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Twitter Chat: Industry Professionals Talk Community Action and Advocacy Amid COVID-19

April 20, 2020
Meetings Mean Business

On Thursday, April 16, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition co-hosted a Twitter Chat with Smart Meetings. The chat was well-attended, with industry professionals sharing their thoughts on COVID-19, immediate and long-term industry impact, resources and advocacy.

What we learned:

- Industry professionals are not holding back when it comes to community action and support. Several tweeted about donations, fundraising and supporting front-line workers – demonstrating that “the heart our industry carries through every aspect of what we do.”

- They are leaning into virtual communications as a means to stay connected, but don’t consider them a sufficient substitution for face-to-face interaction. Overwhelmingly, participants shared their eagerness to resume in-person events when it is safe to do so

- In challenging times, they are united (and even finding some humor).

For more highlights, please check out Smart Meeting’s coverage and follow Meetings Mean Business on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay updated on resources and industry response to COVID-19.