Gary Diedrichs

Gary Diedrichs is senior content editor at Smart Meetings. He has degrees in history from Princeton and New York University. His journalism career has spanned staff positions in radio, newspapers, magazines and websites. Other writing includes a novel set in Sausalito, California, in the 1950s. In his spare time, he publishes an award-winning website devoted to eco-friendly travel.

Meetings Mean Business Roars Again

The coalition known as Meetings Mean Business is back in business with Worth Meeting About, a refreshed campaign to underscore the importance of face-to-face meetings for people, businesses and communities. The campaign’s framing message is “When it’s important, it’s worth meeting about.” “We will demonstrate the industry’s unique ability to bring people together and solve difficult […]

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Marina del Rey Offers Laidback Waterfront Meetings

Claim to Fame: Laid-back waterfront vibe Minutes from LAX yet light years from cubicle world, Marina del Rey specializes in unique meeting venues—private yachts, dockside event space, private waterside terraces— for on-the-water team-building and waterfront meeting and dining. Splash Get your group truly up-close-and-personal with the azure Pacific by diving into activities that range from […]