Jennifer N. Dienst

Contributing Editor Jennifer N. Dienst is a freelance writer based in Charleston, South Carolina.


 F&B

A Moveable Feast

A progressive dinner format has all the ingredients that attendees now expect: a great meal, the opportunity to make connections, and the element of surprise.

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 Destinations

An Encounter With Old Florida

Now in its 34th year, Florida Encounter brings meeting planners and Florida-based suppliers together for three days of face-to-face appointments, educational sessions, and local activities. For many participants, it’s also a much-anticipated reunion with comrades and colleagues, as well as an excuse to get better acquainted with the show’s host city.

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Finding the Indie in Indy

Nicknamed the Crossroads of America for the several major highways that intersect there, Indianapolis is less than a day’s drive for more than half of the U.S. population.

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 Convene On Site

Spokane Steps Up

In May, Visit Spokane hosted us for a press trip to show off the Spokane Convention Center, which in February completed a $55-million expansion and renovation. My visit kicked right off with a tour of the LEED Silver–certified center, and it was apparent that a lot of thought went into how the 91,000 square feet of new space would complement the rest of the facility.

Jennifer N. Dienst