Laura Matley

Laura Matley, Manager of Business Events at Ottawa Tourism and a member of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2024, shares why she thinks sustainable event management is an opportunity for the business events industry, but also will create challenges for event professionals.

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The Tortured Event Planners Department

Remember, you bring more to the table than well-organized logistics. Events are a platform that can further goals and advance the industry you serve.

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Navigating Political Polarization at Your Events

Political divisiveness has increased dramatically in the U.S. in recent years. How much have you thought about the impact that may have on participants at your events — or what you can do to manage its effects?

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Drawing People Together

New research shows that visual art can do more than add beauty to your events — it can help build connections.

Help Out Your Exhibitors

The Exhibitor Advocate recently released its 2023 Annual Survey of Exhibition Rates. This report compares material handling, labor, and equipment costs across 24 major U.S. destinations. Here are two takeaways you should consider.

Sophia Koutsandreas

Sophia Koutsandreas, Sales Manager, U.S. Corporate, at Vancouver Convention Centre and a member of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2024, shares what she likes most about her job, and how she picked up the best career advice she’s heard from a Convening Leaders speaker.

Lily Harris

Lily Harris, Event Coordinator at the Austin Convention Center and a member of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2024, shares her thoughts on the continued importance of online meetings and events.

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Lessons in Event Marketing From Taylor Swift

Regardless of whether you’re a Swiftie or a non-believer, as an event marketer, you can learn a lot from the megastar’s wildly successful approach to promoting her music, her shows, and herself.

Moving Your Meeting Amid Rising Reproductive Rights Concerns

Post Dobbs decision, the destinations where the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine can safely meet have dwindled to a select few. Here’s how the association has navigated increasingly tricky legal contracts, member dissonance and advocacy, and the difficult decision to relocate the meeting at the last minute.

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