June 2017

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Behind the Scenes: How to Deal With Technology Anxiety

Technology can anchor us to our colleagues — and pull us under water.

BY Michelle Russell June 1, 2017

What Forbes’ ‘Top Influencers’ Can Teach Us About Keeping An Open Mind

How open is your organization to new ideas?

BY Deborah Sexton June 1, 2017

The Sunshine Act Effect

A paradigm shift in the relationships between doctors and vendors is creating new approaches to learning — like a virtual education format for physicians modeled after online poker.

BY David McMillin June 1, 2017

How The Economy Is Affecting B2B Exhibitions in 2017

After a year of slow growth for trade shows, the exhibitions industry is monitoring the global financial forecast.

BY David McMillin June 1, 2017

The National Automobile Dealers Association Recreated Mardi Gras For Its Annual Expo

NADA celebrates its 100th anniversary with an over-the-top bash at Mardis Gras World.

BY PCMA Admin June 1, 2017

How The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Keeps Up With Its Annual Meeting’s Growth

The organization is achieving “lower costs and improved service for exhibitors.”

BY Casey Gale June 1, 2017

How the American Planning Association Brought Innovation to Its 2017 National Planning Conference

“Planners do the community thing pretty well, but we need to stay on top of technology.”

BY Barbara Palmer June 1, 2017

Why Phoenix Is the New Hip Place to Host a Meeting

Discover what makes Phoenix such champ when it comes to events.

BY David McMillin June 1, 2017

This App Will Help You Find The Cheapest Flights Possible

Skyscanner keeps an eye on airfare fluctuations, so that you don’t have to.

BY PCMA Admin June 1, 2017

Meet Jan Tonkin

‘ Grab every opportunity that comes your way — and also make your own.’

BY Christopher Durso June 1, 2017

How to Properly Target Your Meeting Attendees

In order to design relevant education and networking experiences, we need to be target-audience obsessed.

June 1, 2017

The Importance of F&B at Successful Events

Catering Manager Zena Phillips dishes about food trends, business success, and letting good food speak for itself.

BY Corin Hirsch June 1, 2017

How Two Meeting Professionals Find Balance

What two professionals have learned about working smart while working hard.

BY Christopher Durso June 1, 2017

How Lufthansa’s FlyingLab Maximizes Your Travel Time by Bringing Conferences to the Sky

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a conference. Lufthansa’s FlyingLab is taking the attendee experience to new heights.

BY David McMillin June 1, 2017

Are You Using All of Your Event Data?

Your event app is collecting enormous amounts of data before, during, and after the show. What are you doing with it?

June 1, 2017

How One Association Is Combatting the High Rate of Suicides Among Construction Workers

With the construction industry plagued by a high suicide rate, the Construction Financial Management Association has created a new toolbox for meetings and other prevention resources.

BY Michelle R. Davis June 1, 2017

Human Resilience as a Business Model

According to one expert, employee resilience starts with an organization’s culture.

BY Barbara Palmer June 1, 2017

How Online Communities Contribute to Your Bottom Line

Leveraging social platforms can help strengthen your brand and increase revenue. A new report shows how.

June 1, 2017

Real-life ‘Moneyball’ at SABR Analytics Conference

Inside the Society for American Baseball Research’s Annual Analytics Conference.

BY Christopher Durso June 1, 2017

CMP Series: 5 Innovative Meeting Formats

Looking to break out of the speaker-to-audience rut? Here are five models for delivering content that will keep attendees active, interested, and sometimes even on their feet.

June 1, 2017

How Changing Your Behavior Can Help You Do More Meaningful Work

Behavioral psychologist, entrepreneur, and academic Matt Wallaert wants to help you live a happier, more productive life, one project — and one meeting — at a time.

BY Casey Gale June 1, 2017

How to Overcome Failure, Rejection, and Embarrassment In Business

Five ways you can come out ahead — even after you’ve fallen on your face.

BY Convene Editors May 31, 2017

Convene Salary Survey 2017

Most people who responded to our salary survey are happy to be in the meetings profession — but nearly 40 percent say they are dissatisfied with their salaries.

BY Michelle Russell May 31, 2017