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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.
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State Travel Guidelines

State-by-state travel guidelines change on a weekly basis. Where can you find the most up-to-date information?
Visionary Summits

Prevue Announces 2021 Visionary Summits

The intimate size of Prevue's Visionary Summits, with fewer than 50 attendees, make them the ideal educational setting for these times.
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Pacific World to Close

The closure of Pacific World, a DMC leader around the globe including in 15 countries in Asia, is another blow to the beleaguered meetings industry.
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10 New Hotel Openings

While COVID-19 is front of mind for planners, there's a roster of new hotel openings that have been happening during the pandemic or are soon to come.
hotel industry

Hotel Industry in Crisis

Consumer travel remains at an all-time low, 40 percent of hotel employees remain unemployed and almost two-thirds of hotels remain at or below 50 percent occupancy.
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How the RNC is Screening Attendees

There's a lot to learn about COVID-19 protocols for large meetings and strategies for screening attendees from this week's Republican National Convention in Charlotte, NC. A...
Is It Safe to Fly

Is It Safe to Fly Yet?

We have about a 1/4300 chance of getting Covid-19 on a full two-hour flight—that is, about 1 in 4,300 passengers will pick up the virus, on average. The odds of getting the virus are about half that, 1/7,700, if airlines leave the middle seat empty.
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COVID Risk Assessment Tool

What is the risk of one person with COVID-19 attending your event? This COVID risk assessment tool breaks it down state by state, county by county.
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The Future of Large Events

Three recent happenings—the Together Again Expo, U.K. concerts and South Korean baseball—offer a glimpse into the future of large events in the COVID era.
DNC

Virtual DNC to Nominate Biden

The Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday night, August 17, with a packed schedule of activities to be held at remote sites across America.
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Online Event Raffles Off Tesla

To build buzz, the masters at the Internet Marketing Association are starting with a giveaway of a Tesla and $100,000 in prizes.
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Statement Face Masks Are In

Here are 5 sources for statement face masks, some that are all about attitude and others that give back to makers and charities.
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Live and Virtual Teambuilding

In these times of virtual work, teambuilding has never been more important. We've compiled dozens of ideas, both live and online.
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3 Face Masks for Socializing

We're all going to be wearing masks for a long time. These 3 face masks for socializing will make it easier for attendees—and you—to mingle.

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