Smart Meetings’ Top 6 Videos from 2019


2019 was a year chock full of fun. With events (our own, as well as the many we’ve attended) across the United States and Canada, the Smart Meetings team both witnessed and learned a lot, whether it was about the ever-changing landscape of the meetings industry or how to keep attendees engaged in the 21st century. Here’s to another year of inspiring brilliant experiences.

Smart Meetings Northern California 2019

Held at Fairmont San Francisco, Smart Meetings Northern California 2019 was an event filled with billiards, DIY wine blending, tarot card readings and a bunch of tech gadgetry.

Mark Cooper on Meetings Industry Challenges

Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC Meeting Venues, spoke with Smart Meetings about two of the main issues discussed at IACC Americas Connect held in Toronto April 11–12: the need for the convention and meetings industry to enhance sustainability efforts, and to be more creative and inventive in addressing challenges in general.

Smart Meetings West National 2019

Smart Meetings West National 2019 was held over three days at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Whether it was psychic readings, an evening of elegant dining at the Chateau at Paris Las Vegas hotel or teeing off at TopGolf Las Vegas, there was something for everyone.

How Do You Get Attendees Engaged?

Engaging attendees is never easy, especially now, with distraction all around us, vying for attention. Mike Lyons of Smart Meetings TV asked planners how they keep attendees engaged in the Internet Age.

Want to be a Sustainability Expert?

Mariela McIlwraith, director of industry advancement for Events Industry Council, sat down with Smart Meetings to discuss benefits of the 2019 Sustainable Event Professional Certificate Program, offered this month at Cobo Center in Detroit.

IMEX America 2019: Day 2 Highlights

Held in Las Vegas at Sands Expo Convention Center Sept. 10–12, IMEX America 2019 was the place to be. Mike Lyons was on the floor for Smart Meetings TV, checking out everything on offer.

Mid-America National Recap

The last Smart Meetings event of the year ended with a bang. It’ll soon be another year full of brilliant experiences; be sure to see our events page to check out all the wonderful events we’ll host in 2020.