News & Trends

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

Creating Compelling Digital Experiences

The art and science of combining digital and face-to-face experiences in your meetings strategy.

BY Convene Editors February 1, 2018

Looking Ahead: An Aspirational Vision

Now more than ever, business events drive global economic growth and social transformation.

BY Sherrif Karamat February 1, 2018

A Meeting of Miniature Soldiers

A visit to one of three annual Historical Miniature Gaming Society events dedicated to the art of historical miniature gaming.

BY Casey Gale February 1, 2018

RIP Expo Revenue: 5 Realities of Today’s B2B Buyer

Five realities about the changing buying habits of B2B professionals, and how they impact expo revenue.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP February 1, 2018

Can Social VR Transform Events?

Putting on a headset can be antisocial — unless it connects an attendee with millions of other users.

BY Barbara Palmer January 30, 2018

Designing Digital Events That Work

Jennifer Kingen Kush, DES, executive director of the Digital Experience Institite talks about the current best practices for digital meetings — and their very bright future.

BY Christopher Durso January 26, 2018

5 Things This Event Strategist Wishes She Knew When Starting Her Career

At Convening Leaders 2018, Kelly Peacy, founder and CEO of Insight Event Strategy, shared with student attendees five things she wished she had known when she was just starting out.

BY Jasmine Zhu January 24, 2018

#MeToo: Sexual Harassment in the Meetings Industry

Since the business-events industry is female-dominated, you might think sexual harassment isn’t an issue. But a Convene survey — plus interviews with some of the respondents — shows that’s not the case at all.

BY Michelle Russell January 2, 2018

Into the Wild(erness Risk Management Conference)

Emergency rescue drills, infectious-disease care and more at the 2017 Wilderness Risk Management Conference.

BY Jasmine Zhu January 2, 2018

The Future (of Medical Meetings) Will See You Now

The convergence of health care and technology is reaching an inflection point at a time when other pressures are putting the squeeze on medical meetings. How can they stay relevant in a shifting landscape?

BY Barbara Palmer January 2, 2018

What’s the ROI of F2F?

Hotel nights, direct spending, tax revenue — these numbers capture just a fraction of what face-to-face gatherings mean. As the
events industry aims to articulate its true value to lawmakers and the general public, the narrative needs to include both dollars and difference-making efforts.

BY David McMillin December 1, 2017

What Makes Your Attendees Show Up?

The “Decision to Attend 2” study quantifies what makes your attendees want to go to your meetings.

BY Convene Editors December 1, 2017

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