In This Issue

Arianna Huffington is most commonly known as the driving force behind The Huffington Post, one of the most widely read online publications in the world. In addition to being a media mogul, Huffington is a fierce advocate for women and a sleep evangelist. In this month’s cover story, she shares her vision for the modern workplace—one with wellbeing, wisdom, wonder and naps.

Our April issue also features 25 women who are making a difference in their respective fields. From entrepreneurs who built empires from the ground up to innovators who are shaking things up and getting results, these women are rising up in a big way.

Also, don’t miss our exciting behind-the-scenes report on the San Francisco Bay Area, which broke records as the host of Super Bowl 50.

Smart Meetings is an event planning publication covering meetings, industry news, including expert opinions and interviews, topical articles, coverage of destinations and venues in the U.S and worldwide, and features stories on incentive, corporate, government and association meetings.

Features

Arianna Huffington is Waking Up the Workplace

Media mogul and sleep evangelist Arianna Huffington believes women will lead the revolution to reform business Arianna Huffington decries society’s traditional notion of success, where working to the point of…

Special Report: Women Rising Up

Often behind the scenes, predicting issues before they ever see the light of day, meeting and event professionals are doing the dirty work. There is no such thing as weekends,…

In Every Issue

The Latest Buzz on Zika

Mosquito-borne virus is just one of numerous diseases transmitted via insects Everyone is buzzing about the Zika virus and its impact on leisure and business travel. In truth, Zika isn’t…

Q&A with Alice Constandina “Dina” Titus

Congresswoman representing Nevada’s First District; professor emeritus at University of Nevada, Las Vegas How have you been influenced by your family’s involvement in Georgia politics? Growing up in a politically…

Smart Leaders: Women Rising Up!

We’ve made great strides in the workplace—and we’re still forging ahead I have always been a strong supporter of women leaders. Growing up, I was inspired by my mother, who…

Techno Files: Unwrap Results

Digital gift bags are efficient, economical and best of all—measurable If you haven’t received one yet, it’s coming. It’s lightweight, you won’t forget it under your chair after the keynote,…

Mastering the Art of Communication

Meetology Lab’s psychological insights boost planners’ social skills Early in their career, planners learn the importance of effective interpersonal communication, but even industry veterans sometimes don’t realize how their interactions…

Magical Meetings

Meeting on the beach Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort creates unforgettable events During a recent tour of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, located in Lake…

A/V Cost-Saving Tips

ClickShare CSE-200 by BARCO How to maximize impact and minimize fees Raise your hand if you have stuffed a small projector into a carry-on bag to avoid the steep audiovisual…

Smart Style: April 2016

Your resource for trendy treasures and gift ideas Treat attendees and VIPs to unique, thoughtful gifts they will definitely want to take home. Smart Meetings has selected an assortment of items…

Return to Glory

Multimillion-dollar renovations enhance landmark properties Adolphus Hotel, Dallas Historic downtown Dallas has its grande dame back. Dating to 1912, Adolphus Hotel is undergoing a $50 million renovation that includes the makeover…

Ponte Vedra Resorts Deliver Wow Factor

“The answer is yes…now what’s your question?” That’s the motto at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and The Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra Beach, sister properties less then two…

Fizzy Beer Cocktails: The Latest Craze

We should have seen it brewing. The rise of the craft beer movement, coupled with the renaissance of cocktail culture, has created a new craze of beer-based cocktails. Planners looking…

Power Players in the Meetings Industry

Industry Happenings Get ready to burst with laughter at MPI’s 2016 World Education Congress (WEC). The Water Coolers will kick off the industry event’s opening general session with its unique…

All-Inclusives that Rock

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Hard Rock properties simplify the booking process Planning trips for groups is very challenging, mainly because many details need to be carefully arranged, but a…

Putting a Lock on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity should be a top priority for meeting professionals, who often work out of hotels, conference centers and coffee shops and use Internet connections that may not be secure. “Event…

Q&A with Roger Dow

“We are an early barometer of when the economy goes bad, because the first thing people cut is travel. We are also a barometer of when the economy is picking…

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