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How to Engage Next-Gen Members

Kenes Group’s Louise Gorringe opens the event-planning company’s idea book for helping association clients engage with their early-career members.

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Creating Positive Impact at Convening EMEA 2023

The gathering of business events leaders in Copenhagen, Denmark, will tackle such complex topics as dealing with uncertainty and fostering a sense of belonging at events — with a dose of hygge.

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Why Future Event Planning Will Include Sustainability by Design

This year, PCMA created a standalone full-time position for the first time: head of global sustainability, recently filled by Carolina Goradesky. Convene spoke with her about debunking sustainability misconceptions, and how to move from fear into action.

A peek at Convene editor Magdalina Atanassova's work using the Spark AI tool.

3 Ways Convene Used PCMA’s Spark AI Tool

On June 26 at EduCon, PCMA President & CEO Sherrif Karamat will announce a new generative AI tool specifically for the business events industry, developed by Gevme in collaboration with PCMA. Convene has taken it for a test ride. Here’s how it worked.

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Why Person-First Language Matters

A recent medical conference on obesity in Dublin, Ireland, reinforces the importance of using person-first language when referring to people living with an illness or disability.

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Taking Carbon off Event Menus

Meeting planners and venues have worked to reduce food waste, source local ingredients, reduce plastic use, and compost what’s left over. How are they moving the F&B sustainability needle in 2023 and beyond?

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