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Planner Challenge: Attend a Conference

by Michele Nichols

I recently read an article written by Elizabeth Zielinksi, CMM, about an experience she had being an attendee at a non-meeting industry conference. Admittedly, it had been a long time since she had been an actual attendee. She wrote about it being refreshing, validating and eye-opening as a planner to experience the meeting from the 'other side'.

Unique Venues Magazine is now available in a convenient, online format

By now you likely know that Unique Venues has started distributing a collection of exclusive magazines that give planners a one-of-a-kind look into working with non-traditional event venues. From news and tips to in-depth articles and a massive member index, these quarterly publications are unlike any in the industry.

College Cred

College and university campuses are the venue of choice for savvy planners looking to get extra credit for hosting memorable meetings and events

Food Fight

Miami University’s chili cook-off spices up teambuilding activities with a pinch of competition and a dash of self-reflection

Meeting… with Honors

When it comes to meeting responsibly, college campuses are ahead of the class. Our experts do the homework for you with notes on how to make the right impression.

Green Machines

More and more universities are turning their campus colors green with sustainable efforts that please students and conference clients

First-Class Meetings…

Can meet in First-Tier Cities … Affordably

By Andrew Vigue

Chicago, L.A., New York City, Boston. Top tier cities can be a challenge to book (and afford) for planners who are on a strict timetable and budget. Yet if you are flexible in venue options, you can get your first choice of location by looking into the colleges and universities in the area and seeing what their event, meeting and conference spaces offer. Chances are, the options might even be better than what you expected to find at the best hotel in the bigger markets.

College Road Trip

Oh, Canada!

All signs point north for a bustling spread of colleges and universities that make the grade in scenery and specialties.

By Selena Fragassi

Ladies in Waiting

Twelve years ago, the association of Meeting Professionals International (MP I) launched a new Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) to “help bring awareness to the fact that, although women are the great majority in this industry they are the minority in leadership positions in their organizations (only 11 percent in

2002).” It was kick-started by McGettigan Partners COO Christine Duffy who questioned why she was often alone “at the top” in her elite position with the meeting and incentive management company.

Campus Orientation: A Study Guide of the Highs and Lows of a University Setting

by Chuck Salem

Chuck Salem
As in any class setting, it’s always best to be prepared. The same goes for booking a function on a college or university campus. Here are some highlights and lowlights to study before confirming your attendance:

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