title:100's of millions to little effect - Australian tourism minister bets on the Oprah Effect

Oprah trip "Down Under" surprises Australians - with a bill "Oprah is a household name and her star power has the potential to lift Australia's profile as a premier tourist destination," Ferguson said in a statement Tuesday. Former federal tourism minister John Brown asked the media not to be "cynical about the cost" at a time when the number of Australian leaving for overseas holidays outstrips the number of tourists coming to Australia for vacations. "We spent hundreds of millions of dollars over 30 years without much effect, I must say that

title:call for partnership - charity rating

Call for Partnership: Keystone Accountability - an international charity helping organizations develop new ways of planning, measuring and reporting social change, and Charity Navigator - the premier independent charity evaluator in the United States, have joined forces to involve university students in informing US-American giving. This call for partnership is aimed at graduate and select undergraduate courses that cover the management of nonprofit organizations. Connected to an expanded and enhanced Charity Navigator rating system, students in

title:AANS 2010 meeting goes paperless

Medical registrants of the 2010 AANS Paperless Annual Meeting will be given an iPod touch device at this meeting – this will serve as your window to some of the highest quality neurosurgical educational available. Being at the forefront of medical education and continually looking for new ways to enhance members' meeting experience, it was a natural progression for the AANS to utilize the iPod touch® for an annual scientific meeting.

title:Copenhagen Sustainable Meetings Protocol to launch on Earth Day

New standard for the meetings industry

"The Copenhagen Sustainable Meetings Protocol is a new advanced level guide for sustainable event management which uses the United Nations’ COP15 conference in Copenhagen as its case study. The protocol is designed to be used in conjunction with The COP15 Event Sustainability Report which provides in-depth details of the COP15 sustainability approach, initiatives and performance. The report follows GRI reporting guidelines and sets a new standard for the meetings industry.

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