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 September 24, 2020

Why Introverts Make Good Leaders During a Pandemic

Extroverted leaders know how to work a room and energize their employees in the office. But during these times when we’re not connecting with our teams in physical spaces, introverted leaders have the advantage, according to a recent Fast Company article.

BY Casey Gale September 24, 2020

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale September 24, 2020

Lessons Learned After Hosting a 100-Person Face-to-Face Event

Georgia Society of Association Executives hosted its annual meeting last month in person with safety measures in place — and saw opportunities to do even better next time, with genius solves for recognizing masked attendees.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst September 23, 2020

Three ‘Incredible Impacts’ Honored for Legacy Programs

ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance awarded three associations for events they held in 2018 and 2019 that left a lasting impact on sustainability, accessibility, ecology — and people in their host destinations.

BY Curt Wagner September 23, 2020

At-Home Perk: How the Specialty Coffee Association Made Its Virtual Event a Sensory Experience

Two critical features of the in-person Re:co (Regarding: Coffee) symposium have been sensory experiences and serendipitous interactions. Here’s how organizers made those a priority in its digital version.

BY Michelle Russell September 23, 2020

5 Questions You Need to Answer to Make Your Digital Event Accessible

For those with disabilities, accessibility during a digital event is just as much of a concern as accessibility at an in-person event. Here are considerations every event professional should keep in mind to ensure their digital event is inclusive and accessible.

BY Casey Gale September 23, 2020

Dutch Museum and Convention Center Partner for Drive-Through Exhibit

A Rotterdam art museum and convention center embraced the new drive-in trend for an innovative experience for art lovers during the pandemic.

BY Curt Wagner September 21, 2020

Top Takeaways From the Primetime Emmy Awards — a Normal, and New Normal, Production

With a host at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and nominees livestreaming from around the world, the 72nd Primetime Emmys showed how the right production footwork can seamlessly blend a live and digital event to engage audiences during COVID-19.

BY Casey Gale September 21, 2020

This Socially Distanced Concert Series Hits the Right Notes

Thoughtful “room” sets and precautionary measures make these outdoor concerts enjoyable and safe for participants during the pandemic.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst September 20, 2020

Racial Inequity Discussed at NCBMP’s 7th Annual State of Black Tourism Event

The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) held its State of Black Tourism event virtually on Sept. 17 in partnership with the National Press Club. In his Chairman’s Address, Jason Dunn spotlighted how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black hospitality workers.

BY Casey Gale September 18, 2020