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?

What the Travel Ban Could Mean for Scientific Meetings

Scientific innovation requires global collaboration, say the co-signers of a letter opposing President Trump’s travel ban. ‘You shut the door to any particular group of people, and the world may look very different 40 years later.’

BY Christopher Durso February 21, 2017

A Playful Approach to Community Service

See what happens when members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons come together in a project tied directly to what they care about — and that also leaves something behind in the communities where they meet.

BY Barbara Palmer February 20, 2017

Silence Really Is Golden

Research shows that short periods of quiet time help us process our experiences. Here’s what that means for events.

BY Michelle Russell February 17, 2017

A Few Tweaks Can Work Wonders for Meetings

More than 1,200 people participated in the 128th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) last year, which was held Nov. 13–16 at the La Quinta

BY Barbara Palmer February 15, 2017

How to Jump-Start Networking

What can urban planners teach meeting planners about creating environments that support conversation?

BY Barbara Palmer February 15, 2017

Do Your Members Trust You?

Trust in institutions is plummeting. What’s an organization to do?

BY Barbara Palmer February 15, 2017

Seeing the Unseen

How do you inject a familiar idea, or event, with new life? Two creative experts — Dan Goods of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Kati Quigley of Microsoft — share their sources of inspiration.

BY Corin Hirsch February 7, 2017

Tips on Culinary Marketing From a (Sometime) Food Writer

How can you more effectively market the flavor of a destination? Convene’s Associate Editor Corin Hirsch serves up some advice.

BY Corin Hirsch February 6, 2017

Behind the Scenes: Guiding Principals

Why we call PCMA’s annual Meeting ‘Convening Leaders’

BY Michelle Russell February 1, 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

Small Cities With Great Taste

Food halls. Distillery trails. Michelin-starred chefs. The story of how smaller cities are using great food and drink to attract business events.

BY Corin Hirsch February 1, 2017

Keeping Convening Leaders Fresh

Attendees play a key role in our collective-learning process.

BY Deborah Sexton February 1, 2017