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COVER S TORY
Above and Beyond
We’re celebrating summer and Convene’s annual Best in Show
awards! Join us in applauding 50 hot and cool innovations,
initiatives, accomplishments, and achievements in F&B,
technology, room sets, CSR, and much more — chosen by our
readers and editors.
The Editors of Convene
From mining state-level economic data to sharing stories
of hotel employees who have put their kids through school,
destination marketing organizations are getting increasingly
vocal about how much money meetings and conventions are
bringing to town.
Patients Are a Virtue
They’re the reason why medical meetings happen in the first
place, but are themselves seldom actually invited to attend.
Here’s how five medical conferences are incorporating
patients and patient outreach into their live programs — all
to foster better, more patient-centered care.
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August 2015 Volume 29, Issue 8