Are meeting professionals overworked? Overstressed? Overloaded? Overwhelmed? If you’re like the rest of the workforce across the U.S. and around the world — yes, a lot of you probably are.
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Five 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.
Behind the Scenes: How to Deal With Technology Anxiety
Technology can anchor us to our colleagues — and pull us under water.
What Forbes’ ‘Top Influencers’ Can Teach Us About Keeping An Open Mind
How open is your organization to new ideas?
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
Why Phoenix Is the New Hip Place to Host a Meeting
Discover what makes Phoenix such champ when it comes to events.
This App Will Help You Find The Cheapest Flights Possible
Skyscanner keeps an eye on airfare fluctuations, so that you don’t have to.
Meet Jan Tonkin
‘ Grab every opportunity that comes your way — and also make your own.’
How to Properly Target Your Meeting Attendees
In order to design relevant education and networking experiences, we need to be target-audience obsessed.
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.
How Two Meeting Professionals Find Balance
What two professionals have learned about working smart while working hard.
How Lufthansa’s FlyingLab Maximizes Your Travel Time
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a conference. Lufthansa’s FlyingLab is taking the conference attendee experience to new heights.
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?
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.
Human Resilience as a Business Model
According to one expert, employee resilience starts with an organization’s culture.
How Online Communities Contribute to Your Bottom Line
Leveraging social platforms can help strengthen your brand and increase revenue. A new report shows how.
Real-life ‘Moneyball’ at SABR Analytics Conference
Inside the Society for American Baseball Research’s Annual Analytics Conference.
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.
How to Overcome Failure, Rejection, and Embarrassment In Business
Five ways you can come out ahead — even after you’ve fallen on your face.
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.