News & Trends

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

Seven Summits Climber Jamie Clarke on Finding the Key to Collaboration Through Failure

The lifelong adventurer, coach, and motivational speaker shared how falling apart informed his biggest lessons on coming together.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst June 7, 2022

What Happened at EduCon 2022 — Day Two

Here are some photos from Monday’s events at PCMA EduCon 2022 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

BY Convene Editors June 6, 2022

10 Ways to Make an Impact With Your Event F&B

Quick wins do not mean shortcuts, EduCon panelists agreed — making social and environmental impact takes time and planning.

BY Curt Wagner June 6, 2022

Megan Henshall: ‘There Is No Ego in Innovation’

In conversation with Storycraft Lab founder Naomi Clare Crellin at a PCMA EduCon session on Monday, Google’s global events account manager Megan Henshall discussed the conditions under which innovation thrives.

BY Casey Gale June 6, 2022

How to Test Your Assumptions About What Your Audience Really Wants — and Why You Should

We all have blind spots when it comes to event design. Here’s how to turn data into insights that will create the kinds of experiences that provide attendee value.

BY Barbara Palmer June 6, 2022

What’s Happening at EduCon 2022 — Day One

Here are some photos from Sunday’s events at PCMA EduCon 2022 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

BY Convene Editors June 6, 2022

Two Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of EduCon

Whether you are experiencing PCMA EduCon 2022 in person in New Orleans or digitally, the JUNO Live app will help you navigate the event, and using your Experience Profile tool will help you find the engagements that mean the most to you.

BY Convene Editors June 3, 2022

Championing Connection and Community in Minneapolis 

Meet Minneapolis’s CEO Melvin Tennant shares how the DMO is addressing stress from the pandemic, George Floyd’s murder, and other world events with strategies and policies designed to support employees and the community.

BY Barbara Palmer May 31, 2022

Embracing Mental Health in the Workplace

How HR professionals are addressing post-pandemic mental health issues and supporting the wellbeing of employees — and themselves.

BY Michelle Russell May 31, 2022

Adrienne Readings: ‘Memorable Immersive Experiences are High on the Agenda’

Australia’s first female GM of a convention center, Adrienne Readings, shares how the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia is leveling up to meet the changing needs of groups.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst May 27, 2022

Chicago and Midwest Meetings and Hospitality Groups Unite

Eleven meetings and hospitality groups in the region have created the Midwest Meeting and Event Collective (MMEC) to combine advocacy efforts, support each other, and develop a richer community.

BY Curt Wagner May 27, 2022

Notified Executive Allie Magyar: ‘You’re Not Confined by Your Title’

From street racing to startups, serial entrepreneur Allie Magyar shares the highs and lows that come with forging your own path.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst May 27, 2022