Washington DC women's march 2017

Gathering for Women’s Rights

On International Women’s Day, we spotlight a handful of conferences and events that have helped move the needle on women’s rights.

Meryl Evans onstage at CL22

Learning Firsthand How to Make Events Accessible

Beki Winchel, PCMA’s learning content and research developer, shares what she learned from working with accessibility expert and deaf speaker Meryl Evans in the lead-up to and on site at Convening Leaders 2022.

Charles Dickens's shorthand sample

A Dickens of a Breakthrough

Dickens scholars and computer scientists got together online and solved a century-old literary puzzle. What can the meetings industry learn about the value of collaboration from their success story? 

CL22 mask signs in lobby

Event Professionals Press Forward

The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Survey results reveal that planners and suppliers feel more hopeful as they face COVID’s latest variant — and that planners are less inclined to cancel their upcoming in-person events than they were when in the throes of the Delta variant.

CL22 registration desk

5 Consumer Trends Having an Impact on Business Events

A recent survey of 25,000 consumers in 22 countries by professional services company Accenture reveals that the pandemic has caused consumers to reevaluate how and what they buy. Here’s what that means for events.

Al Wasl Inside

At Expo 2020 Dubai, All Roads Lead to Al Wasl

The plaza and giant dome create an open-air lobby that doubles as the world’s largest 360-degree projection theater and connects all corners of the Expo 2020 Dubai’s massive 1,083-acre campus.

Katharina Path

Katharina Path, marketing manager for conventions at the Frankfurt Convention Bureau in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, shares what advice she gleaned about the events industry from Grand Master Yoda of “Star Wars” fame.

Christina Strohschneider

Christina Strohschneider, sales manager for associations at Austria Center Vienna, talks about the initiatives she has seen spring up during the pandemic that she hopes will stay with the business events industry.