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

Pandemic Pastimes: How Hobbies Help Us Deal with Stress

Many have turned to hobbies as a way to cope with quarantining. And that, neuroscientists and mental health professionals tell us, provides many lasting benefits beyond serving as a distraction during the crisis.

BY Curt Wagner September 2, 2020

Will the Pandemic Change How We Look at Mental Health?

As more studies show that Americans are experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression caused by the COVID-19 crisis, some hope it will bring mental health issues into the spotlight.

BY Casey Gale September 1, 2020

Change Is Hard, But Is It Easier During the Pandemic?

Wharton professor and author Jonah Berger on why you should feel more comfortable making big changes now, and others may be more receptive to new ideas.

BY Michelle Russell August 13, 2020

Why LinkedIn May Be Good for Your Mood, Not Just Your Career

Mental health experts are warning against spending too much time scrolling on your smartphones. Here’s why time spent on LinkedIn is a little different.

BY Barbara Palmer July 9, 2020

Lactation Pods Provide Space for Working Moms to Nurse at Events

Phoenix Convention Center recently added Mamava lactation pods — private spaces for nursing mothers — to its North and West buildings. 

BY Casey Gale February 19, 2020

NostalgiaCon: Like Comic Con, With a Decades-Themed Twist

What do The Goonies, Val Kilmer, and big shoulder pads have in common? They’re all from the ‘80s and were featured at NostalgiaCon — a Comic Con-esque event that brought 2,500 pop culture enthusiasts together at the Anaheim Convention Center last September.

BY Casey Gale January 30, 2020

How Event Professionals Stay Focused on the Job

Respondents to a recent Convene survey about distractions at work shared some of their strategies and tips for staying focused in the face of multiple distractions.

BY Convene Editors January 2, 2020