Texas Sets Store on Bitcoin

Call it the future, or maybe the currency version of Esperanto (remember that?), but Bitcoin, the virtual currency, has taken Texas by storm. The first bitcoin ATM (CoinVault) appeared in Austin in February; followed by two CoinVaults in Dallas last August. This month, however, Houston took Bitcoin...read more

Christmas Event Planning: Finding Venues at the Last Minute

Finding a Christmas event venue at the last minute may seem like a daunting task but it's not impossible. Even after the calendar has flipped to December, some venues will still have availability. They are just as eager to fill their vacant dates as you are to find an event venue. Here are 6 quick...read more

Social Media Help on the Way for Event Planners

For some time now, I've suspected that, despite the fact that social media has been around since 1994 when Geocities established the first virtual community on the Internet, engagement is not as high as one would expect. I'll share 2 personal observations: Whenever I've been asked to facilitate...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

The Event Effect: It’s the ROI Businesses Should Care About

We’ve all been to tradeshows, attended in-person events and even participated in webinars or virtual conferences. Some of us are looking for that competitive edge that helps us in our careers or our business while others are looking to experience something new.   Millions of businesses invest in...read more

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Announces Details of Expansive 30,000 Square-Foot Oceanfront Function Space

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, the anticipated new resort situated on the legendary Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Greater Fort Lauderdale, released details on its impressive 30,000 square-foot oceanfront function space. Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, the resort has...read more

Handling Those Last Minute Requests II

The numbers are in. No I am not referring to the results of the US Mid-term elections. Once again event planners have made the list. Sitting at number 5 after enlisted military personnel, military general, firefighter, and airline pilot is event coordinator in the annual CareerCast survey of most...read more

Incentive Destinations: When It's Time to Give Back

It's important for all organizations to pause from time to time to thank the communities at home and abroad from which they draw their wealth. We are in a season of harvest, with U.S. Thanksgiving celebrations just weeks away and Christmas around the globe sooner after. It's an ideal season to give...read more

Event Planning That Respects Diversity

With communities around the world becoming increasingly diverse, it is important to take the changing face of diversity in consideration when planning corporate events and designing event venues. This is particularly important for international conferences and trade shows that attract participants...read more

Still Time to Catch Harvest Festivals and Agricultural Fairs

The harvest festival and agricultural fair season begins every year with the appearance of the harvest moon September), but there are still many opportunities left this year to celebrate the bounty of the harvest. Canada The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (Toronto) November 7 - 16, 2014 This...read more
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