Behind the Scenes

Michelle Russell, editor in chief of Convene, offers her perspective on the business events industry through stories in the latest issue of the magazine.

Behind the Scenes: ‘An Uncomfortable Position’

Event technologies can help make events run more smoothly, but that’s not the only kind of experience we should be designing for participants.

BY Michelle Russell October 24, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Events Business, Tourism are Different Species

Both the role of event professionals and the business of events are being transformed. You told us so.

BY Michelle Russell August 1, 2018

Behind the Scenes: A Seat at the Table

Your participants’ F&B experience is shaped by a lot more than what’s on their plates. The good news is that it’s not beyond your control.

BY Michelle Russell July 2, 2018

Behind the Scenes: The Future of Work

The World Economic Forum has identified four megatrends for the future of work. Here’s how they apply to the business-events industry.

BY Michelle Russell June 1, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Diversity, Inclusion, and Intersectionality

How can we distinguish between those three goals for the best possible outcome at business events?

BY Michelle Russell May 1, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Take as Prescribed

If medical conferences really boil down to improving patient care, shouldn’t patients have a presence and a voice at them?

BY Michelle Russell April 2, 2018

Behind the Scenes: The Science of Learning

How new ways of providing education at events can be a tricky business.

BY Michelle Russell March 1, 2018

Behind the Scenes: The Oprah Effect

What does it take for a speaker to inspire listeners?

BY Michelle Russell February 1, 2018

Behind the Scenes: #MeToo

Exploring sexual harassment in the relationships-based business-events industry.

BY Michelle Russell January 2, 2018

Behind the Scenes: We’re the Helpers

When bad things happen around the world, the business-events industry can do much good.

BY Michelle Russell December 1, 2017

Bridging the Future

We took a more far-out view for this issue’s Meetings Industry Forecast. Here’s why.

BY Michelle Russell November 1, 2017

Behind the Scenes: For All to See

Welcoming and inclusive events don’t just happen.

BY Michelle Russell October 2, 2017