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PCMA CONVENE LIVE
5 Trends in 20 Minutes
Christopher Durso | Executive Editor
PCMA Convene, The Magazine of the
Professional Convention Management Association
TREND #1
Sleep (or lack
thereof)
“People tell us in
surveys they’re
exhausted, they can’t
remember what they
saw, they didn’t have
enough time to breathe.”
TREND #2
Noise (i.e., too
much of it)
“I’m always amazed at
how bad sound is at
auditory meetings. It
ends up being random
whether the terms are
good or not.”
TREND #3
Drama (the
good kind)
“A meeting should have
a story, and be presented
with a beginning,
middle, and end — with
complications and
conflict that raise the
stakes.”
TREND #4
3D printing (yes,
that 3D printing)
“The technology allows
the creation of items in a
whole host of materials.
The only limit is the
imagination of the
creator.”
TREND #5
Retention (I said,
retention)
“What we’ve learned in
the sessions doesn’t
translate back to our real
on-the-job work. Some
things we remember, but
a lot’s lost.”
www.pcmaconvene.org
Christopher Durso | Executive Editor, PCMA Convene
cdurso@pcma.org | @DursoConvene

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