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"Our industry must remain vocal at any attempt to tell anyone that they are not welcomed."
No matter what side of the political argument you and your group supports, the key thing that all meetings industry professionals can do is monitor policy issues that impact the industry.
Here are three simple ways to make your event more welcoming for LGBT and minority attendees.
In this What I Know, industry professionals discuss how they've anticipated diversity.
"We recommend that meeting planners speak directly to potential host hotels about their experiences with LGBT groups and the diversity training their staff has had to ensure a high comfort level for attendees."
Inviting people from all career stages will greatly increase gender and ethnic diversity.
For many meeting planners, there’s not enough guidance on planning for diversity, or how to make the content and the rest of their programming elements more appealing to a diverse array of attendees.