Case Study: An Upscale Family Reunion

How do you keep an annual event fresh? Smart Meetings asked Sharon Bonner, founder of Bright Ideas Events, after she staged a ball for 1,500 employees.

How to Realize Your True Meeting Potential

Just as every meeting holds the potential for great advances in understanding, relationships and wealth, every event professional could be the next superstar. Yet, according to informal research done by keynote speaker Thom Singer, 70 percent of people (by their own admission) are not realizing their true potential. Guests at Smart Meeting Midwest at Convene Chicago this week actively worked to join that top tier of performers.