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What Are the Five Best Practices for Tweeting From Conferences?

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Mona Shattell

Dr. McLemore's good friend and colleague, Steph Herold, Deputy Director for The Sea Change Program developed a set of best practices for use of social media at professional meetings and conferences.

Digging the Sandbox

David Kleeman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Education
David Kleeman

The Sandbox Summit at MIT has long been a favorite event for me, in large part because it's always been a gathering point for academics and industry leaders to meet and exchange expertise.

Making the Most of a Conference

Laura Liswood | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Laura Liswood

While often the conversations are delightful and allow an opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues, the question for me is: Did I optimize the time together to explore an aspect of another person's world view and knowledge or did we just have a pleasant conversation?

The Competitive Edge: Grow Your Business by Growing Your Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Network

Ciara Pressler | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In your career and your business, moving forward is about what you know and who you know. Are you dedicating enough time and energy to growing both ...

Global Development's Latest Challenge: Conference Fatigue

Adam Lewis | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Adam Lewis

They say those who can't do, teach. But those who can do neither? They attend conferences.

A Guide to Getting the Most of Going to Conferences

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business
Jacqueline Wolven

Don't leave it up to memory. Take a moment to reflect on the goals you made for the conference and decide if it is something that you want to repeat next year. If you really didn't get something awesome from it maybe your time and money would be better spent in another way.

Orlando--We're No More Weird Than Anywhere Else

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Whether the Orlando haters believe it or not, real people with real families working at real jobs live here. And compared to a lot of other places, trust me, Central Florida has a lot going for it.

10 Food Hacks For Workplace Wellness

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

We hope to use this toolkit to convince HR directors, caterers, hotel chains, event planners, and some of our gracious bosses that it's easy to put together a satisfying and delicious meal or snack that won't undermine the health of their employees and guests.

Are They Talking Behind Your Back?

Erin Donley | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

More than anything, this experience reminds me that a world without judgment is fantasy land, and that most people will only say "nice" things to our face. Can we live in a world where this is the norm?

Assault in Academia: My Meeting at RCA, Part 2

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Black Voices
Andre E. Johnson

This first appeared in the Rhetoric Race and Religion blog Click here to read part 1 The first thing that ran through my mind was, "Did I just get ...

Professional Events Can Be Personally Meaningful

Spark Camp | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women
Spark Camp

Our world views shrink as we see the same people talking about the same topics, again and again. We're both experiencing and seeing evidence of a growing event fatigue, with little on the horizon to replace the meaning and intellectual nourishment that a great gathering can provide. There are ways to buck this trend.

Assault in Academia: My Meeting at RCA, Part 1

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices
Andre E. Johnson

After I restated my position of withdrawing my name again, it happened. Something happened that I could not believe; something happened that shocked me and others who sat near me.

Ski Area Environmental Sustainability Efforts

Liftopia | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Liftopia

Protecting the environment is important to a lot of ski areas (as well as to most of their customers), and many have taken steps to reduce their energy consumption, increase recycling, and improve their overall environmental sustainability.

The Incredible Growth of TED

John M. Eger | Posted 12.14.2013 | Technology
John M. Eger

We all know TED, the conference bringing together people from the world of Technology, Entertainment, and Design to share "Ideas Worth Spreading." Per...

Launch Baby @Launch!

Keith Powers | Posted 11.09.2013 | San Francisco
Keith Powers

The primary reason that I love attending Launch Conferences is to discover new companies and to meet amazing entrepreneurs -- and I haven't been disappointed. The talent is spectacular.

Summertime for Educators: Soaking Up the Conferences

Peter Hutton | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Peter Hutton

Ahh, summer vacation. The weather's great, the hallways are quiet, and there's plenty of time to strategize for the upcoming academic year.

Social Strategy for Business - Don't Just Do Social Be Social

Syed Balkhi | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Syed Balkhi

Thanks to technology and the emergence of social media, we now have the ability to connect with a large number of people no matter where they are in t...

Why You Want To Generate Bad Ideas

Andrew Rossi | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Andrew Rossi

There are plenty of bad ideas out there. But here's the thing: the bad ideas might just get you further than the good ones.

Government's Going Virtual: The Transition From In-person to Online Events and Training

Steve Ressler | Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology
Steve Ressler

Everything is happening virtually these days. Courses, career fairs, conferences and even concerts are increasingly conducted online, educating and en...

What Do You Get When You Mix 10,000+ Hours of Experiences and Leadership With Entrepreneurial Aspirations?

Ebong Eka | Posted 08.13.2013 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Whether you're a fan of Malcolm Gladwell (and his book Outliers) or not, chances are you've heard the reference of the 10,000 hour rule! In essence, achieving greatness requires an enormous commitment to time -- approximately 10,000 hours.

NeoCon 2013 Preview

Amanda Schneider | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Amanda Schneider

If you are heading to the show, here are a few exhibits and presentations that should be on your agenda.

This Latina Took Lean In to Another Level -- Learn How to Have It All in Your Business(es)!

Ebong Eka | Posted 08.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Ebong Eka

Entrepreneur's aren't born but made through their experiences. Those experiences often serve as the foundation and catalyst for success. Struggle, for example, can be an ingredient for entrepreneurial greatness.

Learning Is Cool: What I learned From C2-MTL

Amanda Slavin | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

For an adult who loves to learn, but also loves marketing, who has a background in education and events, you aren't told what way to go. There is really only one thing to do and that is to create your own path.

A Conference Organizer's Advice to Writers: Write Better

Karen Dionne | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
Karen Dionne

I'm not talking here about the mechanics of writing, though craftsmanship is important. Like a clock, a novel has many moving parts--pace, momentum, tension, plot, characterization, story arc, character arcs--and they all need to work perfectly together.

Planning a Community Event? Try Local Heroes Instead of Stars From Afar!

Linda Buzzell | Posted 07.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Linda Buzzell

In the era of relocalized food and relocalized everything, what if we help local people do well and develop their talents rather than just rewarding well-marketed folks from far away?