Association Tips

5 Ways to Engage Millennials in Meetings

Loosely defined as individuals born between the 1980s and early 2000s, the oldest millennials are now in their early to mid 30s. In the largest demographic power shift to hit organizations in decades, over the next 10 years more millennials will be entering the workforce and moving into the...read more

10 Film Industry Tips for Getting Media Coverage for Events

Media coverage is a key success factor for many corporate and association events. Yet, many event planners struggle with attracting media attention and getting enough press coverage. Here are 10 tips from the film industry for how to improve media coverage of your events. Obtain media sponsors....read more

Affordable Event Venues with State-of-the-Art Technology

Many corporate events and events hosted by cultural or not-for-profit organizations require venues with state-of-the-art technology, ample seating, and facilities for screening DVDs or films. Examples include product launches, kick-offs, festivals, annual meetings, and events to unveil marketing...read more

Four Destination Hotels for Treating Your Post-Meeting Stress

Socializing, brainstorming, and interactive problem solving at meetings and conferences can be grueling for some. Attendees should have downtime between sessions and in the evenings. In fact, the Spa Director at Paradise Point Resort & Spa says studies have shown meeting breaks involving calm and...read more

Quick Financial Primer (Not Just for Event Planners)

At some point in their career, some event planners find themselves serving on professional association boards. When this happens, an important responsibility is ensuring the financial health of the organization. To do this effectively, a basic understanding of financial statements is essential....read more

Combating Chronic Zombiosis at Your Meetings

Groooaaannnnnn. Are you ready to rid your attendees of these demonic doldrums? Don’t worry, we have some eerily effective tactics for helping you avoid this dreaded ‘zombiosis.’ Here are a few, easily digestible tips on how to keep your attendees spellbound, on the edge of their seats and engaged...read more

Smart Monday Serves up Cutting Edge Content for IMEX America #imex14

Once again, MPI and other association partners provided IMEX America attendees with a full day of free pre-trade show education, training, workshops. and networking. In total, 30 concurrent sessions and deep dives have been presented. Here are a few highlights. Association partners that teamed up...read more

Robert's Rules of Order Refresher for Formal Meetings

While meetings in the US and Canada tend to be informal, in some countries formal meetings are still the order of the day. Familiarity with Robert's Rules of Order, which dates back to 1876,  is important for event planners who work internationally and also for those who serve on boards and work for...read more

9 Tips for Using Dedicated Meeting Concierges

Last week we discussed the benefits of dedicated meeting concierges for event planners, the hotel, and clients. To ensure that you integrate integrate dedicated concierges into your event effectively, here are 9 tips. Tips for Using Dedicated Concierges Stress the need for flexibility. It's pretty...read more

Meeting Generously: Create a VIP Giving Experience

by Mindy Lallier, Senior Sales Manager, Overland Park CVB Competitors pose for a quick picture before teeing off in the MSP Love Josh Williams Golf Tournament. This VIP event raises funds for the Midwest Sports Production’s Love Fund’s Scholarships. Associating your organization with a cause is more...read more
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