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Is Your AI Assistant Crashing Your Meetings?

Are we ready for AI integration in the workplace, especially when it comes to such a nuanced aspect as human interaction? While proponents tout its efficiency-boosting potential, real-world examples demonstrate the need for caution and robust safeguards.

A Brief History of Corporate Gifting at Events

From ancient traders to modern e-gifting, the practice corporate gifting has been around longer than you might think.

Potato, Patahto

When it comes to choosing event management technology, suppliers and vendors must peel away the jargon to get to a place where they can have a serious conversation about the real issue.

The Clock is Ticking

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd that focuses on environmental protection. It started in 1970 as a way to raise awareness about the environment and has grown into a large global movement. Earth Day is now celebrated in over 193 countries by an estimated 1 billion people. According to the UN Climate Chief, we need an effort of that magnitude.

Can’t Miss, Must to Avoid

I had started to write this column about how some natural phenomena are perfect to build a viewing party around. Then suddenly my apartment in New York City began shaking under the effect of a 4.8 magnitude earthquake that shook a large part of the northeast.

The Tipping Point

This is a true story about tipping gone wrong that happened to me long ago at the beginning of my career. It taught me a hard lesson about who to tip and who not to.

Left Holding the Bag

Where has that army of service workers that used to staff hotels gone?

A Personal History of Public Violence

Could the shooting at the Kansas City Super Bowl celebration have been prevented? The short, tragic answer is no.

Party Like It’s 1989. Or ’79, or ’69, or…

Snail mail, the post office, going to the library to find information — guess who's longing for that? Turns out more people than you'd think.

The Power of Mentorship

Having a mentor can be incredibly valuable for both full- and part-time planners, across various stages of their careers.

Westin Ups the Ante on Sleep with Next-Gen Heavenly Bed

As the travel industry pivots towards a focus on wellness, Westin Hotels & Resorts is investing in its signature offering: sleep. The brand unveils its next-generation Heavenly Bed, a product refresh designed to further elevate the sleep experience for guests.


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