Social Impact

See how event organizers and others are using meetings and events to make a difference.

How Singaporean Students Are Leading the Business-Events Industry

At PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2018, Singaporean students took the stage to propose inclusivity-centered event concepts.

BY Casey Gale May 1, 2018

Why Delegates to the World Economic Forum Took Time Out to Talk About Play

The lack of opportunity for many of the world’s children to engage in unstructured play is a growing and urgent issue — and inspired a new coalition.

BY Michelle Russell April 24, 2018

Ideas Worth Spreading — and Funding

TED has just announced The Audacious Project, which will apply a startup funding model to bold, new philanthropic projects each year, and the big unveil will take place at TED2018.

BY Michelle Russell April 5, 2018

Superheroes to the Rescue at Denver Comic Con

While most comic conventions are strictly a commercial endeavor, Denver Comic Con is organized by — and benefits — Pop Culture Classroom, a local educational nonprofit.

BY Casey Gale March 1, 2018

An Event App That Gives Back

Global Citizen’s app encourages users to take political action — and earn rewards in return.

BY Casey Gale December 27, 2017

Get to Know Your Conference City: Invite the Locals

The Society of Architectural Historians helps residents in its host city get to know their hometown a little better — by inviting them on exclusive tours.

BY Molly Petrilla December 27, 2017

Heart-to-Heart With Visit Anaheim and the AHA

Visit Anaheim’s partnership with the American Heart Association, the “Heart-to-Heart” campaign, gives lifesaving training and tools to local schools.

BY Casey Gale December 13, 2017

“The Real Farmville”

The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland has its own farm — not to mention a full-time intern who’s helping study bee-colony collapse.

December 1, 2017

A Highway of Broken Dishes

An initiative at Germany’s Maritim hotels turns broken dishes into asphalt — and that’s just the beginning.

BY Jasmine Zhu November 29, 2017

It’s Within Your Power to Help Stop Human Trafficking

Meeting planners are in a unique position to help identify and confront human trafficking.

BY Barbara Palmer November 28, 2017

What’s the Value of Volunteering?

Are your corporate social responsibility efforts worthwhile? Marc Morial, the National Urban League’s president and CEO, offers advice.

November 1, 2017

How the National Urban League Provides Minority Entrepreneurs With New Opportunities

A “Shark Tank”-style pitch fest is just one way the National Urban League uses a one-day summit to help minority-owned small businesses overcome obstacles.

November 1, 2017

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