What You’ve Been Reading

As we wrap up the year, here’s a look back at some of the most popular stories of the year.

1.  2015 Salary Survey
The overall compensation for meeting organizers continues to rise. Can that be attributed as much to the economy as to the progress we’re making in raising the profession’s profile?

2. 2015 Best in Show
Our annual Best in Show awards highlight the most innovative F&B, technology, room sets, CSR, and more, all chosen by our readers and editors.

3. 12 Cities on the Rise
Which cities are planners keeping an eye on? These twelve places either retain or have recently attained the attributes that planners most value in a destination.

4. 20 in Their Twenties
The saying goes that youth is wasted on the young, but take a look at PCMA’s 2015 crop of 20 in Their Twenties honorees and tell us if you think these emerging meetings industry leaders are wasting time, talent, or anything else. (See our January 2016 issue for the young meeting professionals honored for 2016.)

5. 24th Annual Meetings Market Survey
If you’re looking for proof that the meetings industry has rebounded to pre-recession levels, the results of this year’s survey make a convincing case.

6. 10 Tips for Containing Wi-Fi Costs
Don’t let the cost of Wi-Fi limit your bandwidth – these tips on everything from tech sponsorships to asking the right questions of your venue are sure to help you tackle IT at your next meeting.

7. The Reality of Rising F&B Costs
When food costs are rising, but budgets are flat, meeting professionals are caught in the middle. What can you do about it?

8. Going-the-Distance Learning
For this CMP Series article, we talked to learning experts about strategies that connect content acquisition to execution.

9. Deep Thoughts With John Medina
The Brain Rules author talks about why the classroom is a terrible learning environment, how open-space design only gets it half-right, and what presenters need to do every nine minutes and 59 seconds.

10. 6 Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste
Food waste is a growing concern for the entire events industry. These simple tips will help you feel good about the ecological footprint of your next event – as well as save money.

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