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Gene Kranz

NASA Legend Gene Kranz is a Go for Convening Leaders 2020

More than 50 years after helping land a man on the moon, former NASA flight director Gene Kranz will take the Convening Leaders 2020 Main Stage to share how his experience in executing some of the country’s major events in space can apply to all types of decision-making on the ground.

Theresa Flores

How Events Help in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Theresa Flores became a victim of sex trafficking after being raped and photographed by a high-school crush. She’ll share her story — and how the events industry can help combat human trafficking — at Convening Leaders 2020.

Industry Icon Patti Shock Passes Away

An educator, consultant, speaker, and author, Shock is credited with creating the first academic track for meetings, events, and trade shows at the college level and with being an early online learning adopter.

room block

Can Any of These Ideas Solve the Hotel Room Block Conundrum?

A recent research study and focus groups comprised of a variety of stakeholders in the business events industry discussed how to make the attendee room-booking process better for everyone involved. Now, it’s your turn to weigh in.

Dennis Wojtkiewicz

Bringing an Idea to Fruition

Through artist Dennis Wojtkiewicz's paintings, we find a new way of looking at the future — and fleeting present — of food.