Posts by Terri Hardin

Terri Hardin is the Destinations Marketing Editor at Cvent. Terri is a veteran media professional reporting on the meetings and events industry, having held senior positions at Successful Meetings and MeetingNews, and is known as "Meetings Diva" to the social network that has grown around the industry. At Cvent, Terri is charged with producing destination profiles and guides that aid in site selection for meeting and event planners, as well as editing the award-winning Cvent Event blog.

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Cvent or any other organization or individual.

TSA Offers a Way Out of the Holiday/Back-to-School Rush

September marks the beginning of the busy travel season, when hordes of students and families take to the air. While business travelers are experts at savvy packing and organization, this is the time of year when they find themselves surrounded by people who are not. The latter will be swelling more

Cvent Is on the Move to Greensboro Station

The day has finally come: After making the announcement last October, Cvent confirms that its new world headquarters, 1765 Greensboro Station Place, 7th Floor, Tysons Corner, VA 22102, will be employee-ready by August 4, 2014. The new almost 130,000-square-foot headquarters is located near the more

Atlantic City: New Life for the Boardwalk

That Atlantic City has been struggling in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the rise of gaming elsewhere comes as no surprise. But reports of its demise are premature, especially when it comes to meetings.  In the first half of 2014, for example, 41 events were held at the Atlantic City more

In Defense of Airlines

There has been a lot of talk lately about taking airline complaints to the next level, whether by app or by law. While I like complaining as much as the next person, I think we may be taking airline bashing too far. Here's why: In 2005, I was standing next to Gerard Arpey, then CEO of more

Happy Birthday, Seth Godin!

Today is Seth Godin's birthday. When I was on the editorial staff at Successful Meetings, we tapped Godin for the "Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century." More than a decade into the century, I have to say: we called it.* Godin continues not only to be an in-demand speaker, he is the among the more

Work/Life Balance Issues? Try a Trampoline

You've watched them on TV. You've seen in your neighbor's backyard. Now, try one for yourself, when you and your co-workers head to a team-building experience at a Stratosphere Trampoline Park near you.  A franchisor operating in the Mid-Atantic states of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, more

Surprising DC's Rosy Outlook

Washington, DC, is full of surprises, but never more so than when the President appears. Such was the case this May, when President Obama decided to walk the National Mall. It seems that the President is not the only one who likes to enjoy the District of Columbia: According to a report by more

#CventCMS #CventAMS Take Flight with BUZZair

Cvent is all about using technology to improve the meeting experience. That's why, as attendees convened for Wednesday's keynote address, they were able to get a new perspective on Erik Wahl's presentation - thanks to a drone camera flying above their heads. Check it out: "It's about more

AZ's "Wrigleyville West" to Play Ball with Cubs, Meetings

Cubs Park, the new Chicago Cubs spring training stadium, opened in Mesa, AZ in time for this year's spring season. The 15,000-seat stadium, currently the largest one in the Cactus League, is the centerpiece of Wrigleyville West, a $99-million, 140-acre spring training and entertainment complex. more

Event Professionals Are the Best!

Sometimes I think nothing matches the creativity and resourcefulness of our industry. Even in their downtime, some event professionals - like Richard Dunn - strive for perfection.  In the wee hours of June 8, 2014, Dunn, who designs lighting for corporate events, created this video at Las Vegas' more
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