Meetings & Your Brain

Five’s a Crowd

Maritz Chief Behavioral Officer Charlotte Blank explains the science behind why we tend to cluster in groups of four.

by Barbara Palmer

Plenary

Is Your Phone Making You Look Rude?

The evidence is mounting that phones fracture our attention and are distracting to those around us. Is it time to become more intentional about how we use them around others?

by Barbara Palmer

Trends

Corporations Are Hosting and Sponsoring More Events

A new Harvard Business Review report shows that more than half of corporations place more value on face-to-face events than other marketing channels and have upped their event activity. Yet they struggle to quantify their ROI.

by Michelle Russell

Latest Articles

‘They Don’t Want to Feel Erased’

As U.S. states begin to recognize that the gender spectrum spans beyond male or female, Equality Institute founder Bernadette Smith thinks business events have an opportunity to follow suit — thereby creating an inclusive, respectful environment for all attendees.

How CVBs Create Memorable Site Visits

Comments from planner respondents to the biennial Watkins Report shows that when CVBs that go out of their way to make personal connections with them, it has a big impact on site selection.

1-Question Survey: Should We Ask Attendees to Put Away Their Phones?

Smartphones distract users and those around them. Should speakers ask that they be put away?

Pittsburgh Attracts a Global Audience

The destination is expanding its direct flight offerings around the world.