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Visit Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA

5/1/2015 - 12/31/2016

Schedule a site visit through the sales team at Visit Huntington Beach and received domestic round-trip airfare.*Sign a contract within 45 days of your site inspection and receive $1,000 or more towards the master folio of the group with a minimum 10...

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Being at the Furry con all seems so normal when you just put on the fur suit. The furries start to fill the massive ballroom at the San Jose Convention Center. There are wolves, foxes, birds of prey,...

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When it comes to green meetings we know about recycling, even composting, omitting plastic bottles and going paperless, but we don’t always think about the water footprint of our food. This is h...

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Medical Meetings

Medical meeting planners are some of the most specialized and highly trained planners in the industry. It’s not just the technical complexity of medicine, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, anima...


From the expanding golden sands of Galveston, Texas, to regally revamped properties in the Sunshine State, the Gulf Coast region offers a wealth of intriguing and exciting settings and venues for plan...


Presenter: Myllisa Patterson
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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Presenter: Jim Spellos
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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Presenter: Robyn Mietkiewicz
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
1:00 PM ET

Meetings Technology

Tech Bytes: Cvent Acquires Alliance Tech

Cvent Acquired event measurement technology provider Alliance Tech, with an eye toward capturing another part of the meetings life cycle, the on-site measurement of results. “Even today, people...

Talking Tech: Smile for the Camera! (Dec. 2015)

Events provide a great source of photos and videos, and the tools listed below can used to increase attendee engagement and significantly broaden the social footprint of your next meeting. Mobile Soc...

Going Places

Jay Spurr | California

SAN FRANCISCO Jay Spurr is the new director of sales & marketing for the 1,500-room San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Spurr brings more than 20 years of experience at top-tier hotels and resorts to...

Julie Coker Graham | Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA Julie Coker Graham is the new president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB). She assumed the role following the retirement of current President and CEO,...

Victor Freeman | New York

NEW YORK New York Hilton Midtown announced the appointment of Victor Freeman as the hotel manager of the 1,932-room midtown property. “Victor’s proven leadership and expertise in ma...

Destination Close-Ups

Savannah, Ga., is the real deal for meetings

Groups looking for authenticity and an enigmatic atmosphere steeped in history can find their dream destination beneath the storied oak-draped squares of Savannah, Ga. While many other major meetings...

Planner Checklists

Audiovisual Tips for Meetings

  Things to document regarding the venue Verify the room capacity charts. Note exact room dimensions, not just room capacities Ceiling heights are VERY important to document. No...

Concierge Insights

Charlie Loor, Hotel Chandler - New York City

What service can you provide to groups that they normally might not receive? I organize transportation for large groups on buses and stretch SUVs and can arrange dinner meetings at well-known restaura...