Food to Fuel Your Meeting Participants

11/21/2014

When it comes to planning an off-site meeting or corporate event, planners sometimes get talked into choosing meals for their attendees that aren’t always the “perfect” options. Hotels and conference centers will often times serve foods that include heavy  pastas, meaty dishes, and carbohydrates as these menu options usually cost the least to produce and are the easiest […]

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The EventTech Podcast: John Federico with Chris Kelly at Techsytalk

11/11/2014

Our President and Co-Founder, Chris Kelly, sat down with John Federico of EventHero to discuss meetings at Techsytalk 2014. Watch John’s interview with Chris at our 32 Old Slip location as they talk about Convene’s understanding of all things meetings. Turning the “Conference Center” Upside Down  “So put really, really, really simply, Convene’s goal is to be […]

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Creating Value Through Placemaking

11/03/2014

Office spaces that engage employees by creating unique experiences create value and function as a strategic business asset rather than just a workspace. Picture: Airbnb’s headquarters, designed by Gensler. Image © Jasper Sanidad  By Thomas Vecchione, Principal, Gensler Guest blogger Tom Vecchione discusses how premium design creates premium value and how the coming Millennial workforce will […]

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The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Advances Social Enterprise

09/19/2014

Convene recently attended an event at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) building in New York and we were blown away by the company’s innovative space. CSI is a coworking office, community center, and “launchpad for people who are changing the world” that started back in 2004 in Toronto.   Their New York location (inside […]

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Convene’s Hierarchy of Meeting Needs

09/10/2014

In his book Direct from Dell, founder and CEO Michael Dell claimed that to become a success, “You just need a framework and a dream.” At Convene, we’re always looking for frameworks that allow us to better communicate to our customers what we do, why we do it, and how we do it better. One […]

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Designing the Perfect Meeting: An Interview with Mary Boone

08/28/2014

Mary Boone is an award-winning author, speaker, and consultant who specializes in meeting design and collaboration. Her company, Boone Associates (based in Essex, CT), is a leading authority on high performance collaboration and engagement. We sat down with Mary to discuss what it means to engage in “high performance collaboration” and to get her expert […]

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Interview with Sonya Dufner, Workplace Strategy Director at Gensler

06/20/2014

In our final Future of Work panelist interview series, we speak with Sonya Dufner, Principal and Director of Workplace Strategy at Gensler, the global design firm. Sonya’s background in interior design, coupled with her planning experience, produces an approach that synthesizes both strategy and design to create fully realized integrated environments. Sonya works with her […]

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Interview with Daniel Johnson, Global Director of Workplace Innovation for Accenture

06/12/2014

Continuing our Future of Work panelist interview series, we sat down with Daniel B. Johnson, Global Director of Workplace Innovation for Accenture.   Daniel Johnson joined Accenture in 1998 with his original duties involving the creation of a new workplace strategy for the consulting firm previously known as Andersen Consulting. Today, Daniel directs a global […]

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Interview with Bernice Boucher, Head of Workplace Strategy at Jones Lang LaSalle

06/11/2014

As part of our Future of Work panelist interview series, we spoke with Bernice Boucher, a workplace strategy expert and managing director in Jones Lang LaSalle’s New York office.   With over 18 years of experience in workplace strategy and change management, Bernice currently leads JLL’s Workplace Strategy Practice in the Americas and is a […]

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Interview with Lauren Pollak, Financial Services Practice Lead at Jump

06/05/2014

In the first of our Future of Work panelist interview series, following our Hosted Conversation roundtable at Convene’s 101 Park Ave location on May 12, 2014, we’re interviewing Lauren Pollak, Financial Services Practice Lead at Jump, a strategy and innovation consulting firm. Lauren helps Jump’s clients define and develop adjacent businesses, reinvent existing categories, and […]

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