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JT Long

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.

Site Inspection: Newport Beach, California

What was once known as the playground for celebrities—Shirley Temple was crowned the first Miss Newport Beach at age 13 and John Wayne lived there in the ‘60s—is becoming an even more attractive site for corporate events as all eight of the major hotels in this Orange County enclave have gone through recent renovations of meeting space in the last few years.

SCOTUS Clears Way for Travel Ban

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Napa and Sonoma Rise Again

The Meetings World Reacts: Policies to Protect Against Sexual Harassment

When reports of sexual harassment start coming from industries as varied as Hollywood, politics and, most recently TED Talks, that is a sure sign that putting measures in place to protect against unlawful discrimination is now a requirement for every endeavor, including meetings and events. TED management responded to allegations that four female attendees at […]