Meetings & Events

Are You Ready to Meet in the Mile “High” City?

January 21, 2014

Cocktails and food have been a staple of meetings and conferences since the beginning of time.  Event organizers have even planned special wine, tequila and bourbon tasting events. Personally, I’ve developed much more of an appreciation for beer after being educated by a Cicerone at MPI WEC last July.  So, I ask you how will…

What Netflix and Meetings Have in Common.

April 4, 2013

Last night I finished watching the Netflix original series, House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey which is a show about dirty Washington politics. It’s a bit addicting especially for a Kevin Spacey fan.  I watched the 13 episode series in three sittings which is typical for anyone who was sucked into the drama.  I couldn’t…

WEC For Me: Not Your Mama’s Orientation

July 29, 2012

It’s Day Two of Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) World Education Congress in St. Louis.   The event is off to a great start with an amazing  Opening Party at Busch Stadium.   The energy is intense and I am looking forward to the rest of the conference. Yesterday, Midori and I had the honor of…

Meeting Interrupted? Communicating Why We Use Technology.

February 20, 2012

Last week, while I was sitting and waiting for a flight, I noticed the laptop of the woman sitting next to me. On the front of it (so that onlookers could see) was a big sticker that said “I’m taking electronic notes using Evernote.”  I was so curious about this tag, and glanced at it…

Social Media and #TheGrammys

February 13, 2012

Often, when we speak to clients, they want solid examples of how social media and events work together. Last night, The Grammys provided an excellent case study of how audiences interact with each other and how they share their opinions and feedback.  Without even tuning in, anyone watching the Twitter stream or reading Facebook  was…