Events Industry Veteran Reflects on 40-Year Career

Carolyn Pund is retiring from her job in global strategic meetings and digital events management at Cisco Systems, but plans to stay involved in the industry that has given her so much — and to do what she can to contribute to what is yet ahead.

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Taylor Swift: The European Conference Version

Taylor Swift’s globe-trotting Eras Tour continues to attract fans — and spark conferences about the artist’s social, musical, and economic impact. The latest, Tay Day, is being held in Liverpool this week to coincide with the megastar’s concert dates in the city.

Jenna Wiese

Jenna Wiese, National Account Director, Destination DC and a member of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2024, talks about the challenge of rising event costs and how if she had her way, she would instill a larger commitment to sustainability in the events industry.

Shamera Stewart

Shamera Stewart, MBA, CMP, DES, Senior Consultant, Events and Operations, at CarMax and a member of PCMA's 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2024, shares how she got into the events industry, the role of digital events have to play now, and what opportunities lie ahead for business events professionals.

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Bringing AI to Life — as a Conference Presenter

An AI-powered robot named Ameca co-presented part of the Welcoming Session at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) 2024 in Las Vegas, where artificial intelligence in many forms was a hot topic.

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