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TED: Funding Audacious Legacies

TED has just announced The Audacious Project, which will apply a startup funding model to bold, new philanthropic legacy projects every year. According to the press release, it is a “joint endeavor housed at TED, to surface and fund critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives”. From PCMA Convene…

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Medical Meetings: Patients are a Virtue

Medical conferences that invite patients onto their stages and into their planning committees are finding out that patients are a virtue. Over the last decade there has been a slow-moving revolution in leveraging the legacies that can accrue to both healthcare professionals and to patients when the latter play a meaningful role. From PCMA Convene…

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Startup Conference Collision Set to Relocate to Toronto

One of North America’s biggest startup conferences, Collision, will be relocating to Toronto in 2019. The move is a sign of the growing tech sector importance of the Ontario capital. The event itself has grown rapidly in recent years, from 1,500 attendees in 2014 to an expected 25,000 this year. From The (Toronto) Global and Mail…

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Sheffield iSchools Event an Ambassador Success

Sheffield has hailed the success of its ambassador programme for attracting iSchools’ annual international iConference to the UK for the first time. Val Gillet, Professor of Cheminformatics at the University of Sheffield’s Information School, helped bring more than 450 delegates to the event at the city’s Diamond Building. Photo: Chemical Engineer. From Association Meetings International…

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Smart Cities: Neighbourhoods and Communities

Port Covington in Baltimore, Lake Nona in Orlando, Hudson Yards in New York, and Quayside in Toronto are all being built or rebuilt from the ground up to promote mobility, connectivity and livability. In 2018 both the Consumer Electronics Show and South by Southwest launched tracks dedicated to smart cities for the first time. From Skift…

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Largest Ever European Association Summit Held in Brussels

For the sixth year in a row, visit.brussels has just staged the European Association Summit 2018 at the newly-rebranded SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre. This year’s EAS was the biggest to date, with over 200 participants, twenty themed workshops and three plenary sessions. For the first time industry associations ICCA and PCMA also participated. From Boardroom…

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Building a Built Environment Legacy in Glasgow

When the Chicago-based Society of Architectural Historians ran its 70th Annual International Conference, it left the US for the first time in forty years and visited Glasgow. The Glasgow Convention Bureau, VisitScotland, and the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow all helped showcase the local built environment and start a wider conversation about the future of cities. From Skift…

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Sibos 2018 Launches Information Security Student Challenge

The financial services event Sibos is heading back to Sydney in October and already looking to create new legacies in the destination (see JMIC Case Studies). Organisers SWIFT have launched the 2018 SWIFT Institute Challenge, which tasks Australian students with devising new ways of protecting personal information in an open banking environment. From CIM News Magazine…

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