Event Strategy & Design

From the physical set-up to the way you orchestrate sessions and interaction, we help you put the latest smart thinking into practice to create environments and experiences that have an impact.

Tips for Returning to Live Trade Shows

Exhibitor magazine brought together five industry professionals to discuss the current events landscape and how marketers and organizers can plan for the future.

BY Curt Wagner November 29, 2021

Celebrating a Day for Doing Good

For #GivingTuesday, we highlight four nonprofits that support event professionals.

BY Barbara Palmer November 29, 2021

Five Event Trends in Five Minutes

ECEF gave attendees a handful of important data points to consider as they embarked on a day of programs and networking.

BY Michelle Russell November 24, 2021

Forestry Group’s Focus: a Sustainable Future for All Communities

Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s 2021 annual conference, held virtually, doubles the number of attendees as organization commits to new diversity, equity, and inclusion policy.

BY Casey Gale November 24, 2021

A ‘Watershed Moment’ for Events — and the World

How the United Nations’ biggest climate conference — and a critical moment in human history — could change the event industry’s “business as usual” narrative on sustainability.

BY Barbara Palmer November 23, 2021

Climate Conferences on the Agenda

COP26 hasn’t been the only conference to address the climate crisis. A number of other significant events have recently taken place with the environment, sustainability and climate change at the center of their missions.

BY Convene Editors November 23, 2021

Authors Urge Humanity to Remain Hopeful

Two newly published books by Jane Goodall and Katharine Mayhoe are meant to guard against despair in the face of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss.

BY Michelle Russell November 23, 2021

Creating Hybrid Interaction Among Event Audiences

The National Speakers Association’s hybrid workshop earlier this year created opportunities for the small in-person and larger online audiences to talk to each other and have a shared experience.

BY Michelle Russell November 22, 2021

Growing Appetite for Local Ingredients on Event Menus

More event venues are sourcing local ingredients for their menus, resulting in real positives: It supports good health and a community’s economy, and helps the environment in a number of ways.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst November 22, 2021

In-Person Events Continue in the Netherlands

Two international events — one held last week and another scheduled for Dec. 3-6 — continue in person at RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, despite a recent COVID partial lockdown introduced in the Netherlands.

BY Michelle Russell November 19, 2021

‘The Hugs Felt More Genuine’ at This In-Person Health-Care Meeting

ACEP COO Bobby Heard on what it took to host a safe and successful meeting for emergency physicians, how partners can better support organizers, and why the hybrid format needs to go away.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst November 18, 2021

Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge Launches With Broad Industry Support

As of Nov. 15, 120 business events industry organizations have signed the pledge, each committing to eliminating their global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

BY Curt Wagner November 15, 2021