Summer 2018 NYC Restaurant Week® Highlights

One invitation. Countless occasions. #NYCRestaurantWeek reservations are now open! Link in bio. A post shared by NYC Restaurant Week (@nycrestaurantweek) on Jul 9, 2018 at 9:36am PDT Summer is here and NYC Restaurant Week® is rapidly approaching. For meeting and event planners, this is a great time to try some of New York’s top cuisine … 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

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

Experience ‘Imaginary Worlds’ in Atlanta

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is thrilled to announce the eagerly anticipated return of the popular ‘Imaginary Worlds‘ exhibit at the garden. Coming back for an encore after installations in 2013 and 2014 were enthusiastically well-received, the new version features all-new, larger-than-life, living garden sculptures that transport guests to a storybook world of fantasy. The sculptures, … 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

The Ford GoBike: Grab A Bike And GO In San Francisco

The next time you visit San Francisco, consider exploring the city by bicycle. May is National Bike Month, a time to get moving with two-wheeled transportation. Bicycling is a great way to exercise, to explore a city, and to save the environment. Not only does bicycling reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, it also … Read more