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The VML Future 100 Report - ‘This year it strikes me as being particularly valuable!’

Resources:

·      The Future 100: 2024

·      How AI Could Help Build Better Meeting Spaces — Online and IRL

·      Finding Connection by Disconnecting from Tech

 

Get News Junkie: https://www.pcma.org/campaign/news-junkie/

 

Meet the Convene Editors:

·      Michelle Russell, Editor in Chief

Michelle has been Convene's editor in chief for more than two decades. Early in her career, she was a nonfiction books editor at Random House and has also worked as a writer for several startups. She most enjoys spending time with her family.

·      Barbara Palmer, Deputy Editor

Barbara’s wide-ranging, award-winning work as a journalist includes stints as a science reporter at The Daily Oklahoman; publications director at the global nonprofit World Neighbors; and as the arts and humanities editor at the Stanford University News Service.

·      Jennifer Dienst, Senior Editor

Before joining the team in 2020, Jen spent more than a decade contributing to titles in the travel, hospitality, and lifestyle space. She has also had brief interludes in public relations and sales. If not writing, she is probably planning her next trip.

·      Casey Gale, Managing Editor

Based in her New Jersey home office, Casey Gale enjoys writing DEI and news pieces as they relate to the meetings and events industry. She spends her downtime reading and playing with her two fluffy office mates — her cats, Hildy and Walter. 

·      Curt Wagner, Digital Editor

Before joining PCMA Curt Wagner spent 22 years at the Chicago Tribune in various positions, including as a national/foreign copy editor, news designer, and as entertainment editor and TV writer for RedEye newspaper.

·      Magdalina Atanassova, Digital Media Editor

Magdalina Atanassova is an award-winning and certified sustainable event prof, resourceful strategist, and amateur artist. Her core trait is her love of learning.

 

Follow Convene:

Website:     pcma.org/convene

LinkedIn:     linkedin.com/showcase/pcma-convene

Instagram:  instagram.com/pcmaconvene

X:                twitter.com/pcmaconvene

 

Contact Information: For anything podcast-related, reach out to Magdalina Atanassova, matanassova(at)pcma(dot)org.

 

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