Local Residents Confused, Frustrated By Pool Closures (CA)

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With record-breaking temperatures pounding Long Beach and the rest of Southern California, local residents have been searching for ways to beat the heat. Under normal circumstances, those with access to a swimming pool in their condominium or apartment complex would be well-equipped to find refuge from the triple-digit temperatures.

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The 2017 NAHB AMC Was Fantastic


We’re counting the days until Long Beach next summer. The NAHB Association Management Conference in Denver may have been the best ever! From the keynote speakers to roof-top receptions and vintage arcade games, it was an incredible few days. Thanks to NAHB for providing the perfect balance for professional growth and relaxation.


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Report: What Lies Ahead for Meetings in 2017

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The report cites significant growth in the number of hotels in New York, Los Angeles/Long Beach, and Dallas. A new report suggests that events will continue growing next year, but due to narrowing GDP growth, planners should work to rein in costs. This year has been fairly consistent for the meetings industry , and next year promises to be more of the same—but with a couple of wrinkles.

Smaller-Scale Locales Score Big on Top Destinations List

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Though only slightly larger than National Harbor, it was ahead of two much larger California cities—46th-ranked San Jose and 48th-ranked Long Beach—that have more available meeting space. The usual suspects—Orlando, Chicago, and Las Vegas—showed up near the top of Cvent’s Top 50 U.S. Meetings Destinations list. The real story is near the bottom, where smaller resort cities are showing their event prowess. New York City. Nashville. National Harbor, Maryland?

Conference Circuit: Teacher Educators Promote Social Justice

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February 26-28: Attendees of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology ’s 16th Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California, will explore the interdisciplinary implications of their field, with discussions on topics such as “The Ethics of Giving Psychology Away: Scientists’ Contributions to the Marketplace of Ideas” and “Psychological Science and Policy: Insight From a Year on Capitol Hill.”

“Shark Week” Has Researchers Fighting a Wave of Myths

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The problem is that mixed with the accurate shark research presented on some programs, others take a Hollywood-style approach that plays up the dangers of sharks and fuels myths about them, said Lowe, a professor at and director of the California State University, Long Beach, Shark Lab, who has appeared on several “Shark Week” programs over the years. “On

Hanging Out and Talking About Membership

Associations Now

Two other small groups met in Atlanta and Long Beach, California. If your members can do their own associating, do they still need to join your association? A gathering of association pros last weekend explored (and exemplified) how membership models are evolving. Despite what you might think about this dedicated membership blogger, I don’t often spend my Saturday afternoons thinking deeply about association membership models. Last weekend was different, though.

Can You Better Serve Your Tradeshow Market?

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Today the tradeshow, which is invitation-only for exhibitors, has expanded beyond its original location in Long Beach, California, to include New York City and Las Vegas as well. Is there a way associations can make sure they are living up to current attendee and exhibitor expectations and developing new audiences at the same time?

Give Back: Community Service Projects at Conferences

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I spent a few days up on Long Beach Island in New Jersey earlier this week. But, as I was reading my book on the beach late Monday morning, I noticed a group of adults, all in matching T-shirts and wearing badges on lanyards, walking down the sand in my direction. Take, for instance, Virginia Beach’s One Beach, One World program , which helps meeting planners reach their social responsibility goals by creating “meaningful experiences that delegates and attendees value.”

Social Media and Tourism


I spoke with Jennifer, and she was somewhat surprised and excited that Loudoun beat out the likes of Orlando, Long Beach, Chicago, and Sonoma for this inaugural event. The first Symposium on the Use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry will be conducted in Loudoun County November 17th-19th. I was able to interview David Serino (@GammetGuy) regarding the development of and vision for this event.