Gary Diedrichs

Gary Diedrichs is senior content editor at Smart Meetings. He has degrees in history from Princeton and New York University. His journalism career has spanned staff positions in radio, newspapers, magazines and websites. Other writing includes a novel set in Sausalito, California, in the 1950s. In his spare time, he publishes an award-winning website devoted to eco-friendly travel.
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The Diversity Among Us

Events Industry Council (EIC) has released the results of its 2022 Equity Benchmarking Study. What the survey reveals is widespread DEI dissatisfaction, among event professionals, minority groups and women.

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Future Zoom

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Essential F&B: F&B for 2023

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Healthy World: The Emptying Seas

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Hotel Topsy-Turvy

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Essential F&B: RFP Wish List

As a meeting professional, you wield enormous power. In ways often overlooked, you help create a demand that eventually topples the dominoes toward purchasing upgrades. Use it wisely.