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VisitDallas Responds to Audit Concerns

A city audit of VisitDallas offers a reminder that the vital economic contribution that CVBs make needs to be consistently spelled out to local lawmakers and residents.

BY David McMillin January 30, 2019

Pass the Popcorn: Planners Watch the Fyre Festival Documentaries

Two documentaries explore the fallout from the Titanic of event planning — and event strategists weigh in.

BY Barbara Palmer January 28, 2019

Business Events Industry Adds More Than $1 Trillion to Global Economy

Preliminary results of the first Global Economic Significance of Business Events study commissioned by the Events Industry Council demonstrates the industry’s impact.

BY Curt Wagner October 19, 2018

Assessing the Power of Business Events

Beyond supporting the economy, our industry spurs social change.

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

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

Looking Ahead: The Ascent CEO Promise

Diversity and inclusion is a smart move for the business-events industry — and can only be helped along by our combined resolve.

BY Sherrif Karamat June 1, 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

A Conference for the Science Behind Emotions

More than 300 researchers from 27 countries gathered for the 7th Consortium of European Research on Emotion conference held in Glasgow, Scotland.

BY Casey Gale June 1, 2018

Can Artificial Intelligence Be Unbiased?

Short answer: Yes. But machine learning is only as good as the data it’s based on. And that’s where it gets challenging.

BY Casey Gale May 29, 2018