July 2022

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Corporate Retreats: The Offsite is Back On

The shift to remote work puts an emphasis on the ‘retreat’ part of corporate gatherings.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst July 18, 2022

Speaking Volumes With Your Event Data

If you’ve taken on the job of analyzing data from your events, we’d like to help you share the results in a way that provides forward direction for your organization and boosts your profile.

BY Michelle Russell July 7, 2022

Where to Start on Your Event Data Journey 

Whether it is digital, hybrid, or in-person, an event’s content is an abundant source of data, says the CEO of an events analytics company.

BY Michelle Russell July 6, 2022

3 Steps to Impactful Data Storytelling

Telling stories about events and audiences is crucial to getting a message across — and that includes narratives about data, says author Nancy Duarte, who shares three ways to do that.

BY Michelle Russell July 6, 2022

Event Data: Translating Numbers Into Concrete Ideas

Numbers are essential to our everyday lives. Even though we use them all the time, we are missing the opportunity to make data and numbers less abstract and more understandable, say the authors of a new book.

BY Michelle Russell Barbara Palmer July 6, 2022

Making Emotions Count in Your Event Data

How can you measure engagement at a physiological level? It turns out there’s a tool for that.

BY Barbara Palmer July 6, 2022

Confessions of a Conference Spy

There is only one feedback question about your events that really matters.

BY Beth Surmont July 1, 2022

Colleen Bisconti Reinvents IBM’s Think Conference

IBM’s vice president of global conferences and events shares her experience producing IBM’s new event, Think on Tour, and what she hopes to accomplish as CEMA chair.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst June 30, 2022

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sustainability Efforts Cause Ripple Effect

As the Monterey Bay Aquarium systematically eliminated single-use plastic from its operations, it led to more sustainable practices throughout an entire supply chain.

BY Barbara Palmer June 30, 2022

A Sea Change for Event Sustainability

Five years ago, a majority of planners weren’t particularly interested in sustainability efforts at special events at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Lately, there’s been a big shift.

BY Barbara Palmer June 30, 2022

Face-to-Face Event Attendance in 2022

In-person events are returning and planners are examining their attendance numbers and what they can do to increase them. Members of the PCMA Catalyst community discussed the topic.

BY Convene Editors June 27, 2022

4 Design Options That Can Amplify Conference Content

As live conferences return, event organizers need to make complex decisions about how to incorporate digital product extensions into their business model. Here’s a framework to consider.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP June 27, 2022

Putting a Lid on Sky-High Event F&B Costs

With food costs soaring, F&B suppliers are struggling to source affordable meals for clients. Convene spoke with three suppliers about their workarounds to make clients’ events a success, from an economic and gastronomic perspective.

BY Casey Gale June 27, 2022

Building the Perfect Construction Competition Site

Associated Builders and Contractors turned a convention center floor into a series of construction job sites for the National Craft Championships.

BY Curt Wagner June 24, 2022

Mesa, Arizona — ‘The Most Accessible City in the U.S.’

Here’s how Mesa, Arizona, became the first-ever Autism Certified City. It all started with Visit Mesa CEO’s less-than-great vacation experience in another destination.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst June 24, 2022

Thrivers, Survivors, and Other Characteristics of Resilient Organizations

A recent research report identifies what it takes for an industry to be resilient in the face of adversity.

BY Sherrif Karamat June 20, 2022

5 Tips for Selling Your Event’s Host Destination

As in-person events return, it’s more important than ever to market the host destination to help convince prospects to travel. 

BY Sveta Pyntikova June 17, 2022

Departing CEO Peter King Is Proud of Melbourne Venue’s Culture

As he prepares to leave his role as CEO of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Peter King looks back on the highlights and challenges he faced during his time there.

BY Curt Wagner June 17, 2022

Meetings and Your Brain: How Sticky Notes Help Ideas Stick

The Spark Wall at EduCon 22 is one example of using sticky notes to share ideas at an event. Here’s the neuroscience behind it.

BY Barbara Palmer June 9, 2022

Notified Executive Allie Magyar: ‘You’re Not Confined by Your Title’

From street racing to startups, serial entrepreneur Allie Magyar shares the highs and lows that come with forging your own path.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst May 27, 2022

Beer Company Steps up Game With Digital Meeting

The Boston Beer Company partnered with Van Wagner, a sports production company, to create a virtual corporate event that captured their employees’ attention more than their in-person annual meeting. 

BY Michelle Russell May 20, 2022