Meeting Management

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

Changing Regulations Affect Independent Planners

Advice for independent planners about navigating the changing worker compliance landscape — plus some tips for standing out from the competition.

BY Jasmine Zhu August 7, 2019

Women Deliver Conference Tries ‘to Shake Up Power Dynamics’

When the largest conference on gender equality, Women Deliver, gathered in Vancouver last month, they explored one question in particular: How are you going to use your power for good?

BY Jennifer N. Dienst July 9, 2019

11 Tips for Adding Child-Care Services to Your Events

Accent on Children’s Arrangements has provided child-care services at meetings and events for 28 years. Diane Lyons, CMP and president of Accent-DMC Inc., offers these tips.

BY Jasmine Zhu May 23, 2019