March 2017

Cover illustration by Marco Ventura

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Behind the Scenes: Annual Review

How the meetings industry performed over the last decade.

BY Michelle Russell March 1, 2017

How the Digital Experience Institute Streamed PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 All Over the Globe

The broadcast offered live coverage of PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 to a far-flung remote audience.

BY Convene Editors March 1, 2017

Social Graces: What to Share (and Not Share) on Social Media

What you need to know to maintain a professional presence online.

BY Convene Editors March 1, 2017

How the American Planning Association Keeps Its Annual Conference Fresh

New experiences are on the agenda when the APA meets in New York City.

BY Michelle Russell March 1, 2017

The National Association of EMS Physicians Keeps Its Meeting in the Moment

Designing seating plans for attendees who would rather stay on their feet.

BY Corin Hirsch March 1, 2017

Roberta Odebrecht, Account Director, K.I.T. Group

‘Always keep a keen eye out for new opportunities.’

BY Christopher Durso March 1, 2017

7 Ways to a Better Call for Content

Here’s how to improve your call-for-speakers or call-for-sessions process.

March 1, 2017

Career Opportunities

EnventU brings event planning to disadvantaged high-school students.

BY Corin Hirsch March 1, 2017

CES’s First-Ever Wearable Technology Summit

A new program at the Consumer Electronics Show explores the potential of wearable devices.

March 1, 2017

Inside Information

The National Association of Realtors creates an engaging online experience with the help of experts — its own attendees.

March 1, 2017

Incubating Collaboration

The Optical Society’s Incubator program fills a niche by creating meetings for new and emerging topics.

BY Barbara Palmer March 1, 2017

How Meetings and Events Can Leverage Personalization

Creating customized experiences for your attendees makes your event more meaningful to them.

BY David McMillin March 1, 2017

Through the Looking Glasses

James H. Gilmore’s ‘Look’ is a guide for seeing the world differently.

BY Michelle Russell March 1, 2017

Inside Biofabricate, Where Fabric is Created From Life

Inside Biofabricate, where designers use biological materials to make clothing, utensils, electronics, and more.

BY Christopher Durso March 1, 2017

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Attendees want to customize their experiences.

BY Deborah Sexton February 28, 2017

What the Travel Ban Could Mean for Scientific Meetings

Scientific innovation requires global collaboration, say the co-signers of a letter opposing President Trump’s travel ban. ‘You shut the door to any particular group of people, and the world may look very different 40 years later.’

BY Christopher Durso February 21, 2017