On this week’s edition of #EventIcons, we’re tackling ageism in events. There was not a single point in time that different generations didn’t butt heads. And today more than ever, ageism is a constant in our society. Whether it’s Generation Z against Millenials or Milllenials versus Baby Boomers, everyone thinks they know best. But how exactly does ageism in events manifest itself? And more importantly, how can we ensure we’re fighting this problem and give everyone a voice? Particularly the age 50+ crowd, that still has a lot to offer to the event industry but is often overlooked.

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That’s exactly what our iconic guest is here to teach us. Joining our fantastic host Brandt Krueger is Donna Kastner. Donna is the founder of Retirepreneur, and she’s championing a movement to reinvent work in retirement by helping age 50+ executives make a smooth transition from a full-time job to part-time consulting. And a more satisfying encore chapter that’s designed and lived on their terms. Let’s dive right into the topic of ageism in events!

 

I think when you're in your first 10 years, 30 years, and 40, there are different sensibilities, different insights, different superpowers that emerge based on where you are in your career journey. Click to Tweet
When it comes to events, no doubt you need to lean in hard on the next generations because they're your future. Click to Tweet
This multi-generational workforce is something we need to conquer, and we haven't done that yet. You need to lean into diversity and people who bring different perspectives to the table. Click to Tweet

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Brandt Krueger

Author Brandt Krueger

With over 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, Brandt has spoken at industry events and seminars all over the world, been published in numerous magazines and websites, and teaches public and private classes on meeting and event technology and production. He provides freelance technical production services, and is the owner of Event Technology Consulting.

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