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Mar 29, 2012
By Michael Rupured
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Lessons Learned: Conference Planning

A great many years ago, I worked at a reasonably upscale hotel. During my years of employment with this establishment, I had several different positions. I waited tables, tended bar, helped out in catering, worked at the front desk, and served as a manager in both the dining room and the front desk. Because of all this experience, when it comes to dealing with hotels, I feel like I’m smarter than the average bear. I left the hotel for a career in academia. In the intervening 25 years, I’ve been involved with the planning of many state, regional, and national conferences. On numerous occasions, my hotel experience has really come in handy. Even so, compared with conference planning professionals who …