2019 ASAE Preview: 8 Ways to Enjoy Columbus, Ohio

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It’s not even Halloween yet, but it’s never too early to plan ahead for next year’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Columbus, Ohio. The post 2019 ASAE Preview: 8 Ways to Enjoy Columbus, Ohio appeared first on Smart Meetings. Columbus Skyline photo by Andy Spessard.

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Hands Off the Wheel: Self-Driving Shuttles Debut in Columbus, Ohio

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The Ohio city is also at the forefront of emerging technology and home to makers, thinkers and doers behind cutting edge start-ups. The post Hands Off the Wheel: Self-Driving Shuttles Debut in Columbus, Ohio appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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48 Hours in Columbus, Ohio

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Arriving in Columbus, Ohio, on a Tuesday evening in late September, I was looking forward to a quiet evening in before a two-day press trip hosted by Experience Columbus officially began the next day.

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Major Meeting Venues: Ohio

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Located within two blocks of local transportation hubs, such as Bell Connector Streetcar; National Historic Landmark restored to its 1930s art-deco design; Orchids at Palm Court is Ohio’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant; 561 guest rooms; 40,423 sq. In the heart of Ohio’s capitol; 7.3

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Ohio is the New Comeback Destination

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Ohio is making a comeback as a meetings and tourism destination. All four cities are on the rise, as more companies view Ohio as a great destination for doing business. Ohio’s capitol is the 15th-largest U.S. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio.

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Get Away in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands

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Association meetings in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands are a great value; the destination is located midway between Cleveland and Toledo, close to major airports and highways. Off-site venue options in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands are unparalleled. Nowhere else in Ohio is able to offer the option of a group island getaway. Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands is always buzzing with new and exciting attractions and experiences.

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October, 8, 2018: A Las Vegas Super Bowl Could Clash with Trade Shows, Why Columbus, Ohio, Is Skipping Columbus Day, Wedding Planner's Online Fight With Bride Goes Viral

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A LAS VEGAS SUPER BOWL COULD CLASH WITH TRADE SHOWS: Las Vegas expects to be able to host the

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7 Smart Moves—at Experience Columbus, Casa Velas and More

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9 Nibble-Worthy Food Tours

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Lip Smacking Foodie Columbus, Ohio Rise and shine with Nick “Dr. Food & Beverage Meeting Planning activities bossier california carlsbad chicago columbus culture experience flavor food hong kong Las Vegas local louisiana meals ohio pheonix scottsdale shreveport switzerland tour vancouver

How Destination Cleveland Engages the Whole Community During Conventions

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More than 3,500 members of the American Bus Association (ABA) gathered in Cleveland, Ohio, this past January for the organization’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace, an event Destination Cleveland’s CEO, David Gilbert, called the “Super Bowl for travel and tourism.”

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Where to Host Your Next Conference: 8 Best Locations

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Columbus, Ohio. Home to the Ohio State University, the city is a popular conference location for academic and government-related conferences. Las Vegas, Nevada. Atlanta, Georgia. Burley, Idaho. One of these things is not like the other.

Spearin Doctrine: A Construction Case Described in A Tweet!

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In 2007, the Ohio Supreme Court rocked the construction law world by significantly limiting the application of the Spearin Doctrine. Ohio Dept. On appeal, the Ohio Supreme Court reversed, holding that the Spearin Doctrine did not apply to cases involving delays due to design changes.

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Midwest Breweries with Meeting Space on Tap

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While Milwaukee gets a lot of the credit when it comes to Midwest breweries, cities in Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio shouldn’t be overlooked. Not only are breweries known for their handcrafted suds, many are also hot spots for groups looking for something beyond the hotel boardroom or ballroom. . Surly Brewing Co. City: Minneapolis. Signature beer: Furious. Event spaces: 2,200-sq.-ft. Scheid Hall and a 400-sq.-ft. boardroom.

How to Organize an Opening Ceremony

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At the recent IKEA opening event which took place in Ohio, the first 44 customers received free couches and the next 100 – free chairs. Ribbon cutting is boring. If you want to ensure a large turnout at your opening event, you should switch on the creativity.

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Akron Leverages Location

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Ohio ’s fifth largest city grew to prominence as a 20th-century tire-and-rubber empire (Goodyear still has its headquarters there). Further Reading: Meetings of the Heartland: Ohio and Indiana. Akron Civic Theatre. It’s shaping up to be a very good year for Akron.

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Ticketbud Tidbits Episode 13 - Eric Olsavsky of Pelotonia

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Pelotonia is a grassroots movement to end cancer, with 100% of all rider raised dollars going to cancer research at the Ohio State University Cancer Center and several other research centers. This is a heavily research-oriented model, and with a goal to acquire companies who are in the Ohio or central Ohio area. Eric Olsavsky is the Director of Business Development at Pelotonia, a nonprofit organization.

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Using a Science-Based Approach to Avoiding Event Disaster

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He researches these topics as a professor at the Ohio State University. On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, the Disaster Avoidance Expert, about how meeting and event planners can use science to avoid disaster.

Planners Reveal Their Most Surprising Site Visits

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One of the most surprising destinations for me was Columbus, Ohio. Event managers share what cities and meeting properties have impressed them with pleasantly surprising site visits. “I I have never been more surprised than when I toured Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is truly a hidden gem, tucked away in a residential community. Its grounds are tropical, and then you have your own walk out to a private beach. We have booked an event there for 2017.

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5 Smart Moves at Kimpton, Miraval, Hilton and More

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Kristina Schreck Ohio native Kristina Schreck was named director of catering at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, in San Diego.

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Save $100 on Adrian Segar’s first 1½ day participation techniques workshop!

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De-de Mulligan, CMP, CMM, former Director of Education, Ohio MPI Chapter. I’m excited!

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7 Smart Moves at Delano, ExCeL London & More

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During his seven years as area managing director of Pyramid Hotel Group, he oversaw Denver Renaissance, The Antlers Hilton, Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, Revere Boston Common, Residence Inn Boston Harbor and Columbus Marriott Northwest in Ohio.

Using a Science-Based Approach to Avoiding Event Disaster

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He researches these topics as a professor at the Ohio State University. On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, the Disaster Avoidance Expert, about how meeting and event planners can use science to avoid disaster. Listen to show host Al Wynant and guest Dr. Tsipursky discuss the following: How meeting and event professionals can apply science-based decision-making and emotional and social intelligence to their industry.

Inclusive Cities are Thriving

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The report also outlines what four cities that improved their racial and economic inclusion during their economic recovery — Columbus, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Lowell, Massachusetts; and Midland, Texas — share in common.

4 Cities That Will Change Your Perception of the Midwest

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Louis; and four cities in Ohio. If your mental image of the Midwest is more cornfields and gravel roads than world-class museums and fine dining, it’s time to get to know the region a little better.

IMEX America Finished Strong

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More : 2019 ASAE Preview: 8 Ways to Enjoy Columbus, Ohio. A record number of business cards changed hands at the eighth annual IMEX America in Las Vegas as some 70,000 formal appointments took place at Sands Expo in a complexly refreshed Venetian Palazzo experience.

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America’s Scariest Haunted Houses Are Just Around the Corner

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Field of Screams The Dent Schoolhouse, Cincinnati, Ohio What’s scarier than a haunted house? Nightmare on 13th Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory, Akron, Ohio From spooky librarians to mutated scientists, Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory runs the gamut for deep-seated fears.

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Connecting Columbus

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But I am in Columbus, Ohio, for a press trip and I thought of Speck and his book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save American, One Step at a Time. . It has been a while since we talked to Jeff Speck about the relationship between convention centers, meeting attendees, and walkable downtowns.

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Celebrating Oktoberfest in the U.S.

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Cincinnati, Ohio. Columbus, Ohio. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio). The German heritage of Southwest Ohio is celebrated with authentic food, drinks and music. Strap on your lederhosen and fill up your beer boots—Oktoberfest has officially arrived! Since the event started in early 19th century Munich, Oktoberfest has exploded into the world’s biggest “people’s festival,” or Volksfest.

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Everything You Need to Know About Mills James Agency – #EventIcons Episode 128

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They have offices in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio, providing event and video production services to Fortune 500 companies, startups and not-for-profits. Today on #EventIcons we’re talking about the life of a creative agency. We will be learning from Mills James.

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Planning for a Secure RNC in Cleveland

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“They interface with the Secret Service, the city of Cleveland, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.”.

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National Association for College Admission Counseling National Conference

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National Association for College Admission Counseling National Conference Sep 18–20, 2016 Greater Columbus Convention Center Columbus, Ohio. CHALLENGES   Renovations at the Greater Columbus Convention Center have kept the planning team on their toes leading up to the big event.

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Guns and Meetings: What You Need to Know Now

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In Ohio, for example, it shows that concealed handguns can be carried with a permit, but that handguns and long guns can be carried openly. Hands up! How many are packin’ today? In today’s America, some of you undoubtedly are (and feel strongly it’s your right to do so).

The Phoenix

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Built in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1893, The Phoenix boasts features like a stunning white marble staircase, Tiffany glass, and a hand-carved library breakfront. From weddings and corporate soirees to catering parties and other special events galore, The Phoenix is a historic (and legendary) venue. The Phoenix has three decades of experience hosting private events — Lauren Melloan, their lead coordinator, joined the venue one year ago as an event coordinator.

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San Antonio No. 1 Among Best Cities for Conferences

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Columbus, Ohio , ranks No. Columbus, Ohio, 7. Cities with the largest convention centers and most hotels aren’t always the best cities for conferences.

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South Bend Invests in Meetings

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Further Reading: Meetings of the Heartland: Ohio and Indiana. Hilton Garden Inn South Bend. South Bend, Indiana, is not the first city that comes to mind as a major event destination.

How Columbus Lured IFLA Back to the U.S. After 16 Years

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in 2016, Pat Losinski, CEO of Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio, knew the time was now or never. The last time the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) met in the United States, its general conference and assembly convened in Boston in 2000. Founded in Scotland in the 1920s, IFLA is an organization of library leaders that represents the library and information services profession around the world.

An Honest Discussion on Race, Culture and Meetings

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We called on five veteran hospitality professionals (shown in order from left below) for their takes on diversity in the events industry and society as a whole: Dan Williams, v ice president of convention sales at Experience Columbus (Ohio); Wanda Collier Wilson, p resident and CEO at Jackson (Mississippi) CVB ; Fabian J. If ever there was a time for an honest discussion on diversity, it’s now.

14 Shades of PMSI President Marty Bear

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Ohio State was playing Florida in the football title game, so my first colored outfit was orange and blue. To event professionals, PMSI President Marty Bear isn’t recognizable without his trademark pink or green or yellow or lavender—well, you get the point—outfits. His colorful attire is a marketing tool that’s gone viral in the industry. Connect caught up with Bear to talk about what goes into brightening each meeting he attends. How did the color phenomenon begin?

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San Antonio No. 1 Among Best Cities for Conferences

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Columbus, Ohio , ranks No. Columbus, Ohio, 7. Cities with the largest convention centers and most hotels aren’t always the best cities for conferences.

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6 Striking Bowling Alleys for Events

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With locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.,

20 Orlando Event Venues Your Attendees Will Love

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The Cheyenne Saloon may have been built in the 1980s, but you’ll think you’re in the 1880s when you walk through the door of this gold-oak-lumber structure in the style of a century-old Ohio barn. Orlando, known as “Theme Park Capital of the World,” is a venue haven for large events.

Soft targets: 8 steps to protect participants

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However, since the Nice Attack, there have been similar incidents at Ohio State University as well as in Berlin, Jerusalem, the United Kingdom (Westminster) and Stockholm. It started with the Bastille Day attack in Nice almost a year ago.

Las Vegas, Austin and Orlando Earn Top Marks in J.D. Power Destination Study

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Midwest Region: Columbus, the state capital of Ohio and home of Ohio State University, ranks highest with a score of 799, followed by Kansas City with 791 and Indianapolis with 789. Tom Noonan, president and CEO of Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, accepted the J.D.