Oneness Remembrance – IMEX Las Vegas

Holly Duckworth

One week and one day will have passed since the tragic events in Las Vegas while we are in attendance at IMEX. Las Vegas Boulevard & Mandalay Bay Rd. Go in the light, as the light, and with the light always, Business Leadership mindfulness imex imex2017 las vegas mindfulleadershipPhoto courtesy of www.ktnv.com. Invitation for IMEX Attendees & Hospitality Partners. Oneness Remembrance A Celebration of Love. Monday, October 9, 2017 10:08pm.

Las Vegas Bets on New Ad Campaigns to Attract Meetings

Associations Now

Even though federal agencies are staying away, Las Vegas is holding its own as a meeting and convention destination. Las Vegas isn’t hurting in the convention-business department: Sin City continues to be the destination of choice for a number of large tradeshow events each year. Las Vegas is the meetings and convention capital of the world, and we intend to keep that title for a very long time.”.

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Report: Las Vegas Tradeshows Remain Country’s Largest

Associations Now

A new study from the Trade Show News Network puts two Las Vegas expos—CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the Consumer Electronics Show—atop the events space based on net square footage. The 2014 edition of the event, which brought more than 2,100 exhibitors to Las Vegas, took up 2.36 The Consumer Electronics Association ‘s Las Vegas-based annual event took up a not-too-shabby 2.06 Four of the 10 largest shows were held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Las Vegas, Other Resort Cities Bear Brunt of Federal Travel Cuts

Associations Now

Following several high-profile conference scandals, federal agencies have shied away from hosting meetings in resort destinations like Las Vegas, according to a USA Today analysis. government spent $92,736 on Las Vegas hotel rooms during fiscal year 2013. USA Today ’s analysis showed that federal contracts for hotel rooms in Las Vegas were down 81 percent. DC''s Booking Boom It looks like other cities’ losses may be DC’s gain.

Friday Buzz: CES Bursts At Las Vegas’ Seams

Associations Now

The International Consumer Electronics Show may be growing beyond even Las Vegas’ ample means. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the electronics show that everyone looks forward to every January, reached the last day of its stretch in Las Vegas today. Attendees Surpass the number of Las Vegas hotel rooms [link] #CES2015 pic.twitter.com/yKOAc2slkO.

SCD Group: Will Government's Conference Scandals Spillover to.

SCD Group

First it was the General Services Administration spending $823,000 for a conference in Las Vegas. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Will Government’s Conference Scandals Spillover to Association Meetings?

Event Cancellations: An Unexpected Case Study Happens at MPI WEC

Association Adviser

That was just one of the lessons learned when a major speaker cancellation turned into a teaching experience for attendees at the Meeting Professional International 2017 World Education Congress (MPI WEC), which took place earlier this month in Las Vegas. MPI leadership, along with host hotel MGM Grand Las Vegas and AV contractor Freeman, immediately convened to plan for the unexpected change, communicate the change to attendees and then execute with the time left.

Making a Case for Monthly Membership Auto-Renewal

Aptify

Thank you for sponsoring, and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas. With #AUC2017 less than two weeks away, we are thrilled to share with you a series of guest blog posts courtesy of some of those who are sponsoring this year's Aptify Users Conference! This is a guest blog post by Charlotte Muylaert of Billhighway.

10 Ways to Drive Member Engagement and #LeverageChapters

Aptify

Thank you for sponsoring, and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas. With #AUC2017 less than two weeks away, we are thrilled to share with you a series of guest blog posts courtesy of some of those who are sponsoring this year's Aptify Users Conference! This is a guest blog post by Charlotte Muylaert of BillHighway.

GAO, optics, over reactions and glass houses

Golden's Rules for Association

I didn’t exactly go through the five stages of grief when the public furor over the GAO Las Vegas retreat first erupted in the media. But I did go through something like that process. Stage one is denial: I am a “benefit of the doubt” kind of guy. If there is an innocent interpretation, I [.]. Association Advocacy Association Meetings Bad Publicity GAO Image Transparency

Improve IT Outcomes and Communication with Simplified Project Management

Aptify

Thank you for sponsoring, and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas. With #AUC2017 less than two weeks away, we are thrilled to share with you a series of guest blog posts courtesy of some of those who are sponsoring this year's Aptify Users Conference! This is a guest blog post by Andrew Graf of TeamDynamix.

Conference Circuit: Professional Piercers

Associations Now

The Association of Professional Piercers’ 24th Annual Conference & Exposition begins in Las Vegas this weekend. More than 1,000 piercers, apprentices, counter staff, studio owners, vendors, and health inspectors are headed to Las Vegas for a week of education and peer-to-peer sharing. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 1,000 plus. Vendors: 50. Roundtable discussions: 6.

Why Vegas?

Associations Now

Think Vegas isn’t the right destination for your meeting? Vegas has turned into the best of the best in everything—dining, hotel rooms, shopping, entertainment, meeting space—all at a terrific price,” says Stephanie Glanzer, vice president of sales at Mandalay Bay. “It’s It’s a city catered toward meetings and conventions, and because we do so many, Vegas has shown that we do meetings very well.”. The appeal of Las Vegas—which has 320 days of sun a year—is legendary.

Conference Circuit: Supply Chain Management

Associations Now

The Association for Supply Chain Management’s annual conference, ASCM 2019, begins next week in Las Vegas. More than 2,000 supply chain professionals from around the world are headed to Las Vegas to expand their knowledge and skill set so they can keep up with the industry’s accelerated rate of change. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 2,000 plus. Sessions: 65 plus. Exhibitors: 61.

Meetings, Education & Professional Development Survey Report

Association Adviser

A group of 12 state societies of association executives collaborated with Whorton Marketing & Research in Las Vegas, Nevada and Event Garde in Kalamazoo, Michigan to conduct a survey of their education, meetings, and professional development activities.

Conference Circuit: Parking Spot

Associations Now

The 2018 National Parking Association Convention & Expo begins next week in Las Vegas. City: Las Vegas. The meeting includes complimentary tours where attendees will get a chance to see Las Vegas parking facilities in action.

How are you managing in a networked world?

SocialFish

I especially love this slide deck by Harold Jarche, a speaker at the DevLearn conference that took place recently in Las Vegas for e-learning professionals (SO going next year.) We’re starting to have a lot of conversations about how work is changing, in a social, networked world. More on his talk here. Management Challenges for 21C. View more presentations from Harold Jarche. Are you thinking about how to manage your people in a networked world? Humanize Presentations

Conference Circuit: So, You Think You Can Type?

Associations Now

The National Court Reporters Association’s 2017 Convention & Expo begins next week in Las Vegas. Hundreds of court reporting and captioning industry professionals will head to Las Vegas in the coming days to take part in specialized workshop and education sessions, discuss challenges with colleagues, and learn about the latest technologies in the expo hall. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 1,300 plus. Exhibitors : 40. Sponsors: 9.

Turn Sustainability Into Member Benefits and Engagement

Associations Now

At this year’s IMEX America in Las Vegas, sustainability was a focal point for attendee education and engagement. At last month’s IMEX America in Las Vegas, where about 14,000 attendees and 3,500 exhibitors gathered, sustainability took center stage. “We In Las Vegas, attendees who brought a water bottle or mug received free water and coffee refills in the expo hall—an easy way to inspire action.

Conference Circuit: International Sign Expo

Associations Now

The International Sign Association’s 2019 International Sign Expo begins next week in Las Vegas. More than 20,000 sign, graphics, print, and visual communications professionals are headed to Law Vegas next week to learn from experts, conduct business, and get up to speed on the current issues affecting the industry. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Exhibit hall square footage: 237,425. Attendees: 20,000 plus. Exhibitors: 600 plus.

Conference Circuit: National Black Nurses Association

Associations Now

The National Black Nurses Association’s 45th Annual Institute and Conference begins in the upcoming days in Las Vegas. More than 1,000 nurses will make their way to Las Vegas over the next few days to identify best practices, discuss professional challenges and solutions, and network with their colleagues in all areas of practice. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 1,000 plus. Career Fair Exhibitors : 100.

Preparing for the Days, Weeks, and Months Ahead

Moery Company

And, to be honest with you, we were relying on a trip to a resort or Las Vegas or Orlando to prop up the rest of our business model, and we were doing it way too much. I’ve got a very direct message for you today: it’s time to get tough. Things aren’t coming back like they were. This is a test. What grade will your association get?

Membership Hack: Student Competition

Associations Now

Industry sponsors helped raise money for the competition and a scholarship fund that will send students to the 2020 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. A student competition held by the Greater Montgomery Home Builders Association introduces the construction trade to students in Alabama and raises funds for them to attend the International Builders’ Show. How to hack it?

Membership Hack: Recruitment Competition for Chapters

Associations Now

For instance, Florida’s Charlotte-Desoto Building Industry Association will give its top recruiter a free trip to Las Vegas to attend NAHB’s International Builders’ Show in February.

An Event-Focused Solution to Closing the Skills Gap

Associations Now

But the National Kitchen and Bath Association, faced with a similar challenge, tried something new at its Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas last month. The NKBA #NextUp program at KBIS provided an ideal opportunity for us to directly engage with local Las Vegas high school students while connecting them with kitchen and bath professionals so they can gain insight into how they might want to consider structuring their own paths.”.

Daily Buzz: A Leap in Nonprofit Email Open Rates

Associations Now

At the show in Las Vegas this week, AARP Innovation Labs unveiled Alcove , an application used with the Oculus Go VR headset that aims to connect family members across generations by bringing them together inside a virtual world.

Associations Make an Impression at CES

Associations Now

Whether in the form of 5G wireless, 10G wired, or new industry initiatives, associations are all over this year’s CES, the high-profile electronics show underway in Las Vegas this week. The 2019 edition of the Las Vegas event, which officially started Tuesday, is full of association-driven initiatives, some of which you may be seeing a lot of in the years to come.

Utilizing Entertainment to Engage Meeting Attendees

Associations Now

One popular live entertainment option at MGM Resorts is to open a meeting with the Las Vegas Golden Knights’ drumline. “It It creates a sensory overload that brings a local flavor to the meeting so attendees immediately understand what MGM, Vegas and their meeting are all about,” Winer says. As attendees walked into the meeting space, they were greeted by three information stations and encouraged to build a food bag to donate to Three Square , a local Vegas food bank.

Conference Circuit: Let’s Get Physical

Associations Now

The Association of Academic Physiatrists’ 2017 Annual Meeting kicks off next week in Las Vegas. Around 1,000 trainees, educators, thought leaders, and other professionals in the physical medicine and rehabilitation field are headed to Vegas next week to connect, collaborate, innovate, inspire, share, and learn together. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 1,000. Poster and Paper Presentations: 500. Concurrent Sessions: 40. Keynote Speakers: 4.

3 Steps Toward IT Transformation in Trade Associations

Aptify

Thank you for sponsoring, and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas. With #AUC2017 less than two weeks away, we are thrilled to share with you a series of guest blog posts courtesy of some of those who are sponsoring this year's Aptify Users Conference! This is a guest blog post by Andrew Graf of TeamDynamix. The biggest difference for IT in trade associations is that they serve a multitude of users—internal staff, affiliate groups, and external members.

Big city love from ASAE

Aaron Wolowiec

2020 – Las Vegas. Good news fellow Midwesterners! In 2018, ASAE’s Annual Meeting and Exposition will be coming to Chicago! On July 25, ASAE announced the host cities for its meetings, through 2022: 2017 – Toronto. 2018 – Chicago. 2019 – Columbus. 2021 – Dallas. 2022 – Atlanta. Congratulations to the cities selected for our 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 ASAE annual meetings and expositions,” said John Graham, ASAE president and CEO. “We

Big city love from ASAE

Aaron Wolowiec

2020 – Las Vegas. Good news fellow Midwesterners! In 2018, ASAE’s Annual Meeting and Exposition will be coming to Chicago! On July 25, ASAE announced the host cities for its meetings, through 2022: 2017 – Toronto. 2018 – Chicago. 2019 – Columbus. 2021 – Dallas. 2022 – Atlanta. Congratulations to the cities selected for our 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 ASAE annual meetings and expositions,” said John Graham, ASAE president and CEO. “We

It’s Time to Get Tough – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 232

Moery Company

And, to be honest with you, we were relying on a trip to a resort or Las Vegas or Orlando to prop up the rest of our business model, and we were doing it way too much. Things aren’t coming back like they were. This is a test. What grade will your association get? The latest on what is happening in the association field regarding memberships, events, and sponsorships. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

Event Tips: How to Select a Space

Associations Now

The total square footage of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. 4 key questions to ask before booking your next meeting. A meeting’s location can make the difference between a 20 percent jump in attendance and a stack of disgruntled post-event surveys. Ask these questions at each venue option: 10.8M

The Story Behind Hillary Clinton and That Flying Shoe

Associations Now

Yesterday, though, it also put her in the line of a shoe-thrower’s fire at an association event in Las Vegas. Such was the story for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), whose annual meeting in Las Vegas featured keynote speaker Hillary Rodham Clinton, a presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential candidate who most recently served as President Obama’s secretary of state.

NV Lawmakers: Lift Agency Resort, Casino Meeting Bans

Associations Now

Meetings and conferences hosted by federal agencies could make a Las Vegas comeback if legislation introduced by a group of House members from Nevada passes. Revelations regarding GSA spending more than $800,000 on a training conference in Las Vegas led to the termination or resignation of agency officials and tighter government restrictions on travel and conference spending. Resort cities like Las Vegas are not the problem here,” Heck said.

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Transform Your Next Meeting with the Unexpected

Associations Now

For those planning events in Las Vegas, many have chosen to work with MGM Resorts for this exact reason. Event Productions serves all MGM Resorts’ properties in Las Vegas, including Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and The Mirage, and it includes 110,000-square-foot studio space for creating graphics, fabricating props, creating costumes and drapery, and developing floral arrangements.

Conference Circuit: In Storage

Associations Now

The Self Storage Association’s 2017 Fall Conference & Trade Show begins in Las Vegas next week. More than 2,000 operators, managers, vendors, and other professionals from every corner of the self-storage industry are heading to Vegas next week to learn about the latest developments and network with one another. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 2,000. Exhibitors: 150 plus. Event Sponsors : 9.

The Event World Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day

Associations Now

Heading to Vegas. On Thursday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will hold a panel discussion in the city’s new T-Mobile Arena to honor the meetings industry. We look at Global Meetings Industry Day as the culmination of years of effort on behalf of Las Vegas to talk about why meetings and face-to-face gatherings are important,” Meyer said. “No On Thursday, the event industry will celebrate the first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day.

CTA Gives Patients, Doctors Guidance on Health-Focused Wearables

Associations Now

Another CES has come and gone, and in addition to all the gadgets and new technologies that were on display in Las Vegas during the week, the Consumer Technology Association released a new resource to help consumers make sense of health-focused wearables.