Affordable Meetings

February 2020

From free parking to easy access, whether by plane or car, the suburbs just outside downtown Chicago are a convenient meeting destination. Planners will find recently renovated hotels equipped for meetings and events, as well as golfing, rooftop restaurants, a botanical garden and more.

October 2019

Meeting breaks can be an affordable and efficient way to give attendees a refreshing energy boost between intensive sessions. Here are some top tips from planners on how to do them best.

August 2018

Meeting and event audiovisual is one of those things as an attendee you often don’t notice until it blows you away—or blows up a meeting when it doesn’t work. Following are some key observations by meeting planners and AV suppliers on how planners should enter the audiovisual void and negotiate with confidence, with an eye on the bottom line.

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