Mountain Festivals Beckon Groups

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Vermont Renaissance Faire. Think Game of Thrones when you head to Vermont Renaissance Faire , a hit since it opened in 2016. An armor-clad soldier thrusts a sword toward the sky in a mountain meadow.

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Get InsPIred to Take A Slice Out of Pi Day

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Vermont: Apple Pie. Apple pie become the official state pie of Vermont in 1999. They’re available at the family-owned Red Fox Inn in Bondville, Vermont. Bring your ap-PIE-tite to meetings today!

Tips on Culinary Marketing From a (Sometime) Food Writer

PCMA Convene

Vermont, for example, has a powerful food brand that many producers adopt to promote their products and that the state uses to attract tourists. Vermont is a sparsely populated, off-the-beaten-path state of mountains and challenging roads.

New Ski Conglomerate Purchases Deer Valley Resort

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Hotels & Resorts News california Canada colorado Deer Valley Resort Latest News mammoth resorts ontario quebec resort purchases ski ski resorts vermont west virginia

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Being Present in the Age of the Mind Outside the Brain

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Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

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Charles, Lawrence, David Bowie, and me

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Related posts: Scenes from a peer conference—part 2 Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of designing and facilitating the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Peer Conference. My first public gig as a musician was at David Bowie’s Beckenham Arts Lab.

Q&A with Adrian Segar on Crowdsourcing

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Related posts: A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

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Two scientists walk into a conference…

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Here’s an illuminating story from the pages of a New Yorker article about Jim Simons , the noted mathematician founder of Renaissance Technologies, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, and a funder of a variety of research projects: Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: Scenes from a peer conference—part 2 Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of designing and facilitating the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Peer Conference.

How to help meeting design clients figure out what they really want and need

Conferences that Work

But this is a roundabout way of avoiding the all-important question that is rarely fully and productively explored: Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: Scenes from a peer conference—part 2 Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of designing and facilitating the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Peer Conference. Great — a client who doesn’t know what they want! Recently, a client asked for help designing a new conference.

Learning in community at conferences

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Related posts: A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

The job you’ll be doing in the future hasn’t been invented yet

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Related posts: A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

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Create Powerful Meetings Instead of Power-over Meetings

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A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

Lessons from Anguilla — Resilience in the Face of Disaster

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Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont. 8AM (AST) UPDATE: Eye of #Irma directly on #StMartin , northern eyewall pounding #Anguilla , coms going down.

AlphaZero, machine learning, and the future of work

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A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

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What’s most important about an event, the gift or the wrapping?

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Whoever they are—young developing leaders, A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

2018 221

Four reasons why traditional conferences are obsolete

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A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

2016 282

The best way to fundamentally improve your dull conference

Conferences that Work

Scenes from a peer conference—part 2 Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of designing and facilitating the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Peer Conference. I’ve been attending conferences for over forty years. Most of them are dull and largely irrelevant.

Facilitation, rapt attention, and love

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Related posts: A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont. Why am I drawn to facilitation?

2016 156

How to use dot voting to choose the sessions your attendees need and want

Conferences that Work

Scenes from a peer conference—part 2 Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of designing and facilitating the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Peer Conference. How do we build conference programs that attendees actually want and need?

What Makes Conferences Work? – Q&A with Adrian Segar

Hubilo Blog

He currently resides in Marlboro, Vermont and has earned a Physics B.A Taking frequent breaks : I enjoy the beautiful Vermont landscape that surrounds me! QnA with Event Industry Influencer, Author and Founder of Conferences That Work – Adrian Segar.

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Love Local Catering

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Love Local Catering has been operating in some capacity for about 8 years across Vermont and New Hampshire.

Five reasons NOT to use a Conferences That Work meeting design

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A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

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Using Images To Spark Group Interaction and Creativity

PCMA Convene

25–27, at The Essex in Essex, Vermont, where around 100 magazine publishers, editors, and creative directors — Lane Press clients (like Convene ) and non-clients — explored challenges specific to those in the media and print magazine business today.

Lessons for #eventprofs from an improv and mindfulness workshop — Part 1

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By the end of our time together, I got to know Ellen, Nancy, Nahin, Ellena, Wendy, and Everlyn better in some ways than our Vermont neighbors (and friends), with whom we’ve shared a driveway for over thirty years. You had to be there.

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A Bit Off the Beaten Track, But Totally Worth It: New & Renovated

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This 129-year-old property on Vermont’s Lake Champlain is well into a multiyear rejuventation that includes 144 guest rooms and cottages, two major public and meeting spaces, plus resort-wide Wi-Fi. Harold Lloyd Estate.

Poke, Remixed Breakfast Among Latest Food Trends

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Or let Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont take it to a new level with a cozy setup around a wood-burning fireplace, complete with iron kettle coffee. Food trends change as often as fashion trends.

Lessons for #eventprofs from an improv and mindfulness workshop — Part 2

Conferences that Work

A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

2016 170

Breaking: CreateSpace is requiring all customers to move to Kindle Direct Publishing!

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A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont.

10 Friendliest Cities for Your Next Meeting

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Burlington, Vermont. There’s a lot to be said for readers’ surveys about travel even if those surveys aren’t specifically about the meetings and events industry. In one of its latest reports, Conde Nast Traveler has identified its top 10 friendliest cities.

Win free copies of my books by helping me with research for the next one!

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Related posts: A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held June 3–5, 1992, at Marlboro College, Vermont. Want free copies of both my books?

California Bans State-Funded Travel to Four States with Anti-LGBT Laws

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Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia, as well as a number of counties across the country, have enacted similar travel policies. Pier 39 in San Francisco.

15 Commonly Missed Event Planning Checklist Details

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States in which you need an ABC license : Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Any marketer wishes to improve his or her performance and boost profits.

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2 Programs Refine Recipe to Reduce Homelessness

PCMA Convene

The network links 60 member programs around the country, from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Tucson, Arizona, to Burlington, Vermont.

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels High on Boutiques

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Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont. The 2016 Travel + Leisure World’s Best awards were announced on July 6, and if there’s a theme among the Top 100 Hotels in the World it’s that “boutique is better.”

The 25 Healthiest American Cities to Meet In

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Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont. Meeting planners travel to many American cities; some of which are healthier than others. 24/7 Wall St.

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6 Smart Moves at JW Marriot, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and More

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Benchmark Resorts & Hotels hired Robert Burnetti as general manager of Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont. Randi Talmage. AHC & Hospitality named Randi Talmage sales manager of JW Marriot Grand Rapids in Michigan. She joined AHC & Hospitality in 2006 as a concierge for Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. She then moved into convention services, where she served as assistant director.

Puff, Puff, Plan Your Marijuana Policy for Events

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Vermont. Call it what you want— weed , grass, dope, bud, Buddha, keef, reefer, pot, ganga, Mary Jane, that sticky icky. Marijuana has been a hot social and political topic for quite some time now. Yet, as a meeting or event planner , it’s not likely in the forefront of your mind.

10 Peaceful Properties to Celebrate Yoga Month

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Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont, is an all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux property. Le Soleil d’Or, Cayman Islands. Happy Yoga Month! September has been anointed as National Yoga Month, and Smart Meetings has a few suggestions on where to get your om on.

2016 83

When the Boss is You

PCMA Convene

Polli-Jo Moryl Moryl Meetings Marlboro, Vermont Time as an independent planner: 3 years. How do you become an independent meeting planner?

The Way Forward 

PCMA Convene

As the founder of Conferences That Work, a Vermont-based consulting company, Segar had facilitated the event, called Fixing Food: What Ails Us & the Economy, a peer conference that examined U.S. Illustrations by Sébastien Thibault. It was a unique opportunity for dialogue.

How Smaller Cities Are Leveraging Their Culinary Resources

PCMA Convene

In Vermont, the maple creemee speaks to the state’s dairy heritage. Once upon a time (well, 2005) in Providence, Rhode Island, some troubling news spread through the convention and visitors bureau.