Social Impact

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

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

The Power of Advocacy: How Two Medical Conferences Empowered a Family with Disabilities

Alice Brouhard found the technology to give her daughter an independent life at a medical conference. Then she launched her own event to help other special-needs families.

September 29, 2017

Yelp Is on the Way

To provide attendees with top drinking and dining options in San Diego, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization partnered with Yelp.

September 25, 2017

The ‘Dumpster’ Lunch

To spotlight the problem of food waste, WasteExpo 2017 served a delicious meal made entirely of food that was left over or would otherwise have been thrown out.

BY Molly Petrilla August 30, 2017