Welcome, Marriott Marquis Houston!

The Marriott Marquis Houston opened in time to host Super Bowl LI, bringing 1,000 new hotel rooms and an abundance of new meeting space to downtown’s convention district, known as Avenida Houston.  As the latest hotel to join the Avenida, the city’s epicenter for art, dining, entertainment and fun, the hotel adds 52 meeting rooms


2017 Event Tech Trends – Where Are They Now? (Live Streaming)

Welcome back to our series of event tech trends to watch in 2017. As a reminder, here’s a peek at all of the top trends we were keeping a close eye on for 2017: Virtual Sourcing: virtually find the perfect event venue, from the comfort of your desk Google Cardboard: transport attendees anywhere in the world


Bring Your Message to Life at Universal Orlando Resort™

Universal Orlando Resort™ is the premier meeting and event destination offering an incredible product, remarkable experiences and a passionate group of people committed to collaborating with you every step of the way. With 295,000 square feet of meeting space and 6,200 guest rooms across six hotels by 2018, three different theme parks, and the Universal



2017 Event Tech Trends: Where Are They Now? (AR/VR)

Back in 2016, we released our predicted tech trends for 2017. We were super excited about those trends back then, and it is amazing how much has already happened. We’re now looking into tech trends for 2018, and that made us think – as much as we need to be constantly looking forward, we should


Holiday Hosting: 5 Tips to Create Party Magic

The holiday season will be here before you know it, so now’s the time to start planning. Whether you’re hosting a festive soiree at a hotel, restaurant, or in the comfort of your own home, the foundation of any great party begins with your space. The first in our four-part series, here are some insider


New Study: How to Harness the Power of Live Event Data

Live event data is a goldmine of critical information left largely undiscovered by most meeting planners, event producers and marketers–which means many in the meeting and event industry are ignoring valuable insights that could vastly improve their entire event experience, and lead to more event ROI. Our new study, developed in partnership with Event Marketer,


Greater Miami & the Beaches is Open for Business

Dear Meetings Professional, We are pleased to report Greater Miami & The Beaches is open for business and welcoming visitors. Nearly all hotels have reported minimal or no damage. The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), already undergoing an extensive $615 million renovation, experienced no exterior damage. Currently, the MBCC construction team is further assessing the


CrowdCompass is Here to Support You – Apple Policy Change and All

As much as Apple celebrated when their millionth app became available on the app store, they are now realizing a large percentage of their store is full of duplicate and spam apps, along with many apps that haven’t been downloaded in years. Due to this, Apple is updating their policy on uniqueness to cut-down on