News & Trends

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

5 Destinations Using Virtual Reality to Put You in Their Place

Virtual reality has finally arrived. And destinations and venues are getting increasingly creative about using it for 360-degree tours, high-flying site visits, and more. Grab your headset and take a look.

BY Ken Budd May 1, 2017

Clean-Sport Movement: Inside World Anti-Doping Agency’s Annual Symposium

WADA monitors illegal performance-enhancing drugs in athletics more than just every four years when the Summer Olympics come around.

BY Christopher Durso May 1, 2017

This Is What Medical Meetings Will Look Like in the Future

Is the education model being created at the University of Texas at Austin’s brand-new Dell Medical School a blueprint for your meeting’s future?

BY Christopher Durso April 3, 2017

Showing True Colors at Color Conference

How the Color Conference keeps their meeting for color-management professionals vibrant.

BY Michelle Russell April 3, 2017

What’s On Your Wish List For 2017?

Here’s what respondents to the 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey told us was on their own personal wish lists.

BY Michelle Russell March 20, 2017

How Meeting Planners Book, Plan, and Execute Their Events

What Meetings Market Survey respondents told us about the tools and technology they rely on.

BY Michelle Russell March 13, 2017

Unpacking the 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey

Convene TV host Carrie Ferenac and Cara Moore uncover some surprises in the data.

BY Convene Editors March 13, 2017

What Did You Do Differently Last Year?

We asked meeting professionals to tell us what changes they made last year — positive or negative — in response to the economy. Do any of these look familiar?

BY Barbara Palmer March 7, 2017

Inside Biofabricate, Where Fabric is Created From Life

Inside Biofabricate, where designers use biological materials to make clothing, utensils, electronics, and more.

BY Christopher Durso March 1, 2017

What Is the Meetings Industry’s Biggest Challenge?

Every year, respondents to our annual Meetings Market Survey give answers to open-ended questions about the industry. Here are what they listed as the most pressing challenges in 2017.

BY Michelle Russell March 1, 2017

Convene’s 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey

Still trending upward, but at a slower pace than last year.

BY Michelle Russell March 1, 2017

Through the Looking Glasses

James H. Gilmore’s ‘Look’ is a guide for seeing the world differently.

BY Michelle Russell March 1, 2017