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We always make a point to propel the conversation forward about inclusion in the events industry. And to that point, we have a very interesting edition of #EventIcons. The Americans With Disabilities Act has been around for about 30 years. But recently, it was changed so that bodily functions are also accounted for. So this includes food allergies and other specifics that people in the events industry need to be aware of. As event professionals, the ADA something that we need to take into account, in order to both foster inclusion in the industry, and prevent major disasters.

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And to further expand on the subject, we welcome an iconic guest, Tracy Stuckrath, founder and Chief Food Officer of thrive! meetings & events. She helps organizations worldwide understand how food and beverage affect risk, employee well-being, company culture, and the bottom line. In addition, Tracy works with organizations to create safe and inclusive food and beverage environments for event participants, employees and guests. Joined by our fantastic hosts, Alex Plaxen and Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey, Tracy tackles the issue of inclusion in the events industry. Curious to learn more? Press play, it’s time for another iconic conversation!

If we're thinking about all of those accesses - websites, food, getting somewhere - ahead of time, then it shouldn't throw us for a loop. Click to Tweet
We put a lot of glitter around the attendee experience. But at its core, this is one of those fundamental elements. Do they feel like you created a place where they can celebrate the reason they came? Click to Tweet
It's not always necessarily about how we accommodate. But when something goes wrong, how do we fix it, and what are the steps we take to fix it? Click to Tweet

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That’s a wrap on this week’s edition of #EventIcons! What are the steps you’re taking in order to promote inclusion in the event industry? What do you wish other event profs would do more of? Let us know in the comments! Plus, remember to tune in again next week for yet another amazing episode of the most iconic show in the industry!

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Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Author Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

An accomplished speaker (though she prefers to be backstage with a headset), #EventIcons host, event prof, and marketer with work featured in the New York Times, Lindsay and team have worked with brands including Ford Motor Company, American Bar Association, Harvard Business School, and many more.

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