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Meetings and Your Brain: Human Connection Under the Microscope
Jacques W. Martiquet, aka “The Party Scientist,” says he has “hacked the code” of bringing excitement and joy to digital events.

Meetings and Your Brain: Human Connection Under the Microscope

Human trafficking
The front desk is where hotel guests may have their only exchange with an employee. But digital check-ins, a trend that has taken off during the pandemic, does away with that interpersonal aspect — and makes it easier for potential human trafficking to occur.

The Dark Side of Contactless Check-in

Don’t Skimp on Images in Your Event Marketing During COVID Times
During the pandemic, the strategic use of images can do everything from conveying your event’s welcoming-to-all culture to quelling participants’ concerns over health and safety — as long as you follow through on those messages.

Don’t Skimp on Images in Your Event Marketing During COVID Times

Minneapolis
Minneapolis is a community leading the path forward. Here are the top eight reasons why organizers and groups should make the Minnesota city their next meeting destination.

Minneapolis — Meetings that Make a Difference

Cadmium
The all-in-one platform not only allows members tune in to both in-person and digital events, but becomes a hub where they can access educational resources all year round.

Cadmium Platform is the Turnkey Solution Associations Need

New York 9/11 Tower Lights
As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we’re republishing two accounts of that horrific day, told by event professionals and published in Convene in the months following the attacks.

Remembering 9/11

Webinar: The Switch Is On – How GroupSync Is Changing Meeting & Event Planning
Learn how Groups360 is simplifying meeting and event planning with the GroupSync solution. The GroupSync platform was designed to save planners time and money in searching, sourcing and booking group rooms and space.

Webinar: The Switch Is On – How GroupSync Is Changing Meeting & Event Planning

PCMA Foundation gifts US$10,000 in scholarships to support event professionals
PCMA Foundation announces US$10,000 in scholarships to upskill event professionals to deliver digital and hybrid events.To help support the APAC event management profession adapt to delivering impactful digital and hybrid events, the PCMA Foundation is gifting the region US$10,000 in scholarships to the highly coveted PCMA Digital Events Strategist (DES) Certification..

PCMA Foundation gifts US$10,000 in scholarships to support event professionals

Educon 2019
On Maritz Global Event’s podcast, Google’s global events account manager, Megan Henshall, outlined four pillars for designing engaging events — digital, in person, and hybrid.

A ‘4 Cs’ Framework for Omnichannel Events