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LATEST COVID-19 NEWS

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force majeure

When Can You Invoke Force Majeure for 2021 Meetings?

Many organizations moved their events to 2021 when the pandemic hit. But can they invoke the force majeure clause in 2021? Members of the PCMA Catalyst community discussed the topic in a recent thread.
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optimism bias

The Downside of Positive Thinking During a Pandemic

There are three cognitive biases most of us share — including the “optimism bias” — that could be contributing to the spread of COVID-19, a recent study reveals. Appealing to one particular emotion can counter those biases to get us to follow public health guidelines and prevent further infection.
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virtual events

Business Events Recovery Will Be ‘a Marathon, Not a Sprint’

For the latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey, we asked planners and suppliers: 'What best describes how you’re feeling right now?' Most said they were doing their best to get by and were anxious about the future. Even so, responses to other questions demonstrate the industry’s collective resiliency and creativity.
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destination marketing

Bringing a Destination to Life for Planners During COVID

When the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions invited meeting professionals to an online event, they were hoping to provide a little bit of disconnection — in a good way.
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associations

The One Thing Every Association Must Do Now

In a nutshell, it’s this: Make the decision on the what, how, and when for your 2021 event and trade-show portfolio.
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Gatherly

Getting Personal in a Digital Crowd

A group of Georgia Tech students, and the event technology company they founded, have created a platform that allows for flexible, self-selected conversations in the digital space.