AFR Statement on COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources for Event Professionals

Posted: 4.16.20
Category: Special Events

In our makeshift home offices, sometimes with pets, kids, or our partners, we stay physically distanced from our network of colleagues but always tapped in virtually - a powerful luxury of our modern world.

We haven't just read articles about change in our industry or watched it on the news. We've all lived it and felt it together.

Facing a future so uncertain that it would have been unimaginable just a short while ago, event professionals across the globe are teaming up and working together to reshape the way we imagine meetings and events.

We will win and we will get through this, emerging stronger and more focused on the other side.

To help guide us all through to that other side, we've compiled a list of the best resources for the meeting and event professional community in the age of COVID-19.

CATERING

24 Carrots
We're in This Together

Arthur's Catering
Arthur's Catering Delivery & Pick Up 

Good Gracious! Events
Open For Business

HELPFUL TIPS

360 Destination Group
Coffee up and wine down! 

Liese Gardner
Surviving Tough Times: The beginning of a Field Guide to See Us Through 

Special Events
Special Events Blog

POSITIVE NEWS

BizBash
Top Event Designers Are Creating Jaw-Dropping 'Quarantine Tables' From Items Around Their Homes

Cerbelli Creative
Hopelessly Devoted to Making Dreams Come True 

Fern
Hang in There; New Beginnings Are Ahead

Freeman
Building Core Strength

GES - Global Experience Specialists
GES Works with The Walsh Group at McCormick Place on Temporary Hospital

Hello! Destination Management + SongDivision
You Can't Stop Love 

SEARCH Foundation
Assisting Event Professionals in Crisis 

World Red Eye
#WRECares: 1 Mask 1 World in Partnership with The Little Lighthouse Foundation

RESOURCES

ILEA - International Live Events Association
COVID-19 Resources

MPI - Meeting Professionals International
Novel Coronavirus Resources

NACE - National Association for Catering & Events
COVID-19 News & Resources

Play with a Purpose
At Home Activities and Resources

WIPA: Wedding International Professionals Association
Resources During the COVID-19 Situation

WEBINARS

AllSeated

Connecting Our Community: Looking Forward - How to Start New Bookings 04/21

Connecting Our Community: LCA Weighs in on COVID-19 04/28

Connecting Our Community: LCA Weighs in on COVID-19 05/05

Q & A Session with Kristin Banta 05/07

Connecting Our Community: How Event Planners Can Move Forward 05/12

 

Entire Productions

Lockdown Lunch Break Live Stream Series every Mon. and Fri.

 

Cerbelli Creative

Engaging Virtual Ideas 04/20

 

Event Manager Blog

Managing the Virtual Experience. A Three-Hour Special Online Event. 04/30

 

EventWorks

Unpacking the Stimulus Package 04/15

 

fête Los Angeles

fête @ HOME - the pets of fête 04/14

 

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

Experience #GMIDGoesVirtual Again 04/14 - visit link to watch again

 

NACE - National Association for Catering & Events

Work from Home Efficiently & With Style 04/20

Better Business, Better Self: Managing Key Business Functions during Uncertainty 04/21

Success Afterward: What to do now to prepare for recovery 04/22

Time to Recharge: What it means and why it’s important for your business 04/23

 

PRA Business Events

PRA Hosts Webinar with Hillary Smith, Executive Creative Director 04/21

Subscribe - Become an Insider

 

SITE Northeast USA

Virtual Interactive Game: Cyber Sleuths 04/17

 

Skyline Exhibits

The Best Ways to Promote Your Products at Trade Shows - Session I 05/13

The Best Ways to Promote Your Products at Trade Shows - Session II 05/20

 

WIPA: Wedding International Professionals Association

Reinvention: Prepare + Pivot Your New Business Plan 04/22

Operation Documentation: Using this time to get your business SOPs in order! 04/24

Please visit AFR COVID-19 Updates to learn more about AFR's response to coronavirus.

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for up-to-date COVID-19 information.