Opener

Selecting a host city that offers meeting space, dining options and entertainment all within walking distance is a win-win for everyone. Read More

Hilllsong’s Big-Screen Debut

Hillsong United’s latest foray into mainstream media is its new feature documentary, “Let Hope Rise.” Read More

3 Boxed Lunch Break Ideas

Feeding a quality meal to thousands of people on a tight budget seems practically impossible, but boxed lunches may be the saving grace. Read More


Safety is always a concern for planners, but when thousands of young people travel across the globe for a weeklong conference, it becomes more than just a precaution. Read More

As audiovisual technology makes advancements, meeting planners need to be aware of the new pitfalls that come with them. Read More

Selecting a host city that offers meeting space, dining options and entertainment all within walking distance is a win-win for everyone. Read More

Many thought-provoking questions are posed in a new short film directed by Michael Tomae. Read More

Hillsong United’s latest foray into mainstream media is its new feature documentary, “Let Hope Rise.” Read More

Even the most savvy traveler can succumb to a food-borne illness, but with a bit of caution, you can reduce the chances of Delhi belly on overseas trips. Read More

Pope Francis donates the proceeds for an auctioned Harley-Davidson to Friendly World Association. Read More

Historic Main Street in Grapevine, Texas, has a walkable mile of dining and entertainment suitable for youth and family groups. Read More

The popular cruise line is targeting 2016 for voyages emphasizing cultural exchanges and social responsibility. Read More

Recommendations for professionals in the faith-based event industry for this year’s Rejuvenate 40 Under 40 are due by July 24. Read More

Regardless of age, planners must keep hip to attract youth to meetings. United Methodist Church’s Chris Wilterdink and Blake Thornell share their teen-friendly initiatives for Youth 2015. Read More

Sister Marlinda Henry, FGBCF’s International Director of Planning & Events, chat about the 10,000-delegate event she’s planning at Hyatt Regency New Orleans this summer. Read More

TLC star Jen Hatmaker’s new book is a fresh and witty take on career and life lessons. Read More

As hashtags have become a staple of successful events, it’s no longer enough to simply create hashtags—you also need to measure them. Read More

The sequel to History Channel’s “The Bible” series and follow up to 2014’s “Son of God” film, “A.D.: The Bible Continues” diversified its cast after a call for a wider representation of ethnicities. Read More

Let’s face it – teenagers speak a different language. Here are five quick terms to get you up to speed with what teens are saying these days. Read More

Here’s a helpful list of the most and least expensive states to fly in and out of; something to think about when choosing the destination for your next meeting. Read More

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, so go ahead flatter the National Catholic Education Association by incorporating some of the new elements from their conference in April into your next event. Read More

A woman was hospitalized for several days after wearing too-tight jeans. Don’t let this happen to you or your attendees. Read More

The day the meetings industry has prepared for is here: Millennials now outnumber baby boomers, U.S. Census data shows. Read More

The uproar over religious freedom restoration laws puts faith-based planners at the center of a professional and personal conundrum. Read More

If you’re the type who relies on control-Z, Gmail’s new Undo Send feature may be a life (or job) saver. Read More

At age 14, inspiring “passion giver” Aidan Thomas Hornaday is already becoming a well-known figure on the philanthropic speaking scene. Read More

There’s nothing more valuable than participants’ feedback, especially with adolescents. Here are a few items not to overlook for youth events. Read More

Sojourner’s latest album, “Fight Club” debuted in March and now he’s taking it to the beaches of Florida this summer at BigStuf camps. Read More

Lindsey L. Turner quit his job to start a company that educates businesses, cities, churches, volunteers and other organizations to better serve people with special needs. Read More

At age 24, Asif Lakhani looks back to share his Camp Mosaic experience in this op-ed for our Youth Issue. Read More

Here are five beat-the-budget AV tips from wunderkind Austin Johnston, founder of AKJohnston Group. Read More

Here’s a peek behind the curtain at Rejuvenate’s Youth Issue cover photoshoot with 14-year-old Aidan Thomas Hornaday. Read More

Odyssey for Youth brings teambuilding activities to young people with high and low ropes courses, themed workshops and hands-on philanthropic activities. Read More

The offering plate may one day be obsolete thanks to eChurchGiving, a mobile app powered by Pushpay providing churchgoers with an easier way to give. Read More

As business travelers look for ways to cut costs, they’re turning to the sharing economy to meet lodging needs. Read More

John Lennon might have imagined the sharing economy, which allows people to bypass traditional business models. On-demand services are in demand. It’s time to figure out how to fit them into your convention and strategic business plans. Read More

When a hotel is reluctant to host your faith-based meeting, try these four tips to help make the sell. Read More

Sensing an opportunity to push back against rising airline costs, the U.S. Travel Association asks Congress to cut some taxes associated with plane tickets. Read More

Not wanting to be accused of looking backward, Starwood announced a 10-point plan to reinvigorate its largest brand within the next five years. Read More

Selfie sticks are showing up in retailers all over but not everyone is a fan. In fact, some major events and cultural venues have banned the popular items. Read More