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In a recent webinar, Acceleration Partners founder and CEO Robert Glazer reflected on his lessons learned in creating a successful, fully remote company.

Four Keys to Building a Successful Remote Team

Recovery Dashboard
The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey results reflect both a greater willingness to get back to in-person events, and a growing realization that the recovery will be slower and more uncertain than anticipated.

Business Events are ‘Hard to Plan for’ as Pandemic Persists

hybrid events
The Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians took a simple approach to earning CMEs for both virtual and in-person participants of its 2020 Annual Pain Summit, and a color-coded process for F&B for face-to-face participants — which led to a safer way to eat during COVID-19 for its next event.

How One Hybrid Medical Conference Streamlined CME, F&B, and More

The majority of Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals members said they wanted an in-person — not a virtual — trade show. So last month in Orlando, the association brought 500 mortgage professionals and dozens of exhibitors together. Here were their terms of their engagement.

How the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals Brokered an In-Person Trade Show

September Education: Best Practices for Virtual Meetings
Join PCMA Gulf States and an esteemed panel of meeting professionals to learn the ultimate guide for virtual meetings. The Red Velvet Events team will compare virtual platforms and discuss lessons learned.

September Education: Best Practices for Virtual Meetings

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