Back Issue Magazine Archive

November 2016

Cover Story/Industry Forecast

16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast

Six experts on lodging, exhibitions, travel, and technology weigh in on what's next for the meetings industry.

Convene Editors

Illustration by Sergio Membrillas



Visual Strategy for Your Meetings

At Convening Leaders 2017, a visual strategist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will help you 'see the universe in a way you’ve never done before.’

Christopher Durso

 CMP Series

All Politics Is Local

Celebrate democracy by going behind the scenes at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — with the meeting and event professionals who organized and ran them.

Kate Mulcrone



Using Data for Destination Selection

Why it makes sense to use publicly available data to narrow down your search for a meeting destination.

Kate Mulcrone

 Engagement + Marketing

10 Ways to Remake Your 'Annual Meeting'

Most annual meetings have used the same agenda template for decades — they just replace the filling each year. Here's how to breathe new life into yours.

Dave Lutz, CMP

 There's A Meeting for That

A Meeting Explores How We Form Questions

The Conference on Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique helps educators foster critical-thinking skills and self-directed learning among their students.

Michelle Russell

Supported Article  Event Design

How the Consumer Bankers Association Completely Revamped Its Annual Meetings

The Consumer Bankers Association went from eight annual conferences to one — and increased attendance and sponsorship in the process.

Michelle R. Davis

 Virtual Meetings

6 Ways to Improve Your Meeting's Livestream

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses approached its first-ever livestream as ‘an avenue to open our educational program to all our members.’

Nichole Bernier


 Engagement + Marketing

Why the Food Marketing Institute Shelved FMI Connect

VP Margaret Core explains how the organization came to this decision, and what it means for their face-to-face strategy.

David McMillin

Supported Article  Trends

4 Ways to Incorporate Meditation Into Your Meeting

Lodro Rinzler — co-founder and chief spiritual officer of New York City’s MNDFL studio, and founder of the Institute for Compassionate Leadership — offers some guidelines.

Christopher Durso


Doing Business in Boise

Getting to know the City of Trees one event venue at a time.

Kate Mulcrone

 Post Con

American Accounting Association 2016 Annual Meeting

The organization brought 3,500-plus accountants, students, and professors to New York City.

Kate Mulcrone


The Case for (Occasional) Curse Words

Swearing can put people off — but in select situations it also can have potential benefits, according to new research.

Convene Editors

 Event Venues

'Paris Is Always a Good Idea'

A four-day trip to Paris highlights several meeting venues.

Michelle Russell

 Room Set

Meeting Space That Feels Like Home

The Library at 237 Park Avenue, an event venue in New York City, is a meeting room that's comfortable enough to live in.

Convene Editors

Also In This Issue

 Behind the Scenes

What’s Next for the Industry?

Our Meetings Industry Forecast addresses the future of our economy in a way that the presidential campaign has not.

Michelle Russell

 To the Point

Where We’re Going as an Industry

Convene’s Meetings Industry Forecast offers all the information you need — in one place and at one time.

Deborah Sexton