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Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson saddled up for behind-the-scenes access to the Grand National Rodeo, held in mid-October 2018 at the Cow Palace, in Daly City, California. Like the 77-year-old venue, the multigenerational world of rodeo is a quintessential study in Americana, attracting young and old to test their mettle. Tyler interviews Cindy Rosser, the second-generation leader of Flying U Rodeo Company, and Ellen Carr, a 70-year-old former competitor whose granddaughter tested her skill at Jackpot Barrel Racing at the event.

Meetings Today’s Lori Tenny discusses sexual harassment and strategies to combat it in the hospitality and meetings industries with Michael Massari, chief sales officer for Caesars Entertainment, and Sarah Soliman Daudin and Courtney Stanley, creators of #MeetingsToo: How to Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment at Events.

Amid the high-energy hustle of IMEX America, Meetings Today’s Lori Tenny takes a breather in the Be Well Lounge with Dale Hudson, knowledge and events director for IMEX, and Lee Papa, mindfulness speaker and trainer, to discuss innovative CSR and wellness initiatives at the show and in the industry. They also talk about the importance of self-care for meeting planners, with a short meditation session thrown in for good measure.

Meetings Today Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson discusses LGBT+ issues in the meetings industry with Charles Chan Massey, a 30-year meetings industry veteran and advocate who remembers the "secret handshake" days. Now LGBT+ meeting professionals have their own association.

Christoph Trappe chats with Jack Reed, director of sales with the Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau, about the impact of increased regular air travel into town after the Hilton Head Island Airport in South Carolina extended its runway from 4,300 feet to 5,000 feet.

Vice President of Digital Innovation at Aventri Brian Friedman joined Meetings Today at IMEX America in Las Vegas for a conversation on artificial intelligence, which Friedman believes can help planners create a successful event.

Meetings Today Vice President & Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson and Chief Content Engagement Director and speaker Christoph Trappe talk with Christine Ahanotu, booking agent with AE Speakers, about the most critical issues meeting planners need to know before hiring a speaker.

Vice President & Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson talks with Omni Hotels & Resorts' Dan Surette, senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Laura Trussel McKoy, creative director and vice president of interior design, about the hard-charging brand's newest developments and design concepts.

One of the brightest lights and biggest thinkers in the meetings and events industry, Event Manager Blog editor and author Julius Solaris, joins Meetings Today for this podcast exploring the latest trends and technology developments impacting the meetings industry, the unceasing viability of face-to-face meetings and his IMEX America Smart Monday keynote that is sure to turn heads.

Protect the safety of your attendees and the legal liability for the organization you plan for before, during and after an event via a sound risk mitigation strategy. Hear what risk management and duty of care expert Brenda Rivers has to say by tuning into this essential episode of the Meetings Today Podcast!

ASAE, the “association of associations,” provides a learning laboratory for association planners and others at its annual events. Join Meetings Today and ASAE’s Amy Ledoux, SVP, Meetings and Expositions, to discover how ASAE manages its big annual meeting and expo and cutting-edge XDP event, including more details on a new risky and revolutionary new pricing model for 2019!

Meetings Today Podcast host Tyler Davidson checks in from ASAE's Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago and investigates the meeting and association strategies of some of the most intelligent people on Earth—Mensa. From game shows to code-crunching robots, Meetings Today and Association Chat’s KiKi L’Italien sit down with Mensa CEO Trevor S. Mitchell to get the skinny!

The security lapse that caused the evacuation of Germany’s Frankfurt Airport resulted in the predictable level of chaos when a major global hub goes down, even for a short time. Join Meetings Today and our chief content engagement director—and frequent traveler and speaker—Christoph Trappe as we discuss what your options are as a planner and attendee when your best-laid travel plans go awry.


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