Steve Pemberton: Defying the Odds

Steve Pemberton, author and Convening Leaders Main Stage speaker, shares insights on transcending circumstances.

BY Barbara Palmer November 2, 2018

Walk/Bike/Places Conference in New Orleans

Event Details Sept. 16–19, 2018 Sheraton New Orleans Hotel New Orleans What It’s All About Produced by Project for Public Spaces, Walk/Bike/Places is a biennial professional-development conference that gathers together city planners, placemakers, transportation engineers, community leaders, public health professionals, elected officials, and professional walking and bicycling advocates to discuss how “great streets, shared spaces,

BY Casey Gale October 31, 2018

Lessons Learned After Life-Changing Event

Microsoft’s Kati Quigley, the former chair of PCMA’s Board of Directors, shares what a scare taught her, and how it changed her outlook on her professional and personal lives.

BY Kati Quigley October 26, 2018

Don’t Dress to Impress

A recent study finds that wearing high-end items associated with status actually makes strangers less interested in meeting and getting to know you at social events.

BY Michelle Russell October 9, 2018

Homelessness is a Shared Problem — and on All of Us

This summer, an article about a conference for physicians pulling out of its host city because attendees felt unsafe walking the streets of San Francisco — where open drug illness were on display among the homeless — became the tipping point for our editorial team. We had talked about covering the issue of homelessness for

BY Michelle Russell September 26, 2018

Is it Time to Break Up With Your Phone?

The evidence keeps piling up that smartphones — or more precisely, the way that most of us use them — interfere with our ability to focus and think deeply.

BY Barbara Palmer September 26, 2018

Using Tech to Create Human Interaction

Smart badges are making it easy for attendees to connect with each other — and to quantify the value of those introductions.

BY Curtis Wagner September 26, 2018

The Downside of Looking on the Bright Side

One hazard with being hopeful things will work out? You can unintentionally eliminate the possibility that they may not.

BY Michelle Russell August 1, 2018

Making Your Vacation Last

Time off is important — but how can you stay relaxed and productive once you get back to the office?

BY Barbara Palmer July 11, 2018

Why Your Downtime Shouldn’t Secretly Be About Work

Author Brigid Schulte on the trend toward linking leisure to increased on-the-job productivity — and why you should resist it.

BY Casey Gale June 27, 2018

4 Tips for Selling Sustainability

Paul Salinger, vice president of marketing for Oracle, on how he builds a business case for sustainable events.

BY Jasmine Zhu June 25, 2018

The Game of Sustainable Event Planning

Decisions about sustainable event solutions can be clarified with a deck of cards and a few rubber bands, using a game demonstrated by Yalmaz Siddiqui, vice president of sustainability at MGM Resorts. 

BY Jasmine Zhu June 8, 2018