Practicing Conference Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less And Better

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s hard for conference organizers to stick to planning the essential elements of their events. As a conference professional, it is your mission each day to keep your focus on the essential elements of your event for your customers’ sake. What is the essence of your conference?

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Conference Reform Requires Cultivating Leaders With Moral Purpose To Make A Difference

Velvet Chainsaw

Many conferences are stuck in the rut of legacy routines, age-old rituals and cloned programming. Conference organizers and its advisors replicate the past maintaining the traditions and well-established procedures of yesteryear. Conference Reform Requires These Leadership Traits.

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The Right Rewarding Student Strategy For Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

So is this the right strategy for your association and conference? A large percentage of student attendees won’t make all of your conference constituents happy. Smaller booth sizes and exhibitor churn tend to be attributes of conferences with high student attendance.

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The Tension Between Content And Process In Facilitated Conference Learning Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

Have you ever attended a conference education session because of the presenter and not the content? (I We need more conference facilitated experiences where time flies, everyone present is involved in the work of their own learning and everyone has the opportunity to grow professionally.

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Empowering Conference Registrants To See Learning As A Journey Not A Finish Line

Velvet Chainsaw

Do your conference learning opportunities—from the general session to networking to breakouts to deep dive workshops—empower registrants to participate in their own learning journey? Or do your conference education sessions motivate participants to see the finish line?

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Budget Increases Are on the Rise in 2019

Smart Meetings

And more spending money means more events: forty-nine percent of respondents plan to host more events in 2019. percent in 2019. The post Budget Increases Are on the Rise in 2019 appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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2019 Event Trends: Predictions from 23 Event Experts

Bizzabo

Learn about the biggest event trends that will dominate the space in 2019 from experienced industry professionals. A recent report on 2019 event trends shows that events are more effective for achieving business goals than ever before. Wrapping Up: Your 2019 Event Trends Predictions.

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CES: Tech trends #EventProfs should watch in 2019

Event Industry News

Several brand new products see the light of day for the first time at CES, and 2019 saw its fair share of jaw-droppers. So what do #EventProfs need to know about the show that attracts business and thought leaders from around the world, and what tech should you be watching in 2019?

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On Becoming A New Normal Leader

Velvet Chainsaw

Avoid the deceptive thought that your next conference can be planned the exact way you planned the past one. It’s a common, well-accepted, well-worn and overused term: the New Normal. It’s also stealthily deceptive and destructive.

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#EventIcons 2019 Sneak Peek – #EventIcons Episode 146

Endless Events

Today we are giving you an exclusive sneak peek into our 2019 #EventIcons show line up. What do you want to see from #EventIcons in 2019? And now for the main topic in the episode below, #EventIcons 2019 Sneak Peak!

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Top onsite trends for exhibitions in 2019

Event Industry News

Here are our top five trends that we think will be hot for event and exhibition organisers in 2019. In 2019 that’s set to continue, with many exhibition organisers creating flexible areas which provide a multi-use purpose right in the heart of their show floor.

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Create and Manage an Attendees List

GEVME

Attendees may come from faraway areas to learn new ideas at the conference, to network with fellow professionals, or to meet with the industry suppliers at your awards event. There are no events without attendees.

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AlphaZero, machine learning, and the future of work

Conferences that Work

Image attribution: Wired Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post AlphaZero, machine learning, and the future of work appeared first on Conferences That Work. Conferences That Work goes to Japan!

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Event Budgeting: The 2019 Guide for Event Marketers

Bizzabo

In this guide we'll look at tips, best practices and examples for creating a reliable event marketing budget in 2019 and beyond. From large banners to massive 3D signs, the INBOUND conference becomes its own universe due to the strong event brand throughout.

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2 Ideas Worth Stealing from Day 3 of PCMA Convening Leaders

Smart Meetings

— Allie Miller #PCMACL (@alliekmiller) January 8, 2019. A report from The German Convention Bureau released at PCMA Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh found that yes, event professionals are, in fact, movers and shakers.

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How to Make an Event More Fun

GEVME

From team-building events and presentations to conferences and quarterly reports, you probably want to know one thing: how to make events more fun. Is the atmosphere in the conference room getting a bit sleepy?

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19 Trends to Watch in 2019

Connect Your Meetings

The crystal ball says, among the trends that will affects in 2019, the economy’s continue rise will be the driving force. As you buckle up for 2019, we take a look at what will affect you the most over the next 12 months. The new normal in events is incremental growth, says American Express Meetings & Events in its 2019 Global Meetings & Events Forecast. percent in 2019, American Express Meetings and Events says.

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New Year, New Gear – Protec reflects on 2018 and gives us an insight into what to expect in 2019

Event Industry News

Protec also were part of some very impressive global conferences such as the UN World Data Forum. Protec have made some new investments with a busy 2019 in mind including the GrandMA3 full size which has already been out on a couple of large events, and 4 MA3 Light consoles.

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January 4, 2019: Hundreds of Scientists Are Skipping Massive Weather Conference Over Government Shutdown, N.F.L. Inks Sponsorship Deal With Caesars Entertainment, The Louvre Sets Visitor Record With Help From Beyoncé

BizBash

HUNDREDS OF SCIENTISTS ARE SKIPPING MASSIVE WEATHER CONFERENCE OVER GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: The American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting is one

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The 2 Most Powerful Event App Features for Attendee Networking

Eventmobi

Knowing this, you could be at a conference and search anything in order to find connections or commonalities. Reach out to those who are also attending the conference for the first time. We were at a conference help by our client, Real Property Management.

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January 8, 2019: Gamers' Choice Awards Sued for Fraud, St. Patrick's Organization Will Welcome Women at Gala For First Time, J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference to Focus on Amazon and Trump

BizBash

GAMERS' CHOICE AWARDS SUED FOR FRAUD: A producer of the latest iteration of the Gamers’ Choice Awards is suing

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Convening Leaders 2019 Wrap-Up

Aventri

Check out some of the Aventri team's highlights from yet another successful conference.

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TalkingTree Creative shows no signs of stopping in 2019

Event Industry News

TalkingTree Creative , a small but mighty creative agency in Baltimore, Maryland, is celebrating three years of record growth and anticipating an even bigger 2019.

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TalkingTree Creative shows no signs of slowing down in 2019

Event Industry News

TalkingTree Creative , a small but mighty creative agency in Baltimore, Maryland, is celebrating three years of record growth and anticipating an even bigger 2019.

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Well Met strategy focus for 2019 following strong performance

Event Industry News

Well Met, the conferencing office of Leeds Beckett University, sets out its strategy for 2019, following a strong performance in 2018. Clare Vidler, conference manager at Well Met, said: “Last year was something of a litmus test for us, particularly our standalone conference venue, Cloth Hall Court, which celebrated its first year in business during August 2018, following a £4.5m Conference News News

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Showsec signs five-year contract renewal with SMG

Event Industry News

The renewal will also see Showsec delivering services to the new £333 million conference, exhibition and event venue, TECA , opening in Aberdeen in 2019. Concert & Touring Conference News Exhibition News News

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The 10 Must-Attend Events For Planners in 2019

Aventri

Whether you’re an event manager, planner, or someone with an interest in the events industry, there is a conference out there for you. Of course, it’s easy for anyone to look up a list of events for 2019, but the key is to find those that suit your needs.

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The 7 Best Free Event Ticketing and Registration Tools For Conferences

Event Age by Swapcard

Set the tone for your event with a strong first impression. These are the best free event registration tools to get things started on a positive note. Event Tech

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Favorite Tools Of The Year – #EventIcons Episode 145

Endless Events

C2 Montréal – The annual international business conference that helps established and aspiring leaders unlock their creativity in order to better face disruption and change. Today we are reflecting on 2018 and discussing our hosts favorite tools for event profs from the past year.

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3 Ideas Worth Stealing from Day 2 of PCMA Convening Leaders

Smart Meetings

— PCMA (@pcmahq) January 7, 2019. — JT Long (@SmartMtgsJT) January 8, 2019. A couple of hours later, the results of a shared PCMA and Marriott International study echoed the need for emotional intelligence when designing conferences.

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ETL Replay: How to make money from live streaming your event

Event Industry News

From the Conference & Creativity Stage at Event Tech Live 2018. Event Tech Live will return to London in November 2019, follow the official hashtag #ETL19 on social media to keep up-to-date with show news. Conference News EIN TV Event Technology Featured News

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Heard Around PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

PCMA Convene

PCMA Convening Leaders 2019 kicked into high gear Jan. We sell the way it makes us feel to be in the room, to be part of something, to be seen.” — Seth Godin, author and marketing guru, on how speakers and sessions on a conference program are not the real reason people register for an event.

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The 1 Big Idea Worth Stealing from Day 4 of PCMA Convening Leaders

Smart Meetings

The final day of PCMA Convening Leaders at David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh was the exclamation point on the message that business event strategists can and should be a force for good in the world. “No

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The Best UX and Design Conferences in 2019 - The Definitive Guide

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Getting the UX Collective newsletter to my inbox is one of my favourite parts of the week. Links

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Mountain Festivals Beckon Groups

Smart Meetings

A post shared by Wanderlust (@wanderlustfest) on Jan 9, 2019 at 9:00am PST. An armor-clad soldier thrusts a sword toward the sky in a mountain meadow.

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Three in One. The Ultimate Post on Data Capture Ideas.

G2Planet

Live events, including conferences and trade shows, remain one of the top lead generation sources for B2B marketers Corporate events have been a vital marketing channel, particularly for B2B enterprises, for decades now.

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Can a conference be delivered virtually & still engage?

Event Industry News

Gavin Newman, Director at Ivent, the UK’s leading virtual event expert, explains how virtual events are perfect for replacing or even complementing a live conference. Click here to continue reading this story in The Conference Buyer’s Guide. Conference News Featured NewsIt’s a question more frequently posed than ever before. And it’s hardly surprising when you consider the time and budget constraints of staging physical events.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions Meeting Planners Should Make—and Keep

Smart Meetings

Here are four resolutions that we recommend for 2019. Consider integrating radio-frequency identification (RFID) into your next event or incorporating artificial reality and/or virtual reality into your booth at the next conference. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions?

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4 Crucial Steps to Making a Positive First Impression

Smart Meetings

While the featured speaker at your conference may only be on stage for 40, 60 or 90 minutes, as a meeting professional, you are most likely “on stage” throughout the entire conference.

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Do One Thing: Your 2019 Plan for Safer Meetings

MeetingsNet

Risk-reduction actions for safer events in 2019. Typically, the hardest part of preparing for a safer conference is Developing an Emergency Plan , but there are many resources to draw on and some tips and reminders on creating a plan that covers all your staff and attendees.

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Audience Engagement and Interaction – is technology always the right answer?

Event Industry News

One of our clients wanted to start day two of their conference with an energising team build whilst also interactively revealing the destination of their incentive trip for the year ahead. By Ben Barnes, Head of Creative Services, Top Banana.

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Barcelona Event Venues- 5 Unique Spaces for Your Event

Event Industry News

Whether you’re attending the upcoming Barcelona MWC 2019 and need a venue for your party, or you simply fancy something different for your next corporate conference, these unique venues are perfect for a variety of different events.

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2 Ideas Worth Stealing from Day 1 of PCMA Convening Leaders

Smart Meetings

Hackathon teams pitched their ideas for making PCMA conferences even stickier.

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