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Gender pronouns
Spoiler alert: Most event organizers say they don’t ask about gender on their event registration forms, but a study examining attitudes toward non-binary gender identification indicates that’s a missed opportunity.

How Planners Are — and Aren’t — Approaching the Non-Binary Gender Question

Marina Bay Sands Hybrid
Responses to our COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard surveys show how models for hybrid events continue to evolve while one thing remains the same: One size does not fit all.

How Planners Are Customizing Hybrid Events

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The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard asked respondents to call to mind their wins over the past six months of uncertainty. Suppliers’ write-in responses highlight their focus on building and maintaining industry relationships — and underscore their grit.

Industry Suppliers Identify Their Achievements During the COVID Crisis

Visionary Awards
The PCMA Foundation honored the business events industry’s brightest during a August 26 black-tie ceremony in Washington, D.C.

PCMA’s Visionary Award Winners Announced at Ceremony

CAESARS FORUM
Held in January at CAESARS FORUM in Las Vegas, Convening Leaders will require in-person participants to provide proof of vaccination, and for those unable to attend, a digital version will be offered.

PCMA Launches Registration for Convening Leaders 2022, Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Get to Know: Greater Palm Springs
Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s meeting oasis, with over 300 days of sunshine annually, more nonstop flights than ever and inspiring mountain views in all directions.

Webinar: Hidden Gems: The Most Unique Meeting Spaces in Greater Palm Springs

medical meeting
A recent LinkedIn poll revealed that the majority of medical professionals are comfortable attending conferences this fall, even with the surge in COVID cases due to the Delta variant — but only with safety requirements in place.

Health-Care Workers Split on Attending Digital and In-Person Conferences

NECA virtual trade show
The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard asked respondents to call to mind their achievements over the past six months. While their write-in responses are wide-ranging, collectively they underscore remarkable resilience and flexibility during uncertain times.

Event Professionals Cite Accomplishments During the Pandemic

office with boss
The hybrid return to offices may be on pause due to the Delta variant, but here are the days you should schedule being on site during the workweek, according to three business experts.

Hybrid Workweek: ‘Thursday Is the New Monday’