To kick off the new year, Smart Meetings will be heading to Palm Springs to attend the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival and explore some of the area’s top options for meeting groups. The film festival is dedicated to showcasing the efforts of exceptional, new and emerging talents as well as the outstanding work of established directors, actors and others in the industry. Celebrity spottings are part of the fun–last year’s attendees included Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Keira Knightly and Benedict Cumberbatch. The festival runs Jan. 1–11, and Smart Meetings will be there for the first four days. Follow us as we attend the elegant awards gala and visit some of the city’s top hotels, restaurants, bars and attractions. Highlights will include a desert jeep tour and a glimpse at some of Palm Springs’ finest midcentury architecture and design.

Last Updated Jan. 5, 2016 – 6:47 PM