With events, it’s best to expect the unexpected. These how-tos of preparation and onsite protocols for handling emergencies will help meeting professionals be ready for anything.
The pandemic dealt a huge blow to the hotel and lodging industry. To help the hoteliers get back together in person and understand the current state of the industry, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is hosting a series of free events in different parts of the country.
Whether the speakers at your events are first-timers or old pros, it’s a good idea to think about both how to select them and how to prepare them for your audience.
Hybrid presenters now have to consider two audiences---and that means they might need to revamp their presentation style accordingly.
The extra layers of safety that come with hosting events during COVID-19 also come with additional costs. Experts say some of the costs are being passed on to attendees, while in some cases, sponsors can offset fees through branding.
Associations are trying to be thoughtful about policies for in-person events as they start anew. Here are a few strategies groups are using.
In the wake of federal mandates and high COVID-19 cases, more associations are considering imposing a vaccine requirement for in-person attendees. Here’s what you need to know about the legal considerations, verifying vaccination, and state bans.
Listening to members and assessing their level of comfort in gathering, as well as working closely with state and local authorities helped the Brewers Association host its largest judged competition to date, with a few modifications.
Two new surveys find the uptick in coronavirus cases has increased anxiety and burnout among meeting professionals. In addition, planners are trying to get a better handle on designing hybrid events.
Most meeting planners have spent the past 18 months consumed with safety protocols related to the pandemic. But recent hurricanes serve as a reminder that it’s key not to overlook traditional risks concerns when preparing for your upcoming meetings.