News & Trends

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

How Inclusive Are Your Meetings?

Not everyone feels welcome at your meeting. And some of that could be your fault — because of your speaker lineup, marketing collateral, or something else that’s making them feel like they don’t belong there. Here’s how to open your program to your entire community.

BY Sarah Beauchamp October 2, 2017

Turning the Tables: What Kind of Attendee Are You?

See how your own preferences as an attendee stack up to your colleagues’ in real time.

BY Michelle Russell September 29, 2017

All That Jazz: How Improvisation Helps When Producing Events

Design strategist and hybrid thinker Natalie Nixon on combining qualitative and quantitative research methods and how borrowing from jazz can help you escape a ‘permission-slip culture.’

BY Barbara Palmer September 27, 2017

Convene Survey: How Will Trump’s Travel Policies Affect International Attendance?

Most meeting professionals who responded to our latest survey are worried about the negative effect that new policies will have on the perception of travel to the U.S.

BY Barbara Palmer September 26, 2017

Yelp Is on the Way

To provide attendees with top drinking and dining options in San Diego, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization partnered with Yelp.

September 25, 2017

How to Achieve Influence and Success in a Digital World

In order for your business or conference to achieve worldwide “word of mouth” on the web, it is crucial to add a human touch to social media.

BY Casey Gale September 12, 2017

The Shows Must Go On

Every summer, the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) brings together thousands of kids — mostly middle- and high-school students — for education, networking, and of course, performing.

BY Christopher Durso September 11, 2017

The Internet Society Celebrates 25 Years With a Global Hybrid Event This Week

InterCommunity 2017 will bring people from around the world together in an event that combines online and face-to-face participants.

BY Jasmine Zhu September 1, 2017

Richard St-Pierre: The Only Relevant KPI Is Happiness

C2 Montreal International President Richard St-Pierre talks about what he means when he says he wants the business conference to touch attendees’ souls, failure, and how he builds teams that keep pushing the envelope.

BY Michelle Russell September 1, 2017

Large City, Small City, Best City

A new report ranks the best cities in the United States based on how ‘Mobile Millennials’ — Americans aged 20 to 36 who have traveled in the past year — rated them in six areas: place, product, programming, people, prosperity, and promotion.

BY Convene Editors September 1, 2017

How Your Bad Memory Can Be Good for You

A new report concludes that forgetting things may be your brain’s way of optimizing information.

BY Michelle Russell August 25, 2017