Ascent: Inclusion & Diversity

Ascent strives to motivate and to educate decision-makers on the business case and best practices for inclusive workplaces and events. Learn more about this initiative.

Swipe Right with the New Female-First Networking App

Bumble has established a reputation for its ability to help people find potential dating matches. Now, the company is aiming to empower women with new career connections.

BY David McMillin October 30, 2017

How Inclusive Are Your Meetings?

Not everyone feels welcome at your meeting. And some of that could be your fault — because of your speaker lineup, marketing collateral, or something else that’s making them feel like they don’t belong there. Here’s how to open your program to your entire community.

BY Sarah Beauchamp October 2, 2017

How VisitDallas Made the American Council of the Blind Feel Welcome

VisitDallas’ first-of-its-kind diversity and inclusion team tailored services for the American Council of the Blind’s annual conference, held in Dallas in 2015.

BY Sarah Beauchamp August 8, 2017

Texas Bathroom Bill – Your Voice Matters

If you believe in inclusiveness and oppose discrimination we need your collective voice to persuade Gov. Abbot to veto Texas Senate Bill 3. Money talks in these scenarios, and so it is important for us to flex our industry economic muscle.

July 26, 2017

These Individuals Are Making a Surprising Impact on the Meeting Experience

Graffiti artists, modern dancers, and more — find out how an unlikely cast of Mile High City creatives and entrepreneurs are shaping more memorable experiences for attendees.

BY David McMillin July 18, 2017

3 Ways to Navigate the New Era of Business Etiquette

The fast-changing rules of business manners in the digital age can be hard to master – but we’ve got you covered.

BY Angela Campiere June 8, 2017

Visa Rejections Create Big Challenges for Chinese Attendees Coming to U.S.

The rejection rate for visa applicants increased dramatically for Chinese attendees planning to travel to Hawaii for an incentive trip.

BY David McMillin April 10, 2017

Getting Your Speakers To Embrace New Technologies

Today’s attendees are looking for more than opportunities to listen to someone speak as they earn education credits; they want to be active participants who can contribute to the conversation in the room.

March 10, 2017

Dorri McWhorter on Breaking out of the Bubble

Ascent is a new initiative by PCMA and Convene, to inspire and spur inclusion and diversity in our industry. Ascent also seeks to reach decision makers and workplace leaders, to
BY Convene Editors February 1, 2017

How The Women’s March Simplified Transportation For Attendees

The Women’s March organizers operated in grassroots fashion, but one piece of the preparation felt decidedly more professional: the travel assistance for attendees.

January 23, 2017

Webinar: Getting What You Deserve

Learn how to successfully negotiate your next pay raise by using Convene’s Annual Salary Survey results and tips from negotiation experts featured in Convene.

BY Michelle Russell November 30, 2016

Webinar: Women @ Work Discovering the Leader Within You

PCMA’s vision is for our participants to develop professionally, gain confidence, learn how to identify their strengths and use them to lead more effectively.

BY Georgia Dudley Susan Katz May 26, 2016

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