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Barbara Scofidio

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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.
virtual meetings

Virtual Meetings: Many Flavors

Virtual meetings are often lumped together, but there are many types, platforms and nuances. We spell it out for you.
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Contract Advice From a Pro

Moving or canceling your meeting in these times is no simple matter. Industry attorney Jonathan Howe, Esq., offered some words of wisdom.
Jon Howe

Jon Howe: Emotions Matter Here

At "Meetings in the Age of Coronavirus," an all-day virtual conference on Monday, Attorney Jon Howe, Esq., Howe & Hutton, Ltd., focused on the emotions behind the decision to rebook a meeting.
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Prevue’s Industry Influencers

Prevue's Industry Influencers. These individuals are thought leaders in their respective niches and always ready to share their knowledge and expertise.
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Coronavirus Webinars

Industry associations and leaders have created numerous coronavirus webinars and online events to help meeting planners through this crisis.
CDC

CDC: No Events Over 50 People

The weekend brought the news the meetings industry has been anticipating: The CDC has recommended no gatherings with 50 people or more.
cancellations

Cancellations & Closings, Again

As the number of cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. rises and the crisis is now officially considered a pandemic, there are more closings and cancellations.
CDC guidelines

CDC Guidelines for Meetings

The CDC has posted guidelines around coronavirus to help meeting organizers take appropriate actions for all sizes of events—not just large gatherings.
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Meeting Industry Events A Go

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition and major associations including MPI and PCMA rallied around constituents with a flurry of announcements in support of meetings continuing as planned.
plant-based dishes

Plant-Based Dishes for Events

What used to be an occasional request for plant-based dishes is now accounting for 10 percent or more of all meals served.
coronavirus

Coronavirus: Industry Sites

All the major industry associations have numerous resources for to keep you updated on the coronavirus situation. We've created a list for you.
REAL ID

REAL ID: Start Preparing Now

If attendees do not update to a REAL ID by October 1, 2020 or have an acceptable alternate form of ID, they will be turned away at the airport.
human trafficking

Human Trafficking Update

Though meeting planners might not understand what human trafficking has to do with them, there is a clear connection between business travel and meetings and trafficking—and the industry is taking steps to make a difference.
Teambuilding

6 Great Resources for Teambuilding Ideas

Teambuilding doesn't have to be stiff or awkward, it can be fresh and creative—and fun! Prevue has compiled a few great sources of teambuilding ideas.

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