The 2017 NAHB AMC Was Fantastic

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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.

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.

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.

Conference Circuit: Teacher Educators Promote Social Justice

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The Association of Teacher Educators encourages its members to spur big changes. Plus: A renowned advocate sets the tone for discussing the state of mental health in schools.

“Shark Week” Has Researchers Fighting a Wave of Myths

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For shark biologists, Discovery Channel’s annual week dedicated to the ocean prowlers is both a blessing and a curse. The president of the American Elasmobranch Society explained why. It’s safe to say that this has been the summer of the shark.

Social Media and Tourism

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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.

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.

What I Learned from Speaking at TEDx

Idea Architects

It’s not like I was speaking on the mainstage at the TED Conference in Long Beach (um, Chris Anderson, I’m available though). Image credit: Big Car Given that I do a fair amount of public speaking each year, I wasn’t overly concerned about appearing onstage at TEDx Indianapolis.

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.