People on the Move

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

BY Casey Gale August 21, 2019

In the Mood

A Dallas hotel’s pairing of drinks and dishes on a Mood Menu provides some bold — and mellow and cheerful — ideas for events.

BY Cristi Kempf August 19, 2019

Tip Sheet for Eliminating Single-Use Plastics from a Conference

After creating a near plastic-free annual conference, the Australian Marine Sciences Association and event management organization Encanta created a tip sheet for other groups hoping to reduce the use of plastics at meetings. They share what they did, what they missed, what they learned, and what challenges remain.

August 18, 2019

3 Tips to Accommodate Food Sensitivities

As more attendees make special meal requests, event organizers should follow this advice to send them home satisfied.

BY David McMillin August 18, 2019

How Technology Can Help Tell Deeply Human Stories

Here’s a striking example of using technology — 3D holograms to be specific — to preserve human history, for our benefit. Underscore the benefit part.

BY Michelle Russell August 17, 2019

From Market to Table — Every Step of the Way

During a Hamburg fam trip, Convene’s David McMillin and event professionals, guided by a chef, shopped for and prepared a meal. Here’s what he learned about chanterelles, plums, and team-building in the process.

BY David McMillin August 17, 2019

HospitableMe’s Mission: Teaching LGBTQ Sensitivity

HospitableMe helps tourism and hospitality industry professionals make LGBTQ travelers feel welcome. Sometimes, its founder says, that requires “a little bit of history, a little bit of sociology, a little bit of biology, a little bit of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, to kind of bring [them] around.”

BY Casey Gale August 16, 2019

Leah Weiss

Weiss, Ph.D., teaches students how to be more compassionate leaders, including those at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where Weiss has taught “Leading With Mindfulness and Compassion.”

August 16, 2019

Rachel Carlton Abrams

Abrams, aka Doctor Rachel, is a board-certified family and integrative medicine physician and holistic health expert who — when not seeing patients — teaches classes and workshops, consults, and speaks to groups on a wide range of health issues.

August 15, 2019

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene.

BY Convene Editors August 15, 2019

ASH Annual Meeting Gets Artsy for Attendee Wellness

The American Society of Hematology asked health-care practitioners, whose own wellness often takes a back seat, to answer the question, “What Keeps Your Heart in Medicine?”— through an art installation at its annual meeting.

BY Michelle Russell August 15, 2019