Recent Podcasts

An Alternative to Destination Boycotts: SocialOffset

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talked with Beth Surmont and Elena Gerstmann, founders of SocialOffset, to discover what the charitable giving option brings to the conversation about destination boycotts, especially in the association segment.

You Can Do Hard Things: If You're Not Uncomfortable, You're Not Growing

How can you continue to evolve and grow as an impactful leader? In this episode of the Dare to Interrupt podcast, Amanda Armstrong, senior vice president of brand and community engagement at Encore, shares her perspective on leading vulnerably, making tough decisions and surrounding yourself with a strong support network.

Bizly's Kevin Iwamoto on API Advocacy, Meetings Tech

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson spoke with meetings industry veteran Kevin Iwamoto, chief customer officer and head of enterprise for meetings technology company Bizly, about stereotypes and other challenges faced by Asian American and Pacific Islanders in meetings and events, as well as his veteran perspective on where the industry is at as we emerge from the pandemic to face economic and global political headwinds.

 

Being a Buffalo: Walking Through the Storm of Loss

Why is death a taboo topic? In this Dare to Interrupt podcast, Mariska Kesteloo, founder of Word of MICE, shares her story of losing four loved ones over the span of five months—and the mission she is on to change the way we navigate grief.

IMEX America Preview: Tahira Endean on an Educational Program Reformatting

IMEX Group is embarking on a three-year strategy to consolidate and redesign its educational offering for its two industry-leading shows. Tyler Davidson talked with new IMEX Group Head or Programme Tahira Endean to get the details on that as well as some other new features of the 11th edition of the event.

Peer Into the Future: A Cvent Case Study on Hybrid Extended Engagement

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Cvent's Rachel Andrews and Patrick Smith about their experience producing the hospitality tech giant's Cvent Travel Summit, which featured specialized content for different subsets of audience and multiple event formats, as well as in-person elements in two different countries before and after the main production.

Roe v. Wade, Brave Spaces, and Controversial Conversations

In this special roundtable-format recording of the Dare to Interrupt podcast, powerhouse leaders Devin Lewis, Mei Powers and Shelley Williams address a handful of today's most pressing topics, including how the overturn of Roe v. Wade will affect the meetings industry, the importance of building brave spaces, and how to represent oneself in a way that's authentic, strategic and impactful.

 

Podcast sponsored by Monterey County CVB.