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.

The Multiple Realities of Meeting in the Metaverse

Drawing inspiration from the film that swept the Academy Awards. Or maybe just its title — ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once.’

BY Michelle Russell April 2, 2023

Five Ways to Jumpstart Your 2023 in Better Form

In this time of “The Great Sorting,” Convening Leaders 2023 speaker Daniel Pink said, we have to figure things out for ourselves. Here are his tips to help us find our way.

BY Michelle Russell January 19, 2023

For the Ages

Here’s to the one thing that unites all generations of event attendees — feeling like we belong.

BY Michelle Russell December 18, 2022

Bouncing Forward With a Sense of Possibility and Purpose

We’ve restarted the business events industry without a clear linear roadmap that we had in the past.

BY Michelle Russell November 1, 2022

The Future of Event Planning: Into the Unknown

Planning for events never seemed as rife with uncertainties — including the climate crisis — as today.

BY Michelle Russell October 1, 2022

Innovative Places to Work Find Success Through Events

According to a new list of the “100 Best Workplaces for Innovators,” events are key to retaining talent and organizational success.

BY Michelle Russell September 1, 2022

Wading In: Events Challenged With Another Complex Issue

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe. v. Wade, many event organizers find they have another contentious issue to handle.

BY Michelle Russell August 5, 2022

Speaking Volumes With Your Event Data

If you’ve taken on the job of analyzing data from your events, we’d like to help you share the results in a way that provides forward direction for your organization and boosts your profile.

BY Michelle Russell July 7, 2022

Outside the Echo Chamber

For insights on how stakeholders want to participate in future events, we’re seeking out unusual sources.

BY Michelle Russell April 6, 2022

‘A Small Window’ to Heal the Planet

Jane Goodall and Bill Gates are hopeful about changing the course of the climate crisis — and the events industry has a big role to play.

BY Michelle Russell November 24, 2021

The Peaks and Valleys of Events Industry Recovery

The business events industry’s recovery may not be following the straight path that we had hoped, but it is taking shape in other ways.

BY Michelle Russell October 8, 2021

‘Bill to Require Gender Equality in Dummies’

We were about to sail through an intersection but we never made it to the other side. Last fall, my daughter, Megan, was driving me and her infant daughter to

BY Michelle Russell August 11, 2021

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