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women and automation

Will Automation Put Women Out of Work?

Experts say the gender issues that traditionally have impacted women more than their male counterparts could create even bigger barriers for them as all workers face changes in technology and automation.

HospitableMe’s Mission: Teaching LGBTQ Sensitivity

HospitableMe helps tourism and hospitality industry professionals make LGBTQ travelers feel welcome. Sometimes, its founder says, that requires “a little bit of history, a little bit of sociology, a little bit of biology, a little bit of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, to kind of bring [them] around.”

Best in Show 2019

Best in Show 2019: Inspiring Examples of Meeting Design

There’s no shortage of creativity when it comes to professionals designing their events. For this year’s annual Best in Show, Convene shares how some organizers’ innovative initiatives have set their events apart.

Holding on to What Makes Us Human in an Automated Future 

As AI makes inroads into areas that have traditionally been the domain of humans, the question becomes: Where will people fit in, particularly when it comes to work? Let’s take a peek into the future. You might want to buckle up.

small cities

Small Cities Score Big as Event Destinations

Resonance Consultancy’s ranking of “America’s Best Cities” reveals that “there’s a lot going on in the small city space — more so than ever before.”

LGBTQ travels

A Not-So-Welcoming World for LGBTQ Travelers

Pride Month shined a light on those corners of the world that still have a ways to go when it comes to welcoming LGBTQ travelers — something that event organizers need to keep in mind when selecting host destinations.

How Meeting Professionals Can Help End Human Trafficking

ECPAT-USA has been scaling up efforts to include the events industry as a partner in combatting human trafficking. We talk to the organization’s director of private sector engagement to see how that is taking shape.

food waste

Figuring Out Food Waste at Events

Sustainable Gastronomy Day served to remind us of wasted food’s economic and environmental toll — and reinforced how the events industry has a role to play in solving the problem, one meal function at a time.

Future of Room Blocks

Is Attribute-Based Booking the Future of Room Blocks?

A new report from Amadeus and InterContinental Hotels Group suggests that traditional and generic definitions of room types are on their way out. How should event organizers adjust to meet tomorrow’s expectations about accommodations?