The Pandemic’s Effect on Fashion Industry Is Bigger Than a Switch to Sweatpants

Fashion changed when people stopped going out, and not just because we were all wearing comfy clothes. A professor from the Fashion Institute of Technology provides an analysis of what that means for the fashion business and fashion-focused events.

BY Convene Editors August 11, 2021

When the Whole World Gets Sick, What Does That Mean for Wellness?

Here’s what the future of wellness, health, and safety looks like from the perspectives of experts in two different fields.

BY Nancy Davis Steven A. Adelman August 11, 2021

More Contactless Technology in Hospitality — But More Social Interaction

Three hospitality executives share short- and long-term views of what is happening next for hotels.

BY Tammy Routh Derek DeCross Asad Ahmed August 11, 2021

Reconnecting in Person After the Pandemic: It’s Complicated

Convene spoke with Sara Ross, a neuroscience-trained leadership strategist, about the conflicting emotions people may feel as they return to in-person events. Good news from a Virginia Tech neuroscientist: It should be temporary.

BY Barbara Palmer July 6, 2021

DMO Launches Comic Series Via Streaming Services

‘Life’s Rewards,’ an eight-episode comedy program co-produced by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater DMO, gives the destination major screen time — and provides a case-study example of a new CVB business model spurred by the pandemic.

BY Curt Wagner June 28, 2021

Death of the Buffet and Other Environmental Silver Linings Brought to Us by COVID-19

On the eve of Earth Day, we checked in with two leaders at the organization steering the business events industry towards a new benchmark of sustainability. We asked: Are we more or less focused on sustainable event design a result of the pandemic?

BY Jennifer N. Dienst April 21, 2021

Draw a Tree That Will Grow in the Real World

To celebrate Earth Day, digital platform Piccles will plant a tree for every tree submitted on its collaborative drawing platform. It could be the start of a new way of creating digital experiences to do good in the world.

BY Barbara Palmer April 21, 2021

Stressed? Mindfulness Can Help You Work With Your Emotions

Mindful meditation is not meant to cushion us from our emotions, according to mindfulness teacher and expert, Leah Weiss, but to give us tools to work with them.

BY Barbara Palmer February 2, 2021

Two 2021 Predictions That Bode Well for F2F Events

Brian Sullivan, senior national correspondent for CNBC, has come out with five predictions for 2021 — and the first two hold promise for the business of in-person events. Bonus: Another one of his five predictions offers insights and opportunities for savvy business event organizers.

BY Michelle Russell December 23, 2020

How to Reinvent the Office Holiday Party This Year

Spoiler alert: the ugly Christmas sweater is here to stay.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 17, 2020

What This Year’s Most Popular Animated Images Tell Us

The most-viewed GIFs of 2020 reflect the year we’ve experienced and what matters to us most.

BY Casey Gale December 10, 2020

In Praise of the Emoji

In an increasingly virtual world, emoji make communicating feel more human.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 3, 2020