It’s about time we have a conversation about mental health and wellbeing in the business events industry — how we foster it for each other in our workplaces and our participants at our events.
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Championing Connection and Community in Minneapolis
Meet Minneapolis’s CEO Melvin Tennant shares how the DMO is addressing stress from the pandemic, George Floyd’s murder, and other world events with strategies and policies designed to support employees and the community.
Chicago and Midwest Meetings and Hospitality Groups Unite
Eleven meetings and hospitality groups in the region have created the Midwest Meeting and Event Collective (MMEC) to combine advocacy efforts, support each other, and develop a richer community.
World Championship of Magic Conjures Thousands of Attendees
The International Federation of Magic Societies event, taking place every three years, offers attendees masterclass education, workshops, lectures, and a competition involving various forms of stage and close-up magic.
Calling for a Regenerative Business Events Industry
It’s now or never. That stark assessment comes from the scientists who authored the most recent update to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released by the United
What the Business Events Industry is Saying About Mental Wellness
In our recent Recovery Dashboard, we asked planners and suppliers about workplace culture, the need for flexibility, social connection, and other issues facing organizations. They had a lot to say.
Conference Shares Prague Congress Centre With Ukraine Refugees
World Environmental Education Congress organizers had no time to plan a formal community service project for the Ukrainian refugees housed in the Prague Congress Centre during the time of their conference, but participants found ways to demonstrate their support.
Mariana Atencio on the Importance of Authentic Leadership
At CEMA Summit, award-winning Latina journalist Mariana Atencio will take what she learned about authenticity from her experiences as a reporter and apply it to leading teams in a post-COVID world.
Experience Columbus’ Return on (Diversity) Investment
Why a diversity apprenticeship program in Columbus, Ohio, is going all in on expanding access to management positions for people of color in the hospitality, travel, and events sectors.
5 Lessons for Planners From the SXSW In-Person Experience
Attending this year’s SXSW in person gave Beth Surmont, vice president of event strategy and design at 360 Live Media, some ideas that any organizer can adapt to optimize their events.