News & Trends

What’s happening — or coming up next — in the meetings and events world and beyond.

How to Build an Event Crystal Ball

The best way to predict the future is to pay attention and be prepared for the “what if?”

BY Beth Surmont January 14, 2022

What Is Liminality and Why Does It Matter to Your Event?

Do you feel your attendees crave serendipity when attending virtual events? The lack of liminal space in virtual environments is the culprit — and it can also be missing at your in-person event.

BY Julius Solaris January 14, 2022

Meetings and Your Brain: How to Turn a Digital Audience Into a Community

Facilitator Priya Parker explains why establishing a sense of togetherness for participants should be the first step for online and hybrid events.

BY Barbara Palmer January 13, 2022

Tech Experts Weigh In: How Has the Digital Event Experience Changed?

Convene editors asked companies at Convening Leaders 2022’s Tech Village at Caesars Forum to identify what’s changed about the digital attendee experience over the last year.

BY Convene Editors January 13, 2022

Incoming PCMA Board Chair: ‘We’ve Got to Keep Moving’

Charles Starks, the 2022 chairman of the PCMA Board of Directors, says PCMA — and the business events industry — must forge ahead with an eye to innovation, education, and collaboration through growing relationships.

BY Barbara Palmer January 11, 2022

What They’re Saying About Convening Leaders 2022 — Day 3

Inspiration from two young and engaging Main Stage speakers, an educational session on a humanistic approach to events, and much more caught the attention of CL22 audiences.

BY Convene Editors January 11, 2022

Question of the Day: Are You Wrestling Over Your Event Format?

Convening Leaders attendees share how they’re thinking their 2022 events will take shape, and what they’re taking home from the event.

BY Ascend Media January 11, 2022

Making Climate Change Personal

Social justice issues have everything to do with the environment, environmental justice advocate Wanjiku ‘Wawa’ Gatheru told the PCMA Convening Leaders 2022 audience in Las Vegas, ‘and the environment has everything to do with me.’

BY Barbara Palmer January 11, 2022

Question of the Day: How Do You Ensure Inclusivity at Your Events?

Convening Leaders 2022 attendees share what their organizations are doing to create more inclusive gatherings.

BY Ascend Media January 10, 2022

Ronan Farrow to CL22: ‘Set the Mission on Solving Problems’

A packed in-person audience and digital participants listened to journalist Ronan Farrow, who talked about the value that shared space and common ground provided by events can bring to the world.

BY Barbara Palmer January 10, 2022

What They’re Saying About Convening Leaders 2022 — Day 2

Whether in person or online, PCMA attendees were making connections — in the CL Promenade, in session chats, and on social media. Here’s a look at some of the buzz during the second day.

BY Convene Editors January 10, 2022

Scott Galloway Eyes the Future of Business and Tech

At his keynote session, bestselling author and professor Scott Galloway reviewed his business predictions for the new year.

BY Casey Gale January 10, 2022