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Article Archives

Ignite your Panel Discussions

Shake up your next panel session with these expert ideas

Stay-Put Strategies

How do you keep conference attendees from skipping out early?

Words of Wisdom

Secrets to planning captivating, must-attend meetings for associations

Copyright Knowledge

Make sure your event has the rights stuff

The Power of Hindsight

Event post-mortems do matter!

Liquid Assets

Bottled water alternatives

Grape Escapes

From desert landscapes to lush valleys, these wineries specialize in corporate events.

Icebreakers!

Innovative ways to get a meeting moving

Geofencing Technology

Welcome to the brave new world of geofencing technology

Social Media Smarts

Four common event social media pitfalls—and how to avoid them

Online Registration

The unwanted guest every organizer should beware of: the cybercriminal.

Master your MC Smarts

The right host can help ensure that an event runs smoothly—or at least make it look that way!

Demographic Shift

Delivering content and meeting experiences that resonate across multiple generations

Ignite your Hiring Skills

How to ensure you find the right person for the job and avoid costly mistakes.

Responsible Food Management

How to trash less food—and help more people—at your next event.

Save your Event from Disaster with Forward Thinking

Whether planning an Olympic-level event or a conference or corporate meeting, make security an upfront component of your event plan.

You’re Virtually There

Remote access truly puts the green in San Francisco meeting

Event Music

Five ways to crank up the volume on your event

Taking a Constructive View of Negative Feedback

It’s key to take an undesirable critique professionally and graciously, and, most of all, to learn from it.

Boosting Numbers for Less-attended Events

Meeting planners dig deep into their bag of tricks to build better attendance.

Team Mentality

Trends and misconceptions in teambuilding

Beyond the RSVP

How to make the most of online registration systems

Langdon Hall, Cambridge, ON

A grand country house hotel and spa in Ontario’s bucolic countryside

Site Selection Smarts

Can you pick the perfect venue without a site inspection?

A Green Seal of Approval

Looking to ramp up your environmental commitment?

Get to know Natalie Wilson, CMM, CMP

President-elect, MPI BC Chapter

Swamped by short RFP turnaround times?

An industry veteran’s advice: we’d better get used to it.

Meeting Room Design

Taking a chance on the unconventional.

Embracing Hybrid Meetings

They attract new audiences, build revenue streams and decrease travel costs. Why aren’t companies—and planners—embracing them?

Beyond the Schmooze

Technology and customization take networking beyond the trading of business cards.

Learning by Experience

Read on for tips on making the most of experiential learning programs.

E-clutter Management

Get a grip on your digital communication.

Ignite Your Power of Persuasion

The art and science behind the power of persuasion—Tips from the pros to help you get what you want!

Animal Ambassadors

A furry friend with a wagging tail is a welcome pick-me-up for tapped-out business travellers and conference goers.

The Lanyard Problem

Here are a few environmentally-friendly options and tips on how to keep them out landfills.

Is it time to beef up breaky?

Two experts weigh in on adding healthier options to continental breakfasts without affecting the bottom line.

Green Key Meetings

An eco-rating program for sustainable meeting options

Ignite your Budget Carving Skills

Creative cost-cutting tips for memorable events that won't break your budget.

Industry Ethics

An anonymous supplier questions our industry's ethics in drawing the line between serving the client and giving it all away.

Planning Accessible Meetings

Resources and tips to make accessible meetings easier to plan.

Google+ for Event Planning

Google+ gets an A+ for planning and promoting events!

Short Lead Times

Tips for tackling one of the most challenging trends affecting meetings and events.

Pinterest your Event Ideas

The world's hottest social media site lets you keep your design inspirations all in one tidy place—on your desktop.

Guidelines for Ont. Business Event Planners

Read how planners are affected by the Travel Industry Act 2002 + Ontario Regulation 26/05

A Reason to Smile: Developing Guidelines with TICO

TICO and BEICC have agreed to develop guidelines—Read J. Frederick Sagel's report on how the guidelines are shaping up.

TICO, As I See It

BEICC lawyer, J. Frederick Sagel, weighs in from his side of the bench.

Identity Crisis! Ontario Planners as Travel Agents?

In what type of circumstances would planners and other business events professionals come under the scope of the Ontario Travel Industry Act?

Armchair Site Inspections

Conduct a site inspection from the comfort of your own office chair using a telepresence robot.

Planners as travel agents?

Give us your thoughts on the recent Court of Appeal ruling that Ontario planners who sell or facilitate travel services must be registered with TICO.

Hybrid Meetings

Hybrids are going viral in the real world. Do they add to or subtract from the focus and content of meetings?

Green Meeting Venues

An abandoned brick factory, Evergreen Brick Works has found new life as a sustainable multi-purpose space

Virtual Familiarization Trips: FAMTripTV

Sit back, relax and pull out the popcorn while your virtual host does all the legwork.

Independent Meeting Planners

Five tips to help you be the best indie meeting planner you can be.

Certification in Meetings Management

Strategic decision-making is the focus of this Meeting Professionals International program.

Ignite your Delegating Skills

Unleash the power of delegation with our tips on how to pass tasks to others, freeing up time to be the best you can be.

Green Meetings

The rundown on all those green terms thrown around in the business events and travel industry.

Event Planning: Lessons Learned

A chronological journal account of Festival Events and Conference Management students organizing a first-ever alumni event.

Planning a Low-Budget Event

A high-budget yearly awards gala is given a low-budget reality check

Boost your Event Attendance

Five quick tips to boost attendance at your next event.

Familiarization Trip Etiquette

Etiquette tips to help you navigate these luxurious business sojourns and pump up your career.

Meeting Planner Entrepreneurs

Read how three meeting planners struck out on their own, and discovered success.

Career Recognition

Here's how to get recognized for the job you do

Tips for Successful Meetings

Ensure your pivotal face-to-face meetings are effective and powerful.

That's Entertainment!

The inside scoop on how to book high-profile entertainers for your next event.

Recipes for Teambuilding Success

Check out these mouth-watering options to nurture your team.

Cover Up!

Ignite readers debate the pros and cons of a consumer-like cover treatment

Got the Social Media Blues?

We've got the goods to help you navigate the world of social networking.

Online Event Registration

Make online event registration as detailed and seamless as you want it to be.

The Wi-Fi Movement

How to get the best bang from your conference and travel contracts.

Ignite Your Inner Entrepreneur

Tips from entrepreneurship experts to help you reap the benefits of being at the top of your game.

A 10-Step Plan for your Best Corporate Holiday Party Ever!

Planners from across Canada share their tips and ideas to making your holiday event the talk of the town

Speaker ROI

How to choose the best speakers and get the best from the speakers you choose.

An Event to Remember

Add some zip to your next corporate event with an unexpected and novel addition.

Green + Lean Meetings

Events put sustainability on their agenda, and meeting planners and suppliers suggest every green effort is worth it.

Cool Ways to Promote Teamwork

Roll up your sleeves with Ignite, and these suggestions for great team-building activites.

Site Selection Considerations for the Meeting Event Planner

Proposing an off-site meetings destination? Use this guide to ensure your recommendations align with company goals.

Bullet-proof your Meeting Planning Budget

Tips to help even the savviest event planner create a solid meeting planning budget

Conference Organization

An event planner's model for conference event management

Sample RFP

How to prepare an RFP for your next meeting or event.

8 Ways to Wow Meeting Attendees

Win the hearts and minds of your conference guests with these insider tips.

Going 'pro' as a meeting planner

Take your career to the next level.