Career & Leadership

What will it take for you to create career that you want? Here are ways to develop leadership and cultivate other essential skills, plus hacks that can make a big impact on anyone's day-to-day work. And we look at ethics — how do your colleagues draw the line on everything from freebies to food waste?

Our Picks for the Business Event Trends of 2021

The editors of Convene looked back over 2020, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2021?

BY Convene Editors December 21, 2020

Thomas Friedman on Trust and Business Events

In a deeply and increasingly interconnected global landscape, the role business conferences play in the spread of information and ideas has grown all the more important, says foreign affairs columnist and PCMA Convening Leaders speaker Thomas Friedman.

BY Barbara Palmer December 18, 2020

‘It’s Really Jazzing Me’

Gary Schirmacher said that he never expected to be heading up a startup, but his new role as CEO of Total Hospitality Industry Solutions offers new ways to demonstrate the value of the events industry.

BY Michelle Russell December 17, 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 December 17, 2020

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale December 17, 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 December 10, 2020

What This Year’s Most Popular Animated Images Tell Us

The most-viewed GIFs of 2020 reflect the year we’ve experienced and what matters to us most.

BY Casey Gale December 10, 2020

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale December 10, 2020

Mother of Invention: Rethinking Business Events in Light of COVID-19

“Necessity” is a mild way to describe the impetus for invention brought by COVID-19. We’ve learned in 2020 that creativity is, as business strategist Natalie Nixon argues, “incredibly practical and crucial to survival” — in the business events industry especially, where the pandemic has forced us to go digital or go dark.

BY Convene Editors December 7, 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 December 3, 2020

4 Simple Ways to Focus So You Can Do Your Best Work

Caveday — a company built around helping people give their attention to work that matters — provides insights for those struggling to overcome distractions, especially working from home during the pandemic.

BY Barbara Palmer December 3, 2020

In Praise of the Emoji

In an increasingly virtual world, emoji make communicating feel more human.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 3, 2020