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

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.

2011 252

Adrian Segar Speaker Tips Interview

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. After a one-day Participate!

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 153

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 70

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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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.

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.

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?

2011 234

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 120

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 169

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.

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.

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

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.

2011 250

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

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.

2018 150

Boomset Wins Comparably’s ‘Best Managers’ Award 2018

Boomset

About Boomset Since 2011, Boomset has been offering solutions to enhance the on-site event experience. June 7, 2018 — As members of the Comparably community, Boomset is honored to win the award for Comparably: Best Company Managers 2018 (Small & Mid-sized Companies).

2018 62

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.

2018 77

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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Tips for Corporate Event Planning, Enterprise Marketing, and Getting Event Sponsors

Endless Events

To achieve that, try the plenary format called “The Solution Room”, which has been making the rounds since 2011. Top-level corporate event planning requires a certain skill set to pull off. You need to get sponsors to foot part of the bill for the event.

2018 89

Bethenny Frankel to Keynote at Cvent CONNECT 2018

Cvent

A true entrepreneur, Bethenny partnered with Beam Suntory in 2011 to grow the Skinnygirl portfolio to include wines, flavored vodkas, and ready-to-drink cocktails. Exciting news!

2018 52

2016 Industry Leaders: Patricia Byrd

Connect Your Meetings

Byrd has worked her dream job sharing the revolutionary story of Spartanburg since 2011 and believes Spartanburg offers something for everyone. Patricia Byrd. Sales Manager, Spartanburg CVB. Spartanburg, S.C.

2016 52

Who owns your event?

Conferences that Work

Whoever they are—young developing leaders, 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.

2016 210

Working in Non-Traditional Event Venues

Eventinterface

Building her career, turning traditional real estate into event spaces and launching the popular venue, Location 05 in 2011, PS was inspired to co-found Space in the Raw. On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with PS Ives, Co-Founder of Space in the Raw.

2011 130

Use pair share to quickly improve your conference sessions

Conferences that Work

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When consensus is dangerous

Conferences that Work

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2016 242

PODCAST RECAP: @lizkingevents and @edwaffles Interview @BobbySain from @ourwaitron

techsytalk

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 3:00pm ET. Bobby Sain from Waitron.

Paris 54

Reduce Chinese-style self-censorship at your meetings

Conferences that Work

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2016 188

Virtual Meetings Lower Costs … and Interaction

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. “Intel’s annual meeting was entirely virtual.

2016 227