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  • This is How Your Career Will Evolve

    By the Editors of Convene
    What does the future hold for meeting planners? We asked 13 experts to weigh in.

  • One on One With Condoleezza Rice

    By Susan Sarfati, CAE
    The first woman to serve as U.S. National Security Advisor and the second to serve as U.S. Secretary of State has returned to her academic roots as a professor of politics and business. She shares her thoughts on why face-to-face experiences are pivotal to advancing society.

  • Convene's 2013 Salary Survey: Upward Bound

    Michelle Russell, Editor in Chief
    Meeting professionals are taking home nearly 10 percent more than they did last year.

  • AIPAC Policy Conference: A Teachable Meeting

    By Christopher Durso, Executive Editor
    The multilevel security and 100-percent koshered convention center were par for the course. What really set this year's AIPAC Policy Conference apart were the 130 meeting and hospitality students who were recruited to staff it.

  • Pedals With a Purpose The American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure raises money for diabetes research and education. Just don't call it a bike race.
  • Can LEGOs Help Solve Serious Business Challenges? The LEGO Serious Play program helps organizations take abstract programs and turn them into real business solutions.
  • Cloudy, With a Chance of Hacking A potential breach at Evernote raises concerns about the security of cloud-based applications used by meeting professionals.
  • Peer-ing Forward In the world of conference education, the future is not necessarily about the next high-tech gadget or innovative session format. It's about something that is as old as shag carpeting. It's called peerology.
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