GatherGeeks: An Industry Pioneer Reflects on a Life in Events

In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Joe Goldblatt, a veteran event educator who is often credited as one of the pioneers of the modern-day industry. Goldblatt discusses his long career as one of the industry’s go-to gurus, using anecdotes from his new professional memoir “The True Joy of Life” to discuss the history of event education, risk management and event safety, balancing face-to-face gatherings with emerging technology, and more. He also shares how to optimize guest experience, why the practice of mindfulness will become more popular at meetings, how he judges R.O.I., what’s missing from the field of event education, and much more.


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