Category Archives: Events

Marin and Mike

Magical Power of Meeting Up

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Smart Meeting East National by the Numbers When does one plus one equal more than two? At a Smart Meeting Conference. Over three days in May, providers gathered for a networking and educational conference at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, and the impact was magnitudes greater than any of those individuals could have…

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MPI Turns to Indy for 2018 WEC

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For those already missing the excitement of Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (or those who are kicking themselves because they wish they had been in Las Vegas last week), organizers left you with something to look forward to. Visit Indy will be hosting WEC 2018 June 2 through 5, 2018 at the Indiana Convention…

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Glastonbury Music Festival Display Screens Powered by Pee

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This year’s Glastonbury Music Festival in Pilton, England, is using urine to power display screens throughout the event. Yes, you heard that right—power from pee. Bristol Bioenergy Centre (BBiC) at University of West England has developed a technology that can use human urine and convert it into energy. This is not the first time Glastonbury…

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San Jose Lures Major Meetings, Events, Including Apple’s WWDC

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Event professionals have a multitude of host cities to select from, but more and more are making San Jose, California, their top pick. What is it about San Jose that is wooing major companies and associations away from the competition? From June 5 to 9, Apple triumphantly returned its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to…

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ASAE Aims to Reinvent Meetings with Xperience Design Project

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The Center for Association Leadership, known as ASAE, unveiled Xperience Design Project (XDP) in National Harbor, Maryland, this week at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The two-day event brought together 1,816 association professionals and industry partners. Their challenge: to collaborate on ideas to reinvent their meetings. .@garibaldiarts keeping the #myxdp co-creators mesmerized and entertained…

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quirky summer festivals

Top 6 Quirkiest Summer Festivals of 2017


Summer is almost here, meaning it’s time to brace yourself for barbecues, beaches and long-awaited festivals! Planning an event in a city holding a food, music or cultural festival is a fun way for planners to get attendees involved in local experiences. The tricky part is finding a festival that fits your group’s demographics—and your…

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