Category - Event Destinations

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Baltimore – Open for Business
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The Pickled Planner – The Americano
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The Pickled Planner – The Buzzed Lebowski
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Hotel WiFi and the Meeting Planner
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Not Your Grandma’s Cruise Ship: Technology and Connectivity at Sea

Baltimore – Open for Business

Aerial view of Baltimore Harbor on a sunny day would be perfect for a conference or event

So. A good industry friend of Team PlannerWire just finished wrapping up her association’s conference in Baltimore and everything went Spectacular (yes, that is a capital S), you can read about it in Associations Now here and here. The organizers were happy and the attendees were happy and that my friends is what any event or conference stakeholder should want. And all of this good stuff as Baltimore went through a rough patch… This shows that cities, and their people, are more than what we see in the media. Read More

The Pickled Planner – The Americano

Americano (Cleveland)

Welcome the weekend people.

We meeting and event planners use the term “weekend” pretty loosely. I know that you might be setting up a Conference in Calgary, a Meeting in Montana, or an Incentive in India, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a few hours on a Friday to chill out, throw on some tunes, and take a minute for yourself… really, you can… Unless of course you can’t. Then I totally get it… Read More

The Pickled Planner – The Buzzed Lebowski

 

Image - Deposit Photos

Image – Deposit Photos

Welcome the weekend people.

We meeting and event planners use the term “weekend” pretty loosely. I know that you might be setting up a meeting in Montreal, a Conference in Cancun, or an Incentive in Ibiza, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a few hours on a Friday to chill out, throw on some tunes, and take a minute for yourself… really, you can… Unless of course you can’t. Then I totally get it… Read More

Hotel WiFi and the Meeting Planner

 

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Hotel WiFi cost is something that meeting planners do not understand and for good reason. It does not make any freaking sense. I can find no logical rhyme or reason to the cost or how it is applied. You will find one hotel where WiFi is free, another where it is $9.95 in the guest room but free in the lobby, and yet another where idiots can pay $19.95 but if said idiot  rushes and signs up for the hotel loyalty rewards program the WiFi  is not only free, they will bring you a side a bacon to munch while you are surfing Facebook in your jammies. Read More

Not Your Grandma’s Cruise Ship: Technology and Connectivity at Sea

Conference Planning Cruise Ship

Cruise Ship Conferences….. Who would have thought we would see this post but here we are… and go figure, I have a client setting sail early in 2014 for a conference at sea with about 250 attendees and I am hearing that more and more of my colleagues are looking at cruise ships for events ranging from conferences to incentives.

One of the biggest concerns with cruise ship events has been the technology. From WiFi to signage and everything in between this guest post by Maureen McKeon helps you navigate what can be strange waters for many meeting and event planners. Read More

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