|In the January 13, 2010 issue
The 38th annual Religious Conference Management Association
World Conference and Exposition will be held January 26-29 in Fort
RCMA, which will draw both U.S. and international attendees, is the
longest-running educational event for religious planners. RCMA offers
tutorials, speakers, networking time, and the largest trade show in the
world for the religious market.
Meeting planners, you still can register for the conference. Click
here to register for RCMA 2010.
As the conference approaches, handouts for the tutorials will be
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A troubled economy, H1N1, strategic meetings
management—even murder: Here's a last look at the top meetings stories
of 2009, as determined by the number of page views each of them logged
on the MeetingNet Web site. Click
here to read.
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Audience response systems, often called clickers or keypads,
allow each person at a gathering to have a voice in the meeting.
Essentially, ARS devices transform audiences from observers into
In a few years, attendees will expect meeting professionals to be not
just familiar with the technology, but also able to deploy it
here to find out what you need to know about this technology.
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from the airport and the Kentucky International Convention Center. The
hotel offers 600 rooms, 28 meeting rooms and 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting
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By Mitchell Beer
A huge number of organizations are slashing travel costs
without thinking through the benefits, limitations, or results of
virtual meetings. With strong arguments to be made in both directions, I
wonder if 2010 will be the year in which planners begin influencing the
choice between live and virtual formats, with the purpose and objectives
of each meeting as their starting point. Read
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