8 Tips for Room Block Management

Room block management may not be the most fun step in event planning, but it doesn’t have to be the most dreaded either. Our planning team knows that with some clever maneuvering and proactive thinking, you can turn this task into a more automated undertaking. And as we gear up for Cvent CONNECT, time is


Here’s the BIG Picture

The first quarter is over and businesses, organizations and associations are well into 2017, realizing this is the year of big changes. All research indicates that the meeting, event and training business should remain a true and reliable economic indicator that businesses in the U.S. are healthy and growing. Approaching our third anniversary under new



Cvent CONNECT 2016

Build Your Agenda at Cvent CONNECT Today!

Cvent CONNECT Sessions are now available! Meeting and event professionals can choose from over 130 inspiring sessions this year. If you’ve already registered, click here to start setting up your own personalized schedule. As a reminder, Cvent CONNECT is taking place Tuesday-Friday, June 13-16 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Attend educational sessions, receive



3 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Relaxed

With the wellness trend showing no sign of slowing, does going “meeting casual” enhance the attendee experience by allowing one to be more present and engaged? Visit Santa Cruz County thinks so. Meetings are about connecting, sharing ideas, solving problems, and being inspired. In a casual setting where wellness is a focus, individuals will feel


Meet in the Heart of Iconic Cities

When planning a spectacular meeting or event, Trump Hotels™ can offer you the highest level of luxury in dramatic settings that provide unrivaled views and a sense of immersion into the local culture.  Weather you stay in Vancouver, Chicago, Washington, D.C., or SoHo in New York, we ensure that your experience at each iconic destination


Building a Connection: What Makes an Event Website Awesome?

The right marketing can ensure you get the largest and most relevant audience for your event – but your efforts shouldn’t stop there. You want to build a buzz around your event and get your registrants engaged and talking before, during and after the event. And the number one rule of marketing? “NSAMCWADLP“: Never Start


Pushing the Experiential Envelope with Smaller Meetings

Meeting planners know this. Smaller meetings are not always the easiest to plan and their attendees sometimes don’t get to see much except for the walls of their meeting and hotel rooms. With budget cuts becoming the norm in today’s operating environment, the experiential part of the program usually gets the boot. RFPs aside, it’s