Category Archives: Events

How to Inject Mindfulness into a New York Meeting

When Smart Meetings sketched out an agenda for planners and suppliers at the epic The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York, our event architects made room for breathing alongside the networking and presenting. Here are three tips from experts who attended Smart Meeting Northeast July 19 for staying on track.

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A Parade of Cultural Lessons

For a behind-the-scenes look at how to host a massive, culturally sensitive event, Smart Meetings talked to Kelly Van Dyke, director of convention services for Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was part of a team that coordinated 2017 Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal (BMM) of North America conference for 4,000 people—a literal citywide for the community of 196,000.

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Fun Things Happened On the Way to Caesars Forum: Live Updates

Smart Meetings is in Las Vegas for the much-anticipated groundbreaking of Caesars Forum, which will open in 2020. The new $375 million conference center will add 300,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to The Strip, including the two largest pillarless ballrooms of all time. Content editor Paige Feigenbaum is in Sin City for the ceremonial first dig. While there, she’s also experiencing top cuisine from Gordon Ramsay and a magic show by Mat Franco, winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

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Experience Imagine 2018

Couldn’t make it to Anaheim for Destinations International’s Imagine 2018 Annual Convention? Or even if you did, this is your hub for updates on your favorite destinations, session highlights and lessons learned. Bookmarking this page is your ticket to real-time updates and memories to last until we do it all again next year.

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Celebrate in Every State

Fourth of July is the day for firework displays, a brief respite from work and explosive celebrations across the country. No matter where you are, take a breather: we’ve compiled a list of the best Fourth of July events for you to attend in every state.

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