Posts tagged "Conventions"
How to Market Your Meeting to a Five- Generation Workforce

How to Market Your Meeting to a Five- Generation Workforce

For the first time in history, we have five generations in the U.S. labor force. This is due to a greater life expectancy, an increased divorce rate, more women in the workplace and, because of the current talent shortage, some choosing to forgo college and enter a vocation right out of high school. This can...
Eight Ways to Make Your Event Crisis- and Disaster-Ready

Eight Ways to Make Your Event Crisis- and Disaster-Ready

With the recent events across the world, it brings home the importance of being prepared for an emergency no matter where in the world you are. As an event professional, how do you prepare for natural or man-made disasters? The first step is to identify any potential threats associated with the city your meeting or...
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Is Now Open in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Is Now Open in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

The Nelson family has officially opened the doors on the company’s grandest property to date in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania; ideally placed for the Tristate area less than 2 hours from New York City, 2 hours from Philadelphia, 2 hours from Harrisburg, 30 minutes from Scranton and 50 minutes from Allentown. “Today is a big...
African Adventure Meets Business Venture - Welcome to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Pocono Mtns.

African Adventure Meets Business Venture – Welcome to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Pocono Mtns.

What seems like the longest 1 ½ years ever, the end is finally near. Just 15 days, 11 hours and 53 minutes away marks the opening of our newest and perhaps the greatest endeavor for us, the July 1 opening of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in the Pocono Mountains. We may be new to the...
Small Meetings Have Many Benefits

Small Meetings Have Many Benefits

According to the UN World Tourism Organization, the term “meeting” refers to a gathering of 10 or more participants for a minimum of four hours at a contracted venue. Whether or not you adhere to this strict definition, at Kalahari, we find that meetings usually tend to fall into one of five categories: Corporate business...
Kalahari Resorts: An Event Experience That’s World’s Apart

Kalahari Resorts: An Event Experience That’s World’s Apart

At Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, being “authentically African” is more than just a theme to us. The African spirit of Ubuntu, or “togetherness” — the philosophy that encompasses a belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all of humanity — is something you’ll find reflected throughout every aspect of the guest experience.  ...
A Unique Corporate Event – Creating Beyond Memorable Theme Parties

A Unique Corporate Event – Creating Beyond Memorable Theme Parties

More and more we’re seeing, including a few of our own, themed parties taking hold of corporate events. Personally, I love it. It’s engaging, memorable, all with the same if not more effective end-result.  Not only do themed corporate events draw the attention away from drinking (depending on the group and the party, I suppose)...
The Best Mobile Apps for Audience Engagement

The Best Mobile Apps for Audience Engagement

Look out over any audience—movie theater, classroom or keynote session—and you will see the ghostly glow of a mobile phone screen reflected on someone’s face. While sometimes distracting or disruptive, smartphones present a tremendous opportunity to harness and engage an audience in real time. There is no doubt that mobile devices are here to stay...
The Best Mobile Apps for Audience Engagement

The Best Mobile Apps for Audience Engagement

Look out over any audience—movie theater, classroom or keynote session—and you will see the ghostly glow of a mobile phone screen reflected on someone’s face. While sometimes distracting or disruptive, smartphones present a tremendous opportunity to harness and engage an audience in real time. There is no doubt that mobile devices are here to stay...
Magnetic Membership: Create a Stronger Draw for Your Association

Magnetic Membership: Create a Stronger Draw for Your Association

Every now and again you read something that says it better than you ever could. So when that’s the case, I tend to just go with it. Sheri Jacobs of Associations Now lends us some particularly useful information to building a thriving and evolving association within her blog post: Magnetic Membership: Create a Stronger Draw...
Crunch Time: How Big Data Makes Meetings Smarter

Crunch Time: How Big Data Makes Meetings Smarter

You can’t open any techie-news section or blog (including ours) anymore and not fine the term “Big Data” represented somewhere. I read this funny quote about big data, “Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, and everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone...
It’s not just in the name: How to choose the right speaker for your event

It’s not just in the name: How to choose the right speaker for your event

There’s a reason political candidates spend so much time giving speeches: A good speech can rouse an audience and motivate people like few other experiences can. A moving speech or presentation can similarly make a lasting impact on your meeting or event. Speakers often shape attendees’ overall impression of a meeting – for better or...