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In Smart Meetings’ September issue, don’t miss our Planners of the Year! We also discuss future-proofing your career and how small meetings are a big deal.

This issue explores beautiful Colorado and what’s new in Pennsylvania, among other gorgeous locations. We also tackle privacy measures to protect your events, drinking your veggies, and so much more!

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.


A Higher Meetings Education: Future-Proof Your Career

The meetings industry is not so simple anymore. Today’s intense focus on key performance indicators, event-tech stacks and designing brilliant experiences has made the need for advanced education—from a university,…

A Legacy of Inclusion: Winning Meeting Tips From Beth Knox

If managing a high-profile event that traditionally takes four years to plan in just over half that time with a $15 million budget and a reliance on 15,000 volunteers sounds…

Celebrate 2018’s Planners of the Year

Event planners make the world go ‘round. Their strategic and operational skills keep the plates spinning, businesses booming and employees motivated. Too often, however, they are behind the scenes—working their…

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Better Breakfast, Delivered

These four hotels specialize in breakfast delivered straight to your guest room door, via room service. See what’s cooking in Dallas, NYC and more.

An Innovative Treat for Chocolate-Loving Attendees

A behind-the-scenes look at planning Collective Health’s second-annual Innovation Day user conference with Paige Ruhmann, senior field marketing manager.

3 Things Every Planner Should Know About Security

Between the Cambridge Analytica disaster, “fake news,“ and data breaches, privacy is top of mind for every event professional.

6 Helpful Travel Apps Worth Downloading

Work up an app-etite before hitting the road to save yourself time and energy. Here are six absolutely download-worthy apps for travel.

Q&A with SF Travel Chairman Peter Gamez

SF Travel Association chairman Peter Gamez sees hospitality as part of the solution for big-city problems. Smart Meetings asked him…

Drink Your Veggies (with Alcohol)

Who could have predicted today’s boom in veggie juicing? A clever bartender can make the sweet, earthy or even spicy vegetable juices taste great…

Float Your Troubles Away in Sensory Deprivation Tanks

NBA superstar Steph Curry is a devoted user, and touts them for reducing muscle soreness and gaining mental focus. But what are sensory deprivation tanks?

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