Meeting Trends: We’ve Only Come This Far?!

Meeting Trends: We’ve Only Come This Far?!
Joan Eisenstodt
February 1, 2019
I’m frustrated with the meetings industry. OK. More than frustrated—pretty darn angry. In the week before I wrote the final version of this blog, I met with a retired hotel colleague and his husband, who asked me if I still loved what I did. I hesitated. Read on to see how "never-the-less" I persist.

Why Unions, Planners and Suppliers Need to Get Along

Why Unions, Planners and Suppliers Need to Get Along
Joan Eisenstodt
June 1, 2018
If you were looking for a job or negotiating the conditions under which you’d work, what would be on your list of must-haves?: fair and equitable wages? working hours and conditions? vacation time? training time and dollars? no fear of technology or outsourcing eliminating your job? protection from harassment, sexual and other? Read on. Let's find a way to work well together so make meetings, events and tradeshows shine.

Accessibility, the ADA and Inclusion – It's Our Job!

Accessibility, the ADA and Inclusion – It's Our Job!
Joan Eisenstodt
April 5, 2017
Within this blog post are some ways to begin thinking and planning differently in order to have more inclusive meetings.

Is Alcohol Needed at Meetings & Events?

Is Alcohol Needed at Meetings & Events?
Joan Eisenstodt
December 28, 2016
We know we should always plan responsibly for alcohol consumption at meetings, events, holidays and family gatherings. But is the serving of alcohol even necessary?

Meetings in the Clouds

Meetings in the Clouds
Joan Eisenstodt
August 19, 2016
Isn't that the reason why we go to meetings? To be "awed" and enchanted? To leave feeling better than when we arrived?

Tips for Ending Food Waste at Events

Tips for Ending Food Waste at Events
Nancy Zavada
June 8, 2016
Event organizers can reduce food waste by using these helpful tips.

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