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virtual events | Jun 12th, 2020

Planning a Virtual Event: Why The Technology Doesn’t Matter as Much as You Think It Does

As the event planning industry pivots to virtual, we’re hearing a lot of questions about tech. What technology do you need to plan a virtual event, which platform is the right one to host it on, and more importantly, how much is all of this going to cost? As a global leader in the virtual events... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Jun 5th, 2020

Reckoning with Racism: Using Your Organization’s Events as An Engine for Meaningful Change

As public demonstrations take place in all 50 states of America, and numerous other countries around the world, organizations must consider how to respond—and act—thoughtfully. Beyond addressing marginalization in the workplace, businesses also need to acknowledge the deeply rooted suffering... Continue Reading →
race | Jun 3rd, 2020

Black Lives Matter: A Statement from The Lavin Agency

We at The Lavin Agency have prided ourselves on supporting and aligning with diverse perspectives on race, religion, gender, sexuality, climate activism, and social justice. And while we normally let our speakers—the experts—do the talking, we also felt we had a responsibility to speak up ourselves... Continue Reading →
cybersecurity | May 28th, 2020

Lavin Speaker Tarah Wheeler Selected for the Prestigious Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award

In her mission to create a safe and secure Internet for everyone, cybersecurity expert Tarah Wheeler has won the US/UK Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award. The Internet has undoubtedly improved the lives of people all over the world; however, as it’s grown, its vulnerabilities have also become... Continue Reading →
trending | May 20th, 2020

The Reason Why 80% of Attendees at Our Virtual Conference Said the Networking Was Better Than a Live Event

The trickiest part of pivoting to a virtual event from a live one is maintaining the sense of connection and community among the audience. Yet after our first-ever virtual conference, we’re happy to report that 80% of attendees said that the post-event networking sessions were as good, or better,... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | May 13th, 2020

How Can Entrepreneurs Get Through COVID-19? Business Journalist David Sax Reveals Two Essential Truths

If business owners can learn to embrace two certainties, they’ll be able to get through anything, says David Sax. In his new piece for Entrepreneur, he considers how the challenges presented by COVID-19 are showing us what we’re capable of. “The only way entrepreneurs will get through this is by... Continue Reading →
social justice | May 11th, 2020

Artist Titus Kaphar Explores Black Motherhood in His Latest Paintings

From a Tropical Space is the latest series from Titus Kaphar, the award-winning painter, sculptor, and MacArthur “Genius.” Although the New York exhibition of this work has been postponed, Kaphar is currently the focus of Gagosian’s latest “Artist Spotlight.” In a new interview with Vulture, the... Continue Reading →
covid-19 | May 8th, 2020

Economist Raj Chetty Helps Launch the First Real-Time Economic Tracker for COVID-19

Raj Chetty is the Director of Opportunity Insights, a small organization of Harvard-based researchers and policy analysts. In the wake of the current crisis, he and his team have partnered with Womply to launch the first and only tool able to track the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people,... Continue Reading →
social justice | May 6th, 2020

Nikole-Hannah Jones’ Essay for ‘The 1619 Project’ Wins a Pulitzer Prize

Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones reexamined the legacy of slavery in America in the ambitious project, which recognized the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in Virginia. For her introductory essay, Hannah-Jones has been awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for commentary.... Continue Reading →
trending | May 4th, 2020

We Put on Our First Virtual Conference. Here’s What We Learned.

The social distancing era has created an unprecedented challenge for the events industry. And while we know that nothing can replace an in-person event or conversation, we also know we need to stay connected in these uncertain times. So, in an effort to adapt to the current situation—and bring a... Continue Reading →
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