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Experts in the trenches should be conference speakers

Take a look at the speaker line-up for almost any tourism conference. How many of them are working staff members at a Tourist Board, CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) or other destination marketing organization, and how many of the people … Continue reading

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How did this happen? I’m a meeting planner

I’m not a professional meeting planner and don’t particularly want to become one, but since joining the National Board of Directors for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) I’ve found myself on a team that is researching venues and … Continue reading

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Want to book more meetings? Connect online with meeting planners

You know that part of CVB that deals with meetings? CVB stands for Convention and Visitors Bureau, after all. How can you find and connect with the right people and encourage them to consider your destination or venue for their event, … Continue reading

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Meetings, economic development and small towns

After our great experience holding the 140 Characters Conference Small Town in the restored Fox Theatre in Hutchinson, Kansas, I began thinking about how small towns with the right timing, venue, networks and entrepreneurial spirit can host more tech- and … Continue reading

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Social media turns meetings and conferences into communities

Meetings are no longer one-off, terrestrial events that happen over the course of a few days and then are done until the next year. Thanks to social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, you can (cliché alert!) extend the conversation … Continue reading

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Are you an event sponsor? Ideas for better print collateral and handouts

Although our Tourism Currents online learning community is a pretty new startup, we decided this month to sponsor an event for the first time. Now we’re in the “big leagues,” right?  🙂 It’s the Get Smart professional development conference run … Continue reading

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Using social media to attract meetings and conferences to your town

It’s easy to see how social media and mobile devices have changed how meetings and conferences themselves are conducted (for more on that see Jeff Hurt’s Seven Tips to Make Your Conference Millennial-Friendly) but how about the idea of using … Continue reading

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How to attend a conference when you’re not there – use Twitter hashtags

For the past few weeks, I’ve been globe-trotting….well, more accurately, Continental-U.S.-hopping. I’ve been keeping an eye on the action at state tourism conferences for Virginia, Ohio, Missouri and Texas, ESTO (Educational Seminar for Tourism) in Lake Tahoe, the Twitter-related 140 … Continue reading

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