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hotel demand and room revenue is unlikely to happen until 2023 and 2024, respectively, according to the slightly downgraded STR and Tourism Economics forecast released at the 2020 Hotel Data Conference on August 13.

5 Ways Associations Can Support Lifelong Employability

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Recently, Deloitte Insights published an article that said that by 2024, 1 in 4 workers in the United States will be age 55 or older. We talk a lot about lifelong learning. With many of our clients being professional associations, it would only make sense that lifelong learning is often a topic of conversation. Many people join associations as they can be a great place to find education and training.

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New Genetic Testing Program Aims to Help Parkinson’s Patients, Boost Research

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After the pilot period, the program will expand nationally to up to 50 centers of excellence and study group sites and will offer genetic testing and counseling for up to 15,000 patients with Parkinson’s by 2024. PD GENEration, a new initiative of the Parkinson’s Foundation, will give patients access to free genetic testing and counseling. The results will also be used to help uncover new treatments for the disease.

Astronomers Have a Plan for Your Eclipse Glasses

Associations Now

in 2024—and NASA says eclipse glasses produced after 2015 will last indefinitely as long as they don’t get damaged, according to Smithsonian.com. Astronomers Without Borders wants to encourage people to donate their used eclipse glasses, so that they can be redistributed to parts of the world that have eclipses of their own on the way. Spend a lot of money on eclipse glasses earlier this month? You definitely aren’t alone.

AARP Gives McDonald’s a Job-Recruiting Lift

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But it’s also something of a sign of the times: The USA Today report notes that by 2024, roughly a quarter of Americans in the workforce will be over the age of 55. With older individuals looking to stay in the workforce longer, whether by financial need or choice, McDonald’s is teaming with AARP to help fill open roles. It’s part of a broader job-culture shift.

How Our Association Prepared for the Future.

Association Success

Bureau of Labor Statistics and found a forecast for significant growth for auditors, analysts and management consultants between now and 2024. By engaging prospective professionals at an early stage, we ensure that our industry will thrive for years to come. When even planning for the next two years can feel overwhelming, plotting out the bigger picture at your association takes initiative.

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Diversity Out Front: Political Science Group Brings All-Female Team to Academic Journal

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The editorial team, made up of political science and gender studies professors from around the academic world, will stay in their roles for a four-year period between June 1, 2020, and May 31, 2024. Starting next year, the American Political Science Association’s primary academic journal will be edited by a team of 12 women.

The Two Most Important Trends To Know in 2020

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5G isn’t a reality for most people yet, but Ericcson predicts that 5G coverage will reach 45 percent of the world’s population by the end of 2024. Experiential events are elevating attendee experience, while improved tech is driving higher productivity. The meeting industry has been going strong for several years. This robust atmosphere allows meeting planners to embrace new trends and create innovative experiences for attendees. And it’s what conference-goers are demanding.

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Mobile Industry Knee-Deep in Efforts to Solve 911 Problems

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The effort, with the assistance of a number of mobile providers and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, is intended to help meet the FCC’s goals of having smartphones provide accurate location data in nearly all cases by 2024. Last week CTIA announced the latest stage of its “test bed” efforts, intended to help improve location accuracy of emergency calls that come from mobile phones. The trade group is working with major mobile providers on the problem.

Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

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The 65 to 74 year old segment of the workforce is expected to grow 55 percent between 2015 and 2024. By 2024, 25 percent of the workforce is projected to be senior citizens. Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. Many associations operate with the assumption that they’ll lose these aging members to retirement. But don’t jump to that conclusion—older members may not be going anywhere anytime soon.

Rams Move Could Bring More Meetings to Los Angeles

Associations Now

It will also position LA as a potential host for the NCAA Final Four, the Super Bowl, or the 2024 Olympics. “It LA’s meeting business could be getting a boost thanks to the relocation of the NFL’s Rams franchise. When the Rams move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season, the NFL team’s fans may not be the only visitors coming to town. The new team, and their new stadium, could also bring association meeting planners and their attendees to the city.

After Stalling, Wrestling Adapts to Remain an Olympic Sport

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The result: Wrestling was voted back into the 2020 and 2024 Summer Olympics over the weekend. After wrestling was removed from the core sports program of the Summer Olympics seven months ago, the sport’s international body made drastic changes to keep it relevant. Its work paid off when wrestling was voted back into the Games over the weekend. Associations don’t do well with change.