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Barbara Scofidio

Barbara Scofidio
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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.
Millennials, meetings

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mobile app, meetings

Need More Info on Mobile Apps?

Prevuemeetings.com has the latest tips from our free, archived webinars by the mobile app experts at Cvent/Crowd Compass.
human trafficking, meetings

Human Trafficking & Meetings: One Planner’s Efforts

"Our hope is that we can begin next steps and grow this grass roots conversation to create some solid information, training and more."
Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., meetings

An Inside Look at the Newly Renovated Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

“My concept for Park Hyatt Washington D.C. was to bring together a dynamic and attractive modernism with classic American style.”
Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City, meeting

Trump Taj Mahal to Become Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City

“We are excited to be part of this revitalization of Atlantic City."
meetings, Waldorf Astoria

All Eyes on Waldorf Astoria Transformation

Since opening in midtown Manhattan in 1931, the Waldorf Astoria has hosted every U.S. president and been home to the rich and famous, from Frank Sinatra to the Duke of Windsor.
automotive incentives, meetings

4 Trends in Automotive Incentives

With ample budgets and worldly travelers, and free from the regulatory restrictions faced by pharma and financial, this sector can be more...creative.
Shrek, meetings

These 3 Kids’ Movies Teach Adults About Teamwork

In Toy Story, all the toys in the box drew on their unique strengths to accomplish whatever they set out to do.
Meet Well, meetings, wellness

On Site at Meet Well: The Premier Conference on Wellness at Meetings

From Tai Chi to aromatherapy, attendees at the premier Meet Well conference, held last week in Las Vegas, experienced dozens of wellness touches that they could take back to their own events.
CMP, meetings

Does a CMP Help Get You Hired?

How important is having a CMP when planners go through the hiring process? We asked 5 members of our editorial advisory board their opinions.
Adele, meetings, James Corden

Video Tips for Planners From YouTube’s Most Viral Videos

Rather than a cold and formal narrator, use a regular, relatable guy (or gal) that your audience wants to become friends with.
meeting planner jobs, meetings

The 4 Best Places to Find Meeting Planner Jobs

Look beyond the general job-search portals to specialized industry web sites for the best selection of meeting planner jobs. meetingjobs.com The industry's best-known job site, created...
IMEX, meetings

5 Meetings Industry Events You Shouldn’t Miss This Year

The meetings industry's major convention, IMEX 2016 attracted 3,250 exhibiting companies and 3,216 hosted buyers from 60 countries.
Meet Well, meeting

Sneaky Wellness: New Term from the Prevue-IRF Meet Well Conference

The Meet Well attendees referred to practicing "sneaky wellness," in other words, finding ways to sneak in healthy elements regardless.
Good Will Hunting, meetings

3 Lessons on Teamwork from Good Will Hunting

"Why does he hang out with those retarded gorillas? Because any one of them, if he asked them to, would take a bat to their head. That’s called loyalty."

Attendees Mastermind Their Own Spa Experiences at The Grove Resort & Spa

Specialized spa experiences pamper visiting groups to the newly opened The Grove Resort & Spa.
Uber, meetings

Life Without Uber and Lyft: One City’s Story

Last year, the City of Austin started requiring ride-hailing companies, both ride-share companies and taxis, to fingerprint its drivers, and both Uber and Lyft pulled out in protest.
attendee security, meetings

Attendee Security Top of Mind for Planners

"We're looking to find more incentive destinations within the U.S. and Canada, so we can rotate every other year with international destinations."
meeting, Magic Bank

Magic Bank Taps New Niche in Corporate Gifting

"Every gifting opportunity, whether it's a small or grand gesture, is a chance to make an extraordinary impact and stand out in the crowd."
Texas, meetings

5 Unexpected Texan Experiences

For a fun foodie experience, Susie’s South Forty Candy Factory in Midland is the Guinness World Record-Holder for the largest piece of toffee.
Salamander Resorts, wellness, meetings

Wellness Takes Center Stage at Salamander Hotels

“Planners are constantly seeking out wellness-centric experiences to encourage mental and physical well-being among attendees."
meal caps, meeting

Meal Caps Not Keeping Up With F&B Cost Increases

“You can get a hot breakfast at the Westin in St. Louis for $40 and a similar breakfast at the Westin in Times Square will cost $75.”
Elton John, meetings

3 Theme Party Ideas from Rock Concerts

Work with your event planner to create a focal point for your theme party. Not only can you use it for promotion, but it will help keep the event in the minds of attendees long after it ends.
BMW driving experience, meetings

3 Fun Activities for All Ages

Millennials might snub their noses at golf, while many aging Boomers prefer to skip the adrenaline-pumping activities on the agenda. We turned to experts in three cities—Atlanta, Greenville and Naples—for ideas.
Zika, meetingss

Thoughtful Contracts Can Protect Against Zika Damages

“In our case, Zika did not fall under force majeure. We ended up staying with our original resort and moving the meeting to September, which is the end of winter there."

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