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.

How Can Planners Prepare for Las Vegas Massacre-Style Attacks?

News of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas that left more than 50 dead and hundreds wounded is doubly chilling for event planners. On top of the pain of hearing about senseless loss of life is a nagging question. “What would I have done if that had happened at one of my events?” More important, […]

Alternative Meetings in Northern California

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Research as Destiny

Visit San Jose Makes Adventurous Food a Star at Convention Center

San Jose’s foodie scene has come a long way since three brothers living there in 1953 invented the Eggo Waffle. On Sept.  13, Team San Jose in California celebrated the first of what it hopes will be many Michelin-starred restaurants, at Adega in the heart of Little Portugal. The team brought in three other Michelin-rated […]