Joel's Blog

TSEP's Handbook on Third Sector European Policy has been published

Thu, 14/01/2010 - 08:58

"Handbook on Third Sector European Policy: Multi-level Processes and OrganizedCivil Society" has now been published by Edward Elgar in the UK and most of the rest of the world. (It will be published in the US in February. 2010)

This volume is the culmination of seven years of research  by the Third Sector European Policy (TSEP)

ISTR Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award 2010

Wed, 06/01/2010 - 10:13

The International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) is pleased to announce the ISTR Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award. This award is presented biennially for a PhD dissertation completed or defended in the two calendar years (July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009) preceding the award.

high speed rail vs short-haul flights - arguments in the UK

Wed, 30/12/2009 - 16:10

UK transport secretary Lord Adonis defends high-speed rail plan.  Government's aim for 250mph train network to replace short-haul flights was condemned as 'insane' by Ryanair boss.

IATA expects airlines to have US$5.6 Billion Loss in 2010 - Low Yields and Rising Costs to blame

Tue, 15/12/2009 - 16:05

IATA Press Release No55

Date: 15 December 2009

US$5.6 Billion Loss in 2010 - Low Yields and Rising Costs Keep Industry in the Red

new survey on local economic impact of hotels

Tue, 08/12/2009 - 20:34

BBC - Age of cyber warfare is 'dawning'

Tue, 17/11/2009 - 10:22

"many nations were now arming to defend themselves in a cyber war and readying forces to conduct their own attacks."

The original analysis of "netwar" (Arquilla and Ronfeldt at RAND) saw the threat from different angles:

Networks and Netwars
The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy

ISO 2600 - voluntary guidance standard on social responsibility

Tue, 10/11/2009 - 18:59

ISO 2600 - voluntary guidance standard on social responsibility
ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, has decided to launch the development of an International Standard providing guidelines for social responsibility (SR).

The guidance standard will be published in 2010 as ISO 26000 and be voluntary to use. It will not include requirements and will thus not be a certification standard.

virtual meetings update, second life etc

Mon, 09/11/2009 - 07:30

As travel budgets are squeezed and slashed in the recession, companies are increasingly seeking innovative ways of bringing employees together for conferences and meetings remotely.

Virtual community Second Life is seeking to tap into that market by creating a new tool that allows businesses to have virtual meetings on their own computer networks.

Subsidies & subventions in the meetings industry

Tue, 03/11/2009 - 19:08

Described by some as a necessary evil, “subvention” – subsidies given by convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs) to attract large conferences – has become more generous as destinations battle it out to win new association meetings.

IMEX launches new US show -- IMEX America

Thu, 29/10/2009 - 06:41

A brand new trade show for the US meetings industry was announced in Las Vegas today (October 28th, 2009) by Ray Bloom, Chairman of the IMEX Group.

The new show will take place at the Sands Expo Convention Center at the Venetian/Palazzo from 11 – 13 October 2011.