Carrie Abernathy Is Driving Hard Conversations with New Talkcast on Diversity and Inclusion

As a meeting planner for more than 15 years and co-founder of the Association for Women in Events (AWE), Carrie Abernathy understands the importance of diversity and inclusion in the events industry. She is currently the lead meeting planner for Altria Group Distribution Company and has served in a variety of leadership roles in the industry. 

Using Hollywood Tactics to Be a Better Storyteller for Virtual Events

Submitted by on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 09:45

At a trade show, we used to say you have three seconds to capture the attention of someone walking by your booth. But in a virtual event, engagement isn’t just earned once. You have to earn it again and again.

The past few months have reshaped the events industry, but now is the time to accept changes and retool. Virtual events might look a little different, but the goal is the same: to tell your unique story.

A Planner’s Health Safety Checklist for Live Meetings and Events

Submitted by on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:12

As the meetings and events industry continues to navigate the shifting post-pandemic landscape, planning and integrating the multitude of health safety updates will become essential to the successful return of in-person meetings and events. Attendees will require reassurance that the venue and event organizers take adequate precautions to execute social distancing best practices to keep them safe.

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