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We’ve learned a lot about planning, managing and executing successful meetings over the course of two decades and 2,900+ events. On this blog, we share insights, tips and best practices for creating extraordinary event experiences… and some other fun stuff too. Enjoy!


How to Bring Work-Life Balance to Your Event

Work Life Balance

By | September 11, 2018

 Why Work-life Balance is Important The U.S. ranks in the bottom 20 percent for work-life balance among the 38 countries surveyed in a report compiled by Family Living Today and Now Sourcing.  On average, people spend nine and a half hours a day on “personal care” and that includes everything from sleep to showering. Nine and a half hours a day is not much when you consider that eight hours of sleep is optimal. Because of technology, it has becoming increasingly difficult to separate work from personal life making it a challenge for employees to achieve a...

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How to Strengthen the Investigator Site Partnerships Using On-Demand Training

strengthen investigator site partnerships

By | September 04, 2018

Investigators’ knowledge is critical to the success of clinical trials, yet research suggests that the attrition rate is high among these professionals. When investigator turnover occurs, the quality and ultimately the success of the clinical trial is compromised.

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Meet MTA: Wynema Ware, Senior Technical Specialist

Wy Ware

By | August 28, 2018

The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that brings our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. Today we introduce you to Wynema Ware, Senior Technical Specialist. Wynema provides extensive tech support to our team on a daily basis to ensure all systems are running smoothly and securely.

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How to Plan a Socially-Responsible Green Event

Green Event

By | August 21, 2018

Do you want your event to have a greater impact? The answer is – paper straws. (By now you’ve heard that plastic straws are out, paper straws are in, right? Here’s why.) At this year’s MTA Workshop, our week-long annual event, we took  Corporate Social Responsibility one step further by integrating the CSR concept into both the major and minor details of the event. Including paper straws. But that’s not all we did. We repurposed, reduced, and gave back. We looked for intentional ways to infuse Corporate Social Responsibility into each and...

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2018 Miller Tanner Associates Awards

MTA Awards

By | August 07, 2018

We are pleased to announce our Miller Tanner Associates Awards for the 2017-2018 year! At our recent Miller Tanner Global Workshop, we recognized and awarded distinguished team members for their outstanding contribution to Miller Tanner throughout the year. Their special talents and skills contribute to the “Miller Tanner Difference”.

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Meet MTA: Lisa Clifton, Accounts Payable Analyst

By | July 31, 2018

The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that brings our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. Today we introduce you to Lisa Clifton, Accounts Payable Analyst. Lisa’s keen attention to detail makes her a bonafide superstar in MTA’s Finance Department. Meet Lisa Clifton Tell us about your current role with MTA. In my role, I am responsible for all post-event attendee reimbursements. How long have you been with MTA? 2 years What did you do before joining...

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Q & A with MTA: The Future of Face-to-Face, Virtual and Hybrid Meetings


By | July 17, 2018

Recently SmartMeetings interviewed Marnie, our CEO, and Laura, MTA’s Strategic Development Director, to discuss the future of events and emerging trends in the virtual meeting format.

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Investigator Meetings: Maximize Your Training Strategy

maximize your investigator meetings

By | July 10, 2018

Training, continuity in training messages, and documentation of training are all critical components of a successful clinical study.  The pharmaceutical industry invests significant spends in monies and resources to develop a molecule and to document training of investigator site personnel regarding the clinical research study as is required by agencies such as FDA, EMA, PMDA, etc. With so much invested, is your training strategy ensuring success? Is your training approach a “one-shot-and-done” or “holistic”? Investigator meetings usually include two people from each site to attend due to the costs associated.  Those two attendees...

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