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Fall 2005 Vol. 49, Number 3

Meeting and convention planners



—NUTSHELL:
Meetings and conventions bring people together for a common purpose. Meeting and convention planners see that the purpose is achieved. Find out how in this article.


—SNIPPET:
Meetings and conventions bring people together for a common purpose. But these events donít just happen. Someone has to coordinate every detail, from booking speakers and locations to arranging for printed materials and audiovisual equipment. 

That someone is a meeting and convention planner. On the following pages, youíll learn what these directors of detail do. Youíll also find out what meeting and convention planners earn, what their job outlook is, and how they prepare for, enter, and advance in the occupation. A final section points you toward additional resources.

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Last Updated: December 7, 2005