Artificial Intelligence

Who Organized the Event Better — Humans or AI?

Humans faced off against AI in an event-planning competition at PCMA Convening Leaders 2024, and the result of the exercise shines a light on industry gaps and opportunities.

BY Magdalina Atanassova February 9, 2024

How AI Could Help Build Better Meeting Spaces — Online and IRL

VML Intelligence’s Future 100 trend forecast spotlights “Imagination Stores,” digital retail spaces created with the help of gen AI. How might that trend translate to the business events industry?

BY Curt Wagner February 5, 2024

Spotlighting Trust in 2024

After reading a Convene online story about trends, a reader pledges to cut through the social media noise and demand trustworthiness of others — and herself — in the coming year.

BY Convene Editors January 24, 2024

Safe Spaces for Feelings

Some event management students in professor’s undergraduate class believe that virtual events are “outdated.” PCMA’s Catalyst Community offered their ideas on how he could dig deeper for more insight.

BY Convene Editors January 12, 2024

Generative AI: ‘The Essence of What Will Create Our Future’

Monday’s Main Stage speakers at Convening Leaders 2024 explored the future of generative AI — after which PCMA and Gevme announced a new feature of their proprietary AI Spark tool for event professionals.

BY Curt Wagner January 8, 2024

Nina Schick: ‘The Business Events Industry Must Be Vigilant’ Concerning AI

Main Stage presenter Nina Schick applies her AI expertise to the events industry in a pre-Convening Leaders Convene interview.

BY Michelle Russell January 7, 2024

New and Improved Tech Labs at Convening Leaders 2024

Tech Labs, a format that launched at EduCon 2023, is returning to Convening Leaders in an updated version.

BY Magdalina Atanassova December 14, 2023

Hey Chatbot, What’s the Wi-Fi Password?

Say hello to the new generation of event chatbots powered by conversational AI.

BY Barbara Palmer November 13, 2023

Powering Human Connection with AI

What three experts predict will happen when artificial intelligence meets event technology.

BY Barbara Palmer October 30, 2023

Keeping Digital Events Relevant

Some event management students in professor’s undergraduate class believe that virtual events are “outdated.” PCMA’s Catalyst Community offered their ideas on how he could dig deeper for more insight.

BY Convene Editors October 5, 2023

Why Generative AI Can’t Replace Event Organizers’ Jobs

A recent analysis of the kind of jobs most likely to benefit from — rather than be threatened by — generative AI reads almost as if the World Economic Forum lifted it from a business event strategist job description.

BY Barbara Palmer September 26, 2023

Exploring Event Tech’s Present and Future

The organizers behind EduCon’s Tech Labs share what event technology solutions excited them most before and after the event.

BY Magdalina Atanassova September 1, 2023

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