Meeting Planner Music Club – Jet Airliner

Photo: xlibber

Photo: xlibber

I am a really happy guy this week. Why you ask? Well! Let me tell you…

December and January are busy months for me and my clients. Together, we will be headed from Hartford to Long Beach, Mexico to Virginia, with a whole lotta stops in between. I love my job, I love to travel, and I love being able to work on some pretty cool meetings with some pretty amazing people. [Read more...]

Meeting Planner Music Club – GHXST

Meeting Planner Halloween

Happy Halloween. Tonight is the time for meeting planners and eventprofs everywhere to do some trick or treating, have some good scares, and make dentist appointments.

But look out… You are about to see a GHXST….

GHXST (pronounced GHOST) is a dark artrock trio from New York City formed in 2010 by Christopher James and Shelley X after disbanding their previous Gothic noise band. Drummer Nathan Gray left school in San Diego a few months later to join the new lineup, adding powerful live percussion to the band’s stylish and chaotic sound.

This band reminds me of groups that I used to jam in the late eighties, early nineties. Groups like Ministry, Shriekback, and My Life with Trill Kill Kult…. I think that most of my meeting planner friends will find this tune surprisingly excellent…. Anyway, it is really good for Halloween.

Amazing Packing Tips for Meeting Planners


Meeting planners are awesome travelers and sometimes, even our awesome surprises me. I used to have this client that could pack for 3 months of Arctic travel in a rollaboard with room left over for a parachute, a chainsaw, and a motorcycle…. but not all of us can be Karen…. [Read more...]

Meeting Planner Music Club Special Edition – Lou Reed

Image: Wikimedia / Yarl

Image: Wikimedia / Yarl

Missed the Music Club last night. I guess it was meant to be so that we could have tonight’s special edition.

Lou Reed is Dead

Lou Reed is one of the coolest cats to ever walk this planet and he was  one of the artists that made me aware that there was more to life than Top 40 pop-rock and for that I am grateful.

Thanks Lou. You had an awesome run. For you… we do two.

Lou Reed -Satellite of Love

Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side

The Friday 5 for October 25


Each week I painstakingly scour every last inch of the internet looking for 5 things worthy of a meeting planner’s attention. It could be an article, a service, an app, a review, a video, or a podcast. You simply never know what is going to pop up. I don’t spend much time on each, just a brief synopsis of what is behind the curtain, your interest or curiosity must do the rest.

Here we are again kiddies! Another Friday!

I hope that you are having a great week. We are excited around here because it is getting to be go-time. We have a couple of new clients and a few big conference events coming up… that should lead to some interesting posts as we hit some pretty cool conference centers, hotels, and destinations in the next couple of months…..

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