When Bad Things Happen to Good Planners
A viral marketing campaign released by The National Conference Center is poking fun at venues that aren't certified by the International Association of Conference Centers and is also giving planners a good chuckle. Disaster-proof your event at The National Conference Center so your meeting is flawless and this doesn't happen to you - watch the video series.
The National Conference Center's Next 'E-I-E-I-O'
In an effort to expand The National Conference Center's farm to table program, the executive team at the property is looking into their next farming adventure. Executive Chef Craig Mason has his eye on 1,200 acres in Clark County, Virginia, which will serve as an additional site for growing produce. The conference center currently sources 20%-30% of their produce locally from Linda's Mercantile and Farm Market in Winchester, Virginia and Blue Ridge Produce in Elkwood, Virginia.
Meeting Discoveries, White Paper Series
Summer 2012 - Featuring Joan Eisenstodt, Kristin Kurie, Lynda Poll and Lindsey Rosenthal 'What Do Meeting Planners and Trainers Really Want In Their Meeting Experience?'
Spring 2012 - Featuring Susan Abrams, David Adler and Corbin Ball, 'Technology's Secret Potential to Empower Participants and Make Meetings Better'
Winter 2012 - Featuring David Smith and Adam Stoltz, 'Why Conference Centers are More Conducive for Learning'
Fall 2011 - Featuring Adrian Segar, Tom Condon and Dr. Lennie Scott-Webber, 'The Future of the Meetings Industry: Why Certain Conference Innovators Are Winning'
Summer 2011 - Featuring Ann Fishman, Jeffrey Vargas, Ildiko Agoston and Jeff Hurt, 'Understanding Generational Differences: The Key to Attracting, Motivating and Retaining Your Workforce'
Spring 2011 - Featuring Executive Chef Craig Mason and Andrea Sullivan, M.A. of BrainStrength Systems, 'The Science of Food for Thought: Enhancing Meetings Through Food'
06/28/12 - Meetings Focus, 'At Your Service'
05/17/12 - Successful Meetings, 'National Conference Center Enters GSA Debate' <link to >
05/04/12 - Meetings Focus, 'Five Secrets to Great Events'
03/28/12 - Hospitality.Net, 'National Conference Center Releases White Paper Exploring Information Technology'
03/12/12 - Loudoun Times Mirror 'Krause named chairman of Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce'
March 2012 - Meetings Focus, '10 Tips for More Productive Meetings'
02/28/12 - Meetings Focus, 'Five Tips for Planning Government Meetings'
02/10/12 - Leesburg Today, 'Conference Center Staff Loses 300 Pounds'
2012 Facilities Destination Guide, 'Seven Snack Ideas That Keep Your Attendees Awake and Focused'
01/17/12 - Food Manufacturing, 'Consumer Trends: 2012 Food Predictions'
01/13/12 - WTOP, 'Here's one way to get 8th graders to like math'
01/12/12 - Leesburg Today, 'Students Get Taste Of Life As A Chef'
01/06/12 - Meetings Focus, 'New White Paper Profiles Learning Environments of Conference Centers'
01/05/12 - Travel Market Report, 'Outlook 2012: For Planners, Strategy Will Trump Logistics'
12/08/11 - Leesburg Patch 'National Conference Center Serves as a Living Classroom'
November 2011 - Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine 'How to Be the Planner that Gets It'
October 2011 - Meetings Focus, 'Planners Invited to Go to Camp'
10/05/11 - Hospitality Net 'National Conference Center Releases White Paper on Future of Meetings Industry'
September / October 2011 - Insurance & Financial Meetings Management Magazine, 'Conference Centers: How They Are Changing With the Times'
10/28/11 - Leesburg Today 'Christmas Comes Early for Selden's Landing'
10/03/11 - Leesburg Today 'National Conference Center Partners With Loudoun Soccer'
09/29/11 - Patch.com 'Toys for Tots Kicks Off 2011 Season'
09/28/11 - TalkLoudoun, 'Mother of 'two': she combines the needs of 'twins' and a growing 'client base.'
09/24/11 - Loudoun-Times Mirror, 'National Conference Center unveils holiday menu [PHOTOS]'
09/23/11 - Successful Meetings, 'Meetings Architecture is Changing How Conference Centers Do Business'
09/09/11 - Washington Business Journal, 'Seeds planted for Farm to Table at National Conference Center'
September 2011 - Meetings Focus, 'National Conference Center Expands Farm to Table Program: Overcomes Challenges in Serving 2,000 Meals a Day'
September 2011 - Meetings Focus, 'National Conference Center Releases Second White Paper'
August 2011 - Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine [COVER], 'Food for Thought: Using Brain-Friendly Fare to Enhance Meetings'
07/21/11 - Ashburn Patch, 'Chef sets goal of 70 percent buying within 100 miles of his kitchen'
07/19/11 - Ignite Magazine, 'National Conference Center Generates White Paper on Generational Differences in Workforce'
June / July 2011 - Meetings Focus East, 'SMERFin' Safari'
June 2011 - Convention South, '4 Ways to Boost Attendee Education'
June / July 2011 - Meetings Focus MidAmerica, 'A Good Read'
06/21/11 - Yahoo! Associated Content News, 'Foods for a Productive Breakfast Meeting'
06/19/11 - The Washington Post, 'A red-tie affair to rebuild Joplin'
05/20/11 - Ashburn Patch, 'West Belmont Place Introduces New Tasting Menu'
05/12/11 - Travel Market Report, 'Want Better Meetings? Serve Brain Food'
April / May 2011 - Association Conventions & Facilities, 'Real Change in Washington... for Government Meetings'
April / May 2011 - Association Conventions & Facilities, 'QR-Coded Green Tour'
April 2011 - Meetings Focus South, 'Short Takes: Tech Update'
04/26/11 - Successful Meetings, 'Whitepaper: Enhancing Meetings Through Food'
04/15/11 - Loudoun-Times Mirror, 'Video: Earth Day comes early for Loudon middle schoolers'
04/07/11 - Focus on Travel News, 'The National Conference Center Culinary Team Wins Accolades from IACC'
03/01/11 - Successful Meetings, 'Conference Centers Get SMERF-Happy'
03/01/11 - Meetings & Conventions, 'Conference Center Cuisine: How top chefs from IACC venues compete for the coveted copper skillet'
03/01/11 - Hotels-Online, 'The National Conference Center Introduces QR-Coded Green Tour'
February 2011 - Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine, 'Taking Meetings Seriously: Why Business Is Better Than Ever at Purpose-Built Properties'
02/09/11 - Leesburg Patch, 'Students Learns About Business By Playing With Their Food'
01/25/11 - Unique Venues, 'On ROI, iPads, and Chocolate'
01/18/11 - Hospitality Net, 'Seven Ways to Save Money with Social Media at Your Conference'
01/10/12 - Chef Craig Mason's 2012 Food Predictions