Amazon Headquarters Will Be Coming to Crystal City

In the end, it turns out that TWO cities have won the “prize” of Amazon building their new headquarters in their city. One city where a secondary headquarters will be built in New York City and the other will be the National Landing area in Crystal City, Virginia which is just outside of Washington DC. … Read more

Enjoy These Lively Washington DC Events During the Holiday Season

November and December are the perfect time to take in the vibrant sights and sounds of Washington DC. The air is only a little nippy, the lights are festive, and the capital city is alive with the excitement and colors of the season. There is so much to see and do all year long, but … Read more

Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Atlanta, NYC, San Francisco and DC

Some of the most iconic cities in the U.S. also have some of the most fascinating histories behind them. Guess which U.S. city had the first pizzeria? We looked into Atlanta, New York City, San Francisco and Washington DC – each an AMA Executive Conference Centers city – and you’ll be amazed at some of the things … Read more

See Washington DC With These Free Walking Tours

If you’re visiting the AMA Executive Conference Center in the Washington DC area, you’re bound to want to see some of the sites as well. There’s plenty to experience in this wonderfully historic part of our country, and no better way to see them then by some of the free walking tours offered around the … Read more

Washington D.C. Restaurant Week – Summer 2018

The most anticipated week in summer is here for foodies in the D.C. area: Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week begins August 13th and lasts through the 19th. Over 100 restaurants are participating and offering fabulous deals on gourmet three-course meals: brunch or lunch for $22, and dinner for just $35. Put on by Restaurant Association Metropolitan … Read more

Top Meetings and Event Newsletters Delivered Right To Your Inbox

We know the importance of keeping up with the rapid evolution of the meetings and event industry. That’s why we’ve created this list of top publications that can be delivered right to your email inbox. Keep up with the latest news, trends, and tips, and stories by subscribing to these industry-specific newsletters: MeetingNews This daily … Read more

Don’t Waste Time: Plan Meetings That Are Effective and Engaging

It’s no secret that attending meetings can often become an unpopular activity with employees. Increasingly hectic work schedules combined with the decreased attention span of the millennial population has made it even more difficult to run productive internal meetings. Nonetheless, meetings are often an important part of running a successful business. It’s not too late … Read more

Top Attractions To Visit While In Washington DC

Washington DC, a compact city defined by imposing neoclassical buildings and monuments, is a premier tourist attraction. A visit to this city will give you the opportunity to see iconic buildings that house the federal government’s three branches which includes the Supreme Court, the White House and the United States Capitol. The area is also … Read more

Sparks Will Fly In These Cities on July 4th!

Celebrating Independence Day in the U.S.  turns out is a busy holiday, with an estimated 44 million people driving to a destination 50 miles or more from home and 3.8 million traveling by plane. For those people who chose to stay home last year, 15 million watched the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks on television. If … 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