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Ask BizBash: Should I Stop Using Balloons as Event Decor?

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An increasing number of venues and planners are doing away with balloons for environmental reasons. Here’s how to use the event favorite responsibly

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Podcast: The New Rules for Creating "Buzzworthy" Events (Episode 158)

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Alison Slight, co-owner of event firm Candice & Alison, discusses her event work in Toronto and Dubai

2019 208

What It Took to Produce the San Francisco Symphony's Biggest Gala Yet

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For its 108th season, the symphony paid tribute to longtime conductor Michael Tilson Thomas with playful details and surprise and delight moments. Here's how producers Blueprint Studios pulled off the seven-hour affair

How Suite It Is: Why Event Pros Are Turning to Luxury Hotel Penthouses and Suites

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All-inclusive amenities, over-the-top decor, and ultimate privacy have turned hotel penthouses and V.I.P. suites into ideal event venues

2019 207

A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

Prehistoric Party: How the Smithsonian Celebrated Its Renovated Fossil Hall

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Catering, projections, and decor brought guests at two major events into the age of the dinosaurs

2019 163

Checklist: 7 Guest Comfort Areas That Every Event Should Cover

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Show attendees their well-being is important

2019 173

Emmys 2019 Preview: See This Year's Colorful 'Brilliance in Motion' Theme

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The Television Academy's official after-party will have a dramatic ceiling installation, a menu of small plates, and a new philanthropic mission

2019 124

16 Steal-Worthy Tips & Ideas for Summer Entertaining

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Top event pros from around the country share their best ideas, tricks, and advice for summer parties

26 Floral Designers You Should Be Following on Instagram

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These colorful photo feeds from florists around the country are chock-full of creative inspiration and ideas for your next event

2019 158

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

See How Gucci, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton Do Pop-Ups

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The luxury fashion brands spoke to shoppers' decreased attention spans with limited-time retail experiences

From the Editors: What's the Most Memorable Event Idea You Saw in 2018?

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From a crowd-sourced mural and trees made of balloons to innovative uses of augmented reality and a truly immersive photo

2019 222

8 Event Practices to Leave Behind in 2018

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Each year, the event industry sees a number of prominent practices that serve to elevate events—and an equal amount of

2018 224

2019 Catering, Food, and Cocktail Trends You Need to Know

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According to industry experts and pros, the new year will see a continuation of current trends like sustainability and special

2019 217

The Top 500 People in Events

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Meet the Top 500 people in the meeting and event industry in North America. Actually, it’s likely you’ve met many

2018 228

Event Technology: 25 Solutions for Your Virtual Tool Bag

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The brand experience agency Cramer’s 2018 Event Technology Landscape includes a whopping 245 event technology providers. Even more impressive is

2019 202

Time Travel: See How Six Wedding Designers Recreated Six Distinct Decades

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The Southern California chapter of Wedding International Professionals Association hosted a design challenge that evoked the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s

What to Do When a Guest Drinks Too Much and Other Holiday Event Tips

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At a holiday party for about 500 guests (mostly men in suits), Val Combet, event director for Los Angeles-based Next&Neat

2019 Preview: 4 Event Tech Trends in the New Year

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In contrast to previous years, most event technology won’t be that shiny or new in 2019. Instead, explained Marco Giberti

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2019 Preview: What to Expect From the Year’s Notable Events

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From highly scrutinized events such as the Oscars and the Super Bowl, to events that continue to get bigger each

2019 198

17 Fun, Interactive Ideas From Fall Benefits

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With the fall season officially wrapping up in December, we rewind and take a look back at the galas, benefits

2019 197

Best of 2018: Caterers Describe the Coolest Dishes They Created This Year

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Chefs and caterers continued to push the boundaries at events this year, creating interactive (and, of course, Instagram-friendly) cocktails, entrees

2018 193

How These Top Event Pros Are Fighting Sexual Misconduct at Festivals

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A group of seasoned Los Angeles DJs and event planners have created Soteria, a safe-space initiative for large-scale events such as Coachella

In Living Coral: 17 Decor Ideas (Plus Drinks) Using Pantone's Color of the Year 2019

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Last week, Pantone announced its color of the year for 2019—living coral. This vibrant hue “embraces us with warmth and

2019 194

Best of 2018: 10 Most Notable Orlando/Central Florida Venue Openings of 2018

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In Orlando and Central Florida, a number of significant event and meeting venues opened this year. Here's our picks for

2018 188

How New Technology Helped This Gala Raise $7 Million

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Charity: Water, a nonprofit organization that provides drinking water to people in developing nations, has a reputation for using technology

2019 184

See a Black-Tie Gala Inspired by Megawatt Performer Jennifer Hudson

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Ravinia, the Chicago music institution, featured the hometown performer at its gala for the first time, and planned an evening that put her on center stage in more ways than one

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Q&A: How This New Netflix Series Goes Behind the Scenes of Major Events

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“I didn’t think I would cry about a spaceship," one viewer confessed to Joe Zee, executive producer of the new

2019 183

Oh, Snap: The Best Event Photography of 2018

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It’s easy to spot a good event when you see it. The proof is in the pictures. With every event full of

2018 185

4 New Event Products You Need to Know About

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From VR invitations to a Milk Bar cookbook, here are some of the latest products from around the event industry.

2018 190

Top 100 Events in Canada 2018

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Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations seem like a distant memory, and many events that pulled out all the stops in 2017

2018 200

Cactus Chic: 12 Event Design Ideas That Use Real and Faux Cacti

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Steal these event ideas that incorporate actual cacti and on-theme imagery inspired by the prickly plant

2019 122

Why This New Pumpkin Festival Is Getting a Ton of Social-Media Buzz

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Intricately carved pumpkins may be nothing new, but an inaugural festival in Calabasas has a distinctly Los Angeles twist—more than

Podcast: The Art of Planning Citywide Festivals (Episode 152)

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Luminato Festival C.E.O. Anthony Sargent takes us behind the scenes at the international arts festival

2019 136

2019 Preview: 10 Most Anticipated Las Vegas Venues for Meetings and Events

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Looking for a new venue for your next event? Here are the most anticipated Las Vegas nightclubs, corporate event venues

2019 178

4 Food Rules Planners Need to Follow for Meeting Menus

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As recently as five years ago, planners would, at most, offer a vegetarian option along with one or two meat-based

2018 190

Art Basel 2018: Events, Parties, and Installations You May Have Missed

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This year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, which took place from December 4 to 8 at the Miami Beach Convention

2018 180

Podcast: What Your Wedding Photographer Really Thinks, and Other Insights (Episode 149)

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Andy Marcus discusses the business of photographing high-end weddings and social events

2019 140

Easy A(R): Simple Ways to Add the High-Tech Trend to Events

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Augmented reality isn’t a new technology. But in terms of events, it’s still in its infancy, slowly inching its way

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