SocialOffset believes in the power of in-person events. Research is clear that humans connect with one another better when face-to-face than monitor-to-monitor. Whether your event brings together doctors who are convening about curing cancer, or small business owners showcasing next year’s offerings, or concert goers enjoying awesome music, in-person is critical. SocialOffset reduces the likelihood that people will boycott because the event is held in a location where state policies don’t align with their value. SocialOffset allows people to feel good about attending because they are doing good.
"Partnering with SocialOffset gives Visit Austin the platform to share with event planners and attendees many of the social issues that our community is proud to support. Not only are clients able to learn about these local non-profits through SocialOffset, but they also have the ability to support them, as well, through donations, volunteering opportunities and many more. It’s just another great tool that allows us to best serve our clients, visitors and the Austin community.”Tom Noonan
"Social Offset is the perfect solution to planners and delegates looking for a way to use their voice (and their wallet) to support causes important to them, regardless of the external environment, regulations or circumstances. Boycotts don’t hurt the policy-makers, they hurt the people who need the business the most – the people delivering the services. This important option is available to anyone visiting a destination, whether you want to make a statement about local policy, or simply support a good cause you believe in and invest in the community you’re visiting."Tammy Blount-Canavan, FCDME
"Nashville is an open, welcoming city that respects and embraces the differences among us. We believe that our differences make our community stronger. The city, the industry and the NCVC have worked tirelessly on solutions in support of equity, inclusivity, sustainability and moderation. Boycotting cities does not help change laws or the minds of political leaders. Instead, it could inadvertently harm front line industry employees. So instead, make your voice heard by meeting in Music City and join our efforts! SocialOffset is a great way to help make those local connections, and we are proud to sponsor this effort. And, our organization is always happy to help further brainstorm in finding ways to make a positive community impact during your event in Nashville."Deana Ivey
Here in Baltimore, inclusivity is at the forefront of what we do. We are committed to embracing our city’s rich diversity and striving to create a welcoming environment for a diverse array of travelers. As part of this commitment, we are excited to partner with SocialOffset to provide a platform to meeting planners that helps benefit local organizations making a difference in our community as the hospitality community works to address the social challenges taking place in destinations across the nation. At Visit Baltimore, we truly believe that the destination is only as healthy as your community. The more we can connect with local organizations to address the ongoing challenges within our individual communities, the more we can work to solve the greater issues taking place in cities across the nation.Al Hutchinson
It is our mission at the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau to generate economic development through travel. Millions of visitors come to our city each year for conventions, business and leisure travel. We are proud to welcome the world to our region and strive to create a sense of inclusion and belonging to all. As the world continues to face challenges with social and political issues, SocialOffset offers an important opportunity for our visitors to support the causes that are important to them and invest in our community to impact positive change.John Oros
Dallas is a diverse warm and welcoming destination, an inclusive place where y’all, and we mean all, are welcomed. This city thrives on its multicultural composition, encompassing a spectrum of ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. The vibrant blend of traditions and perspectives fosters a dynamic social landscape that propels innovation and understanding. At Visit Dallas, we market our city as the ideal convention and leisure destination for all. We extend our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to our visitors, residents, employees, clients, communities, and the marketplaces that we serve. We are proud to partner with SocialOffset to provide both meeting planners and attendees the opportunity to support causes that align with their values and leave a lasting impact on our community. Dallas thrives as a harmonious blend of cultures, where diversity isn't just acknowledged but embraced. This collective spirit not only enriches the city's identity but also sets a remarkable example for the world to follow.Craig T. Davis, CDME
Orlando is proud to be home to a global community of residents from all backgrounds, that celebrates the richness of its diversity and is welcoming to everyone. Boycotts have enormous potential for collateral damage and harm to the jobs of workers whose livelihoods depend on events in our region. Events can bring people together, support an inclusive industry, and create an opportunity to impact issues in ways that are more meaningful and productive than boycotts. The partnership with SocialOffset makes it easy for groups to connect with causes that are personal to them to drive change. At Visit Orlando, we welcome the opportunity to work closely with meetings groups to create successful events that make a positive impact.Casandra Matej
Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes visitors of all abilities to enjoy 31 vibrant communities and works to remove barriers to provide a quality experience for all, including people with visible and invisible disabilities. Many of our hotels, attractions, theatres, beaches, transportation providers and more go above and beyond to provide a seamless experience no matter what your needs might be. Accessible tourism is not only about human rights, but also an opportunity to educate and embrace all visitors. With more than 170 countries represented, diversity is one of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s strengths—and part of why the area is so popular for multicultural travel. One of the most progressive and welcoming destinations in the United States, Greater Fort Lauderdale champions diversity and inclusion every day, in every way. Our goal is to make everyone in feel seen, supported and comfortable. Simply put, Greater Fort Lauderdale is meant for everyone under the sun.Stacy Ritter
Atlanta served as the cradle of the American civil rights movement, and our city continues that legacy of progress. Our hospitality community welcomes everyone and is strongly committed to our personal liberties while delivering world-class experiences to the millions of visitors that choose Atlanta each year. When customers want to make their voices heard on an issue, there are a variety of purposeful solutions for them to engage in rather than taking punitive action. SocialOffset can assist groups and associations in finding ways to make a positive impact through advocacy rather than negatively impacting those who work in the hospitality industry through measures like a boycott. Leaving or avoiding a destination has a significant impact on these employees who don't work if a convention does not come to town. The best way to influence change is by staying engaged with Georgians, not by moving away from Georgia. SocialOffset provides an avenue to further connect customers with our local community.William Pate
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