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What the Absence of Events Means to Local Charities

Charitable institutions have long benefited from the community-service efforts of organizations convening in their cities. What happens to those charities when face-to-face events don’t take place for more than a year?

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5 Ways Bystanders Can Respond to Harassment

With anti-Asian American racism on the rise, Hollaback!, a nonprofit organization fighting harassment of all kinds, has seen a big uptick in requests for corporate training, and offers these tips on how to safely intervene when you witness such confrontations.

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Can Events Serve a Balanced Diet of Safe F&B and Sustainability?

When Sodexo and Centerplate conducted an online survey in November 2020, they asked 202 event and meeting planners what they value when it comes to food and beverage in the COVID-19 environment. Eighty-three percent responded that F&B is very or extremely important to the success of their event. A 2018 survey conducted by the same

The Upsides and the Downsides of Connecting Digitally

Marissa King, an expert on social networks and connections, talks to Convene about what the pandemic has done to our professional networks and how the move to digital might impact our connection in the future.

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Same Pandemic, New Challenges

Unemployment among meeting professionals ticked upward this spring, according to a survey conducted by Global DMC Partners, as the challenges around meeting during a pandemic continue to evolve.

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A Win for Virtual Exhibitors

The National Electrical Contractors Association’s annual leadership conference was fully virtual and a first for the organization. Here’s how organizers encouraged attendees to engage — with each other and exhibitors.