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: Civility Under Siege — How to Encourage a More Inclusive Meeting Environment

The incident with United Airlines suggests that we are moving away from what our society needs most — and what face-to-face events should do best.

BY Michelle Russell May 1, 2017

What Physicians Will Want out of Your Medical Meeting

The way medicine is practiced is changing. To serve the doctor of tomorrow, so must medical education.

BY Michelle Russell April 3, 2017

Behind the Scenes: Annual Review

How the meetings industry performed over the last decade.

BY Michelle Russell March 1, 2017

Behind the Scenes: Guiding Principals

Why we call PCMA’s annual Meeting ‘Convening Leaders’

BY Michelle Russell February 1, 2017

How Face-to-Face Events Address Worldwide Challenges

A chronic societal ill was addressed with remarkable success because one attendee took what he learned at a conference and applied it to his life’s work.

BY Michelle Russell January 3, 2017