A Playful Approach to Community Service

See what happens when members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons come together in a project tied directly to what they care about — and that also leaves something behind in the communities where they meet.

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Silence Really Is Golden

Research shows that short periods of quiet time help us process our experiences. Here's what that means for events.

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How to Jump-Start Networking

What can urban planners teach meeting planners about creating environments that support conversation?

by Barbara Palmer

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