Safeguard Your Event Reputation Through Safeguarding Attendees

Most event planners want attendees to have fun but there are times when “fun” takes a dark turn. We’ve seen this happening in Hollywood where accusations of sexual harassment have shown a spotlight on activities that no one wants at their events.  Conferences and events can be a target environment for inappropriate behavior. With copious amounts of alcohol and some people seeing events as an opportunity to take a vacation from themselves, the stage is set for problems.  According to a recent report, 60% of respondents said that they had experienced harassment at scientific meetings in the last 24 months. Only 18% of those that had experienced it reported it at the time.

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Safeguard Your Event Reputation Through Safeguarding Attendees
Most event planners want attendees to have fun but there are times when “fun” takes a dark turn. We’ve seen this happening in Hollywood where accusations of sexual harassment have shown a spotlight on activities that no one wants at their events.  Conferences and events can be a target environment for inappropriate behavior. With copious amounts of alcohol and some people seeing events as an opportunity to take a vacation from themselves, the stage is set for problems.  According to a recent report, 60% of respondents said that they had experienced harassment at scientific meetings in the last 24 months. Only 18% of those that had experienced it reported it at the time.
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