How Risk Averse Are Event Organizers?

One Convening Leaders 2020 session presenter conducted a little experiment among his audience to find how risk averse event organizers are. The results speak volumes about getting buy-in for your bold ideas.

BY Michelle Russell January 17, 2020

Breaking up With Exhibit Booths

Following years of declining satisfaction with its exhibition hall, the Warehousing Education and Research Council has eliminated old-school booths. Here’s a detailed look at the learning environment WERC is launching at its conference in May instead.

BY David McMillin January 17, 2020

The Broadmoor Resort: Runway to the Stars

With a major new expansion underway, the Colorado Springs resort will be able to continue to accommodate the growing annual Space Symposium — and attract larger groups to the property year-round.

BY David McMillin January 15, 2020

London Tops World’s Best Cities List for 3rd Year in a Row

This year, a U.S. city came in second in Resonance Consultancy’s annual list of the World’s 100 Best Cities, based on a wide variety of factors — a number of which overlap with event site selection.

BY Curt Wagner January 15, 2020

San Jose’s Tattoo-Worthy Destination Branding

Truly authentic and successful destination branding is embraced by local residents and in turn by visitors, including event attendees. San Jose offers an interesting case in point.

BY David McMillin January 15, 2020

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

We get it, you’re busy. So, the Convene editors have curated the latest tips and trends in the world of work for you. Take a look at what caught our eye this past week.

BY Convene Editors January 15, 2020

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale January 15, 2020

What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

BY Convene Editors January 14, 2020

Conference Brings Blockchain’s Possibilities to Life

With scannable food, helicopter-ride fares paid with cryptocurrency, and an on-site Bitcoin ATM, the 2019 Blockchain Futurist Conference walked and talked the block(chain).

BY David McMillin January 14, 2020

Industry Mourns Passing of ASAE CEO John Graham

John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, ASAE’s longtime president and CEO, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Susan Robertson, CAE, will continue to serve as interim president and CEO of ASAE.

BY Convene Editors January 13, 2020

The Future is Here: Robot Chefs are Making Cheeseburgers

A robot is making burgers at a restaurant one block away from the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and, according to our writer, they’re as good as any celebrity chef’s.

BY David McMillin January 13, 2020