Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IACC in the Blogosphere!

Blog posting from MeetGreen!

"The Code Word is Sustainability!

"If you are looking for a green meeting venue...look no further. The International Association of Conference Centers recently developed a Code of Sustainability for its members and the adoption rate has been outstanding." To read the entire post, go to http://blog.meetgreen.com/

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

IACC Board member Lois Berg (Johnson Foundation’s Wingspread) sent us a copy of Forbes magazine’s article “Business Meetings: The Case for Face-to-Face.” (Download at

The upshot: “Business executives overwhelmingly agree that face-to-face meetings are not just preferable but necessary for building deeper, more profitable bonds with clients and business partners and maintaining productive relationships with co-workers.”

This reinforces the Hilton study, “Why Face-to-Face Meetings Matter” (Download at

Still, you’ve got to wonder: if all the studies confirm the value of face-to-face meetings, why do there seem to be fewer of them?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2010 Summit

Reconsidered, restructured, refocused.

IACC North America’s annual gathering emerged from last week’s planning meeting as a more efficient and streamlined event. After 28 annual conferences, the chapter has swept the name and schedule out the door. In its place emerges the 2010 Summit, set for March 24-26 at Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL.

The Summit schedule trims a half day off the former format — it starts on a Wednesday and ends with lunch on Friday. It shapes up this way:
  • Wednesday — preconference workshops, a customer event during which IACC members can rub elbows with potential clients, Copper Skillet, opening-night party.
  • Thursday — General session with keynote, workshop blocks, President’s Reception, Annual Banquet.
  • Friday — Workshop block, industry-leaders panel, lunch, departure.
You can read the entire article in CenterLines (Download)

The committee is busy selecting workshops for each block. What would *you* like to see offered?

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