If you've been at the airport recently (and I'd be willing to bet you have, heading to meetings and conferences), you've probably seen the signs about new requirements for ID that will be going into effect October 2020. The new rules are part of the REAL ID Act which was passed in May 2005 and set new standards for driver's licenses and ID cards accepted at federal facilities and airport security checkpoints.

Beginning October 1, 2020, DHS and TSA will only accept U.S. passports or REAL ID-compliant IDs or licenses. Right now there are seven states, including Oregon, that are noncompliant. Oregon has until October 10, 2019 to become compliant. 

Here is an example of a REAL ID-compliant license. Note the star in the upper right-hand corner. If yours is not compliant, check with your state DMV before heading out to get a new ID. Some states are requiring additional documentation. Happy traveling!

By the time the now-iconic photo of one Fyre Festivalgoer’s pitiful cheese sandwich had gone viral, social media platforms and news outlets were abuzz with shock and bewilderment—questioning how the seemingly star-studded island excursion could have resulted in half-built FEMA-issued tents, cancelled musical acts and stranded attendees.

 

What these leaders may not realize is that the old approach to meetings, where someone talks the team to sleep is quickly becoming unacceptable. Companies and planners everywhere are ditching their boring meetings and adopting more effective practices.
Two factors driving revolution throughout the modern workplace also demand a new way of meeting: digitalization and VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Digital Workplace Meetings

 

Our editorial advisory board sounds off about what’s happening in their sectors of the meetings and events world.