Spaces in hotels and meeting venues are now being reimagined as communal areas that can accommodate a variety of people’s needs, preferences, and behaviors.
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What’s the Economic Impact of the Meetings Industry?
For starters, it creates nearly 6 million jobs and offers a 160-percent return on investment.
The Meeting That Used a Ton of Rice — Really
For a meeting of 4,000 people with roots in India’s Maharashtra region, chefs and planners in Grand Rapids, Michigan, had to take a deep dive into an unfamiliar cuisine.
How Event Farm Cultivates Empathy
This event-marketing software company grasps what their event-planning clients need and want by putting on their own events.
Hotels are giving their lobbies a bigger footprint and larger role than ever before. Five chains tell us why.
Business Events’ Third Place
The Connection Lounge at PCMA Convening Leaders 2018 gave participants a chance to connect and disconnect in whichever way they chose — and provided a hands-on experience to consider for their own events.
Behind the Scenes: Take as Prescribed
If medical conferences really boil down to improving patient care, shouldn’t patients have a presence and a voice at them?
Looking Ahead: It’s Past Time
Join us in the movement to unleash the power of inclusion and diversity.
How — and Why — You Should Include Patients at Medical Meetings
Medical associations that invite patients onto their stages and into their conference-planning committees are finding that patients are a virtue.
Looking for Purpose with Roy Spence
‘We all have to get out of our computer zones and get into our connected zones.’
Putting a Stop to Workplace Bullies
The 11th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment will convene 400 scholars, lawyers, sociologists, philosophers, psychologists, policy makers, and others to tackle this global problem.
Keeping Ruby Weird
How a programming language conference held in Austin sets itself apart.
Men Are Rewarded for Getting Angry at Work. Women, Not So Much.
Men are rewarded for ‘flying off the handle’ in the workplace, while women have been conditioned to mask their anger, according to ‘Mean Men’ author Mark Lipton. What gives?
When the Toxic Employee Is You
Nobody’s perfect. If you behaved less than professionally at a recent meeting or workplace situation, you can take these four steps to set things right.
Sourabh Kothari on Event Strategists’ Most Valuable Resource
‘Do what you love today, and let it guide your tomorrow.’
Don’t Just Talk Amongst Yourselves
How a global wellness meeting stays vibrant by cross-pollinating its attendees.
Is There an Easier Way to Book Small Meetings?
If WeWork was crossed with Airbnb, it might look a lot like Bizly.
Is Your Meeting a Safe Place to Share?
One sign of healthy conference is how much sharing takes place. Too often, competition and self-interest get in the way.
Manels, the Gender Avenger is Coming After You
Activists take aim at male-dominated speaker line-ups.