September 26, 2014
By Ken Stockdell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, Vice President and Convention Center Practice Leader, HKS, Inc.

Are conventions and large meetings headed toward obsolescence? This question has been in the back of the minds of convention and meeting industry leaders since the advent of the Internet more than 20 years ago. Futurists predicted that the need to interact face-to-face would be met by technology and that conventions quickly would become unnecessary because such gatherings could take place virtually. I believe this isn’t so. Join me to hear why.

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