The top in Topgolf stands for target-oriented practice, but most people are not practicing, they are just having fun. There are numerous games to choose from, and Topgolf wows both hardcore golfers and those who never play at the same time.
It’s impossible not to compare it to bowling: Serious players might bring their own equipment, while most choose clubs off the loaner racks, but everyone is there to have fun, and it is a highly social and family-friendly event.
One is an artist who used to organize open mic nights that prohibited misogyny. One works with African immigrants. And another is an activist fighting water shutoffs in Detroit.
All are part of a vast network of women who’ve come together as part of the local host committee working behind-the-scenes to pull together this weekend’s Women’s Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, the first such convention since 1977.
As many as 5,000 women (and some men) are expected to attend the convention, which starts Friday and runs through Sunday. A follow-up to the historic Women’s March in January, the national convention includes dozens of breakout sessions throughout the weekend where attendees will have the chance to learn everything from how to build political coalitions to the latest on immigration policy.
When it comes to American cities, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles dominate the market—and the conversation. Yet the Big Three continuing to grow more crowded (and more expensive) has proved advantageous to other cities across the country, which attract people with cheaper rents, space to create, and local cultural and culinary movements. And whether these "runway cities" are new to the tarmac, have been taxiing for some time, or are just about to take off, we can’t wait to visit them in 2017.
In an ever changing industry, there is a time and place for large and small meetings and events. Sometimes you just want or need the basics. No hotel rooms. No entertainment. Just space to meet, with audiovisual equipment, and possibly some food to keep your attendees attentive.
After planning so many larger events, finding ‘meeting only’ space can sometimes be tricky. Midwest Meetings wants to help you with the guess work, so here are a few ‘meetings only’ options you might want to consider.