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With the right tools, organizing a family-friendly meeting can significantly boost attendance. Want to give it a shot? Keep these tips in mind as you plan.
With the Midwest being such a hotspot for family-friendly meetings, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up some of the best resorts to host your next family-friendly meeting at.
Meeting Planner Jody Roos, who works with the Wisconsin Bankers Association based in Madison, describes the organization’s connection to the Wisconsin Dells and how it utilizes the destination for a number of events.
Kalahari Resorts is home to the world’s largest indoor waterparks, as well as state-of-the-art meeting facilities. The original Wisconsin Dells location is currently expanding its convention center and provides a family-friendly space that can lead to an increase in your next meeting’s attendance.
Innovative and interactive museums have become highly desirable visitor lures, especially with the trend toward experiential opportunities that directly reflect the character of a destination. For groups bringing families along to meetings, these types of museums provide ideal places to explore before, during and after meetings, and with venue spaces, they can even be used for private events—which can include the family.
The age-old concern of how to keep the whole family entertained and happy on vacation also rings true for bringing kids and spouses along to a conference. It’s the solution that is ever-changing. We checked in with four industry experts who have first-hand experience with groups that welcome kids and spouses for their strategies to ensure successful family-friendly meetings based on today’s trends.
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions owners the Nelson family and company executives gathered with more than 100 attendees to break ground on the expansion of the company’s Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, convention center. Scheduled to open in late 2019, the addition will more than double the size of meeting facilities on location, adding 105,000 square feet of space to the convention center.
The group-friendly destinations that make up the Chicago Suburbs are also family-friendly kid zones.