Social Impact

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

Events Industry Takes on Homelessness, Sex Trafficking

How business-events industry can help solve our toughest problems.

BY Barbara Palmer January 8, 2019

Hospitality Helping Hands Volunteers Build Newborn Care Packages

Many Hospitality Helping Hands volunteers plan events, but their efforts Jan. 6 at Convening Leaders 2019 led to a celebration of a whole different kind: an epic baby shower for 20 local families in need.

January 6, 2019

PCMA, Beverly’s Birthdays Giving Back at Convening Leaders 2019

PCMA and Attendees will assist Pittsburgh families by teaming up with Beverly’s Birthdays to create essentials kits for newborns.

BY Curt Wagner December 17, 2018

Brands Taking Stands: 3BL Forum Explores Corporate Activism

Corporate activism is having a transformative moment. The 3BL Forum explored the movement with a new, flexible format and an impressive roster of speakers that broached critical topics from all angles.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 7, 2018

Switzerland Pioneers Cleantech

What does that mean for events taking place in the eco-friendly nation?

November 28, 2018

Hague CVB Spotlights Groups’ Earth-Friendly Initiatives

The Hague CVB showcases its commitment to sustainability — and local innovators — with its own awards programme.

BY Curt Wagner October 27, 2018

Can Promiseland Project Help Reunite Polarized America?

A collection of architects and home builders are donating their talent, time, money, and passion to create a place for open and honest conversation in America, one destination at a time.

BY David McMillin October 19, 2018

How to Help Events Industry Professionals Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle and left a trail of destruction. Join the PCMA Education Foundation in helping your events industry colleagues affected by the storm.

BY David McMillin October 12, 2018

How Milwaukee Puts Housing First

The “housing first” philosophy puts the chronically homeless in secure housing as a first step, rather than focusing on behavior or other issues. Here’s the difference it has made in Milwaukee County.

BY Barbara Palmer October 2, 2018

Hacking Homelessness

Gallus Events founder William Thomson created Homeless Hackathon Glasgow, bringing together hacker participants, along with representatives from local institutions and nonprofit organizations, to yield potential solutions to homelessness. The result? Not one, but three projects currently under development.

BY Barbara Palmer October 1, 2018

4 Ways Meetings Help Homeless Communities

Here are some of the ways events make an impact.

BY Ken Budd October 1, 2018