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A new view: Why change is good for meetings
Associations Nows
The entire moving process is stressful, but there's renewed energy and enthusiasm that comes from a new home and neighborhood. There are also a few lessons in it for meeting planners considering a minor or major change to their meetings and events.
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Technology will change events, but these five things remain
Association & Media Publishing
We are living in a time of unprecedented technology change. How will these changes affect meetings and tradeshows? Will events remain a central form of education, networking and marketing? Will virtual meetings and other communication technologies replace the need for face-to-face events and exhibitions? Although there will likely be very significant changes in these next few years, there are some strong drivers that bode well for the future of events.
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Should 'essential' federal employees receive additional shutdown pay?
The Washington Post
The U.S. government violated federal labor law by failing to provide on-time pay for the legions of federal employees who worked during last year's 16-day shutdown, a judge ruled. The decision, by the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, raises the possibility that the government will have to pay damages to the border agents, firefighters, prison guards and other civil servants who were required to work during the closure. It is unclear how much that could cost, but the amount would depend upon how many workers join the lawsuit.
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Senate panel passes Conference Accountability Act
Associations Now
The Senate Homeland Security Committee has passed a substitute to the Conference Accountability Act. The bill now has tougher reporting requirements for federal employees attending meetings for which the agency spent over $50,000 and requires Congressional approval for agencies that want to spend over $500,000 on a single conference. However, many of the most restrictive provisions from the original bill have been dropped. SGMP does not anticipate action on this bill in the near future given where we are in the Congressional cycle and calendar. We are in contact with our primary coalition partners to support and coordinate efforts on behalf of the industry and SGMP will continue to provide member updates, as events warrant, through multiple communications channels.
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SGMP 3-part social media webinar series starts on Aug. 21
SGMP
We are now offering a series of three Social Media webinars with very popular NEC speaker Valarie Sparks, available to members for $25 each of or $65 for the entire package. Facebook Branding is on Aug. 21. Your LinkedIn Presence is on Sept. 11. Twitter 101 is on Oct. 9. Register Now.
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An end to free rides through speedier PreCheck security
The New York Times
If you've grown accustomed to being waved through the PreCheck security lanes at the airport without having paid to enroll in the popular program, time is running out. The program has been so successful that the agency is planning to limit it soon to those who enroll — and pay up.
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Wyndham Hotels may turn to guests for property photos and videos
Skift
Wyndham Hotel Group is in the midst of a multimillion dollar overhaul of its content management system, and as part of it the chain is actively considering offering curated guest photos as part of its visual mix. If chains such as Wyndham follow Hilton Worldwide's lead and enable their guests to reserve specific rooms, then photography and video will likely become an even more important part of booking and postbooking decisions.
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Your conference planning really is brain surgery
Velvet Chainsaw
You"ve heard the saying, "Come on, this is not brain surgery." It means that something is really simple to do. We use it to encourage people to stop whining and do the obvious. Planning the right conference programming for the right target audience is profoundly simple. If you have a vision and focus. And it can lead to major attendee brain changes — almost like brain surgery.
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SGMP recorded education sessions are now available
SGMP
SGMP is now offering recorded sessions from our 2014 NEC for purchase as webinars for one Contact Hour each. We are excited to extend an automatic buy-one-get-one-free offer. Did you miss the NEC in Portland? Did you attend but were unable to attend all the sessions you wanted? Take a moment right now to review our new catalog of recorded webinars. Due to this special offer, you will receive two webinars — and two contact hours of education — for the price of one.
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The Midwest meetings renaissance
Successful Meetings
The expansive region boasts a long list of cities great for meetings. One stand-out noted here was Minneapolis, which his "just what meeting planners are looking for: cosmopolitan, central location, safe, naturally beautiful, vibrant and with an excellent transportation system."
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Mobile phone etiquette for attendees and event professionals
Planner Wire
This information is useful not only for meeting and event planners but for our attendees as well. We all know that there is nothing worse than going to restaurant, a party or another part of the world and being "that guy." You know, the one that makes an entire room giggle or gasp. Enjoy this world wide mobile phone etiquette infographic.
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All 274 gifts given to Barack Obama between 2009 and 2012, ranked
The Washington Post
One of the nice things about being the most powerful person in the world is that people give you presents. On the occasion of Barack Obama's 53rd birthday, we decided to review each and every one of the 274 gifts given to the president between 2009 and 2012 by foreign countries and their leaders. He doesn't get to keep the gifts, mind you; they're usually spirited away by the National Archives and Records Administration. The lists are maintained by the State Department's Protocol Gift Unit, which has not yet released the 2013 gift list. The gifts have been sorted and ranked and every one of them is listed here.
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