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June MeetGreenChat – Can We Meet Safely and Sustainably?

Hybrid and in-person events are coming back and we thought it was time to start thinking about meeting safely and sustainably. You can find our discussion on Twitter #MeetGreenChat. Below is the full list of questions we asked about meeting safely and sustainably. How safe is recycling at a venue now that we have to [...]

What Does Event Health and Safety Look Like in 2021?

Event health and safety are important to us here at MeetGreen. We pride ourselves on taking every precaution to keep event participants safe and healthy. From the beginning, we planned for health and safety. In 1994, we developed an Emergency Response Plan to keep everyone protected with our first event for 2,500 people. The plan [...]

March MeetGreenChat – Let’s Talk Hybrid Meetings

Hybrid meetings is the topic for the #MeetGreenChat on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021’s! Join us on Twitter at 11:00 AM PT. What are the key components of hybrid meetings? A1 I'd say the key component is distributed participants. Perhaps there is a central site, multiple local clusters, but there is a combination of gathering methods [...]

February MeetGreenChat – What’s New with COVID Event Planning?

This month's #MeetGreenChat discussions were around event planning and COVID-19. We wanted to take the time to start thinking about hybrid and in-person meeting planning. To help us with the discussions we invited Alan Kleinfeld who provided the questions and participated in the chat. Here are some highlights of "What's New with COVID Event Planning?": [...]

Composting: Food for Thought for Future Events

As the events industry casts an eager eye towards the reopening of venues and the return of physical or hybrid events we are facing some real challenges. One of the most compelling questions facing planners and their destination counterparts is how to do this safely and sustainably. We can take on this opportunity to [...]

Two (More) Words

In article entitled, "Two Words," recently published in Smart Meetings, Jim Spellos taught us everything we need to know about the tech landscape as it relates to events, in just two words.  I highly recommend reading and adopting his wise words.  He included the words, Sustainable Events, understanding sustainability and technology are inseparably linked in [...]

Let’s Get Engaged

Engaging and connecting people...it is what we do.  Whether the engagement is face-to-face, virtual or hybrid, our core competency as meeting managers is to bring information, education and a sense of community to our audience.A new report by Virtual Edge Institute in Smart Meetings, June 2013, finds the virtual event audience is trending up.  Here [...]

What Keeps Us Up at Night

According to over 600 planners who completed the Meetings Focus Trends Survey, it's the "not so little" things worrying them, such as: Low budgets The economy Increasing costs of venues and suppliers Increased workload due to reduced staffing More complicated contract negotiations Decreasing attendance Each and every one of these is cause for concern and [...]

By |2020-08-17T23:03:19+00:00February 27th, 2013|Future Trends, Hospitality Industry, Hybrid Meetings|0 Comments

Should We Go Hybrid?

Hybrid meetings are here to stay.  It is time for organizations and planners to stop fighting so hard to "save" face-to-face meetings, there is room for both.You already have the core competencies required to successfully execute virtual meetings such as program design, speaker recruitment, logistical organization and sponsor enrollment. All that is required is learning [...]

By |2018-04-27T22:13:09+00:00September 5th, 2012|Campfire Story, Hybrid Meetings|0 Comments
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