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.

Can Meetings Help Alleviate a Major Healthcare Epidemic?

Can Meetings Help Alleviate a Major Healthcare Epidemic?
Joan Eisenstodt
November 3, 2017
Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States wrote: "There is good reason to be concerned about social connection in our current world. Loneliness is a growing health epidemic." I believe that our industry—meetings and hospitality—can make a difference. Read on.

10 Tips for Better Site Inspections

10 Tips for Better Site Inspections
Joan Eisenstodt
May 6, 2016
In the April print and digital editions of Meetings Today, I wrote about the "10 Areas of Site Selection to Question and Learn" and spoke more about site selection on the April 27 webinar, “Site Selection: Finding the Right Fit.” It all ties together with this Friday, May 6, blog and Friday With Joan interviews about site inspections.

Why Aren’t Meeting Breaks More Fun?

Joan Eisenstodt
September 4, 2015
Here’s what I think we need to do at meetings, conventions and conferences to enhance meeting breaks.

What about those long head tables?

Joan Eisenstodt
April 27, 2015
At the White House Correspondents' Dinner and other events, why are there still long head tables for important people? What are the alternatives?

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