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Expect Diversity, gender debate, Google, Google memo, gender bias, gender identity, Hidden Brain

Abandoning the Echo Chamber: Takeaways From Google’s Gender Identity Memo

Not only did the Google memo incident result in the firing of James Damore, but it also sparked a lot of internal debates about gender at offices nationwide.
Millennial Mindset, Millennials, workplace, meeting tips, millennial talent

5 Ways to Attract & Retain Millennial Talent

As meeting planners continue to expand their staffs with employees from this younger generation, it’s important to remember these key ways to attract and retain top millennial talent.
wellness, meetings

The Smart Business of Intentional Event Design

When you are taken care of as a participant, your ability to make connections to other humans, and to the learning you are experience is stronger.

Get Your “Hum” Back With Shonda Rhimes—a Real-Life “Yes” Woman

Meeting planners too often lose themselves in their work, especially before a big event. And lose their professional and personal "hum" in the process.
Millennials, Millennial Mindset, bosses, event technology, Liz King, Liz King Events

Why Millennials Want to Become Their Own Bosses

Now the largest generation, millennials are reshaping the workforce as we know it, and several report having dreams of becoming their own bosses.
LGBT, Expect Diversity, LGBT MPA, LGBT Meeting Professionals Association

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Gears Up for First Workshop

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) will make a major mark on the industry by hosting its first Professional Workshops + Networking Event.
wellness, Spark, What I Know, wellness events

I Incorporate Wellness Into My Events By…

"I incorporate wellness into my events by doing several things, including having ‘breathing’ breaks, as there are many breathing apps to choose from."
Siri, artificial intelligence, AI, Inspiration Hub, technology, event technology

Hello, Siri: How Could Humanistic AI Change Event Networking?

Some are fearful AI will take over human jobs, while others are embracing the technology at an unprecedented rate.

How One Stanford Professor Deals With Workplace Jerks

Prevue speaks with Sutton about his experience dealing with jerks and his advice to meeting planners who have to work with ones.
healthy snacks, Millennial Mindset, Amplify Snack Brands, Center for Generational Kinetics, millennials, F&B

How Millennials Are Changing Snacking at Meetings

You better believe that this new, influential generation of consumers is changing our snack choices, especially at meetings.
What I Know, team building, Cisco Systems Inc., Corporate Travel Concepts

My All-Time Favorite Team Building Activity Was… 

My all-time favorite team building activity was a bike build on the beachfront in Cancun, Mexico.
Expect Diversity, Washington D.C., Washington, Events DC, Inclusive Innovation Incubator

D.C.’s New Innovation Incubator Encourages Diversity

Destinations across the country are focusing on diversity and inclusion more now than ever in an effort to make all attendees feel welcome in their communities.
Inspiration Hub, Susan Pinker, Julianne Holt-Lundstad, TED Talk, face-to-face, face-to-face meetings,

The Secret to Living Longer Involves Meeting Face-to-Face

Do you ever wonder what it would take to live to 100 or beyond? The answer may lie in face-to-face contact.
millennials, bad habits, selfies, Millennial Mindset

3 Bad Habits that Millennials Can Avoid to Save Time

If you’re a millennial or know a millennial, it will likely come as no surprise to hear that millennials have made a habit of wasting time due to technology.
improv, team building, DC Comedy Club, The Shakedown

How Improv Themes Translate Back at the Office

The skills learned in improv are skills essential to any office: communication, collaboration and creativity.
Tim Ferriss, fear setting, goal setting, The 4-Hour Workweek, TED Talk, Inspiration Hub

Try Fear Setting Instead of Goal Setting to Achieve Success

Instead of goal setting, why don't you try fear setting this New Year's?
The Sourcing Group, female professionals, businesswoman, Expect Diversity, Sarah Scudder,

Having the Right Mentor & Communication Style Advances Female Professionals

Prevue speaks with Sarah Scudder about her experience as a female millennial in the workplace and what advice she has for future generations of professionals.
millennial bosses, Millennial Mindset, millennials, meeting tips

3 Tips for Millennials Who Are Now Bosses

As managers of Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers, millennials have found themselves in the interesting predicament of managing older staff members who have been working much longer.
The Shakedown, DC Improv Comedy Club, Mayflower Hotel, Washington D.C., improv, team building

3 Valuable Lessons Gleaned from Improv Comedy Clubs

Because improv is created on the spot with others, participants learn to be present and pay attention to their partners.
Candi Castleberry Singleton, diversity, diverse meetings, integrated inclusion, Twitter, Expect Diversity

3 Diversity Strategies from Twitter’s New VP of Inclusion & Diversity

By making diversity a core business goal, people will respond to creating a more inclusive core workforce.
decision making, Inspiration Hub, NPR, Change My View, Planet Money

How Changing Your Mind Can Be Beneficial for Planners

What if being indecisive or changing your mind wasn’t necessarily a bad thing?
SummitSync, Grip, dating apps, event networking apps, event matchmaking, technology, millennials, Millennial Mindset

Meeting Apps Take Cues from Popular Dating Sites to Engage Millennials

Launched in early 2016, SummitSync plans to consolidate individual event apps into one universal platform for professional networking at events.
Jacki Zehner, Women Moving Millions, women, women professionals, female professionals, Expect Diversity, Goldman Sachs

How Women Moving Millions Advances Female Professionals

What we need now is action, and new types of action, that make bigger and deeper investments in gender-based strategies.
OK Go, Inspiration Hub, surprising ideas, finding ideas, TED Talk

The Art of Zero Gravity Events

While there are tons of untried ideas out there, people too often simply reshuffle ideas that have already been proven to be 100 percent reliable in order to avoid failure.
millennials, baby boomers, finance, Generation X, small business, Millennial Mindset

Grab Millennials’ Attention with Small Business & Finance Talks

A new study reported 67 percent of millennials say financial stress overtakes their ability to focus and be productive at work.

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