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 •  September 6, 2016

Medical meetings are being disrupted more than any other sector we work with. While the profession is thriving, scientific meetings and healthcare professional conferences aren’t performing nearly as well as they did five to ten years ago. Three of the main factors contributing to declines in registration and industry participation include: 1....

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 •  September 6, 2016

Global Education Group and the Global Alliance for Medical Education have launched a new awards program for individuals and organizations that provide continuing medical education that makes a difference to healthcare professionals worldwide. “The impact of CME on practice and patient health has never been greater than today,” says Stephen Lewis,...

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 •  September 2, 2016

It’s always been the event professional’s job to ensure an event goes off without a hitch. But sometimes, despite your best intentions, something goes wrong. The difference between now and the past, however, is that when an executive spouts the wrong fact or an attendee shouts a negative opinion or the women’s bathroom overflows, everyone—both on...

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 •  September 1, 2016

Think about the message of this little graphic at the left for a minute: “Questions are great, but only if you know the answers.” That, my friends, is a central fallacy that for some reason has surfaced in my life over and over again this week like one of those pesky ads for a particular product that show up everywhere on the Internet once you...

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 •  August 31, 2016

Exhibition organizers now have a new tool to help them calculate the economic impact of their show on their host city and demonstrate its value to the local economy. The Trade Show Economic Impact Calculator, offered by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, creates a report outlining economic impact data in four main areas: the show in...

MeetingsNet/Penton Media

 •  August 31, 2016

NextPrevHire Help If you know you’ll be slammed the two weeks before Thanksgiving or you’re always crazy busy for the month March, think about what you can do now to make things easier for yourself when the big wave hits. Here are six suggestions from Audrey Thomas (a.k.a. Organized Audrey) for doing just that. Think about them now, and your future...

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 •  August 31, 2016

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity, right? But what if we did the same thing time after time and expected to get the same results? For example, say we threw the best conference there ever was in 1980. If we repeated the exact same conference in 2016, would we get the same results?...

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 •  August 31, 2016

If you were to peek in at an aspiring association CEO event, you’d probably expect to see more meeting professionals planning the program than participating in it. After all, a lot of association meeting planners talk about how they want that proverbial seat at the table. But how many want that seat to be at the head of the table? While a career...

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 •  August 30, 2016

Meet a member of WomenInTravel through the profile below, and consider joining WINiT, a nonprofit, volunteer-led organization founded in 2014 to support and empower women in the meeting, event, travel, and exhibition industries through access to career development opportunities and resources. First thing to know: Membership is free! More than 2,200...

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 •  August 25, 2016

The Sustainable Meetings Conference, an event hosted annually by the Green Meeting Industry Council (now an initiative of the Convention Industry Council), has announced that Annie Griffiths, world-renowned photojournalist, has been added to the program as a keynote speaker. The SMC, scheduled for September 15–16 in Baltimore, Md., brings together...