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The Young Presidents Organization (YPO) moved quickly to provide digital learning and networking opportunities for its members, who look to each other to help lead companies in a 142-country global network.

How the Pandemic Is Transforming a Global Leadership Organization

The EIC’s latest COVID-19 navigational guide covers how hotels and planners can have “open and honest” conversations about holding in-person meetings, according to EIC CEO Amy Calvert.

EIC’s Hotel Safety Guide Emphasizes the Importance of Communication

hybrid event
The president of the PCMA Rocky Mountain Chapter shares lessons learned by hosting a recent in-person event for more than 60 people with an additional online audience.

What Worked — and What Didn’t — at This Hybrid Event

COVID-19 test
Austria Center Vienna conducted a pilot program that showed that rapid tests can significantly safeguard attendees against infection at large-scale events.

New 10-Minute COVID-19 Test Proves Encouraging to Events

introverted leaders
Extroverted leaders know how to work a room and energize their employees in the office. But during these times when we’re not connecting with our teams in physical spaces, introverted leaders have the advantage, according to a recent Fast Company article.

Why Introverts Make Good Leaders During a Pandemic

face-to-face event
Georgia Society of Association Executives hosted its annual meeting last month in person with safety measures in place — and saw opportunities to do even better next time, with genius solves for recognizing masked attendees.

Lessons Learned After Hosting a 100-Person Face-to-Face Event

legacy programs
ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance awarded three associations for events they held in 2018 and 2019 that left a lasting impact on sustainability, accessibility, ecology — and people in their host destinations.

Three ‘Incredible Impacts’ Honored for Legacy Programs

virtual event
Two critical features of the in-person Re:co (Regarding: Coffee) symposium have been sensory experiences and serendipitous interactions. Here’s how organizers made those a priority in its digital version.

At-Home Perk: How the Specialty Coffee Association Made Its Virtual Event a Sensory Experience

Accessible technology
For those with disabilities, accessibility during a digital event is just as much of a concern as accessibility at an in-person event. Here are considerations every event professional should keep in mind to ensure their digital event is inclusive and accessible.

5 Questions You Need to Answer to Make Your Digital Event Accessible