If you need to ‘captivate’ your audience – a cruise ship just might be the solution – Click here to read the full article
Participants at a meeting held in the Tropical Theater of the Carnival Victory cruise ship. Cruise ships can serve as alternatives to land-based venues for meetings and conferences.
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Fed up with internet charges that can range into six figures, more meeting planners are instead using mobile hot spots to connect at conferences and conventions. But their efforts have at times been stymied, when the venues have electronically blocked the transmissions. Read how the F.C.C. is opening the road blocks.
The convention industry council has created a Bandwidth Calculator that may be helpful in estimating the bandwidth required for your event. Click on the link, and please let us know if it helped you.
The hotel chain Marriott International, which had gotten into hot water over blocking WiFi signals at a conference center in Tennessee, has backed off a request to the Federal Communications Commission to make such blocking legal. [read full story at CBS News]
Sky-high data rates are not uncommon when surfing overseas. Whether you’re fleeing for two days or two months, prepare for your global excursion before you board the plane. Kevin Van Aelst [Click Here To Read Full Article]
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Profits are high and costs are low, particularly the price of oil, which is the industry’s biggest expense. Find out how the airlines are pricing their fares. [Click here to read the full story]
IEDM 60th Anniversary
IEEE’s International Electron Devices Meeting (“IEDM”) is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Since our inception, we have produced IEDM’s annual conference proceedings and this year we have the honor of also producing IEDM’s 60th Anniversary digital publication to be distributed to attendees at the December Conference being held in San Francisco. We want to congratulate the past and present organizing committees, and the conference management company, Widerkehr and Associates and thank you all for the wonderful experience. Here’s to another 60 – – Enjoy!
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Surviving a long flight
We all love to travel, but not many of us enjoy the exhausting process of getting to our chosen destination. Spending half the day in a metal tube with more than 300 strangers isn’t ideal, especially coupled with the fact that it can be uncomfortable and flat-out boring. [click here to read the full article]
Although “workaholism” has been studied for nearly 45 years, today’s digital world really adds a new dimension to the concept of work addiction. Technology – like smartphones, laptops, and tablets – provides opportunities to work from anywhere anytime and for some people, that means working all the time. [click here to read the full article]