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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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Gender-Based Pay Inequity? 

Gender-Based Pay Inequity?  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The women who responded to Convene's annual Salary Survey reported salaries that are, on average, 23 percent below that of the male respondents.
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Convene’s 2016 Salary Survey

Convene’s 2016 Salary Survey | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Even though raises weren't as big or as numerous as those we reported in 2015, the majority of our survey respondents reported that they were satisfied with their pay.

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Women Becoming Successful Public Speakers, with Barbara Corcoran

Women Becoming Successful Public Speakers, with Barbara Corcoran | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. As one of the “Sharks” on ABC’s hit TV show Shark Tank, Barbara has ponied up her own money and invested in more than twenty-two businesses, competing to make those deals for all to see, then shepherding them to success. Barbara is also a successful inspirational speaker who travels the world talking about entrepreneurship, women in business and success.

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There's a Safety Gap Separating Female and Male Business Travelers

There's a Safety Gap Separating Female and Male Business Travelers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Men and women travel differently, and assume different risks when traveling for business. The challenge for companies and travel managers alike is how to ensure business travelers are not only safe, but comfortable, when on the road.
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How To Plan Events For Gen Z

How To Plan Events For Gen Z | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Generation Z is emerging to have a significant impact on the events industry. Event professionals are seeking to better understand how to plan events for Gen Z, see what they've come up with.
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Why Inclusivity Makes Sense to Suppliers

Why Inclusivity Makes Sense to Suppliers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Apoorva Gandhi, vice president of multicultural affairs at Marriott International, discusses the financial and social benefits of championing causes. 

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20 Tips for a More Accessible Event

20 Tips for a More Accessible Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event organizers have a legal and moral obligation to ensure their experience can be equally enjoyed by all. This includes attendees who have special accessibility requirements. This 20 point guide will help you audit your event to ensure it allows all event attendees to equally participate in a dignified way.

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How Women Can Crack the Career Code

How Women Can Crack the Career Code | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You need more than excellent work to get ahead in the meetings industry. At the senior-most levels, you need people with influence on your side.
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Anne Berrevoets's curator insight, February 15, 2016 2:20 PM

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Millennials & Print: Voice of an Association Millennial

Millennials & Print: Voice of an Association Millennial | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the most common difficulties that association meeting planners face is how to offer educational materials at annual conferences. The educational resources that associations create for membership are the number one resource they have to offer. For years meeting planners have had to create, edit, and produce these materials via print or even putting them online or in a mobile app. Now with the emergence of Millennials in the workforce, yet another dilemma faces each and every one of you.

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Women Industry Leaders Break the Glass Ceiling

Women Industry Leaders Break the Glass Ceiling | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Female planners and event professionals try to break through gender barriers once and for all.

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More Women Entrepreneurs Starting Businesses

More Women Entrepreneurs Starting Businesses | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Women in the business world are catching up to men in terms of entrepreneurial activity, according to a new report.
More women around the world are stepping up and starting new businesses as entrepreneurs, according to a recently released report.
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How to Add More Women Speakers to Your Meetings

How to Add More Women Speakers to Your Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In a recent survey, we asked meeting professionals to let us know the process behind their speaker selections. We’ll be publishing data from the full study in an upcoming issue of Convene, but here’s one of the most interesting results.

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Five Lessons For Women To Help Close The Confidence Gap

Five Lessons For Women To Help Close The Confidence Gap | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The confidence gap, specifically as it relates to women, was main stage at one of the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Learning Labs this week. Find out some of the advice and lessons that were shared to help more women close the gap.
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Female Industry Leaders Break the Glass Ceiling

Female Industry Leaders Break the Glass Ceiling | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP, never aspired to work in the C-suite, let alone rise to executive vice president and chief operation officer of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events.

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How to Plan Accessible Meetings and Events

How to Plan Accessible Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Experts offer their tips for accommodating attendees with disabilities. Accommodating different types of disabilities is a necessary, and sometimes overlooked, part of a successful event or meeting.“Can all guests, despite any ability level, attend and enjoy the event just like all others?” asks Susan Nicholl, executive director of the Special Olympics Chicago.
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A Research Backed Guide to Marketing Events to Millennials

A Research Backed Guide to Marketing Events to Millennials | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Marketing your events to Millennials can help you unlock over £419,556,233 monthly spending power. We researched what you need to do to reach and engage them.
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How to Turn the Generational “Divide” Into a Winning Business Strategy

How to Turn the Generational “Divide” Into a Winning Business Strategy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You may have seen glimpses of it...throw in some baby boomers and millennials in an enclosed space and you're looking at a combustible mix of personal and professional differences and (mis)perceptions.

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The Event Industry’s Problem With Speaker Diversity

The Event Industry’s Problem With Speaker Diversity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

White male seems to be the trend when it comes to speaker line ups at events. Are you brave enough to change that? A couple of weeks ago the event industry earned its first internet meme, courtesy of Congrats, you have an all male panel!

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Diversity: A Work In Progress

Diversity: A Work In Progress | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Meeting professionals have needed to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and diversity.
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