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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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Art at Meetings? Yes!

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2020 Meeting Industry Events

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5 Great Sources for More Experiential Meetings

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Impressions of South Korea

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Teambuilding

6 Great Resources for Teambuilding Ideas

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Planners Share Their Meeting Planning Disasters

We reached out to meeting planners report on some of their recent meeting planning disasters or mistakes they made.

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