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The Future of Mask Mandates at Meetings

Mask mandates have been lifted in most parts of the United States, but the potential for another COVID-19 surge lingers. Should associations with in-person meetings this spring and summer maintain the mask mandates they previously had in place? Event organizers in the PCMA Catalyst community discussed the topic.

BY Convene Editors April 8, 2022

Around the World, Associations Express Support for Ukraine Counterparts

The international library and book publishing communities have not shied away from issuing strong statements or advocating for the removal of Russian state-owned institutions at industry events.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst March 4, 2022

State of the U.S. Travel Industry 2022: No Recovery Without Business Travel Recovery

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow urges the business community to come back together: “It’s safe to meet.”

BY Barbara Palmer February 2, 2022

Bill Gates: Innovation is Key to Achieving Net Zero Emissions

During The Economist’s virtual Sustainability Week conference, the philanthropist and founder of Microsoft gives the world a “greater than 50 percent” probability of reaching net zero emissions, but with caveats.

BY Michelle Russell November 5, 2021

Top Takeaways from the May-June Edition of Convene

The latest issue of Convene offers ideas and insights for meeting professionals. Here are some of the top takeaways.

BY Convene Editors June 7, 2021

What’s Often Missing From the Diversity and Inclusion Conversation

In a recent Quartz webinar, an inclusivity activist and technology evangelist for accessibility discussed how to make workplaces more inclusive for employees with disabilities.

BY Casey Gale March 3, 2021

Highlights of Day 3 Convening Leaders 2021

An eye-opening session about AI, inspiration from two Olympic medalists, and a call for diversity and inclusion were high spots on the final day of the Convening Leaders hybrid program.

BY Convene Editors January 18, 2021

What They’re Saying About Convening Leaders, Day 2

PCMA attendees dove right into Thursday’s sessions and networking activities, participating in chats, engaging with speakers during Q&A, taking part in conversation starters, posting on social media, and listening to great music — from inspiring performances to an upbeat playlist. Check out the buzz from Day 2.

BY Convene Editors January 15, 2021

What They’re Saying About Convening Leaders, Day 1

Whether in person or online, PCMA attendees are never a shy bunch. As CL launched, they were finding ways to connect — in session chats, dedicated Slack channels, and on social media. Here’s a look at some of the buzz during the first day.

BY Convene Editors January 14, 2021

Our Picks for the Business Event Trends of 2021

The editors of Convene looked back over 2020, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2021?

BY Convene Editors December 21, 2020

Do You Want to Talk About Race With Eventprofs?

The Eventsprof Book Club is hosting a discussion with events entrepreneur and diversity expert Ashanti Bentil-Dhue.

BY Barbara Palmer August 17, 2020

3 Secrets of Resilient People

Three strategies that can help anyone through tough times, from a resilience researcher who put them to the test following an agonizing personal loss.

BY Barbara Palmer August 13, 2020