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Kirsten Olean
The secretary-treasurer on the PCMA Board of Directors will assume her new role in mid-August after five years at the American Society for Microbiology.

Kirsten Olean Named Director of Meetings for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Women Deliver
When the largest conference on gender equality, Women Deliver, gathered in Vancouver last month, they explored one question in particular: How are you going to use your power for good?

Women Deliver Conference Tries ‘to Shake Up Power Dynamics’

By following a few simple recommendations, you can ensure that LGBTQ+ attendees feel at ease throughout their entire event experience.

10 Best Practices to Make LGBTQ+ Attendees Feel Welcome

What's the best way to give attendees a taste of local cuisine while they’re attending sessions in a hotel or convention center? Here’s how one planner made the F&B breaks all about only-in-Portland treats, retailers, and surprise guests.

Going Local for F&B Breaks at Conferences

Nominees Sought for 2020 PCMA Visionary Awards
Know an exceptional colleague or friend? Recognize the achievements of innovative, dedicated, and passionate colleagues in the business events industry by nominating them for the 2020 PCMA Visionary Awards.

Nominees Sought for 2020 PCMA Visionary Awards

131 Earn CAE Credential
More than 130 association executives have earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, ASAE announced this month. The 131 people in the summer 2019 class — including PCMA members Bethany Chirico, managing director,  global meetings and business development, at American

131 Earn CAE Credential

Mary Pat Heftman
As Mary Pat Heftman moves into her new role as vice chair of Winsight Exhibitions, she reflects on the importance of advancing others.

A Helping of Servant Leadership

Author and New York Times editor Tim Herrera gets to the bottom of why we continue to make the same mistakes and how to move forward in three steps.

3 Steps to Help You Move Past Mistakes at Work

hotel sheets
A Chinese company that provides cleaning services for many of the guest accommodations for Wuhan is planning to implant microchips in bed sheets, towels, and quilts that will let guests know when they were last laundered.

How Clean are Your Hotel Sheets?