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Peer Conferences Deep Dive—Meeting Doctors transcript and video

Conferences that Work

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024 , I sat down with Martin Duffy and Paul Nunesdea on LinkedIn Live for an hour’s deep dive conversation about peer conferences: the participant-driven, participation-rich events I’ve designed and facilitated for over thirty years. You can click on the graphic above to watch the video of our engaging conversation. but I admit that I generally prefer to read transcripts of talking heads videos.

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Knock, Knock … Are Your Attendees’ Rooms Secure?


Electronic hotel-room keycards with a security vulnerability puts a new risk-management issue on planners’ plates. A meeting professional’s responsibilities are far reaching, but they haven’t typically required knowledge of the host hotel’s guest-room door keycard system. That’s changed. A flaw with Dormakaba’s Saflok electronic lock—which are installed on several million doors in more than 13,000 locations (mostly hotels)—makes them relatively easy to hack.

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The Brief: Gravy Races and Gold Bunny Getaways

Event Marketer

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK This week’s hot takes on hot topics in experiential marketing cover celestial creations, gravy races and Gold Bunny Getaways. ORGANIZERS OF THE TEXAS ECLIPSE FESTIVAL ARE OVER THE MOON Wrap your head around this event description: “Burning Man meets Art Basel meets SXSW meets TED Talks at sleep away camp.” Apparently, that’s what you get when you combine the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse and a group of experienced festival producers on a mission to deliver a “celesti

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Destination Management Company Showcase


DMCs are an untapped resource for meeting profs A Destination Management Company (DMC) could be the secret ingredient for meeting professionals cooking up their next event. These destination partners are dedicated event professionals who have expert local knowledge of their areas and can connect meeting producers with the resources they need to meet their strategic goals.

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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Join Us for a Virtual Celebration of Life for Marin Bright

Smart Meetings

The meetings and events industry is coming together on Thursday, April 18 at 11 am PT/1 pm CT/2 pm ET for Be Bright Together: A Virtual Celebration of Life for Marin Bright. In addition to honoring the contributions of a meetings industry pioneer, generous friend and ultimate hostess, we will be announcing a campaign to continue the work of lifting everyone up.

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Haydock Park Racecourse

Event Industry News

Located in the heart of 127 acres of picturesque parkland, Haydock Park Racecourse is a truly stunning venue that sets the stage for unforgettable events.

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Making Meetings Shine in Tampa Bay


It’s easy to see why Tampa Bay’s convention calendar boasts big names like the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

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Ways to Establish Rapport with Potential Clients – Management Events

Management Events

Understanding Your Client’s Needs Building a strong foundation with potential clients begins with a deep understanding of their needs and challenges. At Management Events, we emphasize the importance of active listening and thoughtful questioning to uncover the core objectives of our clients. By demonstrating genuine interest and empathy, you can create a connection that goes beyond the surface level.

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Today’s attendees have grown accustomed to the quick emotional payoff that comes from fast-paced, easy-to-access content—a phenomenon called “Dopamine Culture.” In the latest insights from Opus Agency, we share five ways event marketers can craft experiences that resonate with a dopamine-driven audience.

Opus Agency

The Rise of the Dopamine Culture and Its Impact on Event Design

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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Red Alert: Crisis Management

Special Events

Part 6 in our annual State of the Industry (SOI) report