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Upskilling in a New Era

January 18, 2021

It’s no surprise that 2020 will be heralded as a turning point for the meetings and events industry since the coronavirus singlehandedly caused an economic crisis of epic proportions. With this market being hit particularly hard, when can we start to resume cautious optimism? The short answer is now. […]

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Case Study: Pivoting to a Virtual Fundraiser

January 4, 2021

Make-A-Wish hosted an online gala and raised $600,000 two weeks after the COVID-19 shutdown began. Over 650 people typically attend Wish Night, which includes a cocktail hour followed by a full dinner, a diamond pull, wine pull, silent auction and a two-hour program. […]

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Five Ways to Keep Virtual Attendees Engaged

December 21, 2020

In today’s COVID-19 meetings and events scene, the term Zoomed out describes the fatigue and zoning out attendees experience after endless virtual meetings, chats and quizzes. Keeping people engaged during virtual meetings requires planners to stretch their creativity, states Michael Dickinson, director of operations for Conference Technologies Inc., an audiovisual company that helps plan virtual meetings. […]

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Thankful

December 7, 2020

It may not seem like there’s too much to be thankful for this year. But despite all of the bad news, there are good things happening. […]

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The Hybrid Approach

November 23, 2020

Hotels and convention centers are innovating new ways of keeping guests safe while still promoting business as usual with hybrid meetings […]

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Creative Team Building Activities

November 9, 2020

While COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of meetings and conventions, there are still ways to bring your groups together for team building, even if it may be virtual. […]

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