Upcoming ACOM Event Calendar

April 2009

Idea Network
April 16, 2009
Topic: Signs of the Times...Discussions with Meeting Planners

May 2009

May 21, 2009
Topic: Top Clauses for Contract Negotiations

June 2009

2009 Summer Education Conference
June 14-16, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
Westin Casuarina

August 2009

August 20, 2009
Topic: Economic Update from the Industry Experts

September 2009

Idea Network
September 17, 2009
Track 1: Working Effectively with MINT
Track 2: How to Capitalize on Your CMP Designation

October 2009

October 15, 2009
Topic: APEX Update

November 2009

Idea Network
November 19, 2009
Track 1: Discussion of Housing and Registration Issues
Track 2: Discussion of Food and Beverage Issues

Meetings Mean Business - Take Action!

The meetings and events industry is under attack. You can help protect the 17 million travel-related jobs in America by taking action today. Tell your elected officials and the media that anti-travel rhetoric is leading to the displacement of thousands of American workers. Encourage them to look beyond the politics, to support meetings, events and performance incentive travel because it is good business and can help recover and grow the economy. It creates jobs, generates tax revenue and sustains communities around the country.

Don’t delay - Millions of jobs in communities all across America hang in the balance.

Send a Letter
Write to your member of Congress today. Tell your representatives how important business travel is to you, your community and our entire country.

• Send a letter to your member of Congress

• Write a letter to the editor of your local paper in response to a story attacking travel

Sign the Petition
Sign the petition to show your support for the communities, businesses and millions of employees who rely on meetings, events and performance incentive travel. This petition will be delivered to the White House, Congress and to Fortune 200 business leaders. Go to www.keepamericameeting.org.

Talk to the Media
Set up a meeting with the publisher or editorial board of your local newspaper to discuss the issue, draft a joint op-ed, or identify leaders in your community that can go on the record with the press. Contact Meetings Mean Business for assistance in taking action.

Talk to Congress
Identify your members of Congress and set up an in-district meeting.

Spread the Word
Tell your friends and colleagues about the value of meetings, events and performance incentive travel, and why America cannot afford to stop meeting.

For more information and resources, visit: www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com


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