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Complimentary registration available now for SGMP Winter Planner Education Day by Hyatt Hotels on Jan. 20
SGMP
SGMP is once again partnering with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts for the winter edition of our Planner Education Day. SGMP planner members can earn four contact hours and enjoy meals from 9am-6pm on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, all at no cost to attend. Registration is complimentary and only a limited number of seats are available.

For more information and to register, go to www.sgmp.org, login and then click on SGMP Winter Planner Education Day under "Upcoming Events" on the homepage.
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How to engage a multigenerational audience
Successful Meetings
Today's workforce is truly a multigenerational mix. When these generations come together for a conference, organizers must understand each generation's frame of reference and learning style, and then develop educational programs that not only interest, but engage every member of the audience. Here are some tips and techniques for engaging a multigenerational audience.
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20 top meeting innovations
Meetings and Conventions
Ours is an industry teeming with creative new developments, many serving to ease the travel experience, facilitate the planning process or maximize the value of meetings. Following is M&C's nod to 20 notable innovations that are shaping and improving the meeting experience. Not all are brand new, but we believe they will play increasingly significant roles for our business in the new year and beyond.
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Hilton rolls out new technology
Hotel Management
Hotel check-in has just gotten easier: Hilton recently introduced for its HHonors members an online system that also lets guests choose their room and make special requests.
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It is a crucial time for government meetings
SGMP
The 2015 SGMP National Education Conference & Expo (NEC) on April 28-30 in Minneapolis is coming during a crucial time in government meetings. SGMP is your source for the latest in industry best practices, knowledge sharing by experienced professionals and a marketplace which is tailored to the unique work for which we are all responsible. This is your opportunity to sharpen your skills, to expand your expertise and to be a part of the future of government meetings. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis!
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Top 10 hospitality industry trends in 2015 (4 Hoteliers)
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The best and worst places to work in government (The Washington Post)
Meeting budgets continue to rise according to 2015 State Of The Meetings Industry Survey (Hotel News Resource)
Look out, hotels: Airbnb means business (By Archita Datta Majumdar)

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Wi-Fi: Who's paying what?
Professional Convention Management Association
Few topics press a planner's hot button like the high cost of Wi-Fi at convention centers and other meeting venues. Meeting planners, show organizers and exhibitors feel they are paying fees and rates that are well beyond what it should cost to provide wireless connectivity at a reasonable margin of profit. So what is the story behind the seemingly high cost?
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Department of War? Not anymore
The Washington Post
The Government Printing Office recently updated its name to the Government Publishing Office, an update for its 153-year-old moniker. Other notable agencies have undergone similar name changes in the last 100 years, from the dramatic to the barely noticeable. Find out who they are, and why the change was enacted.
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Keeping those resolutions alive
Associations Now
Trying to work out more? Eat healthier? Spend less time online? The American Psychological Association shares some tips for sticking to your New Year's resolutions.
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