As the pandemic pushes record numbers of business event planners toward digital platforms and new ways of connecting online, it may ultimately strengthen the ability of meeting professionals to serve their audiences and to reach their business goals.
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Convene Salary Survey 2020: Before COVID-19
The picture of a vibrant, healthy business events industry portrayed by more than 600 respondents to this year’s survey before COVID-19 stands in stark relief to the uncertain reality many currently face. The results serve as a kind of optimistic benchmark: a level to return to as the industry resets and recovers.
The L&D Conference: An Online Event Built for Learning
The program for the inaugural and online L&D Conference promises to “break some things” — including the traditional learning pathway for participants at face-to-face events.
Connecting With the Great Beyond at the Afterlife Awareness Conference
The Afterlife Awareness Conference serves as a gathering place for people seeking evidence of life after death, connecting participants not only with each other, but also to those who have passed on.
Students Getting ‘a Crash Course’ in Virtual Events
A George Washington University professor has found the pandemic-caused abundance of online events a boon for her students learning about event design.
4 Misconceptions About Virtual Events — and 4 New Habits to Develop Now
Christine Renaud, CEO of e180 and creator of the peer-to-peer learning platform Braindate, explains what it takes to create virtual learning experiences where humans connect, reset, and grow.
PCMA COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Results, Survey 3
Insights from our latest survey — conducted May 4-7 — on how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing business events professionals’ roles and how they envision future events.
5 Fatal Flaws of Virtual Events — And How to Avoid Them
Risk-takers, innovators, and leaders are going all in on creating digital events that share key characteristics of face-to-face gatherings.
How Events and Host Destinations Will Move Forward
Destinations International President & CEO Don Welsh talks candidly with Convene about the current state of CVBs, what recovery may look like, and the few silver linings he’s found during the pandemic.
Experience Economy Expert Envisions Meetings in COVID-19 Times
How will face-to-face gatherings change in the aftermath of COVID-19? The coauthor of the seminal business book The Experience Economy shares some thoughts on what will resonate with attendees.
5 Things Virtual Event Producers Can Learn From Jimmy Fallon
Convene watched “The Tonight Show: At Home Edition” for takeaways on how event producers can engage attendees at virtual events.
Recovery Realities: How the Business Events Industry Will Move Forward After COVID-19
The timing of recovery is going to be dependent on consumers and businesses having confidence that our cities and venues are safe again.