Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Guide to Recognizing Your Attendees

Washington, D.C., is a prime-enough meeting destination that it doesn't seem at all unusual that The Washington Post would publish a handy infographic designed to help people, as the headline says, "Know your conventioneer." It's cute and tongue-in-cheek, but also contains large kernels of truth -- or, at least, the names of many eclectic, real-life organizations that meet here, such as the National Association of Church Business Administration, the International Dairy Foods Association, and BioMass 2011: New Horizons of Bioenergy. Walking around downtown, you never know if you're passing someone who's come in for a meeting -- a scientist or a teacher or a business executive or a chef or a government contractor or an artist or whomever. Or, maybe you do know if someone is conventioneering. "They travel in clusters," Events DC President and CEO Greg O'Dell tells the Post. "And their badges give them away."

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