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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.

Dealing with Weaponization of Travel Concerns

Issues on planners’ minds are sparking discussion on the PCMA Catalyst forum. Here’s some recent advice on what to do when legislation in a destination makes headlines and causes a backlash.

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Meet Me in … New York City

The Big Apple tops STR’s 2019 list of U.S. destinations that meeting planners have their eye on, and across the pond, London leads the pack of international cities on their radar. See what other cities made the list.

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How to Travel Like a Behavioral Scientist

Understanding how we experience the world at an unconscious level can help us get the most out of our travel experiences, according to Maritz’s behavioral innovation director.

Virtual Reality Empathy Experience

Can VR Experiences Be a Force for Good?

At PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2019, the Virtual Reality Empathy Experience, designed by researchers at Stanford University, gave participants a chance to experience the power of VR for themselves and to evaluate its potential use for their own events.

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Four Tips to Include in Your Event Marketing Plan

While there’s room in an event marketing plan for the standard press release and reputation management tactics, it’s becoming increasingly important to stay on top of trends that are at the height of PR fashion.