Polly Weir is the Director of Conference and Event Services at the University of Delaware. She is also an adjunct professor in the Hospitality Business Management program and a fitness instructor for Employee Health and Wellbeing at UD. She and her team of talented event professionals manage conferences and events on campus. UD Conference and Event Services not only plans events for the UD community, but it also welcomes local businesses, associations, and organizations to campus by providing top-notch service in a unique environment.
They’re valuable. They’re essential. Time to level up your meetings. I think it’s safe to say that, by now, nearly everyone has experienced a virtual meeting. And many businesses will attend, for the first time, one of their industry’s conferences in a virtual environment. These past few months have been a real test for the virtual meeting platform – […]
It’s an overstatement to say that we’ve all been impacted by this virus and we are all trying to carve new routines…including (and maybe especially) our UD Conference and Event Services team. After all – we’re in the meeting and event business. So, now that the initial jolt into a new reality has settled in, […]
Let’s face it, meetings can be dull and uninspiring. In our 30 years of experience, we’ve seen plenty of glazed-over eyes at our conference venues. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! We have three ideas that can dynamically reinvigorate your workplace congregations. The following trends are science-based and have proven to help combat […]
For decades, hotels have been the go-to setting for conferences and events. Fortunately, as professional culture continues to change, better options h
Developing a Winning Team!by Polly Weir-For many individuals there is nothing quite like the thrill of competition. The excitement that builds, the anticipation of what is next, and the shee
How to Utilize Security Technology During COVID-19by Polly Weir-Understanding and tracking who enters your facility or building has always been a security desire, but with the rise of COVID-19, that need has been elevated to a necessity. You may have encountered some degree of visitor management already, but likely on a basic level. For example, an employee counting people manually as they enter […]
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