno? You might be surprised.