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How to Make Connections at Events, Work, and in Life

Whether at events or daily interactions at work, it’s not always easy to make meaningful connections, says Riaz Meghji. Here are some of his pointers for fostering conversation among colleagues and event participants — and why we need to get better about being bored.

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Where’s the Meeting Planner?

A recent ranking of the 30 top U.S. convention centers in The Wall Street Journal is missing input from an important perspective: event organizers.

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Can We Become Limitless at Work?

Workers are dissatisfied, but they can’t quite put their fingers on why. Laura Gassner Otting shares how leaders can more deeply engage their employees to not only make them limitless but make their companies and their profits limitless too.

Convene’s Annual Salary Survey: How Well Are You Being Compensated?

In 2022, the results of Convene’s Annual Salary Survey indicated that while planners were commanding higher salaries on average than before COVID, they felt a greater sense of unrest. Help us understand how event organizers are being compensated — and therefore valued.

Register Now: Convening Leaders 2024

Join us Jan. 7–10 in San Diego and get in front of the people who matter, to pitch your ideas, and to make those connections that can catapult your business to the next level.

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Media Mixer + Makers

The PRSA Travel & Tourism 2023 Section Conference’s closing event venue gave participants a sense of the host destination’s past, while a pop-up makers market showcased its present diversity.

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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.

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How AI Is Transforming Event Data

This may be the first time since the arrival of the smartphone that events and associations have been immersed in technology innovation at the same speed as the world’s leading technology companies.

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