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Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson describes the impact Patti Shock has had on the meetings industry, through the eyes of the people she's impacted, including Joan Eisentsodt, Tyra Warner, MaryAnne Bobrow, Dan Cormany and Dan Parks. Also, our Top 10 stories of 2019 and a podcast from Australia's Dreamtime 2019.

Lead Destinations Content Strategist Danielle LeBreck sits down with Tourism Australia's Penny Lion during Dreamtime 2019 in Perth, Australia, to chat about how Australian destinations can help you plan one-of-a-kind incentive trips.

Heka Health's Tony Salah, an innovator of wellness challenges that have been incorporated at large meeting industry events such as IMEX America, PCMA Convening Leaders and ASAE's Annual Meeting, explains how meeting planners can get their attendees competing in fitness challenges that will get their blood pumping and increase their overall engagement. Listen now.

Meetings and hospitality veterans Joan Eisenstodt and Roger Rickard discuss the rather unenthusiastic current state of industry advocacy and how we can all get more involved to champion issues that directly impact our profession.

Golfing is still a great way to conduct meetings and network. Learn some of the ways this outing has evolved and why scheduling your next golf event goes beyond the course from Mark Crabb with Greater Palm Springs CVB, interviewed at Meetings Today LIVE! Golf 2019.

Meetings Today Vice President & Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson shares a few yuks from his Laughter Yoga story with Sarah Routman, as well as the best places in Texas for groups to get barbecue, searing your attendees' selfies on pancakes and the importance of speaking up for our industry.

Laughter yoga practitioner Sarah Routman shares a few yuks with Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson after her Laughter Lab session at IMEX America. Laughing loudly out of context, it seems, is a tonic that heals and invigorates attendees while creating bonds with their colleagues. Have a laugh on us!

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson offers up his experiences at Meetings Today Live! West in Victoria, British Columbia, and how this magical little English Colonial-style city fueled his love for travel. Also, Danielle LeBreck is reporting from Music City, USA—Nashville—during her press trip with Marriott's Convention & Resort Network.

After a tour of Nashville's legendary Grand Ole Opry, Danielle LeBreck sat down to talk with tour operations manager Laura Leigh Jones Robertson about the famous country music venue's recently enhanced group tour offerings, event options and celebrity encounters—including Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Patty Loveless.

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Trippus Event Solutions' Martin Klofver about his company's utilization of facial recognition technology for Keller Williams Realty's Mega Camp 2019, and how this brave new tech may transform the industry and society. They also discuss privacy concerns and pushback.

Little Fib at Renaissance Nashville Hotel aims to "put the supper back in supper time" through its modern take on comfort food classics. Meetings Today's Danielle LeBreck sat down with Chef James Kerwin during a Marriott Convention & Resort Network press trip in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss the restaurant's group catering options.

Well, almost. On a visit to NYC, Playa Cativo Sales and Marketing Director Cesar Vargas talks with Meetings Today Senior Contributor Jeff Heilman about all the temptations of this boutique beachfront eco-lodge accessible only by boat in Costa Rica's rainforest.

Tyler Davidson sat down at IMEX America with Jerry Harper, deputy director of the Phoenix Convention Center, to find out what's new in the destination and at the facility, as well as why the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is used as test hotel for that brand's news innovations.

Tyler Davidson details Meetings Today's coverage on IMEX America, an On Location broadcast about destination boycotts, an in-house vs. outside AV primer and how to etch your attendees' faces into macarons onsite.

Tyler Davidson sat down with Destination DC President & CEO Elliott L. Ferguson at IMEX America 2019 to find out what exciting new offsite venues and developments are opening up options for meeting planners in the U.S. capital. They also discussed the DMO's ambitious Connected Capital program.

Meetings Today’s Kate Cripe talks with Steve Hill, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau about some of the largest projects happening in Las Vegas now. Hill shares information of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion and details on the new Allegiant Stadium, future home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, which will debut ahead of the 2020 NFL season.

Bishop-McCann's new Return on Experience software platform with Immersion Neuroscience technology, developed by Dr. Paul Zak, could transform the relevance and impact of meetings and event content via the brain waves of attendees. Far-fetched? Welcome to the future.

The results are in, and the incentive segment is trending up, but what reward program winners desire is rapidly changing. Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Pádraic Gilligan, chief marketing officer for the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), about the results from the joint study with the Incentive Research Foundation.

Caesars Forum, the 550,000-square-foot conference center in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, is gearing up for its March 2020 opening. Meetings Today’s Kate Cripe was on location at the facility for a hard hat tour and to talk to Michael Massari, chief sales officer, Caesars Entertainment about the project.

What should planners consider when selecting a sustainable city and convention center for their next event? What sustainability questions should they ask facilities to help their meetings go green? We explore all of this and more in an interview with Jeff Johnson, the executive director of the Minneapolis Convention Center, and its director of sales and marketing, Katie Smith.

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