Magazine

September 2016

Cover Story/Food & Beverage

How Do You Handle Special-Meal Requests?

As meeting planners field a growing number of special-meal requests from attendees with food allergies, as well as lifestyle and religious dietary restrictions, how are they accommodating their needs and preferences?

Corin Hirsch

August 2016

Cover Story/Cover Story

Convene Celebrates 30 Years

Convene has chronicled three decades of change in the meetings industry — and changed right along with it.

Barbara Palmer

Illustration by Luci Gutiérrez

July 2016

Cover Story/CMP Series

4 Models for Rebranding Your Meeting

Pushed to compete with high-profile events like TED and South by Southwest, these associations reinvented their annual meetings

Molly Petrilla

June 2016

Cover Story/Big Ideas

5 Next-Gen Technologies That Already Are Changing Meetings

Here's how wearables, 3D projection mapping, second-screen technology, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence are transforming the industry.

Convene Editors

Illustration by Sam Island

May 2016

Cover Story/Knowledge Hubs

Inside the Bid Process for a Citywide Conference

Two destinations — one each from Canada and the United States — made the shortlist to host an international conference of beekeepers. Which of them prevailed — and why?

Corin Hirsch

Illustration by Daniel Chang

April 2016

Cover Story/Ethics

What Defines 'Good Work' in the Meetings Industry?

What does it mean in the meetings industry to do the right thing? Do planners and suppliers agree?

Michelle Russell

Illustration by Mike Reddy

March 2016

Cover Story/Cover Story

Meetings and Climate Change

On the heels of the U.N.’s historic climate conference in Paris in December, will there be increased pressure to reduce the carbon emissions of meetings, conventions, and trade shows?

Regina McGee

Illustration by Michael Waraksa

February 2016

Cover Story/Meetings & Your Brain

Bringing Mindfulness to Meetings

From the C-suite to the celebrity interview, mindfulness is everywhere. It’s even starting to center itself at meetings and conferences. Here’s why — and what it can do for your attendees.

Kate Mulcrone

Illustration by Irene Rinaldi.

January 2016

Cover Story/CMP Series

Putting the ‘Arrr!’ in Room Block

With all of the pressures on the traditional room block — including pirates, Airbnb, and budget-conscious attendees — is it time to rethink the booking model?

Corin Hirsch

Cover illustration by Tomasz Walenta

December 2015

Cover Story/Knowledge Hubs

Globalizing Knowledge

From Raleigh to Glasgow and Melbourne to London, meetings and trade shows increasingly play a key role in the transfer of knowledge fueling the global economy — and can make a difference that lasts.

Barbara Palmer

Cover illustration by Peter and Maria Hoey

November 2015

Cover Story/CMP Series

Are You Finding the Best Speakers for Your Events?

How are you finding, hiring, and working with speakers — and is there a better way?

Corin Hirsch

Cover photo illustration by Aaron Dyer

October 2015

Cover Story/Big Ideas

How Meetings Can Effect Social Change

Meetings and events increasingly are being invoked as part of the debate over same-sex marriage, race relations, and other hot-button issues.

Regina McGee

Cover illustration by Edel Rodriguez