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Your Life Is Their Songbook

That’s the basis for (and the brilliance of) The Water Coolers, a musical comedy group whose performances at meetings and events are inspired by the triumphs, trials and tragedies most working people face every day. The group began with an unusual collaboration between conference planner Sally Allen and her husband Tom, a comedy writer who…

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Worktopia

However, if you've suddenly got to put together a day meeting off the reservation, so to speak, it might sound more to your ears like Salvation. That's because you can go to Worktopia.com 24/7, pop in your meeting stats and turn it loose. The system will then search, check availability, get instant live quotes, compare…

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Location, Location, Logistics

Teeming sidewalks, busy restaurants, hotel lounges filled with friends sharing stories and a buzz around a city’s convention center are sure signs that a convention is in town. Though every city has its own definition of what “citywide” conventions entail, there’s one thing that’s certain: they are economic engines for a city’s visitor industry that…

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Tribal Gatherings

Not many meetings open like this: Elders from a local Native American tribe quietly, and with great dignity, give a spiritual invocation. They pray the meeting will be a success and personally fulfilling to all who attend. They pray for communion and understanding with the natural world around them. The prayers are followed by ancient…

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Say Good Bye To Plain Vanilla

When the prospect of another drywall-with-a-light-switch makes you yearn for an intriguing alternative, consider holding your meeting in a historic hotel. These one-of-a-kind properties offer character, a comfortable ambience and a bit of nostalgia for the past—or how we’d like to remember it. Because of the properties’ age, their owners had an exceptional choice of…

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