How often do you go to a conference? A few times a year? Just once? Maybe you haven't been to a conference in years. If you haven't been to a conference in a while, you might be in for a surprise the next time you register and attend.
It doesn't take long to notice Greater Lansing is undergoing a major reconstruction. Cranes are in the air, shovels are in the dirt and the community at large is at the threshold of a completely revitalized region.
Event professionals, whether they are on the planning side or the supplier side, are always looking for ways to get better. The industry is constantly changing and that requires even those on top of their game to be increasingly nimble.
There’s still time to take your meeting outside in Greater Lansing! Whether you have 15 minutes in-between meetings, or an hour-long discussion scheduled with a colleague, there are plenty of options to get some fresh air during that time. Before the weather takes a turn for the worse, bring your meeting outside and check out some of these natural gems!
For so many reasons it’s a fantastic thing to live near a Big Ten college town. Sure there is the fun of a home football Saturday and yes, there is the buzz each fall when a crop of new students come in to make our home their new home-away-from-home, but the thing I think is the best about living near a college town is the community assets that the university puts at our doorstep.
Finding ways to get event attendees engaged with your conference content when there are tons of other distractions is a growing concern of event planners the world over. From mobile apps, social media and live polling to games, texting and emails distractions are everywhere and it becomes increasingly difficult to have success with old-fashioned person-to-person connections. Here are some tips to improve engagement at your next event.
Change is hard – and that’s coming from a woman who thrives on challenging the status quo! Recently I announced the next opportunity in my career, transitioning from Director of Sales at the Greater Lansing CVB to the Vice President of Membership and Operations with the Michigan Restaurant Lodging Association.