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    NFCC is Certified Sensory Inclusive

      Niagara Falls Convention Centre (NFCC) has partnered with the non-profit organization KultureCity as a part of its commitment to make the Centre more accessible and inclusive to everyone attending an event. With this partnership, NFCC became the first Convention Centre in Canada to be Certified Sensory Inclusive by KultureCity. To receive this new certification, the Niagara Falls Convention Centre team was trained by leading medical professionals to better recognize guests with sensory needs and how to handle sensory overload…

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    Make Your Events More Inclusive

      In an effort to offer more inclusive events, we should consider all of the factors that could possibly limit or exclude a person from attending an event including physical limitations, phobias and/or disabilities; cognitive impairments, mental health, transportation to event locations. When we think about how EDIA (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility) relates to events, it is critical to identify all of the possible ways in which people can interact with our content. Once that has been established, it’s…

    Accessibility, Event Operations

  • United Airlines starts offering non-binary booking options

    Press Release United Airlines today announced it has become the first U.S. airline to offer non-binary gender options throughout all booking channels in addition to providing the option to select the title “Mx.” during booking and in a MileagePlus customer profile. Customers now have the ability to identify themselves as M (male), F (female), U (undisclosed) or X (unspecified), corresponding with what is indicated on their passports or identification. “United is determined to lead the industry in LGBT inclusivity, and…

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  • Alcohol-focused team-building events: Is it time to rethink them?

    When planning meetings and events, it is our job to step out of our own preferences and think about the perspectives of all attendees. This can be challenging as the majority of event planners fall into the same demographic and it can make seeing different perspectives even more difficult when most of your peers see the world through a similar lens. Meeting professionals have a real opportunity to bring diversity and inclusion to life, which is a strategic priority for…

    Event Operations, Food & Beverage

  • Ramadan is coming – Are you prepared?

    Experienced meeting professionals know to check the calendar very carefully when choosing event dates. Statutory and religious holidays are simple – we need to just avoid them altogether! Examples of some dates that are completely off limits: Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur and Passover. One of the religious holidays that causes some confusion among event planners is Ramadan. Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide, it falls in May/June and it lasts for about a month. The timing is different every year.…

    Event Operations, Meeting Community, Special Events, Special Events & Conferences

  • Planning accessible events for every body

    Chances are that if you are an event planner, you are able to move around quickly, you are agile and you are used to literally being on the run! It is a physically demanding job. This also means that because you are able-bodied, it might not occur to you to plan for people who are not as mobile. If this is not the case and you are always proactively planning for different abilities at your events, I congratulate you. This,…

    Event Operations, Meeting Venue Overview, Site Selection

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