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The Right Rewarding Student Strategy For Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

Many associations struggle with the right strategy for involving students in their organization and events. Some attract students to join and participate in the organization’s programs and services while still in college.

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How 500 Nonprofits Are Fundraising With Events in 2019

Picatic by Eventbrite

It’s time to build your nonprofit’s fundraising plan for 2019. You know what you did last year and your goals for the year to come. But in your rush to create an airtight fundraising plan, it can be very easy to overlook a critical factor: what other nonprofit events are doing.

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The 2 Most Powerful Event App Features for Attendee Networking


One of the most common reasons we see event planners deciding to invest in an event app is to increase attendee networking. Attendee Chat and Group Discussions, in particular, are two of the most powerful features for achieving this event goal.

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How to Create a Free Website for Your Event in Minutes

Picatic by Eventbrite

If you don’t have a dedicated website for your event, you’re missing out on more than just a marketing opportunity. You could be losing ticket sales. And that’s a shame, because it’s very easy — and can be free — to create an event website.

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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.

20 Nashville Event Venues


Planning to host a Nashville area event? This list of 20 event venues represents the best locations Music City has to offer. Choosing the right event venue can be difficult.

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ETL Replay: How to make money from live streaming your event

Event Industry News

Event Tech Live is Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology. Boasting a packed educational programme across five sector-specific stages, here you can catch up with content that you may have missed from 2018’s event. From the Conference & Creativity Stage at Event Tech Live 2018.

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Visit Seattle Celebrates 29 Local Women

PCMA Convene

Forty percent of Seattle’s local businesses are women-owned — the highest share of female-owned businesses in the United States. Which is why for Visit Seattle ’s Convening Leaders 2019 partner activation, the CVB set up a space outside the Ascent Studio at Pittsburgh’s David L.

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Barcelona Event Venues- 5 Unique Spaces for Your Event

Event Industry News

Have you ever considered Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, and home of the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, as a potential option for your next event?

Giants’ Baseball Park Has New Name, Same Terrific Group Offerings

Smart Meetings

The home of the San Francisco Giants will have a new name next season, but will offer the same outstanding features for groups attending games and private gatherings.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

4 Wedding Planning Tips to Apply to your Next B-to-B Event

Nth Degree

Full disclosure: I’m an eager (and slightly tense) bride-to-be, so this post is mildly self-serving and inspired by my personal life. My lunch hours are spent researching ideas that will help give our guests an #eventexperience worthy of their time and money to travel and celebrate with us.

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Trio of senior hires kick-starts 2019 for BCD Meetings & Events

Event Industry News

A plethora of new faces heralds the start of the new year across BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) in EMEA and underlines the expansion plans communicated in 2018. The agency, which has recently integrated Grass Roots M&E into one single business entity and has also set its ambitions to double its size in the next two years, is kicking off 2019 with 20 new starters across EMEA. “We’ve

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Connect Weekly: Meetings in Secondary Cities, Social Media Gaps & More


Welcome to another edition of Aventri's Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today's meeting and events planners should know.

Using Social Media to Promote Your Event


A social media strategy might not be an integral part of every event you work, but it can be hugely important when it comes to selling tickets, creating buzz, and giving your valued sponsors exposure.

Convening Leaders 2019 Wrap-Up


This week marked another amazing year of PCMA's signature international event, Convening Leaders, where about 4,000 meeting and event planners gathered in Pittsburgh to discuss the future of our ever-changing industry.

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Virtual Reality Takes Back Seat at C.E.S.

PCMA Convene

Associated Press. Just a few years ago, virtual reality was poised to take over the world. But as of late, the buzz over VR has faded to a mere whisper. ( AP News ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie Technology

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Experiential marketing at events: creating the spectacular for attendees


We’re living in the experience economy. Consumer preferences are shifting from material things to experiences. In the B2B world, where events can sometimes be standardized affairs, savvy marketers know that experiences are the best way to cut through the noise and inspire word-of-mouth promotion.

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52 Places to Go in 2019

PCMA Convene

The New York Times. Puerto Rico, on the mend a year and a half after the devastating Hurricane Maria, tops this year’s annual New York Times list of places to visit. ( The New York Times ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

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Live union increases team

Event Industry News

Leonor Nemésio Nobre has joined Live Union as a Senior Account Manager. She has moved from Kia Motors where she worked across a wide range of corporate events, prior to that she was part of the Web Summit team. “We’re We’re delighted to welcome Leonor, last year saw record growth for Live Union and her experience across the automotive and technology sectors further strengthens our client offering.” Steve Eakins, Managing Director, Live Union. News Recruitment & Jobs

Andrew Sykes’ 4 Habits of Magnetic Events

PCMA Convene

Andrew Sykes tells audience members at his Jan. 9 Convening Leaders session that events have personalities just like people. Casey Gale).

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The Anatomy of an Event Badge

Expo Logic

Badges may seem like a small detail of your event, but they are a major component to the overall attendee experience. A well-designed badge provides the most pertinent information to attendees while letting them easily make meaningful connections with one another.

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Welcome, 2019! Quick Recap of Explara 2018!


2018 was a happening year at Explara. Business Explara continues to grow 20% to 30% year on year and expanding footprints across the globe. We opened our office in Singapore to make Singapore as the hub for APAC. Solutions Explara launched several new solutions and refined the platform for all-in-one event management and membership […]. The post Welcome, 2019! Quick Recap of Explara 2018! appeared first on Explara Blog. Technology Updates

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These Are the Career Mistakes You Should Stay Away From This Year

PCMA Convene

Fast Company. From staying in your comfort zone to letting yourself be unhappy for too long, don’t fall into these traps. Fast Company ). Read More. Career News Junkie

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4 Events in January 2019 to Interest Even the Most Niche Technologist

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

New year, new ambitions, new people to meet, and places to see. Some people feel like January lasts as long as three months. Between the come-down from the cheer of holiday events and the prospect of cold and dark afternoons, let alone nights, January can be a bit of a drag.

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What’s Trending in Business Event Technology?

PCMA Convene

Chicago Tribune. The Convene editors asked the tech experts at Convening Leaders 2019 to share the top technology trend they are keeping an eye on this year. pcma ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

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Host Your Next Event with Artful Venues at Portland Art Museum

Unique Venues

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Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

PCMA Convene More than two weeks in, the government shutdown is already hurting business travel, and insiders expect the impact to grow more severe if the impasse continues. Skift ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

5 Reasons to Host an Event at Younts Conference Center at Furman University

Unique Venues

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San Diego’s Hotel Boom Seems to Have Staying Power for 2019

PCMA Convene More hotels are coming to downtown San Diego in 2019, with a total of 2,444 rooms expected to come on line throughout San Diego County. ( NBC San Diego ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

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Master Guide


Download the White Paper. Close to half the world’s population (more than 3 billion people) are on some type of social media. These platforms have changed the way people engage with each other both personally and professionally.