Groups meeting at one of the many lakeside properties and venues in the Midwest often get splendid water views alongside their events, but for a true “lake meeting,” attendees can cruise the waterways aboard an array of vessels. Read about these four options for on-the-lake experiences in the Midwest.
Meeting planners may be forgiven for not recognizing Wichita, Kansas, as a multifaceted meetings destination now brimming with cultural institutions and downtown dining and brewpub options for delegates. Explore its many arts facilities and offsite venues for meetings.
Columbus, Ohio’s meetings scene is exploding due to the state capital’s thriving entrepreneurial draw and the decision of ASAE to hold its 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition in the city. Here are the food and beverage and entertainment offerings in some of its top neighborhoods, as well as exciting offsite venue options.
Columbus is on the move, with young entrepreneurs opening up artisanal businesses and restaurants in its Short North convention district. A formerly forgotten flood plain is also set to explode as a haven for makers and a forward-thinking convention center that recently emerged from a $140 million renovation and expansion rounds out the offerings.
The late 2018 opening of Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center brings massive meetings and economic growth to Aurora, Colorado, prompting additional new developments and revitalization of old spaces.
Greenville, South Carolina, is considered an unknown destination. A flourishing culinary scene to and progressive redevelopment to its laid-back historic charm sets the stage for an unforgettable group event down south.
Iowa League of Cities Conference Coordinator Bethany Crile breaks down her organization's annual event held in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Combining an intentional service-driven, client-first approach with major infrastructure redevelopment, Rochester, N.Y., continues to establish a ROC-solid position in the Northeast and broader group market. Visit Rochester President & CEO Don Jeffries discussed how the positive momentum from 2018 is carrying New York’s third-largest city forward in 2019.
The accolades are building. Dubbed by Thrillist earlier this year as “One of the Coolest Cities in America that Doesn’t Even Know It Yet” and “The best surprise in the Midwest,” by ESPN writer Myron Medcalf, Wichita, Kansas, is making its presence known.
Urban districts are heating up in a multitude of places around the country. We asked meeting planners for input on what cities they think are up-and-coming and why the locations are trending nowadays.