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?

Incoming Chair of the PCMA Foundation Board Sees a ‘Positive Outlook for 2021’

Angie Ranalli shares what she is looking forward to in the coming year, both within and outside of her role chairing the PCMA Foundation Board of Trustees.

BY Michelle Russell January 15, 2021

Incoming PCMA Board Chair: ‘We’re Going to Start to See Events Come Back’ in Late 2021

The way events professionals supported each other in 2020 was “uplifting,” says Kirsten Olean, incoming Chair of the PCMA Board of Directors. Now they need to “embrace that next normal” of digital and hybrid events.

BY Michelle Russell January 15, 2021

PCMA Foundation Board Chair: ‘This Was One Crazy Year’

Valerie Sumner, chair of the 2020 PCMA Foundation Board of Trustees, says she is honored to have served when ‘we focused on our strength, our resilience, our power to pave our way to the next normal.’

BY Michelle Russell January 14, 2021

PCMA Board of Directors Chair: ‘I Have Been Humbled’ in 2020

Stuart Ruff-Lyon, 2020 Chairman of the PCMA Board of Directors, looks back on a year of challenges both personal and professional, and the changes the pandemic has brought to the business events industry.

BY Michelle Russell January 13, 2021

A Convene Chat With Heidi Welker

After 33 years with the same company, Heidi Welker — senior vice president, business development and industry partnerships, Encore Canada, previously Freeman Audio Visual Canada — announced her retirement. Convene reached out to Welker to learn about her career path and what she has planned for her next chapter./

BY Michelle Russell January 7, 2021

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 January 7, 2021

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale January 7, 2021

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