digital edition of our February 2011 issue is now live -- and its cover story, by talented and glamorous Editor in Chief Michelle Russell, pulls no punches. Addressing the classifications of cities as first-tier, second-tier, and so on, we ask: "Time for the Tiers to Fall?" The assemblage of planners, suppliers, and destination executives that Michelle interviewed have a variety of thought-provoking opinions.
Other highlights from this issue:
CMP Series: In "FAMtastic Voyage," Hunter Slaton explores site visits and fam trips -- including how you can get the most out of them.
Convening Leaders Follow-Up: On the heels of PCMA 2011 Convening Leaders, we talk to two speakers who delivered well-received Masters Series presentations there -- technology expert Scott Klososky and Columbia Business School professor Sheena Iyengar.
Plenary: Anchored this month by a Barbara Palmer article about a Twitter campaign that filled a flight from Amsterdam to Miami so a bunch of music fans could attend the Ultra Music Festival -- plus a Pre Con look at the SXSW Trade Show, a Post Con look at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, and a There's Meeting for That? look at the Face Painting & Body Art Convention.
Other Duties as Assigned: This month, Glory Wade remembers a meeting where she went under the knife, at the hands of a drunken, carnival-game-playing attendee.