LinkedIn tops social media sites for meeting planners, survey says The average meeting planner has 318 contacts on LinkedIn, the most popular social media site, and 75 followers on Twitter. Our sister publications group, MeetingsNet, takes a look at how professional meeting planners use social media; see the full story here

ELI releases 'Business Trends in Event Design' study The New York-based Event Leadership Institute this week released the first of a two-part research series, a white paper titled "Business Trends in Event Design." A companion piece on significant event trends for 2012 is slated to be released next week. The white paper is free; click here to download a copy.