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Presentation versus interaction at meetings

Conferences that Work

What is the mix of presentation versus interaction at your meetings? What should it be? Traditional meetings focus heavily on presentation. Interaction is limited to a few questions at the end of sessions, plus conversations “outside” the formal sessions.

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Predatory Conferences: Has the Pandemic Made Them Worse?


Predatory conferences are bogus events that exist to sell tickets using everything from shoddy registration pages to unconfirmed speakers. With the flush of virtual events during the pandemic, the situation may be getting worse.

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West Hollywood Takes to Virtual, Sees Amazing Results

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Last year, Paolo Kespradit found himself in a bind.

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Best Outdoor and Patio Dining in Raleigh


Raise your hand if you’re in the mood to dine al fresco. We certainly are! We’re committed to soaking up the sun all summer long. Raleigh is home to some amazing restos with outdoor spaces. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants with outdoor and patio dining in Raleigh!

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12 Takeaways From HIMSS’ Successful, Fully Vaxxed Conference

Convene by PCMA

More than 700 companies exhibited at HIMSS’ 2021 Global Health Conference & Exhibition, just more than half the number they typically see at their annual conference. However, more than 236 companies chose to exhibit for the first time, close to the group’s historical average of 250.

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‘Levitating’ Through Crises – Even When They Aren’t “Yours”

The Castle Group

Collaboration is at the forefront of culture right now. Companies are partnering with celebrities to release limited edition products, like Travis Scott’s “Cactus Jack” meal at McDonalds. Brands like Disney and Coach are also teaming up to bring their signature looks to clothing and accessories.

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10+ Amazing New Restaurants in Jacksonville We Love


Warning, we promise you will be hungry by the end of this article! The restaurants in Jacksonville are unique in their own right and embrace the city culture. With an eclectic food scene, attention to detail, outstanding flavors and more, you’re guaranteed to find good eats around every corner.

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How Archer Built a Theme Park-Style Attraction to Launch its New Aircraft

Event Marketer

Attendees could participate in photo ops that highlighted how the Archer Maker enables micro-exploration.

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Let’s Get Spooky with the Best Halloween Events in Orlando


Are you ready for Halloween, Orlando ? We sure are! And you can get prepared too with these spooky Halloween events in Orlando! There’s something for every ghoul and goblin on this list, whether you like to be scared or you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

Facebook As A Metaverse Company: Implications For The Events Industry

Endless Events

It’s Monday and there’s no better way to kick off a week than with a brand new episode of Event Tech Podcast. These days, Will and Brandt are bringing in exciting guests to talk about the hottest trends in event technology.

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Let’s Get Crafty! Amazing DIY Craft Classes in Houston!


Are you someone who loves to get stuck into an artsy project? Do your kids love to paint, but you don’t want to deal with all the mess? Not to worry– we’ve put together a list of the best craft classes in Houston , and they’re all perfect for unleashing some of that creative energy.

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How to Plan a Virtual Trade Show


Virtual trade shows are a fantastic forum to bring people together to discuss business, create new connections, and generate business. Even better, their main components – i.e. networking, exhibitor booths, product launches, and so on – work virtually. Event Planning

Experience the Best Interactive Museums in Houston


Looking for a boredom buster on a rainy day? Are you on a mission to see all of the awesome museums that Houston has to offer? Well, you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up the best interactive museums in Houston , and we guarantee that you’ll discover a new exciting one to explore.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

What You Need to Know About the Wedding Boom and How It's Impacting the Industry

Special Events

Moving forward through the 2021 season and going into 2022, wedding pros need to safeguard their boundaries and be mindful of how much they invest into their work.

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Celebrate the Season at the Best Pumpkin Patches in Central Florida


Though the weather in Orlando doesn’t always scream “fall,” there are plenty of quintessential cooler weather activities that will put you in the mood for the season: drinking cider, baking treats, and watching spooky movies. But, perhaps, the top must-do on the fall bucket list?

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7 Wedding Etiquette Tips You Should Follow


Wedding etiquette is a must when it comes to your big day. Knowing the ins and outs of wedding etiquette helps to create a smooth, functional plus elegant ceremony and reception.

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Celebrate Fall with These Seasonal Treats in Pittsburgh


Pumpkin spice lovers rejoice! You’ve probably already had your first PSL of the season, but it’s time to bust out alllll the fall treats. You can find us trying them all (sorry, not sorry).

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

ESSA welcomes first Individual Tier member to the association

Event Industry News

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has welcomed Jane Whitaker of High Flying Events Crew Ltd to the association today, the first to join at the new Individual level of membership, announced at the ESSA AGM earlier this year.

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Fore! Visit the Best Mini Golf Courses in Pittsburgh


Pick out your favorite color ball and a club that’s the right height because we’re going golfing. Queue up Kenny Loggins and bring comfy clothes because were swinging you the best mini-golf courses in Pittsburgh. All the fun of golf without the rules and responsibilities!

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Filtering Events in Event Manager


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The Best Dog Parks in Austin To Bark About


With so much beautiful nature here, it’s no wonder that pups and dogs of all shapes and sizes are ubiquitous in Austin. Getting our furry friends out with us in nature or at dog-friendly places in the city is just another wonderful thing we love about living in Bat City.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

New and Renovated: Where Business and Pleasure Rendezvous

Smart Meetings

The Sea Ranch Lodge , California. Along the coastline of Sonoma County sits the award-winning planned community that looks like it was carved out of nature itself—by nature herself. This fall, the focal point of this storied development, The Sea Ranch Lodge, will reopen in a brand-new incarnation.

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Tasty Tea Shops in Tampa Bay That You Must Try


Are you not a coffee person? Or do you just love amazing tea drinks as a mid-day treat? Boy, do we have the list for you! There are so many tea shops in Tampa to choose from, whatever your craving is.

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Protected: The Impact Brand Sponsorships Have on Women’s Sports


To view this protected post, enter the password below: Password: The post Protected: The Impact Brand Sponsorships Have on Women’s Sports first appeared on Verve.

6 Thrilling Amusement Parks to Road Trip to from Jacksonville


What makes Jacksonville so great? Well, aside from all the beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants, and exciting events it has to offer, Jacksonville also happens to be a road trippable distance away from a variety of fun amusement parks.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

IBTM World Barcelona reveals first details of in-person event

Event Industry News

IBTM has revealed the first details for its flagship event, IBTM World Barcelona, due to take place in-person this year at Fira, Barcelona from 30 November to 2 December 2021.

New Stuff to Do in DFW: 5+ Awesome Restaurants, Bars, and More


Hi Dallas! If you’re looking for new stuff to do in DFW, look no further! Dallas is growing and we understand that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. We created a list of the most recent business openings, including restaurants, bars, retail, and all the fun new things to do in Dallas.

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ESOT 2021 – A successful and safe hybrid congress celebrated in Milan

Event Industry News

The 20th edition of the European Society for Organ Transplantation’s (ESOT) congress has just been celebrated in-person and online from 29th August to 1st September at the MiCo Convention Centre in Milan (Italy).

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