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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.

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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.

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Quality and Sustainability Go Hand in Hand

In Bangkok, Convene discovers that the magic of a meal at Michelin-star Bo.lan comes from the chef-owner team who have it made it their mission to cook Thai cuisine as it was intended — slowly and sustainably.

Seven Telltale Signs That a Conference is a Scam

While the subjective nature of scientific quality makes it difficult to label a low-quality event predatory, there are some telltale warning signs. ICCA offers a guide to some of the most common characteristics.