JT Long

JT Long

Content Chief at Smart Meetings
JT Long is content chief at Smart Meetings. She brings 25 years of experience in journalism and community-building and has written books on management and motivation.
JT Long


Content Chief at Smart Meetings, Question Asker at Large, Storyteller at Heart
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Mike Massari: Big Man on the Strip and BeyondMeeting Planning

At 6-foot, 5-inches tall, Supplier of the Year Michael Massari is one of the “bigs”—as his basketball coach used to call him—in any room. But it is in his role as chief sales officer at Caesars Entertainment that he is having a truly oversized impact on the shape of the meetings industry. When the $375 million, 550,000-square-foot CAESARS FORUM conference center starts welcoming groups to Las Vegas in 2020, it will be a testament to his commitment to bringing people together.

Birmingham Conclave

How to Prepare for ConclaveEvents

When 300 certified meeting professionals arrive in Birmingham, Alabama, the second week of November for CMP Conclave, they will be greeted by three days of immersive education on every aspect of event planning—all of which counts toward continuing education units for recertification, of course. More: The Ultimate Road to CMP They will also find fellow CMPs…