Social Impact

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

How Do You Give Back To A Destination?

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers invited attendees to create lasting legacy programs for specific host destinations.

BY Michelle R. Davis July 31, 2017

Why Wall-to-Table Might Be the Next Big Thing in F&B

Vertical farming is a sustainable, delicious way to feed the world — including conference attendees.

BY Jasmine Zhu July 11, 2017

How a Resort in New Mexico Gives Abandoned Horses a Second Chance

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya in New Mexico is saving wild and abandoned horses — and relying on the help of meeting attendees to do it.

July 3, 2017

How One Association Is Combatting the High Rate of Suicides Among Construction Workers

With the construction industry plagued by a high suicide rate, the Construction Financial Management Association has created a new toolbox for meetings and other prevention resources.

BY Michelle R. Davis June 1, 2017

How the NAMM Show Makes a Lasting Impact on Elementary Students

Every year, NAMM Show volunteer offer music instruction at an Anaheim elementary school — part of a partnership that’s helped the school district retune its music program.

May 1, 2017

Using Technology to Make Philanthropy More Personal

Small networks, not large organizations, will drive giving in the future.

April 3, 2017

Career Opportunities

EnventU brings event planning to disadvantaged high-school students.

BY Corin Hirsch March 1, 2017

A Playful Approach to Community Service

See what happens when members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons come together in a project tied directly to what they care about — and that also leaves something behind in the communities where they meet.

BY Barbara Palmer February 20, 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 Hacker Walks Into a Beehive

Could the Internet of Things help solve the global decline in bee populations? A CiscoDevNet hackathon sets out to show that it can.

BY Corin Hirsch January 3, 2017