Getting participants

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Your website is configured, has a great agenda, a proper setup and the registration is now open for participants. These are the next steps you should take to fill up your attendee list. Motivating the first participants to register Here are our best practices to fill up your participant list just after the registration phase has started. This is crucial when matchmaking is an important part of the event.

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EIBTM’s Technology Watch Award Winners One Year Later

Fork in the Road

In 2012, ITN is on the cusp of a transformation in the events industry with the arrival of NFC-enabled Smartphones to the U.S. In 2012, Active Network continued its focus on event management solutions with a major acquisition and some key product launches. While the application is still alive and well, Triqle’s founder, Gerrit Heijkoop, launched a new venture in 2012 with partner Donald Roos called HCIBS (How Can I Be Social) to bring “What’s On?”

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DoubleDutch Jumps from Games to Mobile Lead Retrieval, Sales and CRM

Fork in the Road

Recently, DoubleDutch , a mobile applications developer that was one of the first to introduce game strategy into the (primarily) corporate event environment, announced that it received venture capital funding in the amount of $4 million. The cash will help the company expand the marketing and development of their mobile platform, which now includes on-site lead retrieval, post-event sales tracking and ongoing customer relationship management.

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EIBTM’s Technology Watch Award Winners One Year Later

Fork in the Road

In 2012, ITN is on the cusp of a transformation in the events industry with the arrival of NFC-enabled Smartphones to the U.S. In 2012, Active Network continued its focus on event management solutions with a major acquisition and some key product launches. While the application is still alive and well, Triqle’s founder, Gerrit Heijkoop, launched a new venture in 2012 with partner Donald Roos called HCIBS (How Can I Be Social) to bring “What’s On?”

2012 40

DoubleDutch Jumps from Games to Mobile Lead Retrieval, Sales and CRM

Fork in the Road

Recently, DoubleDutch , a mobile applications developer that was one of the first to introduce game strategy into the (primarily) corporate event environment, announced that it received venture capital funding in the amount of $4 million. The cash will help the company expand the marketing and development of their mobile platform, which now includes on-site lead retrieval, post-event sales tracking and ongoing customer relationship management.

2012 40

Strategic Meetings Management Programs: Our Journey

Event Philosopher

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” - Seneca Today I had the great pleasure of speaking at the PCMA Education Conference on the topic of Strategic Meetings Management with Kevin Iwamoto, VP of Enterprise Strategy for Active Networks. Kevin is a person I would call "the father of strategic meetings management," and it was an honor to share the stage with him. Myself?

2012 40

Lifelong learning

Event Philosopher

Don't just learn the tricks of the trade. Learn the trade. James Bennis In the never-ending season of budget cutbacks and layoffs, it's harder and harder to justify attending educational industry conferences - especially for corporate meeting planners. But if you have truly selected event marketing as a career path, and not just a job, you must find ways to stay relevant and keep learning your trade.

2012 40

The importance of events in pre-commerce

Event Philosopher

Events marketing

2012 40

Why offsites are imperative

Event Philosopher

general leadership teamworkk

2012 40

Top 5 event things I'm ready to see evolve

Event Philosopher

All evolution in thought and conduct must at first appear as heresy and misconduct. George Bernard Shaw 5) Registration websites: you know me, you know my company. Why do I have to fill out the same information again? 4) Registration lines: They are the first impression of a conference. Why are they so hard to get right? Why do I have to wait so long, only to get something I then have to go into a corner alone to read and figure out what to do next next?

2012 40

Leaders of the future

Event Philosopher

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams I’m in a leadership class through the employee resource groups at my corporation and we’re studying a great book called “Leaders of the Future 2.” My team recently taught a chapter on leading through crisis and complexity. One of the sections talked about nonprofit leadership, another on Army leadership, and another on corporate leadership.

2012 40

The zombie apocalypse and my skills

Event Philosopher

You're a great friend but if the zombies chase us, I'm tripping you. Anonymous So I’m reading this book about the zombie apocalypse (I know, completely silly… it’s called World War Z – TOTALLY recommend it), and it’s presented as a historical account of the zombie war. One chapter talks about the skills of the population in the face of this unique society-rebuilding challenge.

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SafeSite Facilities

Event Industry News

We are very proud to have worked on a number of prestigious events, including the London 2012 Olympic Games. Barriers CCTV Directory Fencing Health & Safety Portable Toilets Security Social Distancing Essentials Waste Management crowd barriers London 2012 supplierOur team of specialists have over 25 years’ experience providing safety and security solutions to the events industry.

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Olympia London celebrates long-term commitment to sustainability

Event Industry News

From being one of the first to achieve the industry ISO 2012:1 standard back in 2012, we launched our Grand Plan in 2017: our vision for continuing to improve, build on and share the inspiring work developed by our team.”. Conference News Exhibition News News #20percentless ISO 2012:1 venue sustainabilityKnown as the ‘home of inspirational events’, Olympia London is one of the capital’s busiest venues.

What If Your Next Show Was Headlined By a Ghost?

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Could it be that the Tupac hologram at Coachella in 2012 was a glimpse at the future of the music business? Music Music Technology Music Trends Music Venues

2012 166

Poacher Turned Gamekeeper in the Virtual Event World

Glisser

I first worked on a virtual event back in 2012 - it was a simple 10 session event run over 5 days. Technically speaking, it was a series-linked group of webinars, so it was pretty basic stuff, even for 2012.

2012 62

Charles, Lawrence, David Bowie, and me

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Scenes from a peer conference—part 2 Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of designing and facilitating the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Peer Conference. My first public gig as a musician was at David Bowie’s Beckenham Arts Lab. Read the full article at Conferences That Work.

2017 191

Any questions? Rethinking traditional Q&A

Conferences that Work

Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. How often have you heard “Any questions?” ” at the end of a conference session? Hands rise, and the presenter picks an audience member who asks a question. The presenter answers the question and picks another questioner.

2019 262

Seating while Eating at Meetings

Conferences that Work

Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. It’s no Comedians in Cars getting Coffee , but here’s my draft script for Seating while Eating at Meetings.

2018 168

Leadership for meetings

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. What might leadership for meetings look like? Let’s turn to Harold Jarche for inspiration: “Those doing the work are often the only ones who really understand the context.

Improve meetings by de-emphasizing old-school status

Conferences that Work

Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. You can improve meetings by de-emphasizing status. Apart from my first book , I haven’t written much about status at events. It’s time to revisit this important topic.

2019 167

Why I love conference facilitation and design

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Scenes from a peer conference—part 2 Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of designing and facilitating the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Peer Conference. Here’s an example of why I love conference facilitation and design. After setting up a Personal Introspective this morning (25 minutes) I turned over what happens to the small groups. Watch the listening and involvement of every person as I weave my phone through the circles of chairs.

2019 153

The top educational meeting format

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. What’s an Ideal Meeting? April 2018, Meetings and Conventions Magazine Do you incorporate participatory sessions into your events?

Podcast: Keeping on top of stress

Event Industry News

With more than 20-years’ experience working in live events, at Incisive Media and Ocean Media, London, before moving to the Middle East for DMG in 2012, Ashley Roberts took on the General Manager role at Omanexpo nearly 18 months ago.

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10 Things No-one Ever Told You About Running Events

Explara

Since The Happy Startup School was born in 2012 we’ve hosted hundreds of events, from small meetups to retreats and festivals. Over that time we’ve learnt a great deal about what it takes to create an impactful gathering?—?where where attendees typically arrive a little apprehensive, but leave feeling fuller in every sense. These guys have mastered the art of […]. The post 10 Things No-one Ever Told You About Running Events appeared first on Explara Blog.

2012 60

WebMOBI July 2019 Feature Update: Event App Experience at its Best

webMOBI

In 2012 we first launched webMOBI as a DIY Mobile App Creation tool for SME. Since then, it has grown to the world’s leading all-in-one event management platform. We have added tons of features, to give event audience the world’s best event experience and huge ROI boost to the event organizers and sponsors. Now it […]. The post WebMOBI July 2019 Feature Update: Event App Experience at its Best appeared first on WebMobi. Mobile Apps

2012 40

25 Amazing Social Media Event Accounts You SHOULD Be Following

EventMB

Back in 2012 we let you in on the best events you must […]. Have you ever wondered how everyone hears about all the cool events and you’re always one step behind? How does everyone have tickets before you? There’s a reason for that and it’s knowing about who to follow on social media and where. The post 25 Amazing Social Media Event Accounts You SHOULD Be Following by Editorial Team appeared first on [link].

Seeing is believing: Should you be using holograms at your events?

Event Industry News

The use of holograms at events has had its peaks and troughs over the past few years, skyrocketing to international prominence with the brilliant, or morally questionable, resurrection of Tupac Shakur at the 2012 Coachella Festival. Ethical debates aside, the impact of utilising holographic technology is unquestionable; it’s exciting, engaging and nowhere near ubiquity yet, […]. The post Seeing is believing: Should you be using holograms at your events?

2012 66

How to design for powerful connection and learning at large meetings

Conferences that Work

Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. Although you’d never guess it from reading meeting industry trade journals, most meetings are small meetings , and this is a good thing if you want effective and relevant connection and learning to take place.

2018 168

Event Tech Giants Announce Major Merger

MeetingPool

Due to the firm’s previous acquisition of event technology provider, Lanyon in 2012, rumors quickly spread about a potential future merger of the two companies. In April, the event tech industry was taken somewhat by surprise when Cvent announced its acquisition by private-equity firm, Vista Equity Partners in a $1.65 billion deal.

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Event technology how things haven’t really changed

Gallus Events

So to prove my point, these two lists came from a document I wrote back in 2011 when I came up with the idea for Tech Fest (slide 3 is our badges for Tech Fest 2012) which was to become Europe’s first dedicated event technology event. . What I’d like to concentrate on is the major developments, where event tech has become better since 2012. In 2012 this would have cost in the £10,000s.

Two scientists walk into a conference…

Conferences that Work

Here’s an illuminating story from the pages of a New Yorker article about Jim Simons , the noted mathematician founder of Renaissance Technologies, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, and a funder of a variety of research projects: Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: Scenes from a peer conference—part 2 Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of designing and facilitating the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Peer Conference.

Olympic security company sentenced after SIA push for retrial

Event Industry News

The case was previously heard in April 2012 when the director, Lolo Daniels, and Platinum were both fined. On 1 November Platinum UK Facilities Management Ltd and its director, Lolo Daniels were sentenced for deploying unlicensed guards following a retrial. That ruling was overturned on appeal and re-tried at Inner London Crown Court on 4 […]. The post Olympic security company sentenced after SIA push for retrial appeared first on Event Industry News.

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WeTrack wins MassChallenge £20,000 Platinum Award

Event Industry News

Peter Ward and Clive Stephens launched WeTrack to help solve the pernicious project management equation for London 2012, where the two men were part of teams tracking objectives and tasks across LOCOG, and the operational design, planning and […]. Project management software specialist WeTrack has won the Platinum award, £20,000, from international non-profit start-up accelerator MassChallenge.

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Participate! Lab at The EVENT MPI, April 4-6, Montréal

Conferences that Work

Whoever they are—young developing leaders, Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. I’m excited to present my Participate! Lab at The EVENT , April 4-6, Montréal! I’ll also facilitate the closing Group Spective.

2019 129

My treadmill desk — the next generation

Conferences that Work

After a few days experimenting, I realized that the height of the commercial plastic shelf I’ve been using since 2012 was causing my shoulders and upper arms to tense up while typing, leading to the achiness. Though I don’t regret purchasing my (now discontinued) commercial shelf in 2012, this homemade version is a great improvement. I’ve replaced my treadmill desk with a simpler, cheaper, and better alternative!

2017 120

Why meetings are more important than you think

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. As 2017 begins, take a moment to think about meetings in a wider context. OK, a very wide context. “Who am I?” ” We’ve all wondered about some form of this question.

2017 185

Three ways to make it easier for attendees to participate

Conferences that Work

Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. How do we get people to participate at meetings? We know that participants — people who are active learners — learn more, retain more, and retain more accurately than passive attendees.

2017 174

Create Powerful Meetings Instead of Power-over Meetings

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. All meetings incorporate power relationships that fundamentally affect their dynamics and potential. Traditional conferences unconsciously promote and sustain power imbalances between the “speakers” at the front of the room and the audience.

2017 166

PLASA elections follow appointment of new chair and board members

Event Industry News

Adam Blaxill originally joined the PLASA Board as the Professional Services Representative in 2012 and was elected as Vice Chair in 2014. PLASA, the Professional Lighting and Sound Association, has announced changes to its elected board including the appointment of Adam Blaxill as the new Chair. He has been voted as the new Chair of […]. The post PLASA elections follow appointment of new chair and board members appeared first on Event Industry News. Concerts & Tours News

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