As face-to-face events return in full force, organizers and venues are assessing additional new risks, like potential disruptive behavior, that can make their events feel less safe and welcoming.
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How to Get Your Boss to Sign off on Your Event Strategy
At a CEMA Summit session, senior event organizers broke down how they get executive buy-in for their event plans — from using data that shows your event’s impact to thinking like a politician.
Keeping Digital Events Relevant
Some event management students in professor’s undergraduate class believe that virtual events are “outdated.” PCMA’s Catalyst Community offered their ideas on how he could dig deeper for more insight.
How to Think Like an Event Content Strategist
What’s the first thing event content strategists need to do? According to speakers at a recent CEMA Summit session, you need to define your scope, because event content can encompass everything from signage to main stage messaging.
Leading Your Team With Compassion and Transparency
A session at CEMA Summit 2023 offered leaders ideas for navigating their teams through periods of upheaval — mergers and acquisitions included.
Capitol Hill Addresses Visa Wait Time Issue
Convention attendees and exhibitors from some non-U.S. destinations have been contending with visitor visa processing times as long as 800 days, negatively impacting international participation at U.S.-based events. New legislation targeting the issue offers some hope.
Tactics to Help Resolve Competing Priorities in Planning Your Event
According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), the business-to-business exhibition industry is still in recovery mode, which has been challenging on many fronts for event organizers.
Medical Group Takes Training Workshops on the Road
To better support physicians’ soft skills development, the American College of Chest Physicians launched a country-wide tour of its empathetic listening training workshops, focused on the critical first five minutes of clinician/patient interaction.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ‘Actively Practiced at Every Level’
In an EduCon 2023 session, DEI consultant Zoe Moore shared how event professionals can integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of their organizations’ operations by implementing a supplier diversity program.
How Events Can Mimic Private Membership Networks
“Paid membership community” may technically describe a traditional association, but it’s now more generally recognized as an online business model that facilitates member connections around a common mission or interest. Here’s what events can learn from them.