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: 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

#MeToo: A Closer Look at Sexual Harassment in Business Events

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

Yelp Is on the Way

To provide attendees with top drinking and dining options in San Diego, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization partnered with Yelp.

September 25, 2017

Behind the Scenes: How to Deal With Technology Anxiety

Technology can anchor us to our colleagues — and pull us under water.

BY Michelle Russell June 1, 2017

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

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