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A 5-Step Process for Collecting Intelligent Annual Meeting Data  – June 29, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Kathy Benson and K.C. Hopson
Annual meetings often generate a large portion of associations' revenue, so why not take advantage of these events and tap them for actionable data and insights. Not sure how? Here are a handful of steps to help.

10 Ways Meeting Planners Can Get Maximum Value from Hired Speakers  – June 29, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Dean Savoca
There's pressure for meeting planners to hire great speakers and for speakers to deliver amazing presentations. To make both happen, one experienced speaker offers tips on how planners can get the most from their presenters.

Use the Power of Conversation to Enhance Learning  – June 15, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Christine Umbrell
Increased interaction among education participants and leaders can lead to enhanced knowledge retention. Learn the three levels of conversation and how you can guide subject matter experts toward better conversation facilitation.

Idea Bank: One-Hour Problem Solving  – June 08, 2015 Article
Author: Rob Stott
For one session at CoreNet Global's Summit, attendees brought real-world examples of problems they were facing at their organization. They were broken into groups and given 60 minutes to find a solution.

Should Speakers Pay Conference Registration Fees?  – June 01, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Samantha Whitehorne
Covering registration fees for your meeting's speakers is a nice idea, especially if they're volunteering their time and ponying up their own travel expenses, but it can prove costly for associations. Here's some ideas on how to make it work.

Getting Better Data From Your Learning Events  – May 14, 2015 **** Members-Only Content
Author: Christine Umbrell
Throw out your current education session evaluation sheets and replace them with improved forms to capture more useful feedback.

Do Drones Have a Place at Meetings?  – May 11, 2015 Article
Author: Kristin Clarke
While legal, safety, and privacy concerns are leaving the role of drones at tradeshows up in the air, they could turn out to be a must-have in every event planner's toolbox once everything settles.

Are Your Meetings a Feature of Membership?  – May 04, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Ed Rigsbee, CAE
To effectively increase member ROI at any of your meetings, consider adding a number of new features, including member-only educational, networking, and social sessions.

A Hybrid Approach for Developing Conference Education Content  – April 14, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Lisa Ruane, CAE
Small groups of experts can't know everything that's relevant in a given field, while a cattle call for sessions won't guarantee the right quality or variety of education, either. That's why the American Physical Therapy Association combines these approaches to capture the best of both worlds and provide the most relevant and attractive education possible. Here's how it works.

Destination: Cleveland  – April 14, 2015 Article
Find out what makes Ohio's second-largest city and its many meeting venues rock. On the list: a new convention center, unique event settings, and an easily navigable public transportation system.