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How Eclectic Aspen Plays as an Event Destination

A walkable downtown and a range of venue and accommodation options put this mountain resort known as a playground for the wealthy within reach for events, Convene discovers on a recent fam trip.

food waste

What Meeting Planners Can Do to Reduce Food Waste

There are multiple ways event organizers can use their roles to lower food waste, from asking for low-waster food options to utilizing new technologies for calculating food usage to donating edible leftovers whenever possible.


Airbnb Is Heading to Antarctica with Sabbatical Program

No one is renting out their home — the company is inviting volunteers to spend some time at the South Pole, as part of its Sabbatical program, aimed at travel to ‘do good.’ The initiative, however, has raised a few eyebrows.

Milano Convention Centre

Nudging Healthy Behavior on Site

Aside from its physical attributes, how can a convention center promote healthy behavior among everyone who inhabits it — from event attendees to its staff? Convene traveled to Milan, via Las Vegas, to find out.

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.

plastics tip sheet

Tip Sheet for Eliminating Single-Use Plastics from a Conference

After creating a near plastic-free annual conference, the Australian Marine Sciences Association and event management organization Encanta created a tip sheet for other groups hoping to reduce the use of plastics at meetings. They share what they did, what they missed, what they learned, and what challenges remain.

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.