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Barbara Scofidio

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.
work-life balance, meetings

Women Meeting Planners Offer Advice on Work-Life Balance

422 women responded to our latest survey with work-life balance advice for a woman starting out in the meetings industry. Here are some of our favorite answers.
glass ceiling, meetings

Glass Ceiling Still Exists in Meeting Industry

About half of respondents to the soon-to-be-released joint survey of 708 women by Prevue Meetings & Incentives and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) reported a glass ceiling—being in jobs where they believed that being a woman had prohibited them from advancing any further.
sexual harassment, meetings

Women Meeting Planners Share Advice on Sexual Harassment

Who better to provide advice on sexual harassment in scenarios common to meeting planners than their fellow meeting planners? Here are some of our favorite responses from the nearly 400 women who wrote to us:
Boston hotels strike. meetings

Boston Hotel Strike: Marriott’s Convention Hotels Affected

The Boston hotel strike affects several Marriott properties surrounding the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Hynes Convention Center.
eat healthy, meetings

10 Tips for Healthy Eating on the Road

It's not easy to eat healthy when you travel for work—especially in the meetings industry. To help, we asked attendees, speakers and sponsors from our Meet Well Visionary Summit for their favorite tips.
CEUs, meetings

Earn 3 CEUs Toward Your CMP Now!

Meeting planners getting their CMPs can earn 3 CEUs toward your CMP right now on Prevue's web site, by participating in our upcoming webinars.
healthy airport food, meetings

Where Can You Find Healthy Airport Food?

We all know that feeling of rushing to catch a flight and searching for something—anything—that resembles healthy airport food.
protesters, meeting

How to Deal With Protesters at Your Meeting

In these turbulent political times, it's important to have a plan in place for how to deal with protesters at your meeting.
negotiating strategies, meetings

7 Negotiating Strategies From the Pros

Do you loathe contract negotiations? To make it easier, we have compiled a collection of favorite negotiating strategies for meeting planners.
#MeToo, meetings

#MeToo: Majority of Women Meeting Planners Have Been Sexually Harrassed

A majority of women meeting planners—56.4 percent—reported having been sexually harassed at some point in their careers, according to a soon-to-be-released joint survey of 708 women by Prevue and the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence. #MeToo
Hurricane Florence, meetings

Hurricane Florence Hits North Carolina Hard

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina last Friday, making landfall in near Wrightsville Beach, slamming the Wilmington area with what Governor Roy Cooper called a "gut punch" and taking 32 lives.
things to do on long layovers, meetings

10 Favorite Things to Do on Long Layovers

Road warriors share their 10 favorite things to do on long layovers at O'Hare International, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW.
meeting planner, meetings

Meet Prevue’s First Visionary Planner of the Month

Here at Prevue, we want to make sure that meeting planners are getting the credit they deserve. So starting each month, we will nominate a Visionary Planner of the Month.
green meetings, meeting planner

Green Meetings: 5 Tips for Greening Your Supply Chain

5 tips from the sustainable meeting experts at Meet Green for making sure your suppliers have established practices around green meetings—and follow yours as well.
Chicago hotel strike, meetings

Chicago Hotel Strike: What Can Meeting Planners Do?

The best course of action for planners dealing with the Chicago hotel strike is to postpone the meeting and negotiate new dates to avoid cancellation fees.
hotel strikes, meetings

Meeting in Chicago or at a Marriott? Here’s the Latest on the Hotel Strike

Thousands of housekeepers, doormen, cooks and other hotel employees at 25 Chicago hotels began picketing on Friday, and plan to do so around the clock until an agreement is reached.
meetings, TheWit

Here’s What You Missed at Prevue’s Transforming Meetings Summit

Attendees left Prevue's Transforming Meetings Summit at The Gray in Chicago with hundreds of usable ideas and creative insights to shake up their meetings.
simple meetings, meetings

Simple Meetings: Companies Lose Big Bucks on Small Meetings

Compliance and cost savings for many of the small meetings companies hold—known as simple meetings—are slipping through the cracks.
Bob Nelson, meetings

Bob Nelson Shares Tips for Employee Engagement

Bob Nelson, Ph.D, the author of 1,501 Ways to Reward Employees, has a new book filled with 1,001 ways to engage employees. Prevue got a sneak peek.
Burning Man, meetings

3 Tips for Turning Your Event into a Transformational Experience

Event planners are not just in the business of designing meetings and incentive trips, they are in the business of creating life-changing moments.

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