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5 Practices for Improving Concurrent Sessions

Velvet Chainsaw

Conference organizers know that the “main course” of their education offering and value proposition is in the concurrent education sessions. These learning experiences are primarily guided and selected by committee members who have little to no training or experience in adult learning principles. This model can be very risky. What happens in those rooms will make or break their overall satisfaction and future decisions to attend.

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Handbook #2 – A Comprehensive Guide To Event Reporting

Attendease

For event planners, success is largely measured by the data gained before, during, and after an event. Event organizers are tasked with creating memorable experiences that resonate with attendees, but meeting business objectives and proving value through metrics is often how you win the budget for next year. Because of this, accurate event analytics and reporting are a must for most event organizers to prove event success beyond traditional attendee surveys and anecdotal feedback.

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Designing for Belonging

EventMB

Skift Take: The journey toward creating belonging at meetings and events need not be complicated. Small steps can be taken that will lead you on your way.

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JLL continues support for Oddballs Rally, raising £100,000 for charity over 8 years

Event Industry News

JLL, a leading Technical Production Partner Company, is proud to announce its continued support for the Oddballs Rally, an annual event dedicated to raising funds for various charitable organisations.

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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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Addressing the Decline of Music Festivals

EventMB

Skift Take: Music festivals bring a slew of performers together but their format may be causing ticket sales to plummet pointing to fan burnout on the status quo format of the large events.

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Designing Events for Belonging

EventMB

Skift Take: The journey toward creating belonging at meetings and events need not be complicated. Small steps can be taken that will lead you on your way.

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AI For Caterers: Top Ways to Incorporate Artificial Intelligence in Your Operations

Caterease

Catering is not just about cooking; it’s an art that demands precision, timing, and that perfect blend of flavors. But let’s face it, the real challenge often lies outside the kitchen. We’re talking about the nitty-gritty of logistics, menu planning, and crafting those unforgettable customer experiences.

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NBA All-Star 2024: First-time Sponsor Ticketmaster Shoots its Shot with a Retro Arcade

Event Marketer

“As the go-to ticket provider for the NBA, our goal of activating at Crossover is to drive awareness that Ticketmaster is the trusted marketplace for secure and verified NBA tickets. And we’re hoping that this experience, this arcade will give fans the opportunity to engage with the sport that they love and also make lasting memories.” –Sonika Patel, SVP-Marketing, Ticketmaster Ticketmaster’s retro arcade activation at NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis offered basketball fans a chance t

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Automate your Event Registrations: Oveit and Zapier connect you to 6,000+ apps

Oveit

I’m happy to announce a thrilling update for our event organizers – Oveit now seamlessly integrates with Zapier! This powerful integration helps you […] The post Automate your Event Registrations: Oveit and Zapier connect you to 6,000+ apps appeared first on Oveit.

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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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Event Technology Awards US & Canada Judge Spotlight: Hayley Haggarty

Event Industry News

The Event Technology Awards (ETA) US & Canada are proud to announce Hayley Haggarty as a judge for the inaugural stateside edition. Hayley Haggarty has worked in the event industry for over 15 years across various disciplines and industries.

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Event Registration Strategy Tips And Best Practices

Event Smart

Hosting a successful event requires meticulous planning and execution, and one of the critical components is a well-thought-out event registration strategy. Event registration is a crucial aspect of any successful event, whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid. It is attracting, engaging, and retaining event attendees interested in your theme, content, and goals.

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Roll Me Up

Event Industry News

Roll Me Up redefines the concept of event catering, transforming your brand’s presence into a memorable experience for every attendee with delicious ice cream rolls Key Services and Benefits: Event Experience Enhancement: We specialize in elevating event spaces into captivating experiences, significantly boosting footfall and audience engagement with your brand.

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how to turn your corporate event into an incentive event

SevenEvents

in the business world, events aren’t just about ticking boxes; they’re about forging connections, marking achievements, and pushing company goals. while traditional corporate events do their job fine, there’s a whole other level where events become more than just obligatory gatherings – they become sources of inspiration and drive. that’s where incentive events come in. incentive events shake up the typical corporate gathering routine, shifting the focus from merely showi

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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How To Score The Most Points for Your Awards Entries

Canadian Special Events

In the competitive world of event awards, understanding how to tailor your entry to meet the specific criteria of your category is the key to success. There are 44 different categories in the Canadian Event Awards. Each has its unique requirements, so your entry must be clear, relevant, and impactful. Here’s how to maximize your scoring potential and stand out to the judges.

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Moving Into Management: Advice for Planners

MeetingsNet

A recent panel session at a meetings-industry conference highlighted the need for planners to have both a mentor and a sponsor, and to account for unconscious bias when seeking a promotion. When it comes to professional growth and career advancement, do you know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor? It’s an important distinction, and one that could affect how quickly you are promoted to being a departmental manager or an executive.

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Transition & Leadership in Associations

StraussCA

Is there only one way to lead an association? One of the challenges and benefits of working for an Association Management Company (AMC) is that you get exposed to many different styles and forms of leadership. No “one” style or form is correct and effective for all associations but there are some core ingredients that help maintain a positive direction for an organization.

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Good Event Partners: The Key to Event Success

Do Good Events

When we start planning any event with a new or returning client, one of the first steps is to determine who are the key event partners. From AV to production to décor to entertainment, and more, it’s crucial to have collaborators you can trust. This rapport allows the event planning process, and especially event day, to be less stressful, more fun, and more successful overall.

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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5 sure-fire ways to boost your festival ticket sales

Skiddle

Festival season is upon us and promoters up and down the country will be working round the clock to ensure success. However, as you know, it’s a competitive market. Eventgoers have seemingly endless choices when it comes to festivals, and these days, it feels like there is something to suit everyone. If this festival season is your first time, you might be wondering: how can I stand out among the crowd?

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SOI: Rental industry poised for steady growth in 2024

Special Events

Part 3 in our annual State of the Industry (SOI) report

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Skiddle joins the Association of Independent Festivals ‘Friends of AIF’ programme

Skiddle

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) , the UK’s leading festival representative body, has recently welcomed Skiddle as a member of its ‘Friends of AIF’ programme. A not-for-profit trade organisation dedicated to advocating for the UK’s many outstanding independent music festivals, the AIF’s primary objective is to support the businesses of its esteemed members.

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Convene Unconventionally in 2024

Unique Venues

Convene Unconventionally in 2024 Our trends show that planners search for venues to host conferences on UniqueVenues.com each February We’ve got ideas to help you think outside the box for your 2024 and 2025 conferences! In February 2023, 61% of the leads sent by UniqueVenues.com users were for professional & corporate events. Most of these leads were for conferences….so what does that tell us?

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The Ultimate Guide to Hosting Hybrid Events For Your Association

For associations, the hybrid model is the future of the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) industry. Hybrid events provide increased reach and scalability, improved engagement with association members, and insights from real-time analytics, making them an absolute necessity. This ready-to-use playbook presents a framework for event organizers embarking on the hybrid events journey.