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REBROADCAST: Race, Equity and Actionable Steps to Increase Access and Opportunities for All
To make real change in our organizations and industry, Dr. Whitehead will discuss how we can all play a role in becoming more culturally responsive. A conversation with Dr. Whitehead, Visit Baltimore President/CEO Al Hutchinson and event strategist Kirsten Olean will follow with a live Q&A session about how we can take steps to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the business events industry.

REBROADCAST: Race, Equity and Actionable Steps to Increase Access and Opportunities for All

DEI: Essential Digital Event Glossary
You’ve made the difficult decision to cancel a face-to-face event. Rather than dwell on the disappointment for the attendees, instead think about the possibilities of elements of the event that can still take place digitally. Download this resource to narrow down your search for the right digital event platform.

DEI: Essential Digital Event Glossary

Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
The Golden Globe Awards mixed live in-person and digital presentations — and made a glamorous affair feel much more authentic.

Hollywood’s Version of a Hybrid Event

Piccles
The collaborative drawing app Piccles helps conference participants express themselves while they connect online — and can reveal to organizers and each other something new about how they think and feel.

Piccles App Draws People Together

Digital or In-Person? Gen Z’s Surprising Pick for Future Events
PCMA didn’t ask generational experts to theorize what the next generation entering the workforce values about business events. Instead, PCMA asked them themselves. Here’s what they had to say.

Digital or In-Person? Gen Z’s Surprising Pick for Future Events

LEGO
Economic Development Winnipeg found a way to use a team member’s pandemic pastime and LEGO sets to help explain in simple terms how tourism and business events are integral to economic development.

What LEGO, Economic Development, and Events Have in Common

Discover New Hotels and Experiences in Louisville
Six new immersive Black Heritage Experiences, the Hotel Distil and adjacent Moxy Louisville Downtown, a renovated Kentucky International Convention Center, and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience are ready to greet groups and other guests.

Discover New Hotels and Experiences in Louisville

Discover What’s New in Tampa Bay
Visitors to the newly renovated (and expanding) Tampa Convention Center love its waterfront location and adjacency to Water Street, home to what is soon to be the largest collection of hotel rooms and meeting spaces in the Tampa Bay area.

Discover What’s New in Tampa Bay

In Des Moines, the S’s May Be Silent, but the City Is Buzzing
Greater Des Moines is emerging, progressive, and probably not at all what you think. And now is the perfect time to find out what all the buzz is about — Des Moines is 100 percent open and 100 percent awesome, with plenty of space and safety policies to ensure a great, relaxing experience.

In Des Moines, the S’s May Be Silent, but the City Is Buzzing

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