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Ana Aponte-Curtis is the vice president for events planning at National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. What was the first event you helped plan? I began planning dinners for the NAACP back in the ’70s. I planned our annual dinner, held every year in New York. The meeting was for about 400–500 attendees […]

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It happens more often than you’d like: You’re tasked with pulling off a conference or event just a few days beforehand. It’s a stressful situation, no doubt about it, but the job needs to be done, and done well. Besides, if there’s one thing meeting planners are good at, it’s multitasking, right? The trick, says […]