COVID-19 and the Business Events Industry

Convene reports on how meeting professionals are navigating coronavirus. Visit PCMA's COVID-19 resources page for more information.

A Life-Saving Pivot During the COVID-19 Crisis

As hospitals in some major U.S. cities near the brink of capacity, businesses across the event industry spectrum — including tent-rental companies like Alexander Party Rentals — are quickly realizing that they can step up to help.

BY Jennifer Dienst March 29, 2020

Congress Passes Historic $2 Trillion Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provides relief for workers and businesses that have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

BY Barbara Palmer March 27, 2020

Webinar: Digital Experience Institute Office Hours

In the DEI Office Hours series, we discuss digital event resources that are available, idea share and answer questions for taking your events digital in the wake of COVID-19.

BY Leslie Bailey Mary Beth Micucci Debi Scholar March 27, 2020

These Are the Things That Made Us Smile This Week

In the midst of anxiety-producing headlines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the editors at Convene share the recent stories that have offered them a sense of hope

BY Convene Editors March 27, 2020

Leading Your Team Through COVID-19

How can business leaders manage the stress and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic? According to Jerry Colonna, it’s all about embracing fear instead of denying it.

BY Casey Gale March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Causes 5K Fundraiser to Go Virtual

An event designer has been fast-tracking efforts to create a virtual 5K fundraiser where participants run, walk, or jog independently and report their results online.

BY Michelle Russell March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Survey: Destination Organizations Expect ‘Extreme Impact’ Over Next 6 Months

Latest survey of destination marketing organizations reveals coronavirus pandemic has ‘dramatically shifted sector’s sentiment’ in the past two weeks.

BY Michelle Russell March 25, 2020

REAL ID Deadline Delayed Until 2021 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The deadline to obtain REAL ID-compliant licenses or other forms of ID, which U.S. travelers must have to fly domestically, has been pushed back to at least September 2021.

BY Curt Wagner March 25, 2020

Plan B: The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Last-Minute Virtual Adjustments

In less than a week, The Institute of Internal Auditors navigated major disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic — a scrapped in-person event, speaker cancellations, and a closing host hotel — to nimbly pull off a one-day virtual program for its members.

BY David McMillin March 25, 2020

Free Conversations to Keep You Grounded During the COVID-19 Crisis

As professionals across all industries deal with upheaval and uncertainty, TED is offering TED Connects, a live, daily, mid-day series for reflection.

BY David McMillin March 24, 2020

Convention Centers Repurposed to Hold Hospital Beds

Convention centers in New York, Chicago, and elsewhere will be temporarily repurposed to help relieve pressure on hospitals during the expected surge in COVID-19 cases.

BY Barbara Palmer March 23, 2020

10 Best Practices for Communicating About Association Events During COVID-19

Don Neal, CEO of 360 Live Media, offers advice about how associations can best communicate to their members, partners, attendees, and others in a time of uncertainty.

BY Don Neal March 23, 2020