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Survey Shows That Business Events Professionals Are Less Anxious

The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Survey results are a mixed bag — events industry professionals say they are feeling less anxiety, but more report feeling burned out. Nonetheless, they’re hanging in there and setting their sights on more in-person and hybrid events in the first half of 2022.

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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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The Dark Side of Contactless Check-in

The front desk is where hotel guests may have their only exchange with an employee. But digital check-ins, a trend that has taken off during the pandemic, does away with that interpersonal aspect — and makes it easier for potential human trafficking to occur.

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Remembering 9/11

As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we’re republishing two accounts of that horrific day, told by event professionals and published in Convene in the months following the attacks.

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How Planners Are Customizing Hybrid Events

Responses to our COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard surveys show how models for hybrid events continue to evolve while one thing remains the same: One size does not fit all.

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Delta Variant Creates More Angst for Events Industry

More than 600 planners and suppliers who participated in PCMA Convene’s latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey shared how the Delta variant has changed their perspective on the industry’s recovery and their plans for upcoming events.

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What Changes Caused by the Pandemic Will Stick?

The pandemic’s effects were so profound and far-reaching that not changing ceased to be an option for almost everyone on the planet. But which changes will be permanent, and how will they transform events?

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Vaccine Mandates Are Gaining Some Ground at Events

With COVID cases rising due to the Delta variant, the question of making proof of vaccination a requirement to attend events is popping up more often. We asked a lawyer to weigh in on the potential legal ramifications for host organizations — and it’s more straightforward than some may think.