DEI Resources for Meeting Planners

Black Lives Matter BLM

Do the widespread Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests calling for an end to racial bias leave you wondering how you can join the fight against the long history of discrimination? When it comes to current and future issues in the hospitality industry, meeting planners are uniquely positioned to influence the global discussion of race. From action items to thought leaders and speakers, these BLM resources will help you create a better future for the industry and world.

BLM Action Items for Meeting Planners

Practice these five action items today to join the fight against racial inequality for a better future. Learn how to create gatherings that are more inclusive, diverse and part of the solution.

National Civil Rights Museum’s Faith Morris: It’s Past Time for Meeting Planners to Diversify

Go beyond the cliche in your quest for more inclusive meetings. Faith Morris, chief marketing and external affairs officer with National Civil Rights Museum, suggests tactics for change in board rooms, panels, teams and Zoom calls.

asae diversityASAE Diversity Executives Define Leadership During Health and Race Crisis

Smart Meetings asked ASAE’s newly minted 2020-2022 Diversity Executive Leadership Program Class to define leadership at a time when the world is taking to the streets to protest injustice. Their responses give us hope that the right people are in place to help navigate all challenges.

How the Meetings Industry Can Be More Accessible and Inclusive to People of Color

Smart Meetings invited a group from MPI’s Thought Leadership Summit on Diversity to tackle the issue of how planners can create a more inclusive world.