Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Managing Editor at Smart Meetings
Dan Johnson has worked for Smart Meetings since 2012. He has been a professional writer and editor since 1969, working on newspapers, magazines and books in the United States and Japan. Dan has won many national, regional and local awards for his work. He received a B.A. in psychology from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Asian and comparative philosophy and religion from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. His interests include exploring the world’s many fascinating cultures, as well as music and sports.

Sparkling New Spaces: New and Renovated ReportDestinations

Each year, thousands of hotels, resorts and conference centers in the United States open or are renovated—and the numbers have been increasing due to the financial boom that continues in the hospitality industry. Many of the openings and renovations signify landmark developments in the industry, and some involve the country’s premier properties. They also are critically important to meetings and events, because they offer new, exciting options for planners and their groups.

Nevada: Energy Boosters in the Silver StateDestinations

Nicknamed the Silver State because of the importance of silver to its history and economy, Nevada features a highly diverse landscape that includes arid plains and snowcapped mountains, as reflected by its two major areas, Las Vegas and Reno/ Tahoe, respectively.

A Golden Opportunity for the IndustryEvents

Global Meetings Industry Day has blossomed in the past 22 years from a regional event in Canada to a vast worldwide celebration. The number of participants and programs offered by GMID keeps growing every year, but the event has only begun to tap its potential impact.

Riding the Korean Wave of Hallyu at MeetingsNewsTravel

Not so long ago, Hallyu, or the “New Wave” cultural phenomenon in South Korea was a passion isolated to the young. But the movement that started with music and television is now seeped so deeply into daily life that the country’s main meetings event focused on how Hallyu can be integrated with the industry.

Korea Summit

Korean Summit Could Open Doors to More Meetings on PeninsulaNews

The historic summit bringing together President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday could be a catalyst to eventually provide a major boost for the meetings industry. The summit has the potential to strengthen relations between the two countries that could result in more travel.