Why I love hotels.

Event Philosopher

I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wake-up letter. Steven Wright I love hotels. I have always loved hotels.

2011 52

Mining your networks for a cause

Event Philosopher

The way of the world is meeting people through other people. Robert Kerrigan Social media buzz – loads of fun, keeping up with friends, updating your resume, posting pics of the kids. But where’s the value? I have a real-life case study of the value of my LinkedIn network. I hosted a Corporate Event Marketing Association event in Austin and, not knowing a whole lot of event marketers in the area, I began leveraging the network.

2011 40

Thank you, American Airlines

Event Philosopher

The average American is nothing if not patriotic. Herbert Croly While sitting on an American Airlines flight on my way to a site visit to Vegas, I witnessed something that warmed my heart. Say what you will about the airlines, but I just saw a flight attendant gift a U.S. Army serviceman an upgrade to first class when there was a seat left. I absolutely love seeing things like that!

2011 40

Conference justification letters

Event Philosopher

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. - Zig Ziglar I’m seeing a lot of conference justification letters around the internet these days. I like the concept: provide a ready-made letter for managers to understand the benefits of sending their employee to a conference. But the execution of a lot of these letters is cheesy and pure marketing language.

2011 40

The complexities of your event mobile app

Event Philosopher

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop What do we want out of a mobile app for our event? Feedback (surveys) Engagement with content or people (QR codes, connections, check-ins) Maps of venues Agendas, especially if they are personalized Notifications from partners or updates to agendas Partner content To work on iPhone, Android and Win 7 phones And then there's all the random stuff we might want to add: games, rewards, etc.

2011 40

Q&A: Why CNBC Is Doubling Down on Live Events

BizBash

Since launching its first live event in 2011, CNBC has gradually made events a primary focus along with its TV

2011 182

Questions To Ask When Purchasing A Food Truck

Caterease

since 2011. Food trucks are a rather new concept. They can be a fun business that many business professionals are looking to start. It's a very lucrative sector that has had revenue grow at an annual rate of 7.9%

2011 68

Attracting millennials and gen-z to your event

Gallus Events

I visited The Open in 2011 at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich. Evidence that even event organisers were using their phones to take selfies in 2011. I was baffled back in 2011. Back in 2011 you had the option to watch the golf, shop, eat or drink.

2018 149

The architecture of assembly

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011.

2017 252

Adrian Segar Speaker Tips Interview

Conferences that Work

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The Secrets Behind Conference Engagement

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. So you’re holding a conference.

The interpersonal dynamics of silent retreats

Conferences that Work

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How to design for powerful connection and learning at large meetings

Conferences that Work

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2018 159

Idea: Develop products and services with clients at conferences

Conferences that Work

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SpotMe selected as a 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner

Event Industry News

Launched in 2001 as a proprietary mobile device enhancing networking at events, SpotMe pivoted in 2011 into a mobile […]. SpotMe, a global technology provider of mobile event platform solutions, has been selected as a Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe Winner.

2001 84

How to create amazing conference programs that don’t waste attendee time

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. Do your conference programs include pre-scheduled sessions you belatedly discover were of little interest or value to most attendees?

2018 138

It became necessary to destroy the conference to save it

Conferences that Work

Sue, Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. When mistaken beliefs about methods and outcomes harden into dogma, harm follows.

2011 120

Three ways to make it easier for attendees to participate

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. How do we get people to participate at meetings?

2017 234

Is Twitch Communities The Perfect Event Backchannel?

EventMB

When Twitch started back in 2011, it was a revolution in social video for gamers. Could Twitch Communities be the backchannel eventprofs have always hoped for? We take a look at what the new feature brings to the gameplay streaming platform and how it could benefit the events industry.

2011 155

Get attendees more involved with Appendee

Event Industry News

The need for mobile communication during events has been solved by twoppy since 2011. To respond to the upcoming need for powerful tools to increase involvement before, during and after events the founders of twoppy now release their premium app… Appendee.

2011 68

SpotMe to open new office in New York City

Event Industry News

This is the place, where the movement “Occupy Wall Street” starts again with spring occupation on July 13 of 2011 SpotMe, the leading technology and service provider of […].

Danco secures The Big Feastival contract

Event Industry News

A feel-good festival of food and music for all the family, The Big Feastival began its journey in 2011 on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham. Now looking ahead to the 7th edition, Danco are pleased to have recently been confirmed as the primary marquee hire contractor.

To build connection and engagement at events — give up control!

Conferences that Work

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2017 250

A Specialz Summer for Xylobands

Event Industry News

They seem to have been a part of the Coldplay arsenal of live audience participation forever but in fact, the very first Xylobands were used on 6th October 2011 for Coldplay’s launch show for Mylo Xyloto in Madrid.

Create memorable learning experiences and connections at simple workshops

Conferences that Work

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2018 169

Create stunning event apps your attendees will love with crowdcomms

Event Industry News

Many clients have worked with us since we started in 2011. CrowdComms provides event apps to hundreds of the UK and Australia’s leading companies and associations. They continue to choose because we provide the world’s #1 event app platform along with an exceptional level of service.

Why you should run The Solution Room at your next event

Conferences that Work

Invented at MPI’s 2011 European Meetings and Events Conference, the session fosters active meaningful connections between attendees, and provides peer support and solutions to the real professional challenges currently faced by participants.

2018 179

The best way to fundamentally improve your dull conference

Conferences that Work

Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. I’ve been attending conferences for over forty years. Most of them are dull and largely irrelevant.

Nine conference mythodologies

Conferences that Work

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DoubleDutch lays off 25% of its workforce

Event Industry News

The company, founded in 2011, has raised over $78 million in funding to power its mobile tools which allow event organizers to create dedicated app experiences that give them the ability to easily share […]. Mobile events and conferences company DoubleDutch announced today that it will be laying off 55 of its employees as a part of a company-wide restructuring.

2011 54

Hybrid Meetings Doomed to Failure? Not So Fast

Velvet Chainsaw

I’ll admit that in 2011, when the Virtual Edge Institute (now called the Digital Experience Institute) first co-located its conference with the Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders, the experience fell flat for me.

8 years of innovation: the evolution of SXSW GO

Eventbase

The ten day event has been known around the world for being a leading innovator in tech, and became one of the earliest adopters of event technology launching the mobile app SXSW GO with Eventbase in 2011. Back in 2011 when we were still known as Xomo, we launched the first SXSW GO.

2011 79

Three better alternatives to the conference lecture

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. Ah, the ubiquitous conference one-hour lecture. How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways. Actually I don’t need to do that since Donald Bligh listed them all in his classic book What’s The Use Of Lectures? first published in 1972 !

Save $100 on Adrian Segar’s first 1½ day participation techniques workshop!

Conferences that Work

Transform Your Sessions With These Participation Techniques Here’s a short introductory video about my 2½ hour workshop at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011, July 23-26, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. I’m excited!

2016 242

Guaranteeing audience engagement at your events

Conferences that Work

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2016 298

What’s the best learning model for conference sessions?

Conferences that Work

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2016 301

“Less Meetings, More Doing?” Nope!

Conferences that Work

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Who owns your event?

Conferences that Work

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2016 210

Q&A with Ray Bloom: IMEX America Builds on Strong Legacy

Smart Meetings

Ray Bloom, founder and chairman of IMEX Group, started IMEX America in 2011. Ray Bloom. Since then, the event has steadily built its legacy and sometimes is referred to as “the Super Bowl” of meetings industry events.

2011 65

The German Event Planners Association, VDVO, aims for international growth

Event Industry News

Irina Graf founded her blog in 2011, as well as completing her events internship in Germany, while studying tourism in Switzerland. Securing a research-based scholarship with Regent’s University in 2011 brought her to London, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in International Events Management and worked for the Event Marketing Association. Image: Irina Graf und Bernd Fritzges (c)VDVO.

Use pair share to quickly improve your conference sessions

Conferences that Work

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2016 184

When consensus is dangerous

Conferences that Work

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2016 242

Reduce Chinese-style self-censorship at your meetings

Conferences that Work

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2016 188