Vacation Time: Don’t Let it Go to Waste

662 million days. That’s how much vacation time Americans let go to waste in 2017. More than half of Americans (54%) failed to use all of their vacation time, and the results have broader implications than just fewer visits to the beach and a reduction in backyard BBQs. Why Vacation Matters Vacation is more than … Read more

3 Benefits of Adding a Post-Conference Reception to Your Meeting

Your upcoming conference plan is coming together nicely. You have a healthy list of confirmed attendees, your guest speakers are prepared to discuss engaging topics, and your menu is carefully selected. You’ve considered parking arrangements and hotel accommodations for your traveling guests. You have preparations for a contingency plan should there be last minute changes … Read more

The Perks of Adding Fruits and Veggies to Your Meeting Menus

Did you know that watermelon is a berry? Avocados are too! June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to add an array of healthy produce to your next meeting, networking reception, or cocktail hour. Not only is produce a nutritious choice to add to your menu, it … Read more

3 TED Talks on Goal Setting and Achievement

It seems we’ve been doing things all wrong. When setting goals, we’ve been molded into focusing on the goal, gaining rewards for good behavior. No matter what the goal is we’re trying to attain, it seems to be a universal model we’ve adapted; focus, carrots, sticks. While this approach may work in a couple different … Read more

Fabulous Times Square is the Heart of New York City

If you find yourself in New York’s Times Square for a meeting at the AMA Executive Center, you are in luck. It is a bevy of excitement and a neon world of energy. The streets teem with crowds representing nations from all over the world. It is an irresistible hub of interesting venues and activities. Here … Read more

5 Art Galleries In DC To Add To Your Bucket List

If you’re looking for interesting locations in Washington DC that will inspire and educate, then art galleries are an option well worth considering. In the DC area, just minutes from our AMA Executive Conference Center, there are a number of excellent options to choose from. DC is an area rich with galleries, museums, historical landmarks, … Read more

Great Online Resources for Your Meeting Professional Needs

Every meeting and event planner should have a good collection of resources and contacts under their belt to look to for inspiration and education. Here is our list of some of the industry’s best publications to get you started, or to add to your resource list. MEETINGS TODAY Meetings Today is a magazine focused on … Read more

Changing Industries Forever with Virtual Reality

Architectural Digest recently published insights on how virtual reality is changing the way that individuals across many industries are doing business. Patrick Sutton, an architect from Baltimore, discovered that the interior design industry could advance by leaps and bounds with the use of this technology. Instead of having to meet face-to-face with clients and present them … Read more

Top Leadership TED Talks To Listen To During Your Work Commute

TED Talks have given professionals around the world the opportunity to ascertain knowledge from a wide variety of people, all of whom have “ideas worth spreading.” These talks are short, accessible, and offer great insight into a variety of topics, particularly for busy leaders looking to expand their skill set. Here are a few of … Read more

What You Need to Know About the Washington D.C. AMA Executive Conference Center

Washington, D.C. is known as the center of politics in the United States, but it’s also a city that represents every major culture in the nation. Filled with luxury hotels, restaurants of every conceivable cuisine, and a bounty of activities throughout the city, Washington D.C. is a top destination for high-level conferences and meetings. Likewise, … Read more