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

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 159

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 210

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.

2017 69

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.

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 […].

The interpersonal dynamics of silent retreats

Conferences that Work

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2017 168

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?

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.

2016 67

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 194

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.

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.

2017 208

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 123

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.

2017 130

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.

2016 53

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.

Guaranteeing audience engagement at your events

Conferences that Work

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2016 247

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 202

What’s the best learning model for conference sessions?

Conferences that Work

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2016 249

“Less Meetings, More Doing?” Nope!

Conferences that Work

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

techsytalk

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

2016 54

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger to Grace Cayman Investment Conference Next Year

Eventinterface

Schwarzenegger may have left politics back in 2011 but he's still very much active in the world of sustainable energy. Former California governor and Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be part of the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) on February 27, 2017.

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 174

4 Ways to Market Your Event to Millennials

Eventinterface

The award-winning platform has been used to source, plan and execute over two million events since 2011. Move over, Baby Boomers, Millennials have taken over as the largest demographic in the United States.

2017 130

When consensus is dangerous

Conferences that Work

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2016 201

The Best of New Orleans: Food

Connect Your Meetings

A cult following has helped the locale grow from a food cart in 2011 to having multiple locations throughout the city today. The Big Easy is one of the culinary capitals of the United States, if not the world. To that end, we break down the best New Orleans eats for you.

2011 87

Use pair share to quickly improve your conference sessions

Conferences that Work

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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.

Interviews with Planners – PS Ives

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. PS Ives co-founded Space in the Raw in 2015 after 10 years as venue broker locating unique spaces for the event industry.

2017 130

Reduce Chinese-style self-censorship at your meetings

Conferences that Work

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2016 155

EPISODE 4: Liz King, How To Create A Strong And Compelling Brand For Your Events

The Modern Event

She was named Top 25 Most Influential Event Planners in 2013, also was named 40 Under 40 Up-and-Coming Event Planners in 2011, the #Eventprofs Most Thought Provoking Blog and People’s Choice Award.

2016 52

Episode 022: Protecting your business: How to legally set up your small business for success with Jo-Na Williams

Lara Mcculloch

Williams Law and The Artist Empowerment Firm back in 2011. GRAB YOUR ANTI-HUSTLE GUIDE! Learn how to stop sacrificing your lifestyle for your business. contact-form-7]. Today we’re going to be talking with legal expert, Jo−Ná Williams on how to protect your business.

2015 66

Dear Adrian — How does group size impact process design?

Conferences that Work

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2016 188

Apple’s App Store Policy for Event Apps

Core-apps

In fact, since 2011 we have been recommending that our clients maintain their own app store accounts. We’ve Been Riding Shotgun with Apple Since 2009. As mobile app developers, we understand that our products must work with another company’s technology and processes. So it’s just good business to recognize who is in the driver’s seat. We’ve been riding shotgun with Apple since 2009, as the first native app developers in the event space.