In light of today’s destructive earthquake in Japan, I thought I would compile some resources that meeting and event planners may need that I have found around the web, I threw this together pretty quick and will update as needed, if you have any resources not listed here, please feel free to put them in the comments and I can add them to this list later. Also – ALL American Service Men and Women have been accounted for.
Email address for US citizens to contact the State Department: JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov
Department of State information hotline 1-888-407-4747
State Department Travel Info – Emergencies
Twitter hash-tags include #japan #prayforjapan , and #tsunami Also – Hawaii Red Cross Twitter Feed Here
Facebook Page for finding people in Japan
The Red Cross has a site for people to list themselves as “Safe and Well”, you can also search here
If you need to inquire about a Japanese Citizen, the number to the Japan Embassy Washington – 202-238-6700
Not sure if this helps Americans because it is in Japanese, but here is a shelter map
I am going to write a post on why your conference site should be on the WordPress platform soon, currently it is a draft and I have been writing it for a long time, things just keep popping up that keep me from finishing it.
In the meantime, I thought I would dive right into a great plugin that can help you because there are times when you want to keep the world out of your site. This can happen for a variety of reasons.
- There is the “Big Reveal” for a new conference site, layout or content.
- There is a total overhaul that is underway for the next year.
- There is a move from one platform to WordPress.
- You really are having a site issue.
Regardless of the reason, sometimes you just want to keep those prying eyes from your site. That is where this handy little Plugin comes in. Read More
When you first started your event, conference, tradeshow or meeting, everything was new and exciting and bold and the sky was the limit.
Everyone in the neighborhood wanted to come over and see what was going on what was happening and you were top dog. For years you smashed attendance records, there was a waitlist and you could do no wrong.
A few years have gone by and you are still relying on the same format, the same speakers and the same content and the cool kids in the neighborhood have stopped coming by because frankly, the same old thing is not doing it for them anymore. Read More
Great song, corny video, from Robbie Robertson and yes, the background vocalist is that dude from the Bo Deans.