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.

Hamilton Hotel Employees Work From Home — and Learn

Instead of layoffs and furloughs, one Washington D.C. hotel is offering its employees online training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BY Curt Wagner June 16, 2020

2 Things Event Organizers Can Learn from Air Travel During the Pandemic

I boarded a plane last week for the first time in four months. Here’s what I think event organizers can take away from my experience.

BY David McMillin June 16, 2020

How One Virtual Fundraising Event Made Socializing a Priority

Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas used Zoom breakout rooms to replicate the experience of sharing a table with others at a gala — and the virtual event ended up exceeding an ambitious fundraising goal.

BY Casey Gale June 15, 2020

Webinar: Get Creative with Restrictions to Meet Differently

The return to face-to-face events is in sight, but they will never be the same. Our panel of experts will tackle questions about how the industry is working together as a whole to provide clean and safe environments for event participants.

BY Doreen Burse Kevin O’Connor, CTS Kelly Ricker Jim Russell June 11, 2020

IMEX America 2020 Is Canceled

Citing ongoing corporate travel bans and continued global travel restrictions, IMEX Group has canceled the Las Vegas business events show scheduled for September.

BY Michelle Russell June 10, 2020

Engaging Attendees in a ‘Two-Dimensional World’

Derrick Johnson and Gregg Talley of Talley Management Group discuss the importance of changing live-event engagement tactics to capture the attention of a digital audience.

BY Michelle Russell June 10, 2020

Making Sure Your Digital Event Is ADA Compliant

In the PCMA Catalyst community, two event planners asked what ADA requirements they need to meet in order to hold an inclusive digital event.

BY Convene Editors June 9, 2020

How to Prepare for a Virtual Job Interview During the Pandemic

With online job interviews replacing in-person interviews, a new survey of hiring professionals highlights best practices and the pitfalls for job seekers.

BY Curt Wagner June 9, 2020

Masks Don’t Stop Us From Reading Emotions

New research on emotional expression shows that we can tell that people are smiling at us, even when their noses and mouths are covered.

BY Barbara Palmer June 9, 2020

ASTRO Plans for the ‘Best Possible Virtual Meeting,’ Including a VR-Style Exhibit Hall

ASTRO’s early decision to move its in-person meeting to a virtual setting has given the organization time to plan a highly immersive attendee experience.

BY Casey Gale June 5, 2020

5 Ways to Move Forward, From the Design-Thinking Community

A report from the iconic design firm IDEO provides a framework for recovery. We’ve applied their business-continuity principles to the business events industry.

BY Michelle Russell June 5, 2020

Webinar: Virtual is Vital: Event Strategy, Design and Engagement

While the attraction of in-person events remains strong, don’t underestimate the opportunity to connect your members, expand audiences and extend the conversation with quality content in a virtual event.

BY Victoria Fanning Megan Finnell June 2, 2020