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

The top educational meeting format

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. What’s an Ideal Meeting?

We are biased against truly creative event design

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. We are biased against creativity.

Podcast Special: Events for Namuwongo

Event Industry News

In a special edition of the Event Industry News podcast, host James Dickson is joined by former AEO president Trevor Foley to discuss Events for Namuwongo , a charity set up in 2011 to improve the lives of people in the Namuwongo region of Uganda.

2011 60

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.

2011 151

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 245

An innovative conference competition format

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.

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.

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 172

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 160

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?

2011 139

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 228

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

Idea: Develop products and services with clients at conferences

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.

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 66

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

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 239

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 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.

Create memorable learning experiences and connections at simple workshops

Conferences that Work

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2018 170

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 181

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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Immersive Technical Production with George P Johnson

Event Industry News

He has worked at Imagination, ExCeL and has been at global experiential agency George P Johnson since 2011. Mark Bannister, Technical Director at George P Johnson will be presenting his lecture on Immersive AV, Sound and Lighting Technology on Monday 19th November at the University of Westminster. Sound, lighting and audio-visual technologies all contribute to the mood and tone of an event. The combination of these within the constraints of a venue and budget are explored in this session.

2011 69

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 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.

7 Smart Moves at Four Seasons, Visit Music City and More

Smart Meetings

She’s been with the company since 2011, most recently as director of sales and marketing at Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel on the French Riviera. Sandra Olivia Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida, announces Oliva as director of marketing.

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

A few thoughts about events for the event industry

Gallus Events

I put the association programme together for IBTM in 2011 (it was called EIBTM then, so something has changed) and I wrote my first review of the exhibition in 2013. November is always a busy month for event organisers in the event industry.

2018 153

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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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 !

Who owns your event?

Conferences that Work

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