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We Could Not Be More Proud!

Velvet Chainsaw

Dear Friends, We are so excited to announce that Dave Lutz, our illustrious managing director, has been named an inductee to the 2021 Events Industry Council Hall of Leaders. It is the event industry’s most prestigious award, which acknowledges a lifetime of pioneering and meaningful work!

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Mediate connection in the Age of Entanglement

Conferences that Work

What do we need to understand to mediate connection effectively today? Inventor and computer scientist Danny Hillis gives us some helpful context: “We humans are changing. We have become so intertwined with what we have created that we are no longer separate from it.

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An affordable air quality tool for meeting planners

Conferences that Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the in-person meeting industry.

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Debunking the Myth of All-in-One Event Management Software with Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey


We recently spoke to Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey, CEO at Nifty Method , about the concept of all-in-one event management software, why this concept is flawed, and what approach can tech providers and event planners take.

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

What the U.S. Reopening to Global Travel Means for Events


The US is easing its travel restrictions on international visitors as of November 8. The patchwork of country-by-country bans will no longer apply, but vaccine requirements will be more stringent. What will this mean for events?

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These are the events we’ll be watching (and learning from) in 2022

Expo Pass

From Super Bowl LVI to the Beijing Winter Olympics to countless conferences and festivals, in-person and hybrid events are back on the books for 2022. But what are organizers doing to ensure that these events are a big success?

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Swapcard Scores at the World Football Summit

Event Age by Swapcard

The World Football Summit is where the football industry’s leading stakeholders meet to shape the future of the beautiful game. World Football Summit 2021. Event Tech Hybrid events Success Stories Audience Engagement

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Will Meeting Booking Platforms Ever Be as Automated as Travel Sites?


Meeting booking platforms purport to streamline the RFP and venue sourcing processes, saving hours in the search for venues and back-and-forth with sales staff. While the process isn’t fully automated yet, some say it never can be. How far will the trend go?

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How 12 Brands Engaged Festivalgoers at the 2021 Governors Ball

Event Marketer

The New York City-based Governors Ball festival, which took place Sept. 24-26, celebrated its 10-year anniversary this summer with brand new digs at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, and more than a dozen brand activations to engage some 150,000 attendees.

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The Importance Of Movement At Events With Lizzy Williamson

Endless Events

When we talk about movement at events, our minds might go to walking around the venue at in-person events or walking to the fridge if we’re attending a virtual experience. But what if we told you that a little movement goes a long way even before or during speaker presentations?

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15 Tricks (and a Treat) for Planning a Murder Mystery Party

Eventbrite UK

If you’re looking for interactive ideas for Halloween events this year, consider the merits of a murder mystery party. These types of parties are generally themed events where a fictional murder occurs, and the attendees have to solve a mystery by figuring out who committed the murder.

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Experience the Best Halloween Bar Crawls in Charlotte


Are you ready to bar crawl Halloween-style? Spooky season is here and in the QC that means crawls, crawls, and more crawls. Why are we so crazy about Halloween bar crawls in the Queen City? It’s simple – multiple parties in one!

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Are Smart Glasses Coming to an Event Near You?


Google may have debuted their first smart glasses in 2012, but the technology is only now starting to gain momentum. Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook are all developing their own products. But what are smart glasses, and will they be coming to an event near you?

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Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

Las Vegas Approves 29-mile Hyperloop

Smart Meetings

Nevada’s Clark County Commission made a decision that may forever change that way travelers traverse the Las Vegas Strip.

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Scope Creep In The Events Industry: When Client-Pleasing Goes Too Far

Endless Events

Halloween is upon us, which means it’s time for the Event Tech Podcast to cover a truly spooky topic: scope creep. See, it even has the word ‘creep’ in it! So, what does it mean?

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A Revolutionary New Event Management System by Seatedly

Python Events

An event management system provides an online solution for selling tickets and merchandise. You can also gather data to formulate your future marketing campaigns. However, if you have never used an online ticketing solution, you may not know where to start.

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Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Jacksonville


Everyone knows that one of the best things about going out is getting to bring your furry friend along with you. After all, what’s better than a good meal, cold drink and wagging tails?

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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.

Who Really Controls High-Value Attendee Data From Events?


Event tech providers take different approaches to how they collect and manage attendee data. Now, there is growing concern among organizers about how this data management may impact them down the road. Here’s what you need to know.

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How Attendees Can Find Their Voice at Virtual Events


One of the challenges event software providers and event professionals have to overcome (still) while hosting virtual events is: how can we ensure that our platform is capable of giving a voice to virtual attendees? It's ambitious and yet crucial to your event's success.

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Ready for the ‘Reverse Pivot’? Eight Insights on Moving From Virtual to In-person Events

Event Marketer

If you didn’t produce or attend a virtual event in 2020, are you really an event marketer? The industry has spent the better part of the last year and a half perfecting digital engagement and catering to audiences at home.

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Social Networks: Is It Time To Log Off?

Endless Events

Two weeks ago, a brave whistleblower came forward and told the world the ugly truth about Facebook. The result? The social network came crashing down and many users decided to abandon the platform once and for all.

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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.

Save Your Coins, Enjoy These Free Things to Do in San Antonio


Hey friends the holidays are approaching, but don’t sweat it. If you’re on a budget, saving up for something important, or setting aside money for those X-mas gifts, the FUN doesn’t have to stop!

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Make America Meet Again: What the US Reopening to Global Travel Will Mean for Events


The US is easing its travel restrictions on international visitors as of November 8, 2021. The patchwork of country-by-country bans will no longer apply, but vaccine requirements will be more stringent. What will this mean for events?

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How to Pull Off a Large-Scale Hybrid Event


Executing a large-scale event can be fulfilling, but the larger you envision your event, the more effort you need to make it a success. Thinking outside of the box in terms of the available budget, time, and resources, allows you to step back, assess your goals, and adjust timelines accordingly.

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Your Hybrid Event Team Checklist

Event Manager Blog

Event planners are navigating a new frontier of delivering successful hybrid events. But what mix of technical and creative expertise do event teams need to do this successfully? We share seven key players you need in your hybrid event team.

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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.

Everything You Need to Know About Volunteer T-Shirts


Everybody has a favorite t-shirt in their closet. That t-shirt is probably the perfect level of worn-in, soft, and comfortable at the same time. It might have a photo on it of your favorite band or your favorite baseball team’s logo.

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The Best End of The Year Events in Houston


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Tons of events and holiday fun are ramping up here in Houston making it our favorite time of the year. These are the perfect events to enjoy with friends and family, and to finish out 2021.

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Is The Term "Hybrid" Simply Marketing Fluff?

Event Age by Swapcard

It’s always fun when you get to sit down with someone who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge on a topic that genuinely interests you. That’s where Swapcard’s VP of marketing, Daniel Glickman, comes in.

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