To most association meeting planners, the threat of protesters at the annual convention would cause sleepless nights. But for Robbi Lycett, vice president, conventions and conferences at Washington, D.C.-based Biotechnology Industry Organization, which produced the BIO International Convention, protesters are par for the course. “It's something the industry lives with everyday,” she says. “The attendees who have been coming to our show for a while are kind of used to it.” But that doesn't ...

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