5 Event Management Principles Every Planner Should Know (But Most Don’t)

Event Leadership Institute

Most event planners today are self-taught and learn on the job. This apprenticeship model is pretty much how any trade is learned, from being a blacksmith in the middle ages, to today’s event planner, until the educational system creates a curriculum for teaching the trade in a uniform way. That about sums up where we are in event education. ELI runs a 10 week online course on Event & Meeting Management Fundamentals. How to sell your event vision to the client.

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Forward Design: The Top 40 Event Designers 2017

BizBash

When BizBash compiled its first list of the top designers in 2013, event designers still maintained a somewhat limited audience—usually just

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Bompas & Parr kick off Event Design Open Lectures

Event Industry News

Ioana Iliesiu, Design Director at the Bompas and Parr Studio, London will be kicking off the Series with her lecture: The B & P Laws of Experiential Design. Event design and its intersection with event technologies is an often discussed topic amongst event professionals. Industry professionals wanting to know more about event design and technology have the opportunity to attend a series of free lectures at the University of Westminster this autumn.

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Is the end of an event important?

Conferences that Work

Is the end of an event important? 8 years ago, I wrote about how to create especially memorable events. Including many different kinds of short experiences during our meetings, allows us to hack the peak-end rule to maximize the impact of an event on attendees. This implies that we should concentrate on making sure that our events end powerfully. Hack the peak-end rule to maximize conference impact , April 2013. So, is the end of an event important?

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Which meeting design books should I buy?

Conferences that Work

Here are five meeting design books I especially recommend. Into the Heart of Meetings: Basic Principles of Meeting Design ( ebook or paperback ). In 2013, Eric de Groot and Mike van de Vijver published this unique, extraordinary, and important book on meeting design.

Scenes from a Participate! Workshop and Solution Room

Conferences that Work

Training associations how to create powerful and effective participant-driven and participation-rich conferences is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work: I love facilitating the learning that occurs, and the organization is then equipped with the process tools needed to transform their events. Event design connection Learning participant-driven Participate! [link] 40-seconds of highlights from the Participate!

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The interpersonal dynamics of silent retreats

Conferences that Work

The Solution Room—an introductory video The talented graphic facilitator Kristine Nygaard of Kiss the frog, whom I had the recent pleasure of meeting at FRESH 2013, has created a delightful one-minute video that introduces The Solution Room, a. Event design community of practice interpersonal dynamics meditation silent retreats VipassanaCan meetings where no one says a word exhibit significantly different interpersonal dynamics?

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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. Want to learn more about how to incorporate The Solution Room into your next event? Sue, Event design active learning connection participation The Solution Room

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Ask Me Anything About Conference Panels—Annotated Video

Conferences that Work

Before I turned on recording] We talked about: what panels are and aren’t; the jobs of a moderator; panel design issues; some panel formats; and our favorite panel size (Kristin and I agree on 3). [0:00] The Solution Room—an introductory video The talented graphic facilitator Kristine Nygaard of Kiss the frog, whom I had the recent pleasure of meeting at FRESH 2013, has created a delightful one-minute video that introduces The Solution Room, a.

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5 Ways the Meetings Industry is Changing the Face of Events

Social Tables

From more engaging, holistic experiences to the the bold new expectations of “bleisure,” event planners and suppliers are racing to adapt in an industry that’s as dynamic as it’s ever been. While the shifts are plentiful, there are five that stand out from the fold when it comes to modern event design. In an industry shaped by attendee expectations, successful events have to cater to their wants and desires. It’s like designing the stage.

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5 Meeting Industry Trends That Are Changing the Face of Events

Social Tables

Today, planners are racing to adapt to trends that make conferences and events more engaging and dynamic than ever before. While the shifts are plentiful, there are five that stand out from the fold when it comes to modern event design. Since the meeting industry is shaped by attendee expectations, successful events have to cater to millennials. Like every generation before them, their desires are shaped by the realities of larger historical events.

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Beyond the Imagination of Stage Design

Canadian Special Events

Hosted annually in a nature-rich space called Recreation Area de Schorre, within the small town of Boom in Belgium, the event has become one of the most notorious music festivals, primarily for its extravagant stage set-ups and insane decor/design. The event bgena in 2005 but the evolution of the stage design really took off in 2009 when tickets sold-out for the first time, generating enough capital for major expansions.

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How a Livestream Chat Turned Into an Innovative Mobile Meeting

PCMA Convene

During a livestream hosted by PCMA back in 2013, Marie Lou Coupal, CMP, struck up a conversation with other meeting professionals in the group chat. “I Coupal and event-marketing strategist Rachel Stephan, whom she also met during the livestream, chartered a bus to Boston for 25 meeting professionals. They wanted to make the travel experience an event experience. Event Design Experience Innovative Meetings Travel Virtual Meetings

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A TED-Inspired Street Party in Long Beach

PCMA Convene

That slightly incredulous question kept popping into my mind last Thursday night, as I basked, along with 600 other guests, in the colors, sounds, and textures of the grand-opening celebration of a new special-event space at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. The Cove is just the latest example of the center’s strategy of creating turnkey, flexible event spaces in what had been overlooked places. ” Event Design

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Zero Tolerance on the Show Floor

PCMA Convene

We’ve just republished a story from our November 2013 issue that proved why it’s important to circulate a sexual-harassment policy among attendees at your event and what to include in that code of conduct. And we’ve put together a short, anonymous survey to get a sense of whether business-event professionals have encountered and are still experiencing on-the-job harassment and how they’ve handled it.

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Here’s What Makes for a Successful Hackathon

PCMA Convene

As special-event coordinator for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) at Harvard University, Humber has access to some of the most technologically advanced venues in the United States. She is both a Certified Government Meeting Professional and a Government Virtual Events Producer. Still, in 2013, when SAO asked her to organize a hackathon as part of the upcoming.Astronomy 5 conference, Humber felt like she was suddenly on unfamiliar ground. “I

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Cleveland Clinic Drives Innovation at the Huntington Convention Center

PCMA Convene

In October, more than 2,600 medical professionals convened at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, where the Cleveland Clinic has hosted the event since 2013. The event previously was held in a smaller venue on the clinic’s campus. Destinations Event Design Event Venues Places + Spaces Cleveland Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit Global Center for Health Innovation Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

How the International Baking Industry Expo Keeps from Getting Stale

PCMA Convene

PMQ Pizza Magazine has been a partner since IBIE 2013, staging “a unique town-hall-style pavilion” called PMQ Pizza Village on the show floor. More than 15 different show features at IBIE 2016 were designed to do that, including the B.E.S.T. Event Design Innovative Meetings Magazine American Bakers Association Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds IBIE nternational Baking Industry Exposition Retail Bakers of America

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Convene’s 27th Annual Meetings Market Survey

PCMA Convene

When we invited event professionals to participate in this Annual Meetings Market Survey in November, the U.S. Similarly, the chief indicators of the business-events industry continued to reflect a healthy economic environment, with mostly positive increases. What seems more significant, however, are concerns about events that attract international attendees to the U.S. Of course, technology continues to reshape events. NUMBER OF EVENTS WITH EXHIBITS.

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Projection & Lighting

Canadian Special Events

Using Creative Technology To Enhance Your Event Environment. We as event planners are constantly faced with the challenge of having to create bigger and better experiences but we are told to stay within the same budgets or sometimes even less. Knowing how to anticipate what lies ahead, and what new live event technologies are available is key to your success and establishing yourself as a knowledgeable industry leader.

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The Revolution Will Be Texted

PCMA Convene

Advocating on behalf of farmers and ranchers is central to AFBF’s mission, and its annual event, required by the organization’s bylaws, is an important way to help members speak with one voice on issues that directly impact their livelihood. So when AFBF learned about Phone2Action — an advocacy technology company that launched a platform in 2013 enabling users to take action on civic issues right from their cellphones — it decided to partner with the company.

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What Makes a Dream CSM?

PCMA Convene

Tina Squillante, CMP, was short on time but long on inspiration when she decided to almost completely revamp a 2013 conference for the American Society of Transplantation (AST). She didn’t do it alone, Squillante points out, but with the help of her AST team and “dream CSM” Becky Field, CMP, meetings and events manager at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona. Event Design

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How the Future of Storytelling Can Change the Way We Meet

PCMA Convene

He founded the FoST Summit in 2012, inviting 300 people from the fields of technology, arts, theater, business, and communications to attend a one-day event to explore the impact of technology on storytelling. His purpose, he told participants at FoST 2013, was to create a community. “It To set the stage for collaboration and the exchange of high-level ideas, Melcher found that he had to think about reinventing not just storytelling but conference design. “We

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Beyond the Imagination of Stage Design

Canadian Special Events

Hosted annually in a nature-rich space called Recreation Area de Schorre, within the small town of Boom in Belgium, the event has become one of the most notorious music festivals, primarily for its extravagant stage set-ups and insane decor/design. The event bgena in 2005, but the evolution of their amazing stage design really took off in 2009 when tickets sold-out for the first time, generating enough capital for major expansions.

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Getting a grip on event firearms policies

Plan Your Meetings

That all adds up to attendees potentially showing up armed at your event. Throughout this year, Andy Johnston, president of the Atlanta-based Idea Group, has published an informative series of posts regarding event emergencies. Until recently, he says, the topic of guns at meetings and events simply hasn’t received much attention. If your culture is welcoming to guns, then they should be allowed; if your headquarters prohibits firearms, so should your event.

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Location, Location, Location

Canadian Special Events

Location, Location, Location is known to be a real estate agent’s mantra but it applies to event planners as well. Selecting the venue for your event is one of the most critical decisions you will make. It can impact the look and feel of your event; be a key factor in terms of making your event unique; and is a big line item on your budget. In addition, the professionalism and flexibility of the venue staff can greatly impact the success of your event.

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What the Revolution in Online Education Can Teach Us About Digital Experiences

PCMA Convene

When Sebastian Thrun, a research professor at Stanford University who founded Udacity in 2013, shared that statistic with Wired magazine’s executive editor Nick Thompson in a Facebook interview earlier this week, Thompson asked him to repeat it.

An Ode to 40 Women Influencers In the Events Industry

Hubilo Blog

This International Women’s Day, we would like to raise a toast to the empowerment and diversity in our events industry. They may be event tech enthusiasts, event planners , event speakers , but all of them are influencers for event enthusiasts and followers.

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Risk Management 101 with Jordan Atherton, 1st Global

Connect Your Meetings

With today’s headlines, risk management is on every event professional’s radar. The best way to take steps toward protecting your attendees in the case of emergency is to have a clear emergency management plan for each event you host. While creating a comprehensive risk management plan takes significant time and effort, there are a handful of steps you can immediately implement into your existing events to help get you started.

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

The Modern Event

In This Episode: Today’s guest is Liz King, NYC-Based Forward-thinking Event Planning, Queen of Details, Blogger & Speaker. 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. Liz talks how to create a strong and compelling brand for your events. What is a event branding.

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Honeybook vs Dubsado vs Planning Pod vs 17hats – Event Business Management Software Competitors, Alternatives & Pricing

Planning Pod

Although there are quite a few similarities between our event and client management software and those business management software solutions, there are many differences that are important to consider as you shop for a small business solution that’s the right fit for you.

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The Road Ahead: What’s In Store for the Event Industry In 2021 & Beyond – Part Three Virtual Events

Event Leadership Institute

It took a 100-year event like COVID—slamming the brakes on all in-person events—to finally get people to pay attention to virtual. On April 13, 2010, I moderated a panel discussion on virtual events for the International Association for Exhibitions & Events. DESIGN.

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Top 98 keynote speakers every event planner must know about

Hubilo Blog

Why have a keynote speaker at your event? The sole idea of organizing any business event or a conference is to engage with your audience and build a strong brand by providing value by the means of sharing knowledge, insights or present compelling stories.

The Top 14 Free Event Fundraising Templates

Capterra Event Management

Events and fundraising have been forever changed thanks to computers and other technological advances. We have RFID technology to guide and inform event attendees, crowdfunding websites which bring our social networks together to do good, social media websites to spread the word about our deeds, and tons of guides at our fingertips that show us how to use all of it to our advantage. And this isn’t even counting the importance of event management software.).

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The Event Tech 12 – PlanningPod Edition

PlannerWire

There are a lot of platforms in the event and conference management space. At i3 Events, we have been using PlanningPod since 2015 for many of our clients. Not all planners are familiar with Event Management Software and it often gets lumped together with Event Registration solutions.

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Top 99 keynote speakers every event planner must know about

Hubilo Blog

Why have a keynote speaker at your event? The sole idea of organizing any business event or a conference is to engage with your audience and build a strong brand by providing value by the means of sharing knowledge, insights or present compelling stories.

The Event Tech 12 – PlanningPod Edition

Planner WIre

There are a lot of platforms in the event and conference management space. At i3 Events, we have been using PlanningPod since 2015 for many of our clients. Not all planners are familiar with Event Management Software and it often gets lumped together with Event Registration solutions.

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The Event Tech 12 – PlanningPod Edition

Planner WIre

There are a lot of platforms in the event and conference management space. At i3 Events, we have been using PlanningPod since 2015 for many of our clients. Not all planners are familiar with Event Management Software and it often gets lumped together with Event Registration solutions.

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Not Your Mother’s Girl Scout Convention

PCMA Convene

Hope, CMP, would have earned it — by overseeing the overhaul of the the 105-year-old institution’s national triennial event. The new event — orchestrated by Hope, senior vice president, meetings and expositions, for association-management firm Kellen Company — was several years in the making, and part of GSUSA’s strategy to “retool how they position themselves,” Hope said, “with members of the future.”. The next order of business was to brand the new open-to-all-girls event.

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Points well made in Victoria Park

Event Industry News

With a mix of festival, headliners’ LCD Soundsystem, The XX and Bjork, a sequence of midweek community events, ‘In The Neighbourhood’, and standalone concerts from Catfish And The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, the inaugural All Points East put a proper marker down. Star Events supplied the four principal platforms at All Points East. So we, and AEG, knew Star Events was able to deliver a really creative project.

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