April 2018

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Community Service

Spaces in hotels and meeting venues are now being reimagined as communal areas that can accommodate a variety of people’s needs, preferences, and behaviors.

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Cover Illustration by Malina Omut

March 2018

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Is Science Under Fire?

Amid stories of a drop in the participation of U.S. government–funded scientists at conferences and uncertainty over international travel to the U.S., three experts weigh in on the pressures on international scientific meetings.

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Cover Illustration by Sara Wong

February 2018

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Creating Compelling Digital Experiences

The art and science of combining digital and face-to-face experiences in your meetings strategy.

Convene Editors

Cover Illustration by Mengxin Li

January 2018

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The Future Will See You Now

The convergence of health care and technology is reaching an inflection point at a time when other pressures are putting the squeeze on medical meetings. How can they stay relevant in a shifting landscape?

Barbara Palmer

Cover Illustration by Justin Renteria

December 2017

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What's the ROI of F2F?

Hotel nights, direct spending, tax revenue — these numbers capture just a fraction of what face-to-face gatherings mean. As the events industry aims to articulate its true value to lawmakers and the general public, the narrative needs to include both dollars and difference-making efforts.

David McMillin

Cover Illustration by Alvaro Dominguez

November 2017

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How Do Sci-Fi Authors Imagine the Future of Meetings?

We’re beaming in some ringers for this year’s Meetings Industry Forecast: professional science-fiction authors whose job is to figure out how the world — not to mention the universe — might change.

Christopher Durso

Cover Illustration by Diego Patino

October 2017

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How Inclusive Are Your Meetings?

Not everyone feels welcome at your meeting. And some of that could be your fault — because of your speaker lineup, marketing collateral, or something else that’s making them feel like they don’t belong there. Here’s how to open your program to your entire community.

Sarah Beauchamp

Cover Illustration by Ping Zhu

September 2017

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The United States of Uncertainty

How are proposed U.S. travel policies affecting international attendance — and projected attendance — at meetings and conferences in the U.S.? We asked event organizers what they are thinking.

Christopher Durso

Cover illustration by Shonagh Rae

August 2017

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How Diversity + Collaboration = Innovation

Co-creating solutions has never been more important to both organizations and entire industries. And events can be a big part of that — provided they evolve from their top-down model.

Michelle Russell

Cover illustration by Toby & Pete

July 2017

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Five Trade Shows and How They Grew

Five trade shows in varied fields — healthcare, hotel design, marijuana cultivation, woodworking, and baseball coaching — share the secrets of their success.

Sarah Beauchamp

Cover illustration by Aleksandar Savic

June 2017

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Is Your Job Killing You?

Are meeting professionals overworked? Overstressed? Overloaded? Overwhelmed? If you're like the rest of the workforce across the U.S. and around the world — yes, a lot of you probably are.

Christopher Durso

Cover illustration by Red Nose Studio

May 2017

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These Destinations Are Using Virtual Reality to Put You in Their Place

Virtual reality has finally arrived. And destinations and venues are getting increasingly creative about using it for 360-degree tours, high-flying site visits, and more. Grab your headset and take a look.

Ken Budd

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