Heather Vreeland aims to inspire others after faith helped reprioritize her values so she could thrive at home and work.
Looking to host a retreat or an intimate event in New England? We have have three hotels that should definitely be part of your inn-crowd.
Stumped trying to plan a menu for teens? Tracy Stuckrath of Thrive! Meetings & Events shares her go-to tips for feeding Generation Z.
Tucson's traditional cuisine ranges from sweet prickly pear syrup to savory Sonoran hotdogs. Which flavor will you add to your menu first?
Combining convention space, hotels, dining and entertainment options in one walkable district, Avenida Houston is bringing attention to the city.
A representative of world peace, Switzerland’s House of Religions aims to expand religious and cross-cultural understanding.
Visit Indy's senior vice president of sales Daren Kingi weighs in on why Indianapolis is a favorite among faith-based groups.
With a heart for God, a funky style and a mission to empower girls and women everywhere, Julianna Zobrist is an MVP in the Christian music scene.
Gaylord Rockies Director of Sales Michael Kofsky shares the inside scoop of the massive Aurora, Colorado property, slated to open in 2018.
Bullet journaling, a phenomenon sweeping through the blogosphere, is a low-tech way to get organized and articulate your creative goals.
Hilton Cleveland Downtown's Director of Sales and Marketing Ronnie Collins shares why right now, more than ever, Cleveland rocks.
Yvonne M. Maffei is one of four featured faith-based bloggers with ties to events nurturing readers’ bodies, minds and spirits.
Two spiritual leaders from different faiths share a passion for spreading understanding among religions.
Coffee and electricity - two of conferences' life forces. Consider these five charging stations when planning your next event.
Three creativity experts share five brilliant ideas for improving interactivity, engagement and attendee satisfaction at your next event.
Ann McQueen and her daughter, Ali, talk about how they became business partners for HelmsBriscoe and what they’ve learned from each other.
Sharon Fisher, founder and chief idea sparker at Play With a Purpose, weighs in on the topic of creativity.
Nate and Jane Morris are part of a new generation of business owners driven by social change and the desire to serve a higher purpose.
Sanjeet Takhar, director of marketing communications at SparkGig, shares how the tool can help meeting planners book performers.
Food halls are one-stop shops for meeting professionals with minimal planning required. Here are five faves to visit now and later.
Noreen Heron of Heron Agency discusses Chicago’s meetings business, creative hotel marketing ideas and the latest hospitality trends.
Corporate Director of Group Sales Rhonda Khabir shares why the Garden Grove, California, property works for groups and what’s ahead for Great Wolf Lodge.
The latest food craze taking Pinterest by storm, cloud bread could be a smart menu addition for gluten-free guests.
The faith-based market is a crucial component of group sales at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Reneka Edwards, senior sales manager, explains why.
Detroit Experience Factory’s founder discusses how a new ambassador program aims to immerse attendees in the city’s local culture.
“Married at First Sight” star Vanessa Nelson’s meeting planning career is shining bright.
Work has begun on a $470 million project to restore Los Angeles’ aging convention center and its stature in the meetings industry.
The self-proclaimed “buckle of the Bible Belt,” Chattanooga, Tennessee, is using its new Barna Group ranking to boost faith-based biz.
The manager of The Beverly Hilton shares how the host hotel rolls out the red carpet for the annual Golden Globes award show.
Go Meet, Wyndham’s new meeting planner loyalty program, has no blackout dates, earning caps or property limits. Three planners weigh in on its usefulness.
Wayfinding systems serve a specific purpose helping visitors find their way around major venues like convention centers.
Meet Lauren Bucherie, the passionate young director of music at Austin’s new Hotel Van Zandt.
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.
Having a big name represent your destination can generate serious free publicity, if you do it right.
Three planners share their personal American Horror Story involving ghostly visitors during hotel stays.
Rob Carnegie, president and CEO of Florence-Lauderdale (Alabama) Tourism, talks music, sports and how he’s adapting to his brand-new role.
Adrian Segar, self-described meeting re-designer, shares tips from his new book, “The Power of Participation."
KFC’s Colonel Sanders would have been 125 years old today, but that doesn’t mean his ideas are outdated.
More than 200 kids got their own programming at Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, USA's 2015 Campus Missions Conference.
Millennial Josiah Gorman gives the rundown on the logistics of the Bible Bowl, as seen on TLC in December, and shares important lessons he’s learned
Nate Morris is tapped into how his faith informs his purpose as the CEO and Co-Founder of Rubicon Global.
Jane Mosbacher Morris is tapped into how her faith informs her purpose as the CEO and Founder of To The Market.
Bible Bowl's executive director, Josiah Gorman, gives us a sneak peek of his thought process behind the agreement, potential downfalls and show details.
Lawyer Richard Roth lays down the law on the important force majeure clause and what can and can’t be negotiated.
Convention center catering is a piece of cake for this experienced director of convention services at Semiahoo Resort, Golf and Spa.
Most organizations have a social media presence on common platforms like Facebook and Twitter, but that’s no longer enough for youth conference planners.
Keith Major, director of marketing and media at Franciscan University of Steubenville, talks about ramping up video production for Steubenville Youth Conferences.
Connect is seeking nominations for the 2019 40 Under 40, honoring the brightest minds in faith events. Nominations are due March 26.
The golden formula for all meetings, incentives and event professionals is as simple as SOUP.
Here are the latest trends to help you combat stress during your workday
Adding to your rotation of industry podcasts could take your business to the next level.
The best social media practices for meeting planners to engage your event attendees from start to finish
Great Wolf Georgia proves to be the perfect spot for meeting and event planners or simply a quick family getaway.