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Business events professionals and their suppliers responding to the November Recovery Dashboard survey indicated they were both more and less hopeful about the future — depending on which question they were answering.

Current Events Bring Guarded Optimism for Industry Recovery

In the first episode of his new podcast, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates predicts seven lasting changes COVID-19 will have made on our world once the crisis has passed — and several are directly related to business events.

Bill Gates’ Seven Predictions for a Post-Pandemic World

A digital edition of a canceled in-person vaccinology conference helped to bring scientists from around the world together in June to focus their efforts on the coronavirus pandemic and continues to live online.

How a Virtual Vaccinology Conference Catalyzed the Scientific Community Around COVID

Brené Brown
A U.K-based speakers bureau has crunched the numbers: Here are the most-searched TED speakers on YouTube.

Who Are the Most Popular Speakers and Why?

hybrid events
Even before the pandemic, scientists were experimenting with meeting models that reduce the environmental impact of travel, while retaining the benefits of in-person communication.

The Environmental Case for Hybrid Events

job skills
The ability to be innovative, learn fast, and tolerate stress have taken on new importance in the World Economic Forum’s latest job skill forecast. Has your role evolved to be future proof?

Here Are the Top 10 Job Skills for 2025

Orange County Convention Center
Driven by a team of experts, the “Center of Hospitality” continues to adapt to emerging needs and expectations to the benefit of business event organizers.

How the Orange County Convention Center is Making Meetings Safer and Smarter

As scientific meetings move to digital platforms, organizers are experimenting with new ways to retain interaction between researchers by tweaking how they present their work.

#TwitterPoster Sessions Go Viral

PCMA to Acquire Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) as New Division
Today, we’re excited to announce that PCMA and the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), the premier community for event marketers, are pursuing an agreement wherein CEMA will be acquired as a wholly-owned division of PCMA.

PCMA to Acquire Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) as New Division