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Will New Salary Transparency Laws Help Solve Pay Inequity?

New legislation around the country requires employers to disclose compensation at various points in the hiring process, which is prompting employers to take bigger steps in what many say is a crucial strategy in achieving greater pay equity for all.
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The Reusable Bag and Bottle Question

Do conferences really need more bags and water bottles? Convene readers are divided on the topic, as a recent LinkedIn thread about Deputy Editor Barbara Palmer’s write-up on the topic indicates.
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Visionary Award Winner Darren Mendola on the Future of Hybrid Meetings

Darren Mendola, CMP, DES, vice president of global conferences and events at the Alzheimer’s Association, was named Event Designer of the Year at the 2022 PCMA Visionary Awards for turning things ‘upside down to accommodate a new world.’
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Looking Forward — and Planning for More Uncertainty in Business Events

While the worst of the pandemic may be behind us, one event organizer sees the fallout as affecting business events into the “near future,” and is preparing for more uncertainty.
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Four Ways to Level up Your Event Potential

If you want people to travel to your in-person event, you must give them a compelling reason to come. Aim to make them active participants in the program and its outcomes.
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Envisioning Change Through ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’

A new format debuted at Convening EMEA in Vienna this fall to help participants have meaningful discussions on complex challenges in a trusting environment.