Meetings at Mohegan Sun: Come for Convenience, Stay for Comfort

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The 2016 Event by William Raveis was promoted in the hotel lobby Perhaps the biggest draw for most vacationers and meeting planners heading for Mohegan Sun (other than its three casinos, luxurious 1,200-room hotel and countless onsite amenities) is its undeniably ideal location: a short drive from Boston; Hartford, Connecticut; Providence, Rhode Island, and easily…

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Arianna Huffington is Waking Up the Workplace

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Media mogul and sleep evangelist Arianna Huffington believes women will lead the revolution to reform business Arianna Huffington decries society’s traditional notion of success, where working to the point of exhaustion is considered a badge of honor and sleep is dismissed as a waste of time. The co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post…

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7 Must-Have Apps for Meeting Planners


These days, there are plenty of event planning and management apps on the market, with new ones released each day. Many of the apps have similar features, such social media integration and analytics, making it nearly impossible to know which tools are best for your team. Here’s the lowdown on some of the best meeting planning…

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10 Tips to Help Meeting Professionals Become Mentally Tougher

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In order to be successful, meeting professionals must be smart, efficient, resilient and mentally tough. In her book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, psychotherapist Amy Morin states that genetics, personality and life experience all contribute to one’s mental strength. A posting on Business Insider details Morin’s philosophy. Meeting professionals can grow their grit…

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Infographic: 10 Worst Habits of Air Travelers

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Any frequent traveler knows a good trip starts with a good flight. You know how much time you need to get to the airport in order to make your flight; you remembered to pack your airplane pillow, your ear plugs, and your favorite snack. You have enough seasons of your go-to TV show loaded up on your…

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5 Tweets From Far-Flung Locations

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Event professionals may send tweets from far-flung locations, but wired.com has tracked the Twitter feeds of scientists tweeting from really remote destinations such as outer space or deep undersea. Since its introduction in 2006, the interactive social media platform Twitter has taken the world by storm. Each second, approximately 6,000 tweets are sent out into…

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Hybrid Meetings: Big Effort, Big Reward

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Strategy and preparation can extend reach and boost ROI In the past several years, the potential value of meetings has gone up significantly due to the ability to conduct them in a hybrid manner. But what exactly does hybrid mean? In short, a hybrid meeting involves an in-person audience, as well as a remote audience…

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Green: More Than a Color for Wineries

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Wine has been produced for thousands of years and by many cultures—and yet the industry still comes down to one common element: the grape. A 2003 report by archaeologists indicates a likelihood that grapes were mixed with rice to produce a fermented beverage in China in the early years of the seventh millennium B.C. The…

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Tech Rentals Make an Impact

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  Meetings, conferences and events have undergone a major change over the past decade, including the increasing importance of technology rentals. They are transforming the landscape of events and driving new goals, from boosting attendee engagement and elevating environmental consciousness to supporting connectivity, mobility and social media.    Here are a few ways tech rentals…

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Time for Social Studies

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Listen up, class! It’s time to revisit our social studies education. We’re not talking about history or current events. We’re talking about #mobilesocial, and the burgeoning business of social media-related tools that can help you with your meeting industry tasks. Here’s the lesson plan—and how you can use the tools to ace the class. Vine…

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