Comments on: Two ways to create better connections at a seated meal https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2012/10/two-ways-to-create-better-connections-at-a-seated-meal/ Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Mon, 11 May 2020 11:30:49 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 By: joaneisenstodt https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2012/10/two-ways-to-create-better-connections-at-a-seated-meal/#comment-71445 Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:53:53 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=3223#comment-71445 I must have missed this when it was first published. After posting a discussion in other industry boards recently of the impact of alcohol, someone sent this to me.

It is a (bad) surprise.

To promote the value of alcohol – and multiple rounds of free alcohol with no one, it seems or is noted suggesting it should be stopped – and to write that it was amusing to be in a ‘brain haze’ for a professional event seems so odd and not in keeping with the values that many of us have tried to teach and present over many years.

Alcohol consumption at industry (and of course, other) events has been a problem for years. It was years before 12-step events were held at MPI , PCMA, ASAE, etc. – usually pretty clandestine tho’ five years ago, they were publicized in the programs.

I hope by now you have changed your view of this behavior. More, I hope MPI has realized that free-pouring at professional events contributes to #MeToo moments and contributes to illnesses that many refuse to admit.

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