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The Man Behind Kalahari - Meet Todd Nelson

The Man Behind Kalahari – Meet Todd Nelson

Nelson grew up on a farm in Wisconsin Dells and began working a plethora of jobs at the age of 15 – from an auctioneer, to a railroad company, to driving a beer truck, nothing was out of the question to help support his family. A year out of high school, he married his wife,...
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...
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.  ...
The Many Sides of Conference MiFi

The Many Sides of Conference MiFi

Last month, Marriott International made news when the company was charged a $600,000 fine from the FCC for jamming MiFi and personal hot spot devices at a convention center they manage in Tennessee. This news story has brought forth a fair amount of digital discussion regarding the legality and cost of this action – including...
3-D Printing Will Change the Way You Meet & Exhibit

3-D Printing Will Change the Way You Meet & Exhibit

There hasn’t been something quite so revolutionary to hit the meeting and event scene in a while like 3-D printing. This newest technology has been making its mark at major trade shows but, as with any early adopters to technology, there are a few barriers to wide adoptability, including: cost, availability and a desire or...
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...
Team Building and Temperament

Team Building and Temperament

Team Building is one of those things, that when it works, the outcome is 2nd to none. However, when it fails… well, we all know what a waste that was. I really don’t think you can ever have enough tips to make Team Building a success, especially when presented with such a unique viewpoint as...
There’s No I in Team (But There is a Me)

There’s No I in Team (But There is a Me)

Stop and think for a moment – what are the best teams you’ve seen throughout your life? Whether your mind goes to sports, business, or community involvement, there’s always one common trait in successful teams – Trust. As with many things in life, trust is hard to gain and easy to lose. As planners, we...
The Good Samaritan Syndrome: Associations and Volunteers

The Good Samaritan Syndrome: Associations and Volunteers

Volunteers are integral to an association’s success. After all, many associations don’t even have a full-time staff person, let alone the paid people power to execute major events. But it seems to be, we’re in the middle of a volunteer recession, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact,...