Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 2010 Issue: Live!

The digital edition of the March 2010 issue of Convene is now live. Click on over there for a great assortment of features and departments -- anchored by an expansive cover story that shares the results of our 19th Annual Meetings Market Survey. (A hint about its contents: The whole package is called "Ready to Turn the Corner.") Other highlights:
  • A Leading by Example interview with Fred Luskin, Ph.D., director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects and a pioneer in exploring the healing power of forgiveness
  • Meetings We Like profiles of two cool hybrid events that blended in-person and online attendees -- from the Virtual Edge Institute and the PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter
  • An Innovative Meetings column about the Panel Picker application that Austin's legendary South by Southwest Music and Media Conference uses to solicit public input about its programming
  • Our second Giving Back column, this one about hotels and other venues that have installed beehives on their rooftops so they have a local source of fresh honey
  • A Book Excerpt from The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, by Atul Gawande -- a new title with obvious appeal for a profession that lives and dies by its to-do lists
  • A Point/Counterpoint debate around the ultimate question for the Digital Age: "Are handwritten thank-you notes still a must?"
The text-only version of March 2010 will be posted to the Convene homepage in a few more days. But why wait? And why miss out on all the pretty pictures?

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