Meeting Management

How to Open — and Close — a Meeting

In our latest Meetings and Your Brain column, we look at why the first and last 5 percent of a meeting “really matters,” as conflict resolution facilitator Priya Parker says.

BY Barbara Palmer November 28, 2022

Looking Forward — and Planning for More Uncertainty in Business Events

While the worst of the pandemic may be behind us, one event organizer sees the fallout as affecting business events into the “near future,” and is preparing for more uncertainty.

BY Curt Wagner November 21, 2022

Investing in Company Culture Brings Employees Together in Tough Times

In the third in a series about dealing with uncertainty, the CEO of photo and video company Snapbar shares how four business pivots in two years has taken a toll, but the entire team stepped up to meet the challenge.

BY Barbara Palmer November 7, 2022

‘History Starts Now’ for Business Events Industry

Heather Seasholtz, CMP-Fellow, DES, was laid off from her job at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the two years since, she’s learned to harness uncertainty in ways she never anticipated.

BY Casey Gale October 31, 2022

‘There’s no Obstacle Too Big’ to Derail Association’s Annual Event

CEO of the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association reflects on what she learned from her experience navigating a double whammy — a COVID surge and hurricane — happening at the same time as her annual in-person conference.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst October 24, 2022

3 Shifts in Event Sustainability

Meeting professionals aren’t going back to planning exactly the same events they held in 2019, and they aren’t returning to the same conversations about sustainability they were having before the pandemic. Here are three ways industry experts in sustainability say the landscape is changing.

BY Barbara Palmer October 10, 2022

Prescribing a Hub-and-Spoke Approach

A medical conference in Italy was broadcast from a main studio to more than a dozen sites throughout the country, giving participants both a broad and localized learning experience.

BY Michelle Russell August 4, 2022

Navigating Rising AV Costs for Events: ’It’s Not 2019 Anymore’

Skyrocketing travel and equipment costs and a sudden talent shortage — pandemic-prompted trends have made affordable audiovisual services a challenge since the return of face-to-face events. Event organizers and suppliers talk about their pain points, how to mitigate costs, and the importance of communication.

BY Casey Gale July 29, 2022

Smaller Budgets, Bigger Risks

A host of Conversation Starters — small group discussions on a range of hot-button topics — were held for in-person and digital participants at Convening Leaders 2022. Here are some takeaways.

BY Michelle Russell February 3, 2022

The COVID-19 Testing Conundrum

Many experts now say that frequent, daily rapid tests are a superior approach to safer travel and gatherings, but for event organizers scarcity and high costs stand in the way.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst January 27, 2022

Building Year-Round Engagement With Audiences

After two years of digital experimentation, organizations of all stripes are coming to a collective realization — a successful event strategy requires cultivating a strong, year-round online community. 

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 30, 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

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