A report released last month by the Department of Commerce on a 2012 National Institute of Standards and Technology conference raises significant questions over what its Inspector General's Office labels a failure to rein in costs according to government protocol.
AARP's way of getting in on the Oscars conversation shows that newsjacking isn't just limited to social media. Also: When longtime members start to fade, how do you win them back?
Sometimes thinking ahead about the simple stuff is what keeps your attendees sane. Also: How IHOP's National Pancake Day is giving charities a lift.
While Arizona’s governor vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to use religious beliefs to refuse service to people earlier this week, the uproar around the measure provides plenty for associations to think about as they pick locations and plan for their upcoming meetings.
The YxYY conference doesn't need much more than some good weather, a pool, and some smart attendees to get the big ideas flowing—and it's that spontaneity that makes it an event model to watch.
Find out which perpetual event pitfalls to avoid. Also: Give old conference planning methods a break, and replace them with quality, concurrent sessions.
Some 25,000 volunteers helped put on a successful Winter Olympics in Sochi, despite the Games’ rocky start. You may not have (or need) that many at your event, but volunteers can bring local flavor and extra hands on deck to your next meeting.
After the Association of Writers and Writing Programs tweeted that tax issues forced them to close a Seattle book fair to the public, the group was able to strike a deal. It’s a lesson in the power of community and social media to make things happen.
A new database of expo halls could make it easy to figure out exactly where you're holding your next event. Also: Why getting an exit interview in before an employee looks like they're about to leave could help you keep them around.
Still getting stuck with high airfares when flying to events? Check out this roundup of advice to figure how to get the best bang for your travel buck. Here’s a scenario that might sound familiar: That conference of yours is creeping up on you, and you haven’t booked travel yet. Suddenly, you’re on the hook […]