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As COVID Cases Continue to Rise, How Are You Responding?

The pandemic continues to disrupt the business events industry’s recovery. We’re asking planners and suppliers to take a few minutes out of their day to share their thoughts and plans by participating in the latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Survey.

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The Future of Events is Phygital and Onmnichannel

Juliano Lissoni, MCI Group managing director, Canada, on how the pandemic has accelerated the use of AI, machine learning, and blockchain technologies to boost engagement and experiences in the metaverse — “a fully realized digital world that exists beyond the analog one in which we live.”

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How the Great Resignation is Impacting Business Events

Workers are quitting their jobs in droves. A recent SHRM survey finds that more than two out of five U.S. workers are actively searching for a new job or plan to soon. We’ve mined Convene’s latest Recovery Dashboard results for insights about the Great Resignation and the business events industry.

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Michelle Mason Comes Full Circle

After stumbling into association management, Mason turned barriers into opportunities and used her platform to elevate others who are underrepresented. She now leads ASAE as president and CEO.

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Neurodiversity in the Workplace — and at Events

Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D., spoke with Convene about how the Stanford Neurodiversity Project is helping to make workplace experiences more accessible for neurodiverse individuals, and how meetings can do the same. 

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Experience Columbus Launches Diversity Apprenticeship Program

The program provides opportunities for minority candidates to learn and earn full-time career opportunities at some of the city’s tourism, hospitality, and events businesses, and helps close a racial equity gap in those industries.

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Another Twist in the Road Back to In-Person Events?

A June conversation among PCMA Catalyst Community participants about a shift back to virtual events rather than an expected return to in-person meetings underscores fundamental changes in the business events industry.