January 2017

Cover illustration by Vidhya Nagarajan

digital edition

Behind the Scenes: It Takes a Conference

How face-to-face events address worldwide challenges.

BY Michelle Russell January 3, 2017

Predicting 2017

Here is what you need to know to success in this year’s ‘customer-led, digital-centric’ market.

BY Deborah Sexton January 3, 2017

Behind the Scenes: What Will the Trump Administration Mean for Meetings?

Convene talked to two industry veterans about what the incoming administration might mean for meetings and events — and got two different views.

BY Michelle Russell January 3, 2017

Exploring Providence, Rhode Island

Elegant Providence, once fallen on hard times, has been reborn.

BY Corin Hirsch January 3, 2017

The ‘United Nations for Startups’

The StartUp Grind 2017 Global Conference brings together startup founder from 87 countries.

BY Corin Hirsch January 3, 2017

Inside the Scientific Innovation at NAME 2016

Here’s our post-mortem on the National Assocation of Medical Examiners 2016 Annual Meeting.

BY Corin Hirsch January 3, 2017

7 Minute Fitness Challenge

With this app, there’s no excuse anymore for not exercising on the road.

BY Convene Editors January 3, 2017

Renee McKenney on Visitor Experience

How you treat people is what they will remember, says Renee McKenney, Chief Experience Officer for VisitDallas.

BY Christopher Durso January 3, 2017

Little Rock, Big Ambition

Meet in beautifully preserved — and updated — historic structures in this gracious city, where hospitality and good eating are a way of life.

BY Christopher Durso January 3, 2017

Using Data to Improve Your Event-Marketing Strategy

Three meeting and association professionals share insights on how and what data to collect and how to use it.

January 3, 2017

Multi-Hub Meetings Combine Convenience of Digital, Camaraderie of Face-to-Face

An emerging model combines the convenience of digital with the camaraderie of face-to-face.

BY David McMillin January 3, 2017

How the International Baking Industry Expo Keeps from Getting Stale

For coal miners, it was a canary that warned of trouble. For the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), it was the Twinkie. When Hostess, the venerable snack food’s parent company, declared bankruptcy five years ago, it was an indicator of larger forces at work, nibbling away at the triennial wholesale-baking show’s attendee and exhibitor bases. In

BY Christopher Durso January 3, 2017

A Hacker Walks Into a Beehive

Could the Internet of Things help solve the global decline in bee populations? A CiscoDevNet hackathon sets out to show that it can.

BY Corin Hirsch January 3, 2017

Transforming a Biennial Congress Into an Annual Global Event

With attendance growing, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis strategically reshuffled its meetings calendar.

BY Michelle R. Davis January 3, 2017

How to Put Remote Attendees in the ‘Middle of the Action’

Jennifer Kingen Kush, DES, explains how the Digital Experience Institute creates engagement for online attendees at Convening Leaders LIVE.

BY Convene Editors January 3, 2017

How Life-Long Learning Can Help You Get Ahead

Cultivating the habits of a continual learner can set you apart from the pack.

January 3, 2017

Breakout Room of One’s Own

Medical and scientific organizations are creating their own purpose-built conference facilities — both to host their own programs and generate revenue from other groups.

January 3, 2017

20 in Their Twenties Class of 2017

Members of PCMA’s fourth class of outstanding young business-event professionals talk about their dreams and the best day they’ve had in the meetings industry so far.

BY Christopher Durso January 3, 2017

Ballroom in Costa Rica Moonlights as Rainforest

Even the items on the buffet take their cue from a local tropical rainforest.

BY Convene Editors January 3, 2017

How to Put Remote Attendees in ‘Middle of the Action’

Jennifer Kingen Kush, DES, explains how the Digital Experience Institute creates engagement for online attendees at Convening Leaders LIVE.

BY Convene Editors January 3, 2017

How Future of Storytelling Can Change Ways We Meet

New York City’s Future of StoryTelling Summit explores how cutting-edge technology puts audiences at the center of the action. And asks the question: Isn’t that where meeting participants belong, too?

BY Barbara Palmer January 3, 2017

A Breakout Room of One’s Own

Medical and scientific organizations are creating their own purpose-built conference facilities — both to host their own programs and generate revenue from other groups.

January 3, 2017