Businesses Don’t Have GPS, Map Your Plan Year-By-Year


FORBES/Entrepreneurs Have you ever wondered why most high-growth initiatives don’t start out with traditional business plans? The honest truth is that business planning for high-growth ventures is just hard. Founders and executives take advantage of the lack of accountability that exists at the top of the organizational chart and let themselves off the hook with […]

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730 Third Ave: Renovation Part I


Convene’s Midtown East conference center has undergone a refresh and renovation over the last few weeks. The process started with understanding what features our other locations had that 730 Third Ave was missing. By taking the original bones of the space and enhancing them, we left the amazing aesthetics of the designer from 20 years ago. The […]

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Why Going Above & Beyond In Business Makes All The Difference


By, Christopher Kelly Co-founder of Convene, a company that combines service and design to improve the workplace experience. When was the last time you had a positive service experience worth talking about? It might surprise the Wright Brothers to learn that my most recent memorable moment was not the miracle of flight, but that an airline […]

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4 Strategies For Making Your Office More Productive And Livable


Long gone are the days of restrictive cubicle farms, where employees are invisibly shackled to their desks due to linear — and often lonely — working conditions. This is especially true for strategic businesses that are always attempting to attract top talent. Potential employees (many of whom are Millennials) often seek workspaces that accommodate and […]

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Millenials: Death To The Cubicle


Millennials, who are less loyal and more demanding than any generation that preceded them, became the largest population in the U.S. workforce this year and are projected to make up 30 percent of the nation’s retail spending by 2020. Brands responding to their growing relevance are increasingly turning to human-centered designs to court their attention […]

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Fast Is Not Enough — Your Company Should Be Focusing on Hospitality


McDonald’s is facing a crisis. Despite all its efforts to accelerate drive-thru times — handing out 60-second hourglasses at the payment window, adding parking spots to reduce bottlenecking, and trimming the drive-thru menu to minimize waffling — profits continue to suffer. Quick service is an American obsession, but McDonald’s may be missing the point. Fast isn’t enough to […]

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Get The Speakers Your Audience Wants To See


People attend events for one of three reasons: they want to travel, they want to network or they want to learn. If they are coming to your event to learn something, then you better make sure that you have a stellar line up of speakers planned! Getting the right speakers for your event and audience […]

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The Progression of Strategic Meetings Management


The term strategic meetings management as it was created by the Global Business Travel Association’s Groups & Meetings Committee in 2004 seems almost antiquated 11 years later. That version of SMM emerged from the T&E discipline, and was based on creating an enterprise-wide policy for registering company meetings and a process through which companies could […]

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Presentation Styles to Spice Up Your Event


Do you want to be like every other conference or meeting out there? NO! You want to stand out from the crowd and make people line up to attend your event. There are a few ways that you can do this, but one way is getting creative with presentation formats. Step outside of the box […]

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Join us May 14 for “Hacked Buildings: Re-imagining Service and Design to Power the Experiential Workplace”


Date: Thursday May 14, 2015 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM Location: Convene @ 101 Park Ave (corner of 41st St.), New York, NY 10178 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM Space is limited, Please click HERE to reserve your seat today.  The Architectural firm Gensler, coined the term “Hackable Building” as part of their award-winning entry […]

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