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Conferences Need More Sharing

Velvet Chainsaw

One of the strongest intangible attributes of a healthy conference is how much sharing takes place. Too often, competition and self-interest get in the way of sharing what’s most helpful.


What I learned from organizing my first hackaton

Gallus Events

The Homeless Hackathon in Glasgow took place on the weekend (as Hackathons tend to do) of the 13/15 April at the brilliant Citizen M hotel. I organised the event from start to finish and it’s been added to the ever growing list of over 700 events that I can put my name next to.

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8 Standout Exhibits From the New York International Auto Show


With more than one million people expected to attend this year’s New York International Auto Show, running through April 8

Event Promotion: 100 Creative (Free and Cheap) Ideas to Try Now


I think we can all agree, an event with no attendees is going to flop. You want every event you produce to be a sell out. Or at least get a respectable number of registrations through the door, in line with your targets. But how can you attract more attendees, even if you have no […].

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9 Simple Steps to Master Social Media for Events

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Event Marketing

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9 strategies for last-minute event planning

Plan Your Meetings

Last minute event planning is a bad idea for so many reasons. It’s tougher to find venues. The client’s preferred venue will likely be booked. Clients will end up paying more for hotels, resorts and airfare. Planning at the last minute increases the likelihood of errors.

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16 Health Conscious Event Ideas


Many attendees are becoming more and more health conscious and event planners are keen to offer healthy ideas and alternatives that appeal to them.

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GDPR Quiz – Test your knowledge about EU GDPR

Hubilo Blog

EU GDPR is the “Talk of the Town” presently and it is a big step towards giving EU people the right to their personal data. The European government has taken this measure to ensure security measures in today’s digitalized era.

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Are SMART goals stupid?

Conferences that Work

Neil Morrison thinks that SMART objectives are stupid. A quick reminder from Neil: “ SMART stands for: S pecific M easurable A chievable/Attainable R ealistic T ime-bound/Timely The idea being that if you want to set a goal/objective then it should be all of these things…” So far, so good. “…which is cute, but wrong.” ” Which is where I disagree.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

Get Inspired by 15 Colorful Twists on a Tropical Theme


Luxe Linen drew more than 400 high-end event planners, designers, florists, members of the media, and more to its glamorous

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What Mobile Apps for Conferences and Events Should I Choose?


Mobile apps for conferences are becoming staples. If you don’t have one yet for your future events, it’s high time to give some thought to if an event app is a fit for you. The upside is convenience and providing quick support to attendees.

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Ganttic: The Modern Gantt-chart Tool For Your Events [Review]


Ganttic is an online platform for resource planning, scheduling, and management using a Gantt-chart overview. Here is our review. Ganttic: What Is It? Ganttic is a high-level planning tool for anyone that has a ton of resources to keep an eye.

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A Teachable Moment for Implicit-Bias Training

PCMA Convene

On April 14, two African American men were arrested and removed by police from a Philadelphia Starbucks, after an employee called to report that the men had been asked to leave and refused.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

The need for early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments.

The UnExpo Experiment

Conferences that Work

During my 20+ years as an IT consultant and developer, I fell in with a delightful international crowd of software testers: those all-important people responsible for the impossible task of making sure that software works the way it’s supposed to. Fun fact: the testing community often uses my term “peer conferences” for their get-togethers, due to a chat about meeting design I had with tester James Bach at the 2004 Amplifying Your Effectiveness conference.)

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April 5, 2018: Augusta National Will Hold Its First All-Women Golf Tournament, Ritz-Carlton Event Planner Offers Unusual Service—Controlling the Weather, More Hotels Are Opting for Artificial Intelligence Over Human Concierges


AUGUSTA NATIONAL WILL HOLD ITS FIRST ALL-WOMEN GOLF TOURNAMENT: Augusta National Golf Club, which admitted its first female members

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Church Camp Registration with 3Crosses Church [Regpack Client Spotlight]


3Crosses has been a Regpack client since 2015. They intially came to Regpack to help manage registration for their summer camp, and have grown to use Regpack for their winter camp and annual fall Disneyland trip.

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How the Calgary Welcome Made This Event a Success [Case Study]


This is a case study sponsored by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Gender Pay Gap in the Events Industry

PCMA Convene

Photo Credit Adobe Stock. Why is April 10 Equal Pay Day? It’s not arbitrarily decided to earmark one day each year in April to spotlight the gender pay gap. The date reinforces a point: It takes women nearly four months longer to catch up to a man’s annual salary.

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Hot Technologies 2018

Connect Your Meetings

Register now for “Hot Technologies 2018” How are you keeping up with the technological advancements that impact the meetings industry? Do you find that you’re barely able to keep pace with the latest developments?

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April 6, 2018: How the Restaurant Industry Is Dealing With an Employee Shortage, Why Networks Still Want Awards Shows Despite Ratings Decline, Fox Sports and Genetic-Research Look to Help U.S. Soccer Fans Root for World Cup Teams


HOW THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY IS DEALING WITH AN EMPLOYEE SHORTAGE: With the restaurant industry facing a worker shortage, restaurants

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How Technology is Transforming Traditional Event Networking Formats

Hubilo Blog

“Networking is the no. 1 unwritten rule of success in business.”. – Sallie Krawcheck. Networking is one of the best catalysts of professional development. It is a great way to collect valuable business contacts and get ahead.

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15 Best Live Streaming Apps for Events – Ranked


Live streaming is a huge opportunity to make more money for your event. I personally tested and reviewed 15 free and paid tools.

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How to Plan a Zero-Waste Event (and Steps to Getting There)

PCMA Convene

Earth Day is just around the corner, and the 2018 focus is ending plastic pollution. Julia Spangler, Sustainable Events Consultant ‘Think about [sustainability efforts] as a process of continuous improvement.’

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Regpack Ranked #4 Most Popular Event Management Software


We are excited to announce that Capterra named Regpack the #4 most popular event management software on the market today! We also ranked in the top 10 for most affordable!

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Certain, Inc. announced Gold Level Sponsorship of Modern Customer Experience


San Francisco, CA, April 6, 2018 – Certain, Inc., an Oracle Partner Network (OPN) member, announced it will be a Gold level sponsor at Modern Customer Experience 2018 , Oracle’s annual conference dedicated to helping customer experience (CX) professionals advance their careers.

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How To Get Work Done On The Road – #EventIcons Episode 109


Getting work done on the road is hard. Most event profs have experience trying to balance travel with their everyday work and sometimes the two can be difficult to mix. How do you stay in communication with clients? What do you do to keep the work from piling up?

Is Proximity Beacon Technology the Missing Piece to Your Event?


This is a sponsored post written by Lori Esposito, Chief Marketing Officer, MeetingPlay. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Today, it’s not enough to create great content, fill your event with vendors, and feature an expansive venue. Your event attendees expect more.

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Two Ways to Tame Your Inbox

PCMA Convene

Miguel Neves, CMP. We’re inundated with emails — in the time it took you to open this article, you probably received a few new messages. But according to Miguel Neves, CMP, head chef at digital engagement firm Social Media Chefs, that’s all about to change.

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100+ Event Industry Resources to Help Event Professionals Step Up Their Game

Hubilo Blog

Events are transforming at a rapid pace. The ever-changing technological innovations along with major policy changes in the past few years have changed the face of event and event planning as we know it. In this age, knowledge is truly power.

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What GDPR Means for Event Marketers


The go-live date for upcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is right around the corner. After May 25th, U.S.

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How to Transform Your Events into a Powerful Lead Generator


Tell me: What would you consider a powerful lead generator? What practices do you use to get more people opt in or engage with your brand? Do you generate leads through inbound and outbound marketing? Do you have success with social media outreach?

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