Elliott Ferguson

‘Never Accept a Ceiling That Someone Else Might Create for You’

After 30 years in the travel and meetings industry, Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC and a PCMA Groundbreaker, is carving a path for a new generation of leaders to follow.

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Kristin Arnold’s new book has more than 120 ways to make online and in-person panel sessions more compelling. We’re sharing one simple approach, which has five different variations.
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A case-study snapshot of how a local Humane Society exceeded expectations by changing up the format of its traditional in-person gala and auction to a live telethon-style broadcast.
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