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Blackout Effects on Meetings Not Yet Known

While human casualties of the massive blackout that hit the Northeastern U.S. and parts of Canada yesterday afternoon so far have been minimal, the toll on meetings in affected areas has yet to be determined. Phones rang unanswered at some of the premier meeting hotels in New York City, Detroit, Cleveland, and Toronto, as well as at the convention and visitors bureaus and convention centers of some of the cities that were still without electricity earlier today.

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