The Crisis of Connection

Velvet Chainsaw

So what does this mean for those of us responsible for organizing and executing conferences and events? Rethink the way you design your networking opportunities. What would it take to implement radical hospitality at your conference? We’re lonely. And not just a little lonely.

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When Contemplating Conference Growth, Think Next Audiences Which Includes Next Gen

Velvet Chainsaw

Too often when we think about conference growth or sustainability, we assume it means attracting next gen customers. Instead of limiting our conference growth plans to a specific generation, let’s consider next audiences. Most conference professionals can relate well to two generations.

Digital Innovation At Events – #EventIcons Episode 106


Find out how to get important data about your attendees such as what parts of your event they spent the most time in, who they are networking with and beyond. In the in events industry data is the new gold. Wouldn’t you love to get inside your attendees minds to better your event?

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Event Planner Networking: 4 Creative Ways to Connect Attendees


Networking is often listed as the number one reason people attend conferences and events. Unfortunately, event planner networking often falls to the bottom of event planners’ priorities. Technology is starting to play a big role in event planner networking.

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Conversations, Collaboration and Chemistry

Velvet Chainsaw

So the quality of our conversations — especially those participants have with others at conferences and meetings — has a direct chemical impact on them, those around them, and therefore on the organizations they belong to. How can you plan for deep conversations at your conferences?

networking at conferences structuring connections

Gallus Events

Networking at conferences is always one of the top three reasons that attendees give for attending a conference. So, I’d like to cover ‘structured’ networking. Why is structured networking missing from many conferences?

Conference and event leaders come together for the 6th Annual Conference Summit

Event Industry News

The Global Conference Network (GCN) hosted the Conference Summit on Friday 9th at 99 City Road, London. Attended by 150 conference and event industry leaders and suppliers, the annual Conference Summit is renowned for addressing the critical issues facing the industry.

Getting Serious About Forecasting Future Conference Topics

Velvet Chainsaw

Savvy 21st Century conference organizers can effectively demonstrate strategic learning alignment of their conference networking and education programming. Smart conference professionals are skilled at articulating the value of their event’s networking and learning opportunities.

Four Personalization Strategies Conferences And Associations Can Adopt From Education

Velvet Chainsaw

Let’s separate reality from fiction regarding personalized conference experiences and personalized learning. Fact: Meeting professionals and conference vendors frequently confuse personalization with configurable conference experiences. So what is conference personalization?

Your Trade Show Attendees: What Do They Really, Really Want?

Velvet Chainsaw

The factors that influence loyal attendees to come to a trade show are quite different, in many instances, than organizers’ perceptions—factors used to select sites, sell to their exhibitors, and plan their conference education.

10 Things to Do While in Sacramento for CalSAE

Smart Meetings

The conference is a once-a-year chance to see all of your friends and find new solutions. At the Conference. Network.

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