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Visa-Approval Hiccup forces Fifteen Seconds Festival to Improvise
The Fifteen Seconds Festival had big plans for a U.S. debut this past September, but a visa-approval hiccup forced organizers to improvise with an entirely different event.
How Events + Book Publishing Turned an Association Around
Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) CEO David Macadam shares how conferences — and a book and magazine — helped grow membership.
Walk/Bike/Places Conference in New Orleans
Event Details Sept. 16–19, 2018 Sheraton New Orleans Hotel New Orleans What It’s All About Produced by Project for Public Spaces, Walk/Bike/Places is a biennial professional-development conference that gathers together city planners, placemakers, transportation engineers, community leaders, public health professionals, elected officials, and professional walking and bicycling advocates to discuss how “great streets, shared spaces,
Meeting in Middle-earth at Oxonmoot
Every year, the Tolkien Society — an educational charity, literary society, and international fan club — hosts scholars, fans, students, and members from around the world at the University of Oxford for Oxonmoot, a celebration of author J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, including “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.”
Lesson Plan for Attracting Student Members to Your Organization, Events
What’s the right strategy for student members at your organization and for those who attend your events? Here’s my lesson plan.
What Worries International Events Organizers?
A recent survey of international event planners yields a few surprising results.
Can Promiseland Project Help Reunite Polarized America?
A collection of architects and home builders are donating their talent, time, money, and passion to create a place for open and honest conversation in America, one destination at a time.
Karamo Brown: You Have Power to Create the Life You Want
U.S. ‘Queer Eye’ culture expert and 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders speaker Karamo Brown on overcoming the fear of bringing your whole self to your personal, professional lives.