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The Positive Power of Disruptions at Meetings

The Positive Power of Disruptions at Meetings

Get Creative with ways to break up meetings and make them memorable Photo Credit: Mashable A disruption during a meeting used to nave a negative connotation. Of course, business meetings also used to consist of simply a speaker on a stage addressing people in business attire while they sat in rows and rows of folding...
Expanding the Ideal Meeting and Event Experience – Wisconsin Dells, WI

Expanding the Ideal Meeting and Event Experience – Wisconsin Dells, WI

Double the Size, Opening September 2019 Since breakinge ground in October 2017 – Kalahari Development has been diligently working to double the size of the Convention Center at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Wisconsin Dells. The expansion is due to growing demand of group business and will boost tourism and visitation to the area. “When...
Kalahari Progress: the path to completion in Round Rock, TX

Kalahari Progress: the path to completion in Round Rock, TX

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~Nelson Mandela It’s been nearly 8 months since we broke ground on Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Round Rock, Texas and the progress is not only exciting – but simply astonishing. Check it out. This is our biggest resort yet – 1.5 million square feet, to be exact,...
5 Meeting and Event Trends for 2019

5 Meeting and Event Trends for 2019

Here’s some great news; according to the 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends demand for meetings will grow five to ten percent in 2019. The small meetings planning cycle will be more than one month and for large groups the average planning time is expected to be 75+ days. Group sizes should increase by fourteen...
5 Ideas to Take Your Corporate Holiday Party from Boring to Buzzworthy

5 Ideas to Take Your Corporate Holiday Party from Boring to Buzzworthy

Your boss has put you in charge of this year’s celebratory party, and your mission is to breathe some fun into the party and get people excited to be there! Before launching into planning, it’s important to answer the following six questions: Will the party include employees’ families, spouses or be an employee-only gathering? Do...
Build the Best ROI Methodology for Your Corporate Event

Build the Best ROI Methodology for Your Corporate Event

Whether you’re planning one or a hundred events every year, tracking and reporting an event’s return on investment (ROI) can be a tricky proposition. With the right processes in place you will be able to report metrics that can directly measure an event’s contribution to the company’s goals or bottom line. Before undertaking this process,...
How to Get More Members to Your Association Meetings

How to Get More Members to Your Association Meetings

It’s not uncommon for associations to have a small percentage of their members attend regional meetings and annual conferences. Many are comprised of the same group, meeting after meeting, which makes conversations stale and networking negligible. Why is this happening and what can be done? It boils down to knowing what attendees want and then...
Eight Event Statistics You Can Use to Help With Your Planning Efforts

Eight Event Statistics You Can Use to Help With Your Planning Efforts

Let’s face it: Meeting planning is hard work. Add to that, delivering a “wow” experience to attendees while remaining within budget can make your job even more challenging. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew what attendees wanted ahead of time and moved toward those trends? The good news is, Bizzabo, Statista and Endless Events...
The Future of FAM Trips: Digital, Delivery and Downtime

The Future of FAM Trips: Digital, Delivery and Downtime

In today’s online world chock-full of destination photos, videos and immersive experiences – not to mention real-time reviews – is it any wonder why planners shy away from Familiarization (FAM) trips? While it’s true these excursions take time, there’s nothing quite like seeing a venue, experiencing its amenities and tasting its food. FAM trips are...
Kalahari’s Fourth Groundbreaking Held in Texas

Kalahari’s Fourth Groundbreaking Held in Texas

The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Round Rock, Texas, construction is underway! With a large, on-site groundbreaking on May 15, 2018, that included the Nelson family, Round Rock governmental officials and members of the press, this live event was also streamed to the world on Facebook Live. “Kalahari is thrilled to bring our authentic African resort...
Ten Disruptive Ideas to Make Your Meetings Fun and Interactive

Ten Disruptive Ideas to Make Your Meetings Fun and Interactive

The classic view of disruption is negative. It’s a triple “D”: Disturbance, Distraction and Disorder. Truth be told; we already live in a disruptive world. A text comes in and you answer it. During a dinner conversation, you take an Instagram of your food. If a meeting is boring, you turn to your phone or...
Transform the Association Annual Meeting and Build a Better One

Transform the Association Annual Meeting and Build a Better One

Annual meetings have long represented the crown jewel of any given association. They are the place where: Exhibitor and sponsorship dollars are generated Important topics are discussed Organizational strategies are formed Educational seminars are given Peer networking takes place However, when you look hard at the current annual meeting structure jam-packed with hundreds of sessions,...