Meeting Management

It’s All About the Logistics at ALHI’s In-Person Event

In August, ALHI held a 125-attendee face-to-face event at the Omni Dallas Hotel to show planners how to safely reconvene.

BY Casey Gale September 18, 2020

How an Incentive Group Met Safely in Aruba This Month

The Fields Group’s client wanted to reward its sales partners with a trip this year, despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Here’s how they pulled it off.

BY Michelle Russell September 11, 2020

Clean Bill of Health

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was able to safely convene a 450-person face-to-face event using a health-screening tool for attendees.

BY Danica Tormohlen August 28, 2020

How This Association Held a 300-Person Event — Safely — in June in Florida

The Georgia Motor Trucking Association worked closely with the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island to take every measure to ensure participants’ safety.

BY Michelle Russell July 24, 2020

Surveying Attendees About Live Events

Wondering how to determine your audience’s willingness to attend a live event? The PCMA Catalyst community discussed what questions to include in a survey.

BY Convene Editors July 6, 2020

Creating a Safe Space for Failure

Sessions that explore failures can encourage more meaningful — and enjoyable — learning. Here’s how a couple of organizations made room for failure at their events.

BY David McMillin December 2, 2019

Seven Telltale Signs That a Conference is a Scam

While the subjective nature of scientific quality makes it difficult to label a low-quality event predatory, there are some telltale warning signs. ICCA offers a guide to some of the most common characteristics.

BY David McMillin October 1, 2019

What to Do About Fake and Predatory Conferences

Is there a solution for putting an end to fake and predatory conferences? Professors, meeting professionals, and more weigh in with their own experiences.

BY David McMillin October 1, 2019

Reinventing the Health-Care Conference

The Manova summit debuted in 2018 as an experiment in changing conversations about the future of health care. With the second annual summit underway, here’s a look at how organizers are leaning into lessons learned last year.

BY Michelle Russell September 26, 2019

New Study Spotlights How Socio-Political Changes in Europe Impact Events

Event professionals in Europe and the U.S. are feeling uncertain about the global economic outlook, as well as how social and political changes will impact their events, according to research conducted by the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe.

BY Michelle Russell August 29, 2019

Embracing a ‘Mind Shift’ in Event Security

Over the past decade, security risks have moved to the top of agendas for event organizers, CVBs leaders, and convention center general managers. In some cases, the conversation about safety has paved the way to notable changes such as an updated bag policy and ID requirements at CES or mandated magnetometer screenings at the Spokane

BY David McMillin August 28, 2019

Currency Research’s Event Team Faces Trial by Fire

After a California wildfire forced the evacuation of their host venue last November, the organizers for the Americas Cash Cycle Seminar had to scramble to find a new location for the international event. Here’s how they did it.

BY Cristi Kempf August 26, 2019