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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She Really Means BusinessMeeting PlanningQ&As

When IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer saw the results of a survey IMEX conducted with the German magazine tw tagungswirtschaft last year about women in the event industry, she knew she had to do something.

Secrets to Incentives That Keep GivingMeeting Planning

 An incentive trip that will be remembered long after the bags have been unpacked often includes creative gifting. For insights on how to give impactful gifts, Smart Meetings asked a veteran in the industry, Tom Romine, president of Cultivate.

How to Plan Truly “Inspired” ExperiencesHow ToTips & Tools

Smart Meetings asked for tips on designing transformational moments from Andrew Webb, a partner at Inspired Learning Group, an organization dedicated to creating turnkey experiences that can lead to improved productivity, creativity and engagement for participants.

How to Engage the Next GenerationCase StudyEvents

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin’s leadership decided it needed to engage younger residents in community service. It made this a strategic priority and began to promote volunteer opportunities in the community, and to connect with others who were similarly donating their time and skills. How did the organization do it?

Las Vegas CVA Advocates for ExpansionMeeting PlanningQ&As

Advocacy is a critical role for new Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Hill as he works with a reorganized executive team to manage a major expansion of the Convention Center District.

Las Vegas: Build It Because They are ComingDestinations

Imagine the magic you could perform with 2.2 million sq. ft. of meeting and exhibit space. That is the amount of convention space scheduled to open in Las Vegas in the next three years. This is in addition to more than 11 million sq. ft. of diverse meeting, exhibit and trade-show space already in this event oasis. These are not your grandparents’ meeting rooms, either. They are designed to be more connected, healthier and more flexible than ballrooms of yore. So, get your planning hats on, because the inspiration starts here.