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How One Event Professional is Helping the Homeless

Windy Christner, CMP, senior director of meetings and expositions for American Pharmacists Association, is urging the industry to lean into — rather than try to plan around — the problem of homelessness in cities.

Simon Sinek

Stop Thinking of Your Event as a Finite Thing

Author and Convening Leaders keynote speaker Simon Sinek says we must adopt an infinite mindset in order to be successful — and that includes the way we approach our events and consider our competition.

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Managing Speaker Info Overload

What’s the most effective way to share the volume of information your event speakers will need? Planners on PCMA’s Catalyst forum offer expert advice.

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Events Industry Forecast: Technology Driving Change

Technology is already creating disruption and new opportunities in the events industry, but what should you be paying attention to next? Convene editors share what’s happening now and what’s coming.


How to Survive, Thrive After Commission Omission

In early 2018, when Marriott reduced its longtime commission structure by 3 percent, everything changed for independent meeting professionals. Nearly two years later, here’s a look at how three have strategically worked through that challenge.

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Taking Aim at Guns and the Events Industry

The threat gun violence poses to society — and specifically to face-to-face events — led Event Leadership Institute’s Howard Givner to spearhead an industry-wide campaign for reform.

Plant Based World Conference & Expo

Plant Based World Conference & Expo a Trendsetter

Idea for the conference focusing on the plant-based food market first sprouted two years ago, ahead of the trend toward plant-based diets, Impossible Burgers, and sustainability efforts.