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3 essentials of hosting an event in federal or state buildings
Biz Bash
Soon, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center will be host to Elevate, D.C., a hands-on learning experience designed to connect event professionals around the power of live events. In anticipation of this event, Hargrove Inc., has gathered the top three recommendations and tips to keep in mind when hosting an event in a Washington, D.C., (or any other city) federal or state building.
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Make your meeting more shareable in social spaces
Associations Now
The latest stats show that 300 million active Instagram users post more than 70 million photos per day and like 2.5 billion posts daily. With those big numbers, it's safe to say that a fair number of your meeting attendees are active in those spaces. Beyond your association having a presence in these tools (something we've written about in the past on AssociationsNow.com), how can your association create unique and visually shareable opportunities at its events that make attendees want to spread the word (or, in this case, share an image or short video)?
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Save the Date: Global Meetings Industry Day set for April 14
Collaborate Meetings
Earlier this year, Meetings Mean Business helped organize North American Meetings Industry Day to illustrate the impact events have on the economy. Next year, the group has set its sights higher, creating the first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day.
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5 time management mistakes to avoid
Smart Meetings
Although busy event professionals regularly check their email and update their to-do lists, it often feels like the day races by and ends with tasks left undone. Fastcompany.com has identified what it considers to be the top five time management mistakes. How many of them are you guilty of committing?
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Register today for Elevate D.C.
SGMP
Elevate D.C. returns to the Ronald Reagan Building on Wednesday, August 5, and SGMP is proud to participate this year as a sponsor. You can't afford to the miss compelling insights from influential thought leaders who have worked on the hottest events with today's biggest brands, including special guest Colin Cowie. Stop by and say hi to SGMP at Booth 8. Register through the link below and use code SGMP for 15 percent off your pass.
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Inside the millennial mind
Biz Bash
Everyone is chasing millennials, which is the most educated generation in history and one that represents approximately $200 billion in annual buying power. For many marketers — and nonprofits — they are the golden goose. But the question is not how to market to millennials; it is how to engage them.
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If Dave Johnson from the FTC calls, don't talk to him
Washington Post
The Federal Trade Commission has warned that an add-insult-to-injury scam is being perpetrated on federal employees victimized by the breaches of Office of Personnel Management databases. A man identifying himself as Dave Johnson with the FTC office in Las Vegas is contacting those employees and telling them they are due money as recompense. All they have to do is provide certain personal information.
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This is how long it takes for your points to expire for major U.S. hotel programs
USA Today
Properly tracking your airline miles and hotel points can be a nightmare to all the Type-B people out there, but it's not nearly as painful as letting your points expire altogether and losing out on that free night at the St. Regis Bora Bora you've been saving up for the last two years.
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11 interesting facts about air travel
Smart Meetings
Meeting planners who spend a lot of time on airplanes may think they know all about air travel, but there a lot of myths and secrets in the commercial aviation industry. Writer Megan Snedden of Roadwarriorvoices.com has come up with some fascinating, little-known facts about air travel. How many of these were you aware of?
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