Weak Social Ties Can Make You Happier, Strengthen Career Prospects

Most people don’t assign much meaning to weak social ties, such as to neighbors, fellow gym-goers, the baristas at a local coffee shop, or acquaintances at work. But according to a recent New York Times article by Allie Volpe, individuals who cultivate these low-stakes relationships feel happier, more empathetic, and less lonely. In May’s cover

BY Casey Gale May 22, 2019

Work-Life Balance: Is it ‘Mission Impossible’?

Event professionals share tips on how they — and their teams — avoid burnout.

BY Kim Benjamin May 15, 2019

Face-to-Face Meetings: An Antidote for Loneliness

Our social ties have frayed so much that public policy and health experts have described loneliness as a worldwide epidemic. But there is a solution for our lonely planet.

BY Barbara Palmer May 4, 2019

Choral Cure: What Happens When We Sing Together

The Global Meeting Exchange in Montreux, Switzerland, tapped the power of music to bring its attendees from around the world together with a song.

BY Barbara Palmer April 30, 2019

CreativeMornings: A Global Community Built on Connection

How a weekly gathering of creative professionals in New York City turned into a worldwide movement with more than 200 chapters in more than 65 countries working to reverse the trend of loneliness.

BY Barbara Palmer April 30, 2019

BrainAMPED Founder: Practice Emotional Intelligence

It’s good to be intellectually curious. But Sara Ross — founder of BrainAMPED and a PCMA EduCon keynote speaker — says being emotionally curious may be more important.

BY Barbara Palmer April 25, 2019

What’s a (Working) Mother to Do?

Women, recent research says, have to overcome barriers to career advancement once they become mothers. Events shouldn’t add to their hurdles.

BY Michelle Russell April 17, 2019

Ditch the Doughnuts to Boost Attendee Wellness

Doughnut wall? No. ‘Sweatworking?’ Yes, says Tourism Vancouver’s Rachael Riggs, who helped organize the Health and Wellness Forum in Chicago, devoted to helping planners create healthier events.

BY Cristi Kempf April 11, 2019

4 Ways to Prevent a Cold on Your Next Flight

Use some common-sense tactics to avoid getting sick.

BY Jasmine Zhu February 25, 2019

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Your Inbox?

If you care about being good at your job, “your inbox should be a priority,” says author and professor Adam Grant. Here are five tips to keep email from overtaking your life.

BY Barbara Palmer February 20, 2019

How Personal Well-Being Leads to Event Success

A sense of well-being, says author and business consultant Andrew Sykes, is rarely top of mind in the workplace. Here’s why we need to pay attention to it in our office — and events — environments.

BY Michelle Russell February 6, 2019

Time for a Wake-Up Call for Airbnb’s Business Model

As Airbnb eyes opportunities to attract more event attendees and other business travelers, roadblocks loom on the horizon.

BY David McMillin February 1, 2019