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What is the Hybrid City Alliance? Should You Care?


The new Hybrid City Alliance is designed to enable far-flung destinations to join forces for multi-hub hybrid events, but many top destinations are noticeably absent and it’s not clear exactly what has changed about member service offerings.

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Do they want to be here?

Conferences that Work

We’re at a workshop, conference, or session. Do I want to be here? Do they want to be here? Sometimes we simply don’t. Swap the perspective. Now, y ou are leading a workshop, conference, or session.

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The Complete Guide to Early Bird Registration for Events

Social Tables

Successfully marketing an event relies on creating and capturing demand throughout the entire event registration process. Breaking down event marketing into stages allows event planners to appeal to different audiences at different times throughout the registration process.

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24 Sustainable Event Ideas for Greener Gatherings in 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Going green isn’t just a trend. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

Understanding the Best Software Features for your Virtual Event


It’s not going to be a surprise if you are looking to invest in virtual event management software. With the pandemic setting in, virtual events have become the norm, and there have been great progress and improvisations in virtual events experiences over the past year.

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Live Exhibitions Are Returning, Helped by Virtual: New Research


Encouraging vaccine rollouts have exhibition event organizers in many areas determined to go back onsite. However, they’ll need exhibitors on board. Against a backdrop of new variants and virtual alternatives, will they come back? Here’s what the data says.

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5+ Must-Visit Breweries in Dallas


Hi Dallas! “Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand, life is good today. Are you lovin’ a nice cold beer as much as we do?! Dallas has such a great selection of locally brewed beer with ever-changing seasonal flavors. The beer scene here has grown so much.


Swapcard Partners With DMEXCO, Europe’s Leading Digital Marketing & Tech Event

Event Age by Swapcard

Paris, France - Swapcard , leading virtual, hybrid and physical events platform, and DMEXCO announced today the launch of a partnership for the 2021 edition of Europe’s leading digital marketing & tech event.

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Benefits of Conferences Going Virtual


With the advent of the pandemic, virtual conferences became a popular go-to option for many event organisers. Even while at the time of writing, some parts of the world are returning to normalcy, virtual events , particularly virtual conferences, are here to stay.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

Event Brew Crew Talks Creativity!

Endless Events

Since the dawn of civilization, humans have fostered and admired creativity. Being creative is a wonderful feeling, a rush of sorts, and one that pretty much powers the most wonderful things in life. And in many ways, creativity is exactly what’s at the heart of the events industry.

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Could A La Carte Session Selection Increase Virtual Event Registrations?


Attendees at virtual events usually have to register before seeing a schedule, but some events and platforms are shifting the paradigm. Could giving them more information and choice upfront help drive registration?

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Vaccine Mandates Are Gaining Some Ground at Events

Convene by PCMA

The fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), taking place in person at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, will require proof of vaccination from attendees. Last week, Hendratta Ali, Ph.D.

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Q&A on Fixing Broken Event Design


“The alternative to good design is always bad design. There is no such thing as no design.” Adam Judge, The Little Black Book of Design. Name : Ruud Janssen. Author, Event Design Handbook. What is event design? Event design is a nascent discipline.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

How Major Fall Conferences are Betting on the Return of In-person Attendance

Event Marketer

This fall, major user conferences, trade shows, music festivals and other gatherings are banking on attendees being ready to return to in-person events. For some, it’s a return to business as usual, with the events looking and feeling as they did in fall 2019.

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10 Audience Engagement Tools You Need to Know About

Eventbrite UK

Discover these 12 need-to-know audience engagement tools that can bring your event to life with debate, opinion, sharing and fun. The post 10 Audience Engagement Tools You Need to Know About appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

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Everything we learned from in-person events around the world. Including the Olympics!

Expo Pass

Maybe it’s the Olympics, maybe it’s the Bill Murray in Cannes meme , but we’re pumped to see international events bounce back these past few weeks. Just a year ago the Olympics weren’t even on the table, not by a longshot.

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Hybrid Board Meeting ‘Was Like a Zoom Extravaganza’

Convene by PCMA

For the first fully hybrid National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors meeting on May 14, the leadership met together in Chicago, while around 800 directors were remote. Photos courtesy NAR).

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

August Local Love List: 10 Best Businesses in Orlando


August is here and we’re soaking up every second of it! Enjoy long, sunny days, warm nights, and Orlando local businesses. Take a little time this month to enjoy our beautiful city with adventure parks, breweries, boutiques, and more!

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6 Key Considerations for Surfacing Impactful Event Marketing Data


Data can be a gold mine for event marketers. But first they have to know where to find it. “If If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”. Peter Drucker’s famous maxim may be something of a business cliche, but it’s as true now as it was 50 years ago.

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What Planners Need to Include in a Pre-Event Communication Plan


The word of the day is preparation. If the past year has taught us anything, the power of preparation is one lesson that should not be overlooked. Clear, effective, and comprehensive pre-event communication is more important than ever, especially now in the midst of evolving situations.

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Tips to Plan a Virtual Parent-Teacher Meeting


The recent years have changed the way we live. Everything is more connected, more convenient and much more virtual. The ongoing pandemic hit several sectors, especially schools & education. A change had to be adopted and adapted (and soon!).

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

PMCA Unveils Plans for Global Expansion

Smart Meetings

PCMA has announced plans for growth by expanding its leadership in key global regions.

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5 Patio Bars in EaDo You Must Experience


Who doesn’t love a nice day or evening out with a gorgeous view! Looking for great patio bars in EaDo? Look no further! We put an amazing list of recommended destinations for you! If you can’t already tell, EaDo is an up-and-coming neighborhood and is short for “east of Downtown”.

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Nonprofit E-Learning: Key Strategies for Training Volunteers


Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofits. They come with energy, passion, and they want to make a difference. And without good training during the onboarding process , they may decide volunteering isn’t for them.

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From Button Boxes To Chats: Audience Response Systems Through Time!

Endless Events

One of the hottest topics in the events industry nowadays is hybrid and virtual audience engagement. But as the Event Tech Podcast highlights today, you can’t really talk about audience engagement without including audience response systems in the conversations.


Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

How to Become an Event Planner in the Post-COVID Era


There’s no doubting that the COVID-19 pandemic has touched almost all aspects of our lives. For many of us, what was once unimaginable is now a reality and no more so is that true than in the events industry. Event Planning

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Smart Tip from Salamander Hotels: The Meeting is Just the Beginning

Smart Meetings

The number of meetings being scheduled now is quickly picking up steam as mask mandates are lifted and people start gathering again, but meeting formats have evolved.

Women Owned Businesses in Tampa Bay we Love to Support


Want to support different women owned businesses? You can do it right here in Tampa Bay! There are so many to start supporting – from restaurants and bars to businesses that will help you create your own business!

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