2020 is sure to be recorded as the worst year in history for live meetings and events. The COVID-19 recession is expected to be twice as bad as the 2009 financial crisis, and the worst global recession since World War II. Amid adjusting to this mega-disruption, communities across the globe have risen to protest social injustice. How can meetings and events – and the larger hospitality industry – navigate these waters to find solutions for a sustainable future? Join us for a powerful conversation with industry leaders on how live engagement is a powerful vehicle for change the world needs now and in the future. Part 2: How to Harness the Power of Joy and Lead with Authenticity, featuring Shabnam Mogharabi We are lonelier, more distracted, and more anxious than ever in history. In that world, embracing the power of joy and daring to be authentic is an act of rebellion. Joy has the power to fuel our sense of purpose and improve our ability to lead with authenticity. In this interactive, multimedia session, Shabnam Mogharabi, co-founder and general manager of SoulPancake, a division of Participant, will share practical tips and easy-to-implement learnings on how to harness the power of joy and put it to good use for your meetings and events culled from more than a decade of creating uplifting and inspiring video content that has amassed 1B views online. Participants will walk away with personal and professional insights gleaned from the field of positive psychology; discover how to incorporate more gratitude, vulnerability, and purpose into their daily interactions at home and at work; and ultimately shift their perspective on the infectious power of joy to reconnect, gather more effectively and inspire their audiences in new and innovative ways despite the changes we have been through.