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Hilton EventReady
Hilton EventReady with CleanStay will address “the whole event experience.”

Hilton Expands Cleanliness Standards Program to Event Planning

Go LIVE Together Reaches Fundraising Milestone and Creates Toolkit
The coalition advocating for the protection of the events industry announced it has raised more than $500,000 and has drawn up a letter for industry members to sign to demonstrate support.

Go LIVE Together Reaches Fundraising Milestone and Creates Toolkit

Star Certification
The Orange County Convention Center, Overland Park Convention Center, Hard Rock Stadium, and STAPLES Center follow the Georgia World Congress Center as accredited facilities.

4 More Venues Earn STAR Certification for Facility Preparedness

Mental health experts are warning against spending too much time scrolling on your smartphones. Here’s why time spent on LinkedIn is a little different.

Why LinkedIn May Be Good for Your Mood, Not Just Your Career

The Next Convening Leaders 2021
A survey of meeting professionals who’ve attended Convening Leaders offers a look at what they expect will be most important in the coming year.

What Meeting Professionals Want to Know

Looking for a new book or podcast to dive into this summer? Several of PCMA’s 2020 Board of Directors share their picks.

Reading and Listening Recommendations From PCMA’s Board of Directors

Wondering how to determine your audience’s willingness to attend a live event? The PCMA Catalyst community discussed what questions to include in a survey.

Surveying Attendees About Live Events

A recent virtual open forum conducted by Global DMC Partners addressed planners’ challenges in terms of future event planning.

Convincing Stakeholders to Hold Live or Hybrid Events is Planners’ Top Concern

Why Digital Events Are in ‘an Awkward Phase’
Technology may connect us physically, but much remains to be learned about its ability to create emotional connections.

Why Digital Events Are in ‘an Awkward Phase’