Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

You've nailed down the venue, secured the hotel rooms, booked the speakers, and signed the contracts. But some things are beyond even the best planner's control. What if — due to airline strikes, earthquakes, or other “acts of God” — the show can't go on?

The consequences for associations, which typically gain most of their revenue from an annual conference, can be dire. Event cancellation insurance, known as “business interruption insurance” in other industries, can be a saf

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