Back Issue Magazine Archive

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


 Meetings Market Survey

Convene's 25th Annual Meetings Market Survey

The meetings industry fared better in 2015 than in the previous year and planners are plenty optimistic about what 2016 holds — despite the challenges they face.

Michelle Russell

Supported Article  Convene On Location

3 Days in St. Louis for Meeting Planners

Infrastructure, innovations, and live blues in the Gateway City.

Corin Hirsch


 Forward Thinking

Mergers and Disruptions

At Convening Leaders 2016, CNN’s Mel Robbins interviewed Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson before a packed and attentive audience, who likely had a few questions of their own.

Dave Lutz, CMP

Supported Article  Innovative Meetings

The Greater New York Dental Meeting's Strategies to Raise Attendance

For the ever-growing Greater New York Dental Meeting, there are always new audiences to welcome — and new educational programs to keep them coming back.

Christopher Durso

 Engagement + Marketing

Matchmaking for Your Meeting

Here’s how one company is helping conference attendees connect with an individualized peer-learning experience — not just collect a pile of business cards.

Barbara Palmer


Putting Your Attendees on a Map

The Liver Meeting’s Geo Attendance Map offers valuable information about the conference’s global reach.

Michelle Russell

 Giving Back

Horticultural Healing in Dallas

The two veterans who founded Dallas’ Eat the Yard are talented farmers — as well as advocates for ‘dirt therapy.’

Corin Hirsch

 There's A Meeting for That

Blue-Ribbon Panels

Anything you see at a fair, you see on the trade-show floor at the International Association of Fairs & Expositions Annual Convention.

Christopher Durso


 Risk Management

Open Carry Comes to Texas

We talked to venue reps from four major cities to gauge the impact of the new law on meetings and events.

Christopher Durso

 Post Con

Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting

The Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), whose mission is to keep biomechanical engineers, neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, and orthopedic surgeons up-to-date on the latest research and techniques in their field, was thrilled with attendance at its 2015 meeting.

Kate Mulcrone

 Pre Con

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Annual Conference

Between 150 and 200 curators, students, academics, and professionals working in museums and galleries will gather in Washington, D.C., to learn about issues related to anthropology, art, history, science, and other specialized types of academic museums.

Kate Mulcrone

 Trade Shows

12 Ways to Measure Trade-Show Engagement

As an exhibitor — or a meeting planner who wants exhibitors to be happy — it can be difficult to know if a booth, display, or other show-floor presence is successful.

Convene Editors

 My New Favorite App

Super Planner

This all-in-one app is indispensable while on a site visit.

Convene Editors

 Career Path

Tony Conway, CMP

Founder and CEO, Legendary Events, Atlanta

Corin Hirsch