As meeting planners, we are conditioned to constantly think ahead. We’ve been trained to envision all possible scenarios (we’ve seen it all) and react accordingly. Ask me what my plan is for my next event, and I'll respond, “Do you want to see plan A, B, or C?” It’s all about planning ahead and being ready to predict the unpredictable. Though no event goes exactly as planned, there are always strategies to diffuse the stress of the unexpected. I wanted to share some ways my team and I get ahead of the planning process to ensure our events can weather any storm.