Leading Meeting Professionals

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  • Hanging Out, Almost Face-to-Face  The members of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) wouldn't call what they're doing online in the months before AMLE's annual leadership institutes “flipped learning.” As educators, they tend to have a precise definition of the term, said Sally De-Bolt, AMLE's director of meetings and events.
  • 5 Tech Transformations That Are Changing Education  Author and consultant Jeff Cobb lists five technology transformations affecting adult learning and education in his book Leading the Learning Revolution.
  • The Hybrid-Event Equation  Hybrid meetings may have revved up during the recession, but they're sticking around even as the economic climate for many meetings has improved — and as the original fear that online content would siphon off in-person attendance has vanished.
  • Flipping the In-Person Learning Model   The "flipped-classroom" teaching model inverts traditional methods by providing lecture material via video before the in-class session.
  • Making Medical Education More Accessible  The Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange offers online courses featuring content from live events to medical professionals around the world, including those in remote and disadvantaged areas.
  • How ASCE Overcomes Language Barriers To Plan Annual Meeting  ASCE's Amanda Rushing has found the meetings and hospitality community in Panama to be friendly, welcoming, and professional - but her team is continuing to struggle with the language barrier, and the fact that English is “not as prevalent as we would have hoped.”
  • How Creativity Generates Economic Value: Talking to Innovation Expert Bruce Nussbaum   Design and innovation expert Bruce Nussbaum believes creativity is not an innate trait but a set of business competencies that you cultivate and implement regularly - and it's critical to generating economic value. What does that have to do with the meetings industry? Plenty, and it starts with rethinking your role.
  • What Meeting Organizers Can Learn From Chautauqua  The Chautauqua Institution takes participants back to a simpler time while pointing the way for a more meaningful conference experience today.
  • Liberty and Justice for All: Behind the Scenes at the 2013 World Justice Forum  What does an international conference built around the rule of law look like? Convene attended the fourth World Justice Forum in The Hague, Netherlands, to find out.
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