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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.
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Here’s What People Hate About Meetings

There are many things people hate about meetings, and most of them have to do with the people in the room.
Prevue Summits, meetings

4 New 2019 Prevue Summits: Apply Today!

Register today for our 2019 Prevue Summits. With only 30 meeting planners accepted, they fill up fast!
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One of the Most Stressful Jobs? Meeting Planning!

Every year, lists of the most stressful jobs include meeting and event planners. So we asked some of our favorite planners what stresses them out the most.
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2019 Meeting Industry Events

It's time to start planning your schedule for 2019, so we have compiled a list of the major meeting industry events.
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2019 Meeting Technology Trends

2019 meeting technology trends are about new uses for—and refinements to—the tools we are already using, from chatbots to drones.
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5 Top Meeting Industry Trends for 2019

Prevue's editors pick their favorite 5 top meeting industry trends for 2019.
Holiday Gift Ideas, meetings

2018 Holiday Gift Ideas: Our Editors Pick Their Favorites

Here are 5 favorite holiday gift ideas from our own experiences giving gifts at our Prevue Summits and receiving them at industry events over the past year.
California fire victims, meetings

How to Help the California Fire Victims

A total of 44 people have died, 90,000 acres have burned and more than 6,700 structures have been destroyed. Here's how to help the California fire victims.
IMEX, meetings

Kudos to Eric Wallinger & the IMEX Green Dream Team!

The IMEX organizers have always been committed to sustainability, each year releasing a report outlining the results of their green efforts—and setting an example for the entire industry. Here's what they did in 2018.
FICP, meetings

Veteran Planners Offer Meeting Planning Advice at FICP

At FICP's Annual Conference, three industry veterans—Prudential's Debbie Moran, Bank of America's Sara Parker and FM Global's Wayne Robinson—shared meeting planning advice on everything from work-life balance to site inspections.
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FICP Annual Conference in Orlando Knocks It Out of the Park

From education to CSR to a fun-filled private evening at Universal, this week's FICP Annual Conference was a huge success.
working mothers, meetings

Working Mothers in the Meetings Industry Report Flexibility From Employers

New research by Prevue Meetings & Incentives and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) found that working mothers in the meetings industry are finding a fairly supportive environment.
travel safety tip, meetings

10 Travel Safety Tips for Women Business Travelers

With Duty of Care front of mind for meeting planners, following are 10 travel safety tips for women on the road.
how to dress for a meeting, events

7 Tips: How to Dress for a Meeting

We turned to the experts for the best advice on how to dress for a meeting.
Innovation Meetings, meetings

Meet Prevue’s Planner of the Month, Ira Ozer of Innovation Meetings

This month's Planner of the Month, Ira Ozer, is at the forefront of a new category of meetings and recognition travel events known as "Innovation Meetings."
meeting planning career advice, meetings

Meeting Planning Career Advice from the Pros

In our soon-to-be-released joint survey of 708 women by Prevue Meetings & Incentives and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), we asked respondents to share meeting planning career advice with others who were just starting out in the industry.
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.

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