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Blog: Balancing motherhood with an events career

Blog: Balancing motherhood with an events career | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

C&IT speaks to Fiona Batten, general manager Australia, cievents, on juggling a career in the events industry with being a full time mother.

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Engaging Millennials: Unleashing a Generation in the Workforce

Engaging Millennials: Unleashing a Generation in the Workforce | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Millennials is a strange word people use – often with some derision – to refer to a younger generation of workers. Many falsely believe they’re different from other generations, and that something might be wrong with them. What’s probably driving much of this sense of enigma is that Millennials are less engaged at work than older generations. Much ink has been spilled on the topic of engaging Millennials more.

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Female Empowerment in the Exhibition Industry is a Numbers Game

Female Empowerment in the Exhibition Industry is a Numbers Game | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You would think that an industry in which the majority of the workforce is female would make an effort to advance women. That may or may not be the case in exhibitions; but, to even begin a discussion on this topic, we need to talk about measurement.

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Will the real millennial please stand up?

Will the real millennial please stand up? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

During the workshop we delivered in Paris earlier this month on millennials as colleagues and members, we realised for some people it is not yet about ‘how best to deal with younger colleagues in the workplace’ but more about ‘why should we care’. We had skipped a step in our thinking. Because we know so many millennial colleagues - so many talented, value-adding, clever millennial colleagues - we had forgotten that some of our participants might not know ‘who the true millennial’ is and why they even matter.

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Anne Berrevoets's curator insight, April 6, 10:18 AM
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Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Washington, D.C. is promoting its high degree of inclusivity and diversity in the region’s tech sector, compared to the national average, as a competitive advantage to attract more technology conventions and drive long-term economic growth for a broader cross-section of local communities.

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Entitled, selfish and lazy? This blog is our voice

Entitled, selfish and lazy – three words I commonly hear when describing Millennials. As a millennial in the Meetings and Events industry, however, what I see and feel is worlds’ apart from the words above.

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Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters

Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Think about the last conference you attended and try to recall: was there an all-male panel? And what about the conference before that? In fact, have the majority of panel discussions you’ve attended, organised or - if like me, you identify as male – participated in been all-male? Sadly, for most the answer is “yes”…
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Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters

Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Think about the last conference you attended and try to recall: was there an all-male panel? And what about the conference before that? In fact, have the majority of panel discussions you’ve attended, organised or - if like me, you identify as male – participated in been all-male? Sadly, for most the answer is “yes”…

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Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips

Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You’ve probably heard and read a lot about introverts. You might even BE an introvert. But are you taking enough action to engage your association’s introverts?

If not, it might be time to offer a few new outlets/opportunities. In fact, here are three specific ways to engage your association’s introverts.

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Attracting Millennials With Experiential Events

Attracting Millennials With Experiential Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Understanding attendee profiles and how they behave is vital to any organisation. Attracting millennials or different age groups to any type of event plays a key role in its success, but also comes with several challenges. Ways of engaging with millennials for example, are quite different from the ways of getting Generation X or Baby-boomers involved. 

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Assif Khan's curator insight, February 26, 6:48 PM
A good read on overcoming challenges for MICE events. 

 From live.mci-group.com - February 23, 1:00 AM
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Diversity in the Meeting and Events Industry: 7 Strategies to Eliminate Bias

Diversity in the Meeting and Events Industry: 7 Strategies to Eliminate Bias | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know in the world of mobile event technology. Follow us for valuable resources, big feature releases, and the latest gossip in event tech!
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Creating Accessible Events On-Site 

Creating Accessible Events On-Site  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

70% of Americans will have either a temporary or permanent disability at some point in their lifetimes — in 2015 alone, people with disabilities accounted for 12% of the US population. Whether you’re hosting an outdoor camping festival or a conference for professional networking, event accessibility should be top-of-mind for you and your team.

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7 Industry Leaders Discuss the Future of Events

7 Industry Leaders Discuss the Future of Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What do event industry leaders think about the future of events? We have asked seven inspiring women about the future of the event industry. The event industry is an incredible environment made of exceptional individuals. A very, very large portion of them happen to be women. Without getting into the diversity talk, which is not the matter of this post and that we have covered many times, we’ve decided to ask some leaders in events to discuss the future of our industry and guess what, they are all women.

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4 Ways to Embrace (And Celebrate) Diversity at Your Association

4 Ways to Embrace (And Celebrate) Diversity at Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Associations may target or cater to specific groups - for example, public educators - but within those groups, there are several sub-groups (e.g. science teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, etc.) that could all use a little attention.

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Event Diversity: 6 Ways to Make Your Events More Inclusive

Event Diversity: 6 Ways to Make Your Events More Inclusive | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A number of people critiqued the photo for its lack of diversity. Their argument? If the United States is a diverse, multi-cultural nation, then shouldn’t the interns working for the individuals who represent the country be diverse as well? This instance illustrates a larger movement towards diversity both inside and outside of events.

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4 Generational Myths Every Association Professional Should Stop Believing

4 Generational Myths Every Association Professional Should Stop Believing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You can't believe everything you hear, especially these four generational myths:
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Tickets, Please: How To Attract Millennials To Your Next Event

Tickets, Please: How To Attract Millennials To Your Next Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In a world where competitive lifestyles and social media are stressing people out, it’s no surprise that the Millennial generation is turning to live events to spend money and make memories.

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Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sofia Falk’s company We Are The Story Doers rewrites processes and procedures in businesses to bring them in line with modern approaches to diversity and inclusion. “THIS WE DO BY EXPOSING biased perspectives that are preventing businesses from achieving their best operative effect now and in the future. We show them how to harness the brainpower within and the positive effect diversity and inclusion has on the bottom line of their financial statement,” she explains.
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How to Engage Different Generations at Your Association

How to Engage Different Generations at Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How do you engage four generations of members, particularly when you’re a small-staff association with limited time and resources? We’ve got some tips:
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Debunking The Big Myth About Millennials And Hotels

Debunking The Big Myth About Millennials And Hotels | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
No matter what role you play in the convention industry, you’ve most likely spent plenty of time discussing Millennials over the past few years. How do they want to learn? What are the best social channels to connect with prospective Millennial attendees? What motivates them to register for a face-to-face event? The findings of a new survey of more than 1,000 US consumers have answered another key question: do Millennials want to stay in hotels?
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Airbnb's Racial Discrimination Problem: Figuring out Tech Solutions

Airbnb's Racial Discrimination Problem: Figuring out Tech Solutions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Airbnb is facing a lot of challenges these days, whether they be regulatory clampdowns in major cities like New York City and Berlin to the growing awareness of the potentially discriminatory pitfalls of its peer-to-peer platform. The latter has spawned an entire movement (just search for the hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack on Twitter), given birth to a class-action lawsuit, and has spurred other entrepreneurs to launch their own versions of Airbnb that cater more to specific communities.

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Why This Organization Is Using A New Set Of Questions In The Bidding Process

Why This Organization Is Using A New Set Of Questions In The Bidding Process | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As cities compete for the chance to be on the NCAA championships map, their leaders must highlight hotel rooms, public infrastructure, security protection and a range of other factors that distinguish them as ideal destinations.

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Uncovering unconscious bias

Uncovering unconscious bias | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Biases help us make sense of the millions of pieces of data we encounter daily. It is a normal part of how humans make decisions, a “mental shortcut” that fills in gaps in our knowledge with similar data from past experiences and cultural norms. Unconscious bias applies to how we perceive other people. It is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can lead to bad decisions. These shortcuts create prejudices that over time create the lenses through which we process information and make decisions. If we are serious about promoting diversity in business, we need to ask ourselves and our companies tough questions about unconscious bias.

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Events Industry Caters to Nursing Moms

Events Industry Caters to Nursing Moms | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Mamava Suites, first created in 2013, are private, stationary, freestanding pods for moms to nurse or pump in that can be found at airports, convention centers and other venues around the country. Even better for meeting planners, Mamava recently launched an inflatable, pop-up version of the suite, which debuted at the Women in Aviation International conference in March.
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