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.

Seeing the Unseen

How do you inject a familiar idea, or event, with new life? Two creative experts — Dan Goods of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Kati Quigley of Microsoft — share their sources of inspiration.

BY Corin Hirsch February 7, 2017

Mastering the Art of Online Education

What does it take to develop an engaging online course?

BY Michelle R. Davis February 1, 2017

How Airbnb Open Is Changing the Attendee Experience

The peer-to-peer sharing platform has disrupted the hotel industry. Are meetings next?

BY David McMillin February 1, 2017

Inside Emojicon 2016, 1st Conference Designed Around ‘Picture Characters’

Emoji may be adorable, but with billions sent each year, they also carry enormous social, political, and cultural weight.

BY Barbara Palmer February 1, 2017

A ‘Shark Tank’ for the Travel Industry

The Phocuswright Innovation Platform is reinventing how innovators find funding.

BY David McMillin February 1, 2017

Behind the Scenes: Guiding Principals

Why we call PCMA’s annual Meeting ‘Convening Leaders’

BY Michelle Russell February 1, 2017

Cutting Down on No-Shows

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners began charging a nominal fee for an annual luncheon — and cut down on no-shows and food waste.

BY Corin Hirsch February 1, 2017

Dorri McWhorter on Breaking out of the Bubble

Ascent is a new initiative by PCMA and Convene, to inspire and spur inclusion and diversity in our industry. Ascent also seeks to reach decision makers and workplace leaders, to educate them on the best practices and the business case for inclusion and diversity. At Convening Leaders 2018, Ascent invited Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the
BY Convene Editors February 1, 2017

Welcome to the ‘Convene Club’

Convene created a place for hosted sponsors and partners to meet, work, or just take a load off at Convening Leaders 2017.

BY Christopher Durso February 1, 2017

The RSA Conference: Big and Getting Bigger

How the RSA Conference plans to expand Its impact In 2017

BY Corin Hirsch February 1, 2017

Improving the Odds for Teachers

The American Statistical Association uses a volunteer initiative at its annual conference to train teachers on how to get statistical concepts across to students.

February 1, 2017

A Social Hologram

Attendees frolicked with hologram technology at Convening Leaders — and imagined potential uses.

BY Barbara Palmer January 30, 2017