The Blair House Inn in Wimberley, Texas, outside of Austin has a culinary teambuilding program aimed at corporate groups. [...] Read more
The introduction of electronic RFPs has had a huge impact on the hotel sales process. [...] Read more
She started her planning career with Apple, and now this independent event producer plans some of the most innovative tech events in the country. [...] Read more
The NAACP’s Opportunity and Diversity Report Card graded the five major hotel companies on their hiring practices. [...] Read more
Four ideas that could immediately engage attendees and provoke more active networking. [...] Read more
To launch their new invention in 2008, the young entrepreneurs behind IdeaPaint covered 3,000 square feet of wall with paint at the NeoCon Trade Show in Chicago, producing a wow moment that has spread around the world. Since then, they’ve covered walls in more than 15 countries, turning them into blank slates for creative work.
When applied to any smooth surface, including desks and tables, the IdeaPaint creates a dry-erase whiteboard. IdeaPaint Black was introduced in June, replicating the aesthetic of a chalkboard—without the dust. It joins IdeaPaint’s other products including Clear, which allows you to retain the original surface color, [...] Read more
Is there really such a thing as a perfect event? Yes, says former-stockbroker-turned-author Mark Jeffries, a communications consultant to some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations. He speaks at and moderates conferences, summits, sales meetings, user forums and conventions around the world for clients including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Bank of America. Editor-in-Chief Christine Born caught up with him between speaking engagements to talk about his new e-book “Creating the Perfect Event,” and what he thinks is required to do so.
What made you go from speaking at events to creating a book that one might expect from a [...] Read more
An estimated 25,000 people sought refuge in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center after Hurricane Katrina. Bob Johnson, president of the convention center, spoke with Collaborate about lessons learned during the crisis and the future of New Orleans as a meetings destination. [...] Read more