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Do Conference Attendees Really Need More Bags and Water Bottles?
Looking at event swag through the lens of sustainability.
3 Shifts in Event Sustainability
Meeting professionals aren’t going back to planning exactly the same events they held in 2019, and they aren’t returning to the same conversations about sustainability they were having before the pandemic. Here are three ways industry experts in sustainability say the landscape is changing.
Community, Connection Draw Artists Together for ICON Event
Picture this: a conference that brings together professional illustrators, art directors, designers, educators, and editors to explore the business side of artistic life.
Choosing an Event Model — No Straightforward Approach
Zoom fatigue, carbon footprints, financial constraints, and health concerns are just some of the factors that challenge planners as they decide between holding a digital, in-person, or hybrid event.
A Show of Hands Can Make Video Meetings More Productive
Hand gestures are “the leading edge of our thoughts,” one author says, while participants of a recent study who used hand gestures in video meetings reported that they had a better experience, learned more, and felt closer to others in their groups.
How This CVB Executive Is ‘100-percent Focused on Inclusion’
Hilina Ajakaiye draws on her experience as an immigrant — and conference organizer — to invite everyone to the table in the Boston hospitality and events industry.
Junk Kouture — Turning Trash Into Fashion Treasure
The founder of Junk Kouture is on a mission to reuse rubbish while simultaneously changing teens’ mindsets about themselves and the environment — and to set that all on the global event stage.
Pandemic-Caused Changes Strengthen Chicago Business Group
Executives’ Club of Chicago changed its membership model and event strategy during the pandemic — and found success. ‘We really leaned into our purpose,’ group’s CEO said.
Avoid a Recovery Mindset When Marketing Your Events
A recovery mindset could be limiting you: Perhaps you’re more focused on replacing what was lost in the past than seizing future possibilities. Instead, here’s how to adopt a growth mindset.