Nestled in the heart of America is one of the meeting industry’s most affordable gems: Kansas City, Missouri. This diverse, metropolitan city spanning the Kansas-Missouri border is less than a day’s drive from 55 million Americans, and Kansas City International Airport is just a three-hour flight away from each coast. Pair this convenient location with all-around affordability and a downtown revitalization, and Kansas City quickly becomes a must-book destination.
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Q: Our attendees are interested in getting out of the classroom to explore the local community. What learning opportunities exist for these adventure-seekers?
A: The number of continuing education units required by attendees to maintain their professional designations often determines the number of breakout sessions offered at annual meetings. But as more emphasis is placed on the total conference experience, attendees are increasingly interested in getting out of the classroom and into the community.
An upscale, comfort-camping experience is what Conestoga Ranch at Utah’s Bear Lake in Garden City is all about. Officially opened on July 1, the 18-acre resort can host up to 160 guests in eight high-end glamping tents with en suite bathrooms featuring hot showers and 16 custom- crafted conestogas, more commonly known as covered wagons. Resort ameni- ties include a main lodge with a restaurant and bar, game tent, bath house, Shake Shack and activities field.
Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club turns 100 this year. Among the club’s many claims to fame is the invention of the Hummer in 1968 by bartender Jerome Adams. Forty-seven years later, Adams is the club’s bar manager, and the Hummer is still a hit.
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A multimillion dollar renovation project has upgraded Monterey’s largest luxury conference hotel with a new lobby featur- ing a fireplace and seating areas and 550 updated guest rooms with patios, walk-in rain showers and more. Throughout 2012 and 2013, more than 40,000 square feet of ballrooms and meeting spaces underwent a $6 million renovation that plays off the decorative theme of land, edge and sea. The Monterey Ballroom theme is based around the agricultural land and coastline. The edge and sea come together in the Monterey Conference Center with waves, coastal bluffs and whales.
Pictured: Nourish Snacks’ Sampler Collection
Delivered snacks are a simple solution to time-crunched meetings. They are convenient, quick and allow everyone involved to continue working uninterrupted. The downfall? Delivery options are typically unhealthy, greasy and have the potential to hinder productivity, rather than jump-start it. That’s where these three companies come in.
Traveling, whether for business or pleasure, can be a time of high stress for some. Getting sick while on vacation or a work trip is the last thing any traveler would want; a cold or a cough makes it hard to focus on your agenda. Here are a few products for keeping yourself, and your loved ones, healthy on your next trip.
Often, the key to the success of a live corporate event is choosing a great audio-visual partner. If you are looking to bring in an A/V partner, it is imperative to qualify the company since in large part you’re relying on them to make the meeting a success. Here are some of the most important questions to ask before you select an audio-visual provider.
Great photos are a surefire way to remind guests of the great time they had at your event and preserve memories they will cherish for years. With so much on the line, selecting photographers can be tricky. We've pulled together a selection of tips and tricks from experts so you can find a skilled photographer and get a superb selection of shots from your event.