Chip Conley Helps Guide Modern Elders
Chip Conley help shape Airbnb into the behemoth it is today and he now serves as the company’s strategic advisor for hospitality and leadership. Conley also founded the Modern Elder Academy, a “midlife wisdom school” for older individuals feeling similarly uncomfortable about career and life transitions.
Ameerah Saine and Building Communities Through Events
Event strategist Ameerah Saine talks about how she builds communities — and promotes diversity and inclusion — through her lifestyle brand as PCMA continues its Ascent Luminaries video series, made possible by VisitDallas.
Fay Sharpe and the Crucial Role Mentoring Plays for Women in the Events Industry
Business events strategist Fay Sharpe talks about how — and why — she created Fast Forward 15 to mentor women in the events industry as PCMA continues its Ascent Luminaries video series, made possible by VisitDallas.
Gina Glantz and GenderAvenger Challenge the Manel
GenderAvenger co-founder and veteran political consultant Gina Glantz talks about how — and why — she’s fought to include women and other underrepresented voices at conferences and events, as PCMA continues its Ascent Luminaries video series, made possible by VisitDallas.
Why Elizabeth Shoesmith Launched The Inclusive Foundation
One bad conference experience led Elizabeth Shoesmith — one of PCMA’s Ascent Luminaries, a series made possible by VisitDallas —to launch The Inclusive Foundation. Is your event guilty of the same thing?
‘We Wanted to Stand Up and Be Counted’
David Jefferys transformed an underground network of LGBT meeting professionals into a thriving organization. Learn how he did it in the latest Ascent Luminaries video, made possible by VisitDallas.
Cheryl Richards Shares What VisitDallas Does to Embrace Diversity
As events strive to welcome all kinds of attendees, host destinations play a crucial role. Learn how Richards, profiled in an Ascent Luminary video, and VisitDallas, the video series sponsor, have been pioneers in the process.
Why Inclusion Is the Key Ingredient for Innovation
Learn about how inclusivity paid off for SAP from Anka Wittenberg, one of PCMA’s Ascent Luminaries, a video series made possible by VisitDallas.
Why Diversity ‘Is Not a Numbers Game’
In the second Ascent Luminaries video, made possible by VisitDallas, AVIXA CEO David Labuskes talks about his company’s anti-harassment event policy.
Building relationships and boosting the next generation of business events
Spotlighting professionals making a difference in the business events industry, PCMA launches its Ascent Luminaries video series with Jenny Abreu of Forever Etched Events.