Sharing Our Knowledge

This is where we share what we know. Written by the same people who craft our memorable experiences, the entries found here document how our past experience informs our ability to see into the future. Tap into our knowledge bank as often as you need.

Uncovering Unconscious Bias in Today’s Workplace with Annette Gregg

Traditional approaches to promoting diversity in the workplace have centered on addressing discriminatory conduct, but what about bias and unfair systems, practices and habits that we may not even be aware of?

Biases help us make sense of the millions of pieces of data that we encounter daily. It is a normal …

Santa Barbara Is Shining!

Coastal vistas, striking beauty, and rejuvenating resorts – no place is quite like Santa Barbara. It’s not hard to convince people to attend meetings in this highly desirable destination – offering a unique getaway experience where mixing business with pleasure comes naturally.

Having experienced quite a year after fires and floods, …

35 Years. And Counting!

Relatively few people in this world have done something of significance for 35 years in a row. Personally, I have managed to be married for under 20 years, a dad for only 18 years and a participant in this industry for 25 years. Miracles do happen!

Our colleague Madelyn Marusa, however, …

A Feast for Every Diet

Meeting planners know that after the venue selection, the teambuilding exercise, and the final night gala, the last thing on the menu to plan is…well, the menu. More and more, we are seeing that meeting attendees are becoming increasingly conscious of their diets and overall health. With a large group, …

Nashville Hits a High Note!

What was once a small city nestled between bluegrass and the Smokies, Nashville is now the hottest destination for meeting planners.

Why meet in Nashville? Music City has been a hit with meeting planners and delegates for decades, but expanded offerings and worldwide attention over the last few years have propelled …