In This Issue

The September issue of Smart Meetings celebrates The Planners of the Year, the resilient leaders who are innovating and delivering against all odds. To support the evolution of the industry, senior editor Gary Diedrichs took a deep dive into the resources available to help you gain the skills needed to be effective today and in the years to come. We also give a big shout out to the small, regional and executive meeting. These are the gatherings that will lead us back to the ballroom so let’s learn how to do them right. Let us know if there are stories you would like to see covered by dropping us a note


Get Smart! There Was Never a Better Time to Up Your Game

Continuing planner education has pivoted to virtual, at least for now. There are an amazing number of options for course curriculums, certificates and degrees to be earned. Let’s do Planner…

Small Meetings Are a Big Deal

Small meetings may just be the new black for pandemic season. Here are takeaways on how to create a sense of intimacy in a COVID world.

Meet the 2020 Planners of the Year

This year presented the industry with massive challenges, to say the least, but these get-er-done Planners of the Year continue to prevail. Meet our winners!

In Every Issue


4 Ways to Get Your Body Moving

Exercising comes with cognitive and physical rewards that can help you deliver better events. Here is how to get your body moving.

gen z

Attracting Gen Z

I am Gen Z. As a cohort, we make up over 25 percent of the population. And as we rise in the workforce, planners of conferences and events will need…


The Centennial Must Go On

Is it really a centennial gala if there isn’t a line for the ladies’ room? Take a peek at this virtual 100th-anniversary fete in Canada that brought performance and celebration…

zero waste

How Zero Waste Can Survive COVID-19

In the rush to safeguard ourselves, critical momentum toward sustainability faltered. The experts share how to get back to zero waste.

Your September 2020 Smart Style

From cupcake bouquets to CBD bath and body goods to touchless tools with Bluetooth, these products will help you get through another month.

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