Social Impact

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

4 Ways Meetings Help Homeless Communities

Here are some of the ways events make an impact.

BY Ken Budd October 1, 2018

Another Way to Look at ‘Sustainable Tourism’

A Tourism Ireland event at Lotte New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan reinforced the value of tourism to economies and societies.

BY Michelle Russell September 25, 2018

‘A Day of Reckoning’ — How Events are Changing the World

Our September cover story showcases three international events, two of which launched this year to address the challenge of human migration from completely different disciplines. All three hinge on bringing together perspectives from all over the world to focus on solutions to our most pressing issues.

BY Michelle Russell September 4, 2018

‘It’s About Learning Through Play’

The LEGO Group’s Build the Change events are all about doing good — for children, the communities in which the events are held, and the company itself.

July 24, 2018

An “Un-Conference” for Poverty and Social Injustice

The Opportunity Collaboration summit brings professionals from different disciplines together to create sustainable solutions to poverty and social injustice — in as “un-conference” a way as possible.

July 2, 2018

‘There’s a Lot of Potential for Quick Action.’

When Hurricane Harvey struck last year, PCMA Community Advocate of the Year Finalist Rachael Riggs had to think on her feet, spurring a grassroots volunteer effort through unexpected means — by creating an Amazon wish list.

May 31, 2018

‘We Can’t Sit By and Close Our Eyes.’

PCMA Community Advocate of the Year finalist Ken Sien on combatting human trafficking through awareness and education.

May 31, 2018

Here’s What Moved These Community-Minded Meeting Profs to Take Action

When the three PCMA Community Advocate of the Year finalists saw a wrong they could make right, they didn’t hesitate to take action.

May 22, 2018

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