Free From PCMA and PSAV Today: Virtual-Event Strategies

Online forums, including webinars from PCMA and PSAV, aim to provide event strategists with virtual-event solutions during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

BY Convene Editors April 1, 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 April 1, 2020

Startups Are Making Virtual Events a Reality

Startups, including U.K.-based Hopin, are rushing to get their online event platforms available to organizers during the COVID-19 crisis.

BY Cristi Kempf April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 Crisis Will Lead to the ‘Gold Standard’ for Business Events

Carl H. Winston is the founding director of San Diego State University’s L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. He shared with PCMA the following op-ed column.

BY Carl H. Winston March 31, 2020

Sara Ross: Your Brain During a Crisis

We asked Sara Ross, an expert on neuroscience and leadership, about the link between our emotions and behavior during the COVID-19 crisis, what we can expect from ourselves and others, and what can help all of us.

BY Barbara Palmer March 31, 2020

Handling Refunds For Events Rescheduled Due to COVID-19

PCMA’s Catalyst community offers members a platform to ask each other questions, share ideas, or, as the website says, “communicate and collaborate.” Here’s a sampling from a recent Catalyst discussion about how to handle refunds after rescheduling an event due to COVID-19.

BY Convene Editors March 31, 2020

Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Focus on Your Emotions

The fallout from COVID-19 is creating a tidal wave of stress and sadness for many of us. You don’t have to try to be overly positive, according to a psychology expert from Harvard Medical School.

BY David McMillin March 31, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Unpacks CARES Act for the Travel Industry

In a 90-minute webinar this week, USTA guided more than 1,000 participants through highlights of the 880-page, $2-trillion-plus CARES Act.

BY Barbara Palmer March 30, 2020

Behind the Scenes: The Production and Planning of Convening Leaders LIVE 2020

It’s the first event of each New Year; Convening Leaders Live! Join us for this session where we will break down all of the pre, during and post event planning that goes into producing not only a live stream event, but a rebroadcast as well.

BY Caitlin O’Malley March 30, 2020

Time Is a Major Consideration for Digital Events

Event strategists are being called upon to quickly transform face-to-face experiences into digital events in response to travel restrictions and social distancing measures imposed worldwide due to COVID-19.

BY Casey Gale March 30, 2020

How Is COVID-19 Transforming the Events Landscape?

Don Neal and Beth Surmont of marketing, strategy, and experience agency 360 Live Media talk about how to approach taking your face-to-face event digital during the COVID-19 crisis — and how that should make your next live event a big improvement over your last one.

BY Michelle Russell March 30, 2020