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Something No Conference or Event Office Should Be Without
Japan Quake Info For Meeting Planners
Great Plugin to Hide Your Conference or Event Site
Your Event Needs Refreshing
Meeting Planner Sunday Night Music Club – Somewhere Down the Crazy River

Something No Conference or Event Office Should Be Without

Sitting here thinking that this should be a requirement for every conference, meeting or event office….

Just Sayin…


Conference, Event, Meeting Office Requirement

Japan Quake Info For Meeting Planners

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.


United Airlines – Travel Waiver Information

Delta Airlines Earthquake Info

American Airlines  Earthquake Info

Cathay Pacific Airlines Info

ANA Airlines

Email address for US citizens to contact the State Department: JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov

Department of State information hotline 1-888-407-4747

US Embassy Website – Tokyo

State Department Travel Info – Emergencies

Twitter hash-tags include #japan  #prayforjapan , and #tsunami Also – Hawaii Red Cross Twitter Feed Here


Reuters Live Blog

BBC Live Blog

CNN Live Blog

Japan Weather Service

Google Map of Tsunami Area


Facebook Page for finding people in Japan

Google People Finder

The Red Cross has a site for people to list themselves as “Safe and Well”, you can also search here

NTT DOCOMO People Finder (using mobile phone number)

KDDI Message Board

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





Great Plugin to Hide Your Conference or Event Site

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

Your Event Needs Refreshing

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.

Your Fresh Event Planning

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

Meeting Planner Sunday Night Music Club – Somewhere Down the Crazy River

Great song, corny video, from Robbie Robertson and yes, the background vocalist is that dude from the Bo Deans.

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