Columns

The Spark: Events Need Element of Surprise

Your participants aren’t looking for predictability at your events.

BY Don Neal October 24, 2018

Homelessness is a Shared Problem — and on All of Us

This summer, an article about a conference for physicians pulling out of its host city because attendees felt unsafe walking the streets of San Francisco — where open drug illness

BY Michelle Russell September 26, 2018

Looking Ahead: Confronting Homelessness

Our industry — and our world — has a problem. Let’s work together as only we can to help solve it.

BY Sherrif Karamat September 26, 2018

Who Does Your Association Conference Serve?

Your conference is for professionals — not the elite membership.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP September 12, 2018

‘A Day of Reckoning’ — How Events are Changing the World

Our September cover story showcases three international events, two of which launched this year to address the challenge of human migration from completely different disciplines. All three hinge on bringing together perspectives from all over the world to focus on solutions to our most pressing issues.

BY Michelle Russell September 4, 2018

Looking Ahead: Let’s Be Fierce

How do we make our workplaces more inclusive? We can start by having real conversations.

BY Sherrif Karamat September 4, 2018

The Downside of Looking on the Bright Side

One hazard with being hopeful things will work out? You can unintentionally eliminate the possibility that they may not.

BY Michelle Russell August 1, 2018

Talent, Chatbots, and More at ECEF

Lippman Connects President and Founder Sam Lippman kicked off the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum with his take on the top challenges for the current state of the industry — including audience attendance and proving exhibitor ROI.

BY Michelle Russell August 1, 2018

Best Practices to Grow Events

John Barrett, executive director of The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, stressed the importance of developing and maintaining trust through partnerships and acquisitions during his ECEF keynote.

BY Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes August 1, 2018

Vancouver, You Sustained Me

At a Green Meetings fam trip sponsored by Tourism Vancouver, sustainability came in all shapes, from e-bikes to green roofs to sablefish.

BY Jasmine Zhu August 1, 2018

MPI = Meeting Professionals in Indy

Visits to Indy hot spots gave MPI WEC 2018 attendees an experience to remember.

BY Casey Gale August 1, 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