Angie Ahrens, CMP, shares best practices for working effectively with volunteers, equipping them to be a reflection of you and your organization.
Bullet journaling, a phenomenon sweeping through the blogosphere, is a low-tech way to get organized and articulate your creative goals.
We’re challenging event coordinators with four new year’s resolutions for 2017.
Three events show how customization for participants can increase effectiveness and deepen connections.
One of our writers describes her experience with the Belong Tour, a memorable conference focused on rocking your purpose.
Through sketch noting, we decided to capture an inspiring moment from one of our own conferences, Rejuvenate Marketplace—now Connect Faith—in 2015.
Connect's director of meetings, Angie Ahrens, shares three tips for managing multifaith events.
Connect Faith's meetings and events director Angie Ahrens shares her first-hand tips on how she balances the different priorities in her life with her
Maybe it’s not proper to reference a Salt-N-Pepa lyric from 1993 as a headline when talking about Pope Francis, but—ahem, true confession—the song
Jerusalem CVB hosted its first-ever FAM trip for event profs in June. Editor Hayley Panagakis shares her top takeaways for planners looking to meet in
At last year’s Connect Corporate Marketplace, Anderson Cooper shared what not to do on planes.
Pope Francis took a moment on Holy Thursday to wash the feet of 12 Muslim, Christian and Hindu immigrants. Here’s how this gesture ties into meetings.
Planner Angie Ahrens gives the inside scoop on the changes coming your way at Connect Faith Marketplace in Orlando, Florida in November.
Asking the question "why?" has the power to change the entire trajectory of an event, says faith-based planner Terry Weaver.
Here are three reasons why Old Navy’s Pixie midrise ankle pants are a fashion fundamental for most any meeting prof.
The cherry blossoms are a big draw for visitors of the nation’s capital, but attendees may be better off coming another time of year.
Conferences and events were scene-stealers in some of the big Oscar film winners in 2016.
Find out what was the most impressive piece of IF:Gathering this year from the perspective of another event planner.
As a Southern white woman in an upper socioeconomic class, I feel a little awkward and clumsy talking about diversity from any real place of knowing. But
Millennials’ view of religious institutions is more negative than ever, according to a new study.
Have you seen the price of eggs or meat lately? If you are a planner, you have surely felt it. I know I have.
Resolve to clean up your language this year.
Passion 2016 set a new standard for simulcasting by hosting the main event in both Houston and Atlanta.
Observing and applying trends as part of a strategic plan leads to innovation and success.
Gracie Fisher, global conference director of Miller Tanner Associates, shares her love of Paris—where she moved months before November's terrorist attacks.
To buy or not to buy? That is the question lingering in planners' heads as they debate whether the Apple Watch is worth the $400 price tag. Here are three
Improve your skills and your results by following this advice, preparing and practicing.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the “Star Wars” characters would have made for an interesting movie about meetings. Here’s what it would
Our Kelsey Ogletree came to IMEX America knowing that's where business gets done. But she learned there's much more to the trade show than sales pitches.
Catalyst Atlanta gives us three bright ideas of how to use a theme intentionally throughout all aspects of an event.
Lighthouse Family Retreat's mission is to plan seaside retreats where children battling cancer and their families can rest, restore relationships, experience
Our editor was on-site in Philadelphia at World Meeting of Families to hear the Pope speak to the world.
Senior News Editor Matt Swenson gets an idea of, ahem, what to do with an idea at the event in an Atlanta suburb.
Does meeting in your PJs lead to a better conference experience?
Justin Bieber cozies up to Hillsong church leaders and declares he's changed by Hillsong Conference.
Two spirited planners sent us passionate emails about how the five emotions in "Inside Out" are evident in the faith-based meetings industry.