News & Trends

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

Here’s How Gen Z Looks at Data — and What It Means for Your Strategy

As event organizers look to collect data from the next generation of participants, they must overcome a challenge much bigger than API integration: They will need to earn their trust.

BY David McMillin August 22, 2018

2018 Best in Show Awardees and Outstanding Nominees

Celebrating the best of the events industry, including top venues, ideas and experiences from all across the world.

BY Convene Editors August 1, 2018

How to Find an Elephant in the Dark

Why do we meet face-to-face when we have email and video at our fingertips? Because it is the fastest way to gain shared perspective, according to author J. Elise Keith.

BY Casey Gale July 31, 2018

Does Creativity Have an Expiration Date?

Nope, says artist Phil Hansen. In fact, age gives us unexpected benefits.

BY Barbara Palmer July 30, 2018

Women Do Ask For Raises

Contrary to conventional wisdom, women do ask for raises. They just don’t get them as often as men do, according to a recent study.

BY Barbara Palmer July 6, 2018

Looking Ahead: Blockchain. Why Should We Care?

The implications of this burgeoning technology on the business of events are worth exploring.

BY Sherrif Karamat July 2, 2018

How to Engage Attention — and Why It’s So Hard to Do

People are distracted for approximately half of their waking hours, so how do you keep attendees’ minds from wandering?

BY Casey Gale June 29, 2018

4 Tips for Selling Sustainability

Paul Salinger, vice president of marketing for Oracle, on how he builds a business case for sustainable events.

BY Jasmine Zhu June 25, 2018

5 Top Internet Trends for Business Events

We picked five trends most relevant to business events from venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends report.

BY Casey Gale June 13, 2018

Is This the Future of Medical Meetings?

Medical meeting organizers at the PCMA Education Conference got a behind-the-scenes look at how the Cleveland Clinic is reshaping education.

BY David McMillin June 12, 2018

The Workforce of Today — and Tomorrow

The recently released C-Suite Challenge sheds light on what the C-suite worries about most when it comes to the future of knowledge workers.

BY Michelle Russell June 1, 2018

2018 Salary Survey: You Work Hard for the Money

Nearly three-quarters of event organizers received a raise over the past year — and their average increase of nearly 7 percent is more than twice the average for North American workers across all industries.

BY Michelle Russell June 1, 2018