When companies decide to hold meetings, one of the first questions is usually whether or not the meeting will take place on company property. On-site meetings are often much cheaper and more convenient for attendees, but do they yield the same results? Here’s why it’s a great idea to take your group off-site: Fewer distractions… Read More The Benefits of Holding an Off-Site Retreat
Hospitality professionals are constantly told that they need to keep up with emerging technologies. However, many of the opportunities for learning at conferences revolve around really basic information that many of us already know – social media is important, tablets are nifty, and apps are a cool way to engage with attendees. We attended a… Read More The Future of Technology in the Hospitality Industry
The meetings industry has become increasingly conscious about its impact on the health of our planet. From the increase in virtual meetings, to the decrease in printed materials, to the use of locally sourced food at catered functions, putting our planet first has become a trend that is sure to continue. But what about the… Read More How to Plan Healthy Meetings
The title on my business card says “Conference Sales Manager.” However, I see myself more as an Account Representative and/or Account Manager. My primary business objective is to sell, but in order to make my job easier, I rely on repeat business. Therefore, the better those group contracts are managed or serviced, the better the… Read More Understanding Your Signature on the Dotted Line…What Do You Really Know?
Whether your event is taking place indoors or outdoors, it’s crucial to select an appropriate set-up style. Here are some common set-up types that meeting planners choose: Banquet Can also be referred to as rounds. Round tables with chairs spaced evenly around the entire table. This is a common choice for a meal, as it… Read More Room Set-up Styles
It may not look like much now… …but in 2013, UCLA will have a new ballroom immediately adjacent to Sproul Hall. The Palisades Ballroom will be 6,700 square feet, and can be divided into six smaller rooms. The room features floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as state of the art audio/visual equipment. While the Palisades Ballroom will be… Read More Coming Soon: Sproul Presidio!
Beginning in June 2012, we are excited to offer new, upscale accommodations for our summer conference guests. These upgraded, private bathroom accommodations feature: A queen size bed with premium linens Modern furnishings Deluxe amenities Air conditioning Cable television In addition to these features, there are still the same great benefits that all UCLA conference guests… Read More Introducing UCLA’s Courtside Collection