MeetingSource.com grew out of a set of regional meeting source books started by John Horchner and published by Travmar Destination Directories, Inc. for the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.
Using that content as a springboard, MeetingSource.com was born in 1996 as – most likely – the nation’s first meeting site selection directory on the internet. Since then, it has helped 100,000+ event planners with site selection by profiling over five hundred destinations and nearly 10,000 meeting facilities.
In 2008, MeetingSource.com created the first search engine for convention cities – to make it easy for convention planners to highlight and select places by the attributes most important to them.
In 2016, operations were moved to Minneapolis.
In addition to its traditional coverage of convention cities and centers, a decision was made during the redesign of the website, to remove ALL meeting facility listings. In its place, invitations were sent to meeting sourcing professionals to fill in the blanks with their comments. Currently, we are exploring blockchain technology that could support meeting planners, convention bureaus and hoteliers with vital sourcing information via a non-profit source. Please contact us with any questions, concerns or suggestions. Our offices are in the Grain Exchange Building, at Fueled Collective, a destination for growing businesses.