Back Issue Magazine Archive

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



Jeremy Rifkin Wants to Save the Planet

Convening Leaders 2017 speaker Jeremy Rifkin on our ‘post-carbon’ era, fueled by near-instant communication, green technology, and the Internet of Things.

Kate Mulcrone

 Global Meetings

ASM Microbe Makes Its Debut

The first-ever ASM Microbe conference brought nearly 12,000 attendees — including Convene — to Boston.

Christopher Durso

 Knowledge Hubs

Inside the Largest Conservation Conference in the World

The World Conservation Congress is a boon for Hawaii’s economy and ecology.

Nichole Bernier


 Forward Thinking

Rewarding Exhibitor Loyalty

Here’s how to reward exhibitor loyalty by taking into account everything that they bring to your show.

Dave Lutz, CMP

 There's A Meeting for That

Talk Show

Like any number of prestigious gatherings of international filmmakers, INPUT, the International Public Television Screening Conference, hosts a lot of screenings.

Barbara Palmer


Hitting the Sweet Spot With Data

The National Confectioners Association boosted attendance at its annual show by nearly 10 percent in one year by paying attention to what its own registration data revealed.

Barbara Palmer


Reviving an Online Curriculum

The American Association for Respiratory Care relaunched its online-education portfolio as AARC University several years ago, breathing new life into the program and reengaging members.

Kate Mulcrone


The Green Meeting of the Future

A meeting devoted to the future of sustainable communities goes beyond having a net-zero impact.

Kate Mulcrone

Supported Article  Destinations

Radiology Professionals Meet — and Eat — in Singapore

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine enlisted the help of local hospitality students — and rented a hawker center

Michelle R. Davis



Meeting in Cuba

Nothing else compares to his participants' experience, says Bill Reed, CMP.

Michelle Russell

 Post Con

Botany 2016

Some 1,200 students, professors, and researchers met in Savannah for five days of education, networking, and the chance to scope out the latest products and innovations.

Kate Mulcrone

 Pre Con

National Association of Medical Examiners 2016 Annual Meeting

500 forensic pathologists, death investigators, and medical students will head to Minneapolis for a full week of educational programming, live demonstrations, and networking.

Kate Mulcrone

Supported Article  Tips

4 Tips to Help Business Travelers Stay in Shape

Brad Prigge, wellness exercise specialist at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, shares some easy life hacks to stay healthy on the road.

Convene Editors

Also In This Issue

 Behind the Scenes

Loud and Clear

We’re taking the important work that you do to the airwaves.

Michelle Russell

 To the Point

Catching Up

Here are some things to keep in mind during this back-to-school season.

Deborah Sexton