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30 CSR Ideas for Your Events

30 CSR Ideas for Your Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Current staff shortages make it more important than ever to keep employees happy in the workplace. Corporate Social Responsibility programs (CSR) have the potential to improve connection between team members and show that companies want to make a difference, and not just make a profit.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Making an Event Accessible

Do’s and Don’ts of Making an Event Accessible | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

To prevent yourself from being that event prof, BizBash tapped two leaders in the accessibility space: Keely Cat-Wells, an entrepreneur, disability activist, and the founder and president of disabled-led talent management company C Talent @ Whalar, which represents deaf and disabled talent. And Kenny Samsel, the lead producer of Disability:IN, an annual global conference and expo (the next one is July 10-13, 2023 in Orlando, Fla.). Here’s what they had to say…

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Comment: How to achieve parity for women in the events industry

Comment: How to achieve parity for women in the events industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What’s changed and what still needs to be done to achieve true parity for women in the events industry asks Claire Menzies, chairwoman of Istoria Group.

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Are Your Meetings Neuro-Inclusive?

Are Your Meetings Neuro-Inclusive? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Fostering a sense of belonging in event design helps ensure success for all. Google’s Megan Henshall is building a community focused on building a neuro-inclusive future.

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EIC Benchmarking Study: Long Road Ahead for DEI in the Events Industry 

EIC Benchmarking Study: Long Road Ahead for DEI in the Events Industry  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When it comes to achieving diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), the global events industry has a lot of work to do, according to the Events Industry Council’s (EIC) 2022 Equity Benchmarking Study. Released on Oct. 11 in partnership with EIC’s global Equity Task Force, created in 2020 to address systemic racism and all forms of discrimination in the business events and hospitality industry, the study signifies the critical first phase of EIC’s Equity Acceleration Plan.

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Meetings Industry Influencers 2022

Meetings Industry Influencers 2022 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Choosing the year’s most influential meeting professionals is difficult and subjective. For months leading up to this issue each year, the M&C editorial team conducts research and interviews to identify the year’s contenders, and then painstakingly whittles it down to a short list of true standouts. The 17 leaders profiled here are not only focused on their day-to-day tasks, they’re looking at the bigger picture: the betterment of the meetings industry and, by extension, humanity. Here are their stories.

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Destinations International Launches Industry’s First Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Assessment Tool

Destinations International Launches Industry’s First Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Assessment Tool | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Destinations International, the world’s largest association for official destination organizations and convention and visitors bureaus, unveiled a groundbreaking tool to measure equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and discover ways to improve upon the results.

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The travel industry is getting an inclusive and accessible upgrade

The travel industry is getting an inclusive and accessible upgrade | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One billion people around the world have some sort of disability, according to the World Health Organization. Wunderman Thompson Data finds that 89% of people globally think that businesses need to design physical environments so that they are accessible to all. Tapping into demand from both within the disabled community and outside it, innovative travel companies are developing new ways to cater to all journeys.

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How Hotels Are Leaning Into Unconventional Experiences to Bring Back Group Business

How Hotels Are Leaning Into Unconventional Experiences to Bring Back Group Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hotels and other event venues are promoting wellness, accessibility, and unconventional experiences to help incentivize companies to book in-person gatherings.

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Why Corporations Demand Multilingual Meetings

Why Corporations Demand Multilingual Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The use of multilingual interpretation is rising as companies seek to run more inclusive meetings and events that suit the needs of increasingly global workforces.

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Equity, Equal Pay and Words of Wisdom: Female Event Professionals Speak Out About Gender Equality in the Trade Show Industry

Equity, Equal Pay and Words of Wisdom: Female Event Professionals Speak Out About Gender Equality in the Trade Show Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

TSNN recently had the pleasure of speaking with several dynamic female event professionals to get their thoughts on how our industry can realize true gender equality, why more women must fearlessly claim their “seat at the table” while empowering other women, and the inspiring women who have shaped their careers

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Microsoft Teams goes multilingual with Interprefy tie-up

Microsoft Teams goes multilingual with Interprefy tie-up | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Interprefy, the cloud-based multi-lingual interpreter for online and hybrid conferencing, has integrated its platform with Microsoft Teams.

 

The remote interpreting technology and services company has been invited by Microsoft to collaborate in bringing their real-time language interpretation capabilities to Teams meetings.

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Event Manager Podcast: Empowering Women Through Mentoring

Event Manager Podcast: Empowering Women Through Mentoring | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In episode #37 of the Event Manager Podcast, we discuss the power and value of mentoring women in the event industry. Our guests are Georgia Suttie, Venue Find Operations Manager at Agiito and Sophie Conlon, Events and Communications Manager at the University of Essex, both currently mentees of the Fast Forward 15 mentoring program. 

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How Can Black History Month Lead to Inclusive Events All Year?

How Can Black History Month Lead to Inclusive Events All Year? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In this guest post, Martin “DJ Graffiti” Smith shares his thoughts on the dualities of Black History Month, the complexities of speaking from the Black experience, and practical advice for making inclusivity a meaningful part of event design all year round..

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Association of Black Event Professionals launches

Association of Black Event Professionals launches | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Black event professionals are being invited to join a newly-launched association as it aims to “change the global event landscape”.

 

Founded by Black eventprofs Nadu Placca, Nicole Wallace-White and Aaron Raybe, the Association of Black Event Professionals represents Black individuals, businesses and suppliers within the events industry.

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Overland Park Unveils Dedicated Sensory Room for Sensory-Sensitive Attendees

Overland Park Unveils Dedicated Sensory Room for Sensory-Sensitive Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Neurodiverse, autistic and sensory-challenged attendees now have a calming and comforting space to retreat to and regroup when feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated while attending events at the Overland Park Convention Center (OPCC) in Overland Park, Kan.  

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22 trends for 2022 | Consumer Trends, Insights and Business Opportunities

22 trends for 2022 | Consumer Trends, Insights and Business Opportunities | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Your purpose-driven manual for 2022: a collection of must-not-miss business opportunities and emerging consumer trends and insights that no brand can afford to ignore, plus advice on creating your own innovations.

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Events Industry Council Extends Benchmarking Survey for First Phase of Equity Acceleration Plan

Events Industry Council Extends Benchmarking Survey for First Phase of Equity Acceleration Plan | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition and standards, has extended the benchmarking survey for the first phase of its recently launched Equity Acceleration Plan. The landmark plan aims to provide a framework to turn its vision to action and lead the challenge against discrimination and systemic racism in the events industry.

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Evessio partners with The Diversity In Events Awards 2022

Evessio partners with The Diversity In Events Awards 2022 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leading event technology specialist, Evessio has announced a new partnership with Diversity Ally to provide its awards software for the inaugural Diversity in Events Awards 2022.

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Google Identifies the Trends That Will Shape the Future of Travel

Google Identifies the Trends That Will Shape the Future of Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

New research from Google reveals three key trends destined to play a role in travel's continued recovery in 2022, including a rise in "life moments" that people put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tech giant also projects travel to become more inclusive and purposeful over the next year, revealing new data to back it up.

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U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport

U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The U.S. State Department announced on Wednesday that it issued the first U.S. passport with an X gender marker, which will provide non-binary, intersex and gender non-comforming people the opportunity to select a gender other than male or female on their official travel document.

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15 Event Professionals Making an Impact

15 Event Professionals Making an Impact | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For the past 56 years, Meetings & Conventions has recognized the important work of leaders in the meetings and events industry. Many of these influencers have been featured and quoted often in our pages.

 

In this transitional time, we looked for people who might not be household names among meeting professionals — but should be. The 15 difference-makers we chose to profile here did exemplary work for the benefit of their colleagues, clients and communities when they needed it most.

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Wembley Stadium to offer British Sign Language at every concert

Wembley Stadium to offer British Sign Language at every concert | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Wembley Stadium connected by EE has today announced that it will become the UK’s biggest venue to offer British Sign Language (BSL) as a guaranteed service at every live concert. The announcement commits that all future concerts at the stadium will offer guaranteed BSL interpretation with services provided by Performance Interpreting Ltd, ensuring the magic of live music can be enjoyed by more people than ever.

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Events Industry Council Teams Up With The Code To Help Stop Child Trafficking

Events Industry Council Teams Up With The Code To Help Stop Child Trafficking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition and standards, has joined The Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code), a multi-stakeholder initiative to prevent the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children in travel and tourism throughout the world.

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New research reveals strong demand from disabled audiences to return to live events

New research reveals strong demand from disabled audiences to return to live events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A snapshot online survey, carried out by the charity Attitude is Everything between 19th July and 1st August this year, has revealed the diverse positions Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people now find themselves in since the lifting of COVID-safety regulations one month ago on 19th July.

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