News & Trends

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

Business Events’ Third Place

The Connection Lounge at PCMA Convening Leaders 2018 gave participants a chance to connect and disconnect in whichever way they chose — and provided a hands-on experience to consider for their own events.

BY Michelle Russell April 2, 2018

Looking Ahead: It’s Past Time

Join us in the movement to unleash the power of inclusion and diversity.

BY Sherrif Karamat April 2, 2018

Keeping Ruby Weird

How a programming language conference held in Austin sets itself apart.

BY Casey Gale April 2, 2018

What’s on Your Wish List?

More money, more attendees, and more impact. All were mentioned when we asked survey respondents what they most wish for in their work life.

BY Barbara Palmer March 21, 2018

What You Told Us About Your Biggest Challenge Surprised Us

When we asked about the meetings industry’s biggest challenge, we anticipated that rising costs would come up. But you also are worried about security, the global perception of the U.S., and increased competition.

BY Barbara Palmer March 14, 2018

What U.S. Millennial Travelers Really Want

Key takeaways from Resonance’s “2018 Future of U.S. Millennial Travel Report,” which included a few surprises about U.S. millennial lodging preferences.

BY Jasmine Zhu March 13, 2018

Prison System: A Meeting for Confined Spaces

The 2nd International Conference on Carceral Geography was attended by academics in all career stages and from across the globe.

BY Casey Gale March 1, 2018

Looking Ahead: Empowerment and Disruption

Our traditional ways of doing business are being disrupted. What are our opportunities as a result?

BY Sherrif Karamat March 1, 2018

Is Science Under Fire?

Amid stories of a drop in the participation of U.S. government–funded scientists at conferences and uncertainty over international travel to the U.S., three experts weigh in on the pressures on international scientific meetings.

BY Convene Editors March 1, 2018

Are You as Brave as Linda Nuss?

A New York City-based regional manager at the German Convention Bureau shares what research being conducted by the bureau revealed about her own meeting-attendee style, and how she used it to tweak her behavior. (You can take the survey, too.)

BY Barbara Palmer February 7, 2018

RIP Expo Revenue: 5 Realities of Today’s B2B Buyer

Five realities about the changing buying habits of B2B professionals, and how they impact expo revenue.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP February 1, 2018

Creating Compelling Digital Experiences

The art and science of combining digital and face-to-face experiences in your meetings strategy.

BY Convene Editors February 1, 2018