Guidelines for Editorial Submissions
Meetings Today serves North America-based planners of meetings,
conventions, tradeshows, conferences and incentives worldwide by delivering the essential destination,
logistics, venue, trend, career and strategic information they need to produce successful events
that engage attendees and benefit host organizations.
Thank you for your interest in contributing to Meetings Today’s digital and print efforts.
For reference, please access
www.MeetingsToday.com to see the many articles and other content we have produced.
As a meeting professional, you have keen insight into what your colleagues need to know,
and we hope the exposure provided by contributing to the conversation in our publications
and digital outreach will reflect positively on yourself, the organizations you plan for
and Meetings Today.
The first thing to know is that our readers are meeting planners, representing the spectrum
of the meetings industry, from convention and tradeshow planners to corporate meetings,
association meetings, government meetings, incentives and events, and more!
Our audience wants to know what is new and exciting in the destinations we cover, especially from
their colleagues in the industry. What new special event venue do you think they would be
interested in? A hot new restaurant? A museum or historic theater? A sporting events venue?
Something that’s way out of the box (yes!)?
They also want to know the basics regarding any of these destinations and venues, from capacities
to room layouts, catering and F&B options, special features, Wi-Fi connectivity and what makes
it really stand out for meetings and events.
Other topics we’re interested in include unique, inspiring teambuilding activities, wellness,
CSR programs, cutting-edge cuisine and design, and the many issues and topics that shape our
industry, especially contract and negotiation strategies, how you’ve used emerging technologies,
new products that are impacting the industry, cost-cutting strategies and more.
Key Writing Points
Keep it simple: Don’t go overboard with the superlatives and flowery adjectives.
Let the facts tell the story. You can always circle back and provide some impactful descriptive
language after you get the basics solidified.
Get the facts straight: Double-check key facts such as the names of people
and places, the titles of people, the names of venues and places, the square footage of meeting
Is it relevant?: Is what you’re writing about relevant to a meeting planner?
How will it make their jobs more efficient, their attendees inspired and their organizations
successful? Write for the reader. What do they need to know?
Guest articles may link 1 to 3 times within context, and submissions should be between 500 and
1,000 words and submitted via a Word document. All photos or graphics submitted with a story
must have the publishing rights secured. If you’re not sure, let us know!
Important topics that interest our readers include the following:
- Contract and negotiation tips
- Special event venues
- F&B trends
- Wellness issues and options
- Work-life balance for meeting planners
- Site inspection tips and advice
- Technology tips and advice
Guest contributors to Meetings Today agree not to solicit or accept any “fam” trip or any
other travel industry service offers on behalf of Meetings Today without prior written consent
from the Vice President & Chief Content Director of Meetings Today.