Tourism Diversity Matters terminated the employment of Executive Director Greg DeShields following widespread accusations of a toxic work environment and founding CEO Mike Gamble has stepped down from his role in the organization.
Jason Dunn, CEO of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals, reflects on his work there as well as where the meetings and events industry is in terms of diversity and inclusion, the nuanced issue of travel boycotts and advisories, and the generational challenge of persuading young people to consider a career in the meetings and hospitality industries.
How accessible is our world? Maayan Ziv, Founder and CEO of AccessNow, shares her perspective on living with muscular dystrophy, working together to create a more accessible world, and what people should know about disability culture.
The Collective Experience: 2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference returned to Philadelphia, bringing together leaders in academics and the hospitality industry to discuss DEI strategies, initiatives and more.
American Anthropological Association planner Nate Wambold has taken massive strides making the association’s events accessible. Here is his advice for his meeting professional colleagues on how to start their journey, and the proper mindset to strive for.
Located at the foot of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the sprawling, mile-long Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is a gaming, entertainment, meetings and events gem sprouting from the massive green expanse of the southern Appalachians. Its tribal success story is what may resonate most, however.