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.

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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.

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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.

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Why Social helps remote attendees

Event Philosopher

South by Southwest 2012 (know as SXSW) is taking place in Austin, Texas, and my husband is attending live and in person. "Events are the original Social Media." - Liz Lathan It's my mantra. :-) And on days like yesterday and today, I'm really living by it! I, however, am home with our 4-year-old and our dogs who just had surgery. I'll get to join in the fun tomorrow, but in the meantime, I'm keeping up with the scene via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and the various live blogs going on.

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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?

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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.

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The importance of events in pre-commerce

Event Philosopher

Events marketing

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

Have I Met You Before? Three ways to minimize embarrassment when meeting people

Conferences that Work

An embarrassing incident I was hanging out at the Marlboro South Pond Regatta , a whimsical affair where local sailors of all stripes and abilities casually “race” around a few buoys in the lake, sometimes stopping to chat mid-race with each other or watch our beautiful loons.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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?

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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.

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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.

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How to help meeting design clients figure out what they really want and need

Conferences that Work

But this is a roundabout way of avoiding the all-important question that is rarely fully and productively explored: 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. Great — a client who doesn’t know what they want! Recently, a client asked for help designing a new conference.

Podcast: A trans-Atlantic chat with the INBOUND team

Event Industry News

Having welcomed 2,400 attendees to their first event in 2012, the guests talk about how the event has grown to 10 times that size in 2018. Download this episode (right click and save). This week’s Event Industry News podcast goes trans-Atlantic with its lineup, as host James Dickson talks to members of the USA-based INBOUND event.

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 […].

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Three ways to create truly surprising 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. CoffeeGate One sunny morning in 2105, two hundred of us arrived for the opening breakfast at a Canadian conference to discover There Was No Coffee. The young first-time volunteer staff had forgotten to brew it. Three days later, people were still grumbling about CoffeeGate.

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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Why choose Neptunus?

Event Industry News

Neptunus are fast becoming the structure supplier of choice for the corporate hospitality sector as the company builds on success at London 2012 and our award-winning performance at the Rugby World Cup.

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Royal New Zealand Air show traffic flow crisis averted with BlipTrack technology

Event Industry News

Following the disastrous traffic congestion caused by unexpectedly high spectator numbers at the 2012 Royal New Zealand Air Force Air Show, organisers of the 2017 event knew they needed to avoid a repeat performance.

Mojang awards Multiplay the license to run BlockFest, official Minecraft community events

Event Industry News

Multiplay has been working with Mojang on the production of the annual Minecraft convention MINECON between 2012 and 2016, trebling attendees to 12,000. […].

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Event Technology Awards 2016 judge’s spotlight: Alex Barbero

Event Industry News

From 2012 he has combined his business with technological diffusion in the industry, […]. Joining the Event Technology Awards judging panel for 2016 is Alex Barbero – Technology Evangelist & Senior Sales Executive at Eventoplus.

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Elevate your Return on Event through Value-Boosting Professional Development Strategies.

Eventinterface

He is the Author of "Confessions of a Hiring Manager,” which was the WINNER of the 2012 International Book Award for Careers, and the Gold Medal WINNER of the 2012 Global eBook Award for Employment. On this episode of event TALK we are speaking with Donn LeVie Jr.

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The best way to fundamentally improve your dull conference

Conferences that Work

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. I’ve been attending conferences for over forty years. Most of them are dull and largely irrelevant.

Bleep PLC to exhibit at the Event Production Show 2017

Event Industry News

We possess a proven track record catering for events such as the London 2012 Olympic Games, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. Bleep is the leading provider of EPOS solutions to the biggest and best events around the globe.

My Presentation Is Fine—It’s The Audience That Doesn’t Get It!

Velvet Chainsaw

Lectures, panels, and speeches prevail even though evidence shows that the traditional stand-and-deliver lecture does little to help an audience learn ( Bligh 1971 ; Freeman, McDonough, Okoroafor and Wenderoth 2014 ; Smith and Valentine 2012 ; Teaching College by Norman Eng just to name a few).

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Why choose Neptunus?

Event Industry News

Neptunus are fast becoming the structure supplier of choice for the corporate hospitality sector as the company builds on success at London 2012 and our award-winning performance at the Rugby World Cup.

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Music Monday: Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur

MeetingPool

New in the UK charts comes James Arthur’s new single ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ James Arthur hit the UK music industry after winning X Factor 2012 and after a sell out number one hit ‘Impossible’ he was unfortunately dropped by the Syco record label due to behavioral issues.

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Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report set to return

Event Industry News

The independent report, which was originally published on an annual basis between 2008 and 2012, details key procurement trends, statistics, facts and insights sourced from planners and buyers in the meetings and events community.

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DCI Planner Survey Looks at “Trump Effect,” Top Destinations, and Challenges

MeetingsNet

While some things have remained the same since the first survey in 2012—for example, London & Partners has been named the most helpful international convention bureau in all three editions—a couple of new issues are now affecting the meetings industry.

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[Book of the Month] What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 a Minutes Day by Laura Stack

The Modern Event

Great book by Laura Stack from 2012 but still relevant four years later. The “Work Less, More Success” Guide to Managing Your Time. Are you tired of productivity consultants—or worse, your boss—pushing you to do more with less? You’re in luck.

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StreetTeam #EventTech of the week

Gallus Events

StreetTeam was founded by brothers Callum and Liam Negus Fancey in 2012. They have sold more than 150,000 tickets in 14 countries since its formation in 2012. We came across StreetTeam while doing some research for a client who is running a festival next year.

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