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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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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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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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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Why offsites are imperative

Event Philosopher

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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.

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?”

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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.

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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. . In 2012 this would have cost in the £10,000s.

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Two free easy ways to create graphics for blog posts and presentations

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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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We are biased against truly creative event design

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. We are biased against creativity.

Arena to supply Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees game at London stadium

Event Industry News

Arena specialises in delivering bespoke and complex temporary environments for cultural, sporting, and ceremonial events around the world, including the iconic Beach Volleyball Stadium at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympics.

Fixing a Tesla Powerwall that isn’t charging

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.

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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.

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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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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Event Tech Spotlight: Speed Networking

Event Industry News

Company name: Speed Networking Founded: 1 st June 2012 Web address: www.speednetworking.com. About: Speed Networking takes the traditional value of face-to-face networking and combines it with an advanced matching software to make networking more strategic, structured, effective and fun. Type of events served: Conferences Meetings Team building. Type of tech provided: Matchmaking Networking.

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DRPG welcomes back former employee as new creative director

Event Industry News

David Titley has joined DRPG as the new creative director having previously worked for the company from 2006 to 2012 as a digital designer. . It was a great opportunity to re-join the company that has grown and evolved a huge amount since 2012.” .

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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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