Will the pandemic change convention-going permanently?

Jan 6, 2022
The electronics convention CES is seeing many companies dial back their participation thanks to omicron.
At CES 2022, free masks are provided, as well as stickers indicating how much touch attendants are comfortable with. Attendance is down considerably this year with the spread of omicron.
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Convention skills a little rusty? We can help.

Jun 17, 2021
With the reemergence of networking events and conventions, you may need a refresher on chatting over cocktails or going in for the handshake.
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When drag queens promote it, fans will buy it

Jul 3, 2018
"Drag queens are the new pop stars," Randy Barbato, co-creator of "RuPaul's Drag Race" explained.
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Convention planners, hotel chains enlisted to help spot sex traffickers

Aug 3, 2016
This could be a problem for the Olympics too
Betsy Soltysiak leads a trafficking awareness training at Maritz Global Events.
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It's only Aug. 1 and the conventions are already over

Aug 1, 2016
Republicans and Democrats scheduled conventions early to get out of the way of the Olympics.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention, respectively.
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Conventions are go-time for lobbyists and advocates

Jul 28, 2016
With so many influencers in one spot, they're a great way to spread your message
A general view of the DNC 2016.
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The costs and benefits of political conventions

Apr 22, 2016
Cleveland and Philadelphia are hosting the presidential nominating conventions.
The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, left, and the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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Why some corporations haven't committed to sponsoring the GOP convention

Apr 19, 2016
Cleveland's host committee still needs to raise about $8 million
The opening session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Florida.
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The conventions are coming...

Aug 6, 2015
Cleveland and Philadelphia gear up for Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Nashville's Music City Center hopes to make a lasting note

May 20, 2013
Nashville's Music City Center cost $600 million and has a lot of cutting-edge bells and whistles. But convention organizers looking for a new convention center have a lot of options.