Convene’s reporting on forecasts on lodging, travel, exhibitions, and more is filled with news of technological change — which doesn’t eclipse the very human art of bringing people together.
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Steve Pemberton: Defying the Odds
Steve Pemberton, author and Convening Leaders Main Stage speaker, shares insights on transcending circumstances.
Looking Ahead: Embracing the Future
Business events are at the epicenter of the technology boom. Let’s capitalize on the opportunities that brings.
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
When Does Segmenting Make Sense?
When building event-marketing campaigns, there are several ways to segment your audience and customize the times you reach out to specific groups. And sometimes, speaking to your entire prospect database just makes the most sense.
Exploring Blockchain for Business Events
The travel and hospitality industries are already using blockchain. What’s its potential for business events?
Priya Parker: Don’t Skip Over Purpose
Gathering people together is an act of ‘transformative leadership,’ says Priya Parker, the author of “The Art of Gathering. “Always, always start with purpose.”
CMP Series: How to Negotiate Better With Hotels
It may be tough to negotiate in a sellers’ market, but hotels don’t hold all the chips. Successful negotiators share their tactics for reaching a fair deal.
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.
The Spark: Events Need Element of Surprise
Your participants aren’t looking for predictability at your events.
Behind the Scenes: ‘An Uncomfortable Position’
Event technologies can help make events run more smoothly, but that’s not the only kind of experience we should be designing for participants.
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.
Technology: What to Focus on Now
We asked three leading tech experts — women all known for being ahead of the curve — what business-event organizers should be keeping top of mind going forward.
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.