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Webinar: Is There Anybody Out There: The Startup Guide to Podcasting
Curious about starting a podcast and the resources you need to invest? This session examines how to produce a successful podcast and build a following by determining if you have the right audience, content and resources.

Webinar: Is There Anybody Out There: The Startup Guide to Podcasting

Digital Event Strategist: Summer 2019 – Revenue Model + Strategies
The key outcome to building a monetization strategy is to attract and grow your audience through your brand. We’ll also explore the ROI opportunities beyond hard dollars and how metrics play an important role in your monetization success.

Digital Event Strategist: Summer 2019 – Revenue Model + Strategies

Mood-Food Trend
A Dallas hotel’s pairing of drinks and dishes on a Mood Menu provides some bold — and mellow and cheerful — ideas for events.

In the Mood

plastics tip sheet
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.

Tip Sheet for Eliminating Single-Use Plastics from a Conference

How Technology Can Help Tell Deeply Human Stories
Here’s a striking example of using technology — 3D holograms to be specific — to preserve human history, for our benefit. Underscore the benefit part.

How Technology Can Help Tell Deeply Human Stories

Isemarkt
During a Hamburg fam trip, Convene’s David McMillin and event professionals, guided by a chef, shopped for and prepared a meal. Here’s what he learned about chanterelles, plums, and team-building in the process.

From Market to Table — Every Step of the Way

HospitableMe’s Mission: Teaching LGBTQ Sensitivity
HospitableMe helps tourism and hospitality industry professionals make LGBTQ travelers feel welcome. Sometimes, its founder says, that requires “a little bit of history, a little bit of sociology, a little bit of biology, a little bit of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, to kind of bring [them] around.”

HospitableMe’s Mission: Teaching LGBTQ Sensitivity

Digital Event Strategist: Summer 2019 – Part 2: Other Elements for Integration
The second part of this module examines the current state of technology, how to use tech to project manage, collaborate and how to use technology to enhance the engagement and attendee experience.

Digital Event Strategist: Summer 2019 – Part 2: Other Elements for Integration

career news
Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene.

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

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