How to Build a Diverse and Beneficial Network

Want to revitalize your network and expand your organization’s impact? Retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal developed his “Team of Teams” model while helming the nation’s premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), from 2003 to 2008. His Alexandria, Virginia-based consulting firm, the McChrystal Group, now offers customized workshops and team-building for businesses of…

Six Tips for Designing an Unforgettable Experiential Meeting

Buzz is building around “experiential meetings.” In the spring 2019 edition of Meeting Planner International’s Meetings Outlook report, 78% of event planners said that demand for creating unique attendee experiences had risen, and 37% called it a “substantial increase.” Event attendees share the modern traveler’s desire to create memories and connections in authentic, unexpected ways.…

Discover the Appeal of Waterfront Meeting Destinations

Waterfront destinations are a popular choice for meeting planners looking to wow attendees with unique activities set in a tranquil atmosphere. Alexandria, Virginia, located minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River, offers patio dining, boat cruises and rooms with a view, making it easy to plan your entire event around Alexandria’s spectacular Potomac River…

How to Create Conference Connections: Taking the “Work” Out of Networking

Michelle Tillis Lederman is a CEO, speaker, author of four books and professional networking expert. But at Visit Alexandria’s recent Breakfast & Blossoms event at the National Press Club, Lederman explained why she’d rather be known as a sky-diving enthusiast, scuba diver and animal-cuddler. These are the identifiers that make her relatable, approachable and connectable,…

Top 12 Reasons to Visit Alexandria This Spring

Just minutes from Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, flourishes in the spring, as residents and visitors alike wander the walkable streets, scenic trails and historic sites. While the city buzzes with springtime energy, dive into the countless cherry blossom festivities, new tour offerings, wellness activities and more. Below, find our top 12 reasons to visit Alexandria this…

25 New Restaurants in Alexandria, Virginia

Known for its creative comfort food, waterfront fare and independent restaurants steeped in historic charm, Alexandria, Virginia, just minutes from Washington, D.C., has dozens of new dining spots waiting to be discovered. From authentic Mexican offerings to beer gardens where food is at the forefront, 25 new concepts showcase the city’s evolving and innovative culinary scene. Keep reading, and…

How to Infuse Local Flavor to Your Meeting Through Off-Site Dining Experiences

Today’s delegates expect more from meetings. To ensure record-breaking attendance and a memorable experience for attendees, meeting planners must seek locations that bring more to the table than simply ample space and good service. Delegates demand local experiences that venture off property and provide them with a true taste of the destination. Alexandria, Virginia, located…