Ascent

Everyone Has a Place at the Table

A new website has made a splash by highlighting the diverse but often overlooked pool of talent in the culinary world, from chefs to speakers.

A Banner of Support

A Special Olympics USA Games congratulations banner, signed by attendees of this year’s PCMA Education Conference, helped connect two different events with one uniform message — embracing diversity and inclusion.

PCMA Convene Quiz: Are you a “workaholic”?

Studies have suggested about 10 percent of the average population are workaholics. Depending on the context, the term "workaholic" can have many connotations. While some proudly identify as being a workaholic and equate the designation with a solid work ethic, others may view the term negatively as it may indicate prioritizing work above all else. Take this quick quiz to see which camp you fall into and learn why both sides may be right.

Suggest Someone For The Ascent Spotlight

The PCMA-Convene Ascent initiative is creating a video series featuring individuals with stories to tell about inclusion and empowerment in the business events industry.

What Kind of Diversity Unlocks Innovation?

Adopting a multidimensional view of diversity will accelerate your organization’s success, according to Women in Innovation Forum NY speaker Laura Sherbin.

Sheriff CEO Promise

PCMA President & CEO Sherrif Karamat Launches Ascent CEO Promise

As part of an ongoing effort to promote diversity and inclusivity across the events industry, PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat, CAE, on Monday launched the Ascent CEO Promise during IMEX Frankfurt. The promise asks CEOs to commit to embracing a culture of inclusiveness in their organizations and events.