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Johnalee Johnston

Johnalee Johnston
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Johnalee Johnston is the executive editor of Prevue where she combines passion for travel, culture and storytelling on a daily basis. With 17+ years of cultural, civic and travel writing under her belt, her sense of curiosity about the world only continues to grow. Johnalee holds a B.S. degree in journalism and a M.A. in international relations.

Add “Gust-o” to Your Windy City Meetings With These Ideas

An increase in MICE programs is adding new dimensions to Chicago’s cultural side while also giving a gust of revenue to the Windy City.

Unconventional Event Venues Create Hair-Raising Experiences in Madrid

Events in unsuspected places is trending in Madrid, and the city’s underground network of abandoned tunnels and bunkers deliver.

Oyster Love Blooms Eternal in Panama City, Florida

A point of pride for Florida’s Emerald Coast: the US oyster shucking champion (yes, this is really a thing), Honor Allen, hails from Panama City.

The Force Will Soon Be With California’s MICE Groups

Visual storytelling within a “no walls” mix of high and popular art will characterize the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art when it opens in L.A.’s Exposition Park in 2021.

Q&A: How Fiesta Americana Is Catering to the Transformational Meetings Trend

Fiesta Americana digs deep to cater to new a new expectation in meetings: transformational group experiences.

Conference Call: Add Value to Your Event With These 3 Sustainability Conferences

If you are looking for new ways to integrate the principles of responsible meetings into your event, these three sustainability conferences could be a good place to start.

A Look at American Express Meetings & Events’ Top 5 Healthcare Congress Trends

Mercurial, highly regulated and compliance-driven, the complexities of healthcare and pharma industries are a pressure cooker for large-scale planning.

Meet the Game Changer for Baltimore-Washington Metro Meetings

Meetings and conventions groups will soon have a new option with the summer opening of The Hotel at the University of Maryland.
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Attendees “Slay the Meetings Dragon” at ICCA’s Association Meetings Program

Close to 150 association planners from 32 countries gathered in Fukuoka, Japan, this past month for the International Congress and Convention (ICCA) Association's Association Meetings Program (AMP).
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IMEX America Releases Welcome Video Ahead of October Conference

It's that time again. In a couple of months we will all be holding hands and singing around IMEX America's campfire sessions.

8 Insights Into How Event Planners REALLY Handle Stress

Sleep deprivation to spa days, meeting planners give the scoop on event stress before, during and after an event.

Universal Orlando Resort Rolls Out New Hyper Interactive Meetings Options

When the opening reception dinner is crashed by Minions and play-by-play broadcasting by Optimus Prime, you know you’ve got something special that attendees will remember.

4 Foolproof Contingency Plans Courtesy of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Lackluster attention to the “what if” scenarios of event planning can quickly toss your event into its own version of the "Gilead Period,” a dour reality imagined in author Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid's Tale.”

5 High-End & Down-Home Atlanta F&B Experiences

Atlanta's culinary appeal can be characterized by its high-end, down-home cooking.

4 New Culinary Trends From Portland’s Insanely Creative Maker Culture

A confluence of culinary trends make the porridge just right for all attendee tastes in Portland, Oregon.

Experiential F&B Shifts to the Transformational in Singapore

Connecting like-minded attendees used to be reserved for conventions...not any more.

Wow ‘Em With a Little Help From US Government Tweets

Who knew the US government had so much insight to offer meeting and incentive planners.

Gulf-to-Table Is a Mindset on Florida’s Emerald Coast

Some say eating fish on Florida’s Emerald Coast is like tasting fish for the first time.

Secret Speakeasies to Spooky Midnight Strolls in Savannah

Savannah's culinary flair has hit the fan, enticing visitors to dive into the city's storied (and spooky) past drink in hand.

Rome Flips the Switch on Its ‘Freshness Over Fuss’ Culinary Scene

A city of world-renowned art, architecture and a whole lot of historic pizzazz. It's no wonder the Eternal City was listed as a top meetings destination by Cvent this year.

Crowdsourcing Kindness with Marriott International

Blazing new paths of innovation by mobilizing a diverse band of co-creators has developed into somewhat of a superpower.

Explore Vegas Beyond Gaming in These 3 Adventures

A treasure trove of cultural, artsy and adrenaline-filled experiences await groups beyond Vegas’ gaming scene.

Turn Your Event Into a Comic Book With These 5 Ideas

Patty Jenkins just became the highest grossing female director in Hollywood history for “Wonder Woman.” And you can jump on the bandwagon.

The “Year of Literary Heroes” is Underway in Britain (and What This Means for...

The “Year of Literary Heroes” is underway in Britain in recognition of the country's most treasured writers.

5 Tips for Meeting Planners By Meeting Planners

Every month, ConventionPlanit.com holds an incentive-driven contest for meeting planners that results in valid tips for other planners.

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