News & Trends

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

How Airbnb Open Is Changing the Attendee Experience

The peer-to-peer sharing platform has disrupted the hotel industry. Are meetings next?

BY David McMillin February 1, 2017

Inside Emojicon 2016, 1st Conference Designed Around ‘Picture Characters’

Emoji may be adorable, but with billions sent each year, they also carry enormous social, political, and cultural weight.

BY Barbara Palmer February 1, 2017

Are Meetings, Conventions Our Best Hope for Creating Change in World?

Events over the last year might have you wondering if the world is coming apart. A writer who has committed himself to giving back asks: Can meetings and conventions help put it back together?

BY Ken Budd February 1, 2017

How Meetings Can Bridge the Divide

We need a new set of arguments to reach across the political divide. Can meetings provide a neutral common ground to bring people together?

BY Michelle Russell January 31, 2017