News & Trends

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

What Should Your Hybrid Event Strategy Be?

When planning your hybrid events, start by determining what you want to accomplish. Here are four important questions for planners to consider.

BY Beth Surmont January 23, 2023

Recovering the Cuisine of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous chefs are using restaurants and special events to tell the mostly unknown story about Native food in America. 

BY Barbara Palmer January 20, 2023

Event Marketing Resolutions for 2023

Marketing professionals at mdg share how they resolve to renew their approach to digital marketing, branding, messaging, and more.

BY Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes January 19, 2023

Five Ways to Jumpstart Your 2023 in Better Form

In this time of “The Great Sorting,” Convening Leaders 2023 speaker Daniel Pink said, we have to figure things out for ourselves. Here are his tips to help us find our way.

BY Michelle Russell January 19, 2023

How Volunteers Can Move Your Event Closer to Your Sustainability Goals

At Greenbuild, Team Human’s person-to-person communication helped educate participants about event sustainability practices, which helped prevent recycling errors.

BY Barbara Palmer January 13, 2023

Moving Events Forward in the Face of Social and Economic Challenges

PCMA convened a roundtable in the American Geophysical Union’s boardroom in Washington, D.C., for the leaders of several associations, DMOs, and convention centers to discuss the impact of travel boycotts and how to navigate social and political challenges.

BY Michelle Russell January 13, 2023

Magnet Wall Draws Git Merge Attendees to Networking Space

A magnet board at a GitHub tech conference not only engaged participants but reinforced the collaborative spirit of their community. 

BY Michelle Russell January 13, 2023

8 Ways to Plan Face-to-Face Events for 2023

Hint: It’s not about getting your pre-pandemic groove back.

BY Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes January 12, 2023

Columbus Hospitality Workers Honored as Heroes

In a surprise ceremony at Convening Leaders 2023, PCMA Foundation and The Above and Beyond Foundation recognized three Columbus front-line hospitality workers with grants.

BY Curt Wagner January 11, 2023

Daniel Pink’s Three Simple Words to Avoid Regret

The CL 23 closing keynote speaker emphasizes that the start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on your regrets and use them as a foundation to build intentions for 2023.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst January 10, 2023

What’s Next for the Business Events Industry?

Business icon Carly Fiorina led a discussion with two industry suppliers and an economics professor about the outlook for the business events industry in 2023.

BY Barbara Palmer January 10, 2023

Delivering the Event Metrics Sponsors and Exhibitors Need

Adam Parry, director of Event Tech Live, spoke at a CL23 session on Tuesday about the data his team captures from events, how they capture it, what data he’d like to gain access to, and more. 

BY Casey Gale January 10, 2023

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