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Navigating Workforce Dynamics: Key takeaways to tackle labor challenges

By Projection

Even as the world moves beyond the pandemic, we still feel its residual effects. Inflation continues to drive up the prices of food, beverages and fuel. Meeting attendees expect more options, like hybrid events with remote sessions or immersive experiences – both depending on added technology and labor. All the while, the workforce is still in flux––91% of hotels find hiring a challenge, and in the US, we are still missing almost 2 million workers from the economy. Read More

Tech-Driven Inclusion: Enhancing Event Accessibility for All

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Events are for everyone.

If we are truly passionate about creating the best event experience possible, we have to ensure that everyone is part of the conversation, including individuals with disabilities. In making room for everyone at the table – and using the technology and design tools at our disposal to create inclusive, positive events – we can accommodate diverse audiences, allow the maximum number of people to participate and design an exceptional experience for all. Read More

Ask the Experts: Talking Association Event Trends with Dane Lonchay

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Since the pace of change in the meetings and events industry seems to be stuck on overdrive, we wanted to spend some time with experts in the field who can share what they are seeing, trends coming up (and going away) and how attendees are reacting to all of it.

This is our first post in our “Ask the Experts” series. Over the next several months, we will be talking to experts who hold different roles across the industry and sharing their insights here.

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Project Your Voice: Talking About Inclusivity and Innovation with Shameka Jennings

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This is the tenth post in our “Project Your Voice” series.

In this Q&A, we sat down with Shameka Jennings, an award-winning global meetings and events professional and Principal/CEO of EventsNoire, a full-service event support partner focused on providing an exceptional guest experience every time. Shameka was drawn to events for their power to build connection and bridge divides, and has built her career around creating spaces where everyone can feel included.

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Project Your Voice: Talking About Empowerment with Ashley T. Brundage

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This is the ninth post in our “Project Your Voice” series.

In this Q&A, we sat down with Ashley T. Brundage, an award-winning Leadership & Empowerment Expert and author of Empowering Differences: Leveraging Your Differences to Impact Change. Ashley has spent more than a decade in the DEI space; in the last few years, she has turned her attention to events, with a focus on creating communities where everyone feels safe and empowered. Read More

Project Your Voice: Talking About Planning for Accessibility with Rosemarie Rossetti

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This is the eighth post in our “Project Your Voice” series. In this Q&A, we sat down with Rosemarie Rossetti, an independent Leading Disability Inclusion Expert, Universal Design & Accessibility Consultant. Since a traumatic injury left her partially paralyzed 25 years ago, Rosemarie has poured her heart into making meetings and events accessible spaces for everyone. Read More