How the meetings industry is responding to homelessness.
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Calgary TELUS Convention Centre: Table for Two — or 50
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre thinks outside the ballroom.
Is Facial Recognition in Your Meeting’s Future?
Facial-recognition technology is starting to transform travelers’ experiences as they check in to hotels, go through airport security, and obtain their credentials at events. Here’s what to expect in the near future — and what it might mean for your own events.
How Milwaukee Puts Housing First
The “housing first” philosophy puts the chronically homeless in secure housing as a first step, rather than focusing on behavior or other issues. Here’s the difference it has made in Milwaukee County.
Breaking Records Using VR at Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting
A virtual-reality simulation at a medical meeting sought to educate in an innovative way — while setting a world record.
Timetable for Bringing International Attendees to the U.S.
Looking to attract attendees from outside the U.S. to your event in the States? Here’s a three-stage strategy to consider over the course of a year.
Why More Medical Meetings Are Looking at Airport Hotels
With time-strapped health-care professionals as their audience, more organizers are making airports their final event destination.
Gallus Events founder William Thomson created Homeless Hackathon Glasgow, bringing together hacker participants, along with representatives from local institutions and nonprofit organizations, to yield potential solutions to homelessness. The result? Not one, but three projects currently under development.
4 Ways Meetings Help Homeless Communities
Here are some of the ways events make an impact.
How Convention Centers Are Responding to Homelessness
Convention centers sit in the middle of the tension between homeless individuals and meeting attendee perceptions. But when it comes to lending a helping hand, here is a long list of centers who refuse to be bystanders.
Hosting Medical Events That Deliver
Facilities that cater to medical meetings requiring cadavers and demonstrations of cutting-edge procedures are cropping up — offering a remedy for some of the headaches associated with planning hands-on health-care events.
Nadya Okamoto Fights for Gender Equality with PERIOD Movement
Nadya Okamato is the founder of PERIOD, a nonprofit, youth-oriented organization dedicated to social change for menstrual equity. Her next goal? Making PERIOD a global movement and a key component of the fight for gender equality.
Taking Strategy a Step Further
Dan Sundt, chief eXperience officer of CXO Marketing Inc., on experience design and how to avoid “better sameness” when designing events.
3 Ideas for Economical, Food-Related Centerpieces
Instead of pricier floral arrangements, why not try a few food-related options?
The Spark: The Way You Make Them Feel …
Shift your perspective from someone who organizes events to someone who creates inspiring experiences.
‘Reach Out to Mentors Wherever You Find Them’
Tselote Hailemariam, meeting event manager of Council on Foundations, on her next career goal and her advice for young meeting professionals.
Cape Town Turns Water Crisis Into Legacy
Rather than scare conferences away, the crisis became an opportunity to become a knowledge leader and global champion in an under-recognized but growing field.
Top Cities Ranked by Event Professionals
Curt Watkins, principal at Watkins Research, on what’s changed in the CVB industry, and what planners are looking for now.
Is it Time to Break Up With Your Phone?
The evidence keeps piling up that smartphones — or more precisely, the way that most of us use them — interfere with our ability to focus and think deeply.
Looking Ahead: Confronting Homelessness
Our industry — and our world — has a problem. Let’s work together as only we can to help solve it.
Homelessness is a Shared Problem — and on All of Us
This summer, an article about a conference for physicians pulling out of its host city because attendees felt unsafe walking the streets of San Francisco — where open drug illness
Should We Ask Attendees to Turn Off Their Phones?
The evidence is mounting that phones fracture our attention and are distracting to those around us. Is it time to become more intentional about how we use them around others?
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Chef Goes Glocal for Worldchefs Dinner
How do you impress the world’s top chefs with the menu at a gala dinner? The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre chef decided to go all in with Malaysian cuisine.
Placing Bets on Kentucky International Convention Center
With the Kentucky International Convention Center reopening, Louisville is back in the race to win convention business.
Who Does Your Association Conference Serve?
Your conference is for professionals — not the elite membership.
A Smarter Way to Fight Food Waste
At two successive food-waste conferences, attendees were given opportunities to continue to address this ‘societal breakdown,’ long after the events ended.