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7 Tips for Hassle-Free Community Event Planning

Picatic by Eventbrite

Community event planning is a complex challenge. You’re juggling multiple events, all with a limited budget and a small team. But it’s hard not to love a job with so many returns — not only for you, but for your community as a whole.

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What happens after a hackathon

Gallus Events

I’ve had a few event organisers get in touch with me following the post last year about how an organisation can make the most of a hackathon. One of the questions I was asked was “what happens after a hackathon as it seems very different from other types of events?”

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Is It Time to Update Your Agenda Design?

Expo Pass

(3 Minute Read). Is It Time to Update Your Agenda Design? If you’re beginning to question if it’s time to update your agenda design, the chances are that time is already here.

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18 Time-saving Event Planning Tips


Save time, work more efficiently, own your events. While event hacks might be a stretch, these time-saving event tips will help cut out the noise and focus on your main objectives. Let's be honest, event planning is a stressful job.

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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.

*?#! AV People Say – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

This Whiteboard Wednesday is all about the *?#! AV people say. If you’ve happened to catch our #EventIcons S**t Event Planners Say, then you know you are in for a treat!

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18 Attendease Features That Make National and Regional Event Management Easy


Watching an event unfold successfully is a bit like taking in the performance of a world-class ballet or an elite-level gymnast. They make it look so easy that all you see is the polished final product – not the hours upon hours of practice that went into pulling off the illusion of effortlessness.

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7 Smart Moves at Hilton Santa Barbara, Viceroy Chicago and More

Smart Meetings

Lani Baird Baird is the new director of sales and marketing at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in California. Prior to joining Hilton Santa Barbara, she served as executive director of sales at Valley Forge Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, since it opened in 2012.

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Guest Blog: Exhibiting and the Sustainability Myth

Event Industry News

According to a recent article in Exhibition World, it remains difficult to show clients that sustainable exhibition stands can be flashy, beautiful, and draw in leads from admiring show-goers.

California’s Most Insta-Worthy Locations

Smart Meetings

Social media’s presence grows by the day, and Instagram has become most notable for its destination pictures, thereby increasing the popularity of several locations. Many users post destination photos with hashtags stating the name of the location.

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

The Offline Buyer’s Journey Part 1: What’s Missing?


Welcome to the new Aventri W.I.N. What I Need) Series. These multi-part posts will tackle specific topics in-depth and give you the information you need to reinvent your experiential marketing.

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5 Situations Where You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Wasting Time

PCMA Convene

Fast Company. There are plenty of times when you need to focus and get things done, but there are also times when a bit of “wasted” time can be the best possible use of time. Fast Company ). Read More. Career News Junkie

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Admission Replay: Building Strong Communities Through Events

Event Industry News

A presentation by Jane Kwett, event marketing lead at Patreon on how she has gone from strength to strength building communities in this role, and in a previous tenure at Yelp. This talk was first seen at Admission: The Stories Behind Great Events hosted by event software company, Tito.

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Valentine’s Day Events Across the UK: Something for Everyone


Whether you’re in love, looking for love or happily single, you shouldn’t miss the chance to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day. It’s not all about speed dating and candlelit dinners; there are some great alternative ways to spend February 14. Taking place up and down the country, you will find events for lovers of everything […]. The post Valentine’s Day Events Across the UK: Something for Everyone appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

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PCMA Convene

Members of PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties class of 2019 see a bright future for the business events industry, a future to which they plan to contribute. Gita Pun shares her impressions of and expectations for the industry. What do you like most about your job?

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4 Common Event Planning Mistakes to avoid


The 4 most common event planning mistakes and how to avoid them. An event organizer is remembered by the experience he provides to his attendees. In the events industry, there. Read More. The post 4 Common Event Planning Mistakes to avoid appeared first on Townscript Blog. Event Management Event Planning

People on the Move

PCMA Convene

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Rebecca Ramsey. Visit Baltimore has appointed Rebecca Ramsey as its new regional director of sales for the Midwest region. She will assist in the booking of convention sales business for the City of Baltimore.

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Cultivating a Culture of Extraordinary Customer Service

Unique Venues

Cultivating a Culture of Extraordinary Customer Service. Copyright © 2019 by Dr. Michael S. Brown. Director of Sales & Marketing, Conference & Event Services, Bowling Green State University. Founder, Chief Consultant & Lead Coach, DMB Coaching.

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Magic’s Shows Are Coming Together Under One Roof at the Las Vegas Convention Center

PCMA Convene

Footwear News. Magic is making a major move to bolster its powerful position in the trade show world. Footwear News ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

Why Using Integrated Tech Gives Your Event an Edge on Attendance


We’re willing to bet that you’ve noticed a difference in driving event attendance over the last few years. Online event registration systems, social media, and other advances in technology have really changed the game! When used wisely, these platforms can also give you a big leg up in the event space. Using a robust online registration solution, modern event website, and personalized event app can all make a huge difference in driving and engaging attendees - especially when they work together!

Making Events Universally Acceptable

PCMA Convene BestCities’ recent report, “Universal Accessibility in Meetings,” provides real-life examples of events — like the True Colours Festival — that promote inclusivity for delegates with disabilities. pcma ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

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Brand Lift vs. Net Promoter Score. "Rules" vs. "Schools."


Brand lift (or change in brand opinion) and Net Promoter Score (NPS) (from survey data): compare your brand perceptions among attendees before and after the event to determine NPS, the change or “lift” provided by the engagement

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Connections Housing Acquires Par Avion

PCMA Convene

Full-service sourcing, housing, and event management company Connections Housing has acquired Par Avion, a full-service convention housing and travel company. TSNN ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie

5 Tips to Connect with Team Members Effectively


Imagine you get a text message from one of your team members. It consists of two characters, a smiley face and a thumbs up. They’ve sent it after you asked them about the state of negotiations with a hotel venue for your next event. And as such, the message would be viewed in a positive light.

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At This Cincinnati Airport, You Can Now Rent Tiny Offices

PCMA Convene Good news, road warriors: You can now rent your own, private office at the airport. ( USA Today ). Read More

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Admission 2018: Sandra Persing

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

As the penultimate speaker at Admission , we were very grateful to hear from the Global Strategist for Developer Outreach at Mozilla , Sandra Persing.

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U.S. News Reveals 2019 Best Hotels Rankings

PCMA Convene News ranked 3,877 top properties in the United States for 2019. These are the best 50. New & World Report ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

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Choosing the Smartest Technology for Your Event Business with Karen Gordon of Goodshuffle Pro

All Seated

Wondering how to be a savvy shopper for technology? Join Karen Gordon, VP of Growth at Goodshuffle Pro, while she teaches you how to search for the best tech solutions, sift past the garbage options, and ask salespeople the tough questions before making any changes.

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4 Salary Factors for Event Planners


Have you heard the saying “no two people pay the same price for an airline ticket”? You could also say something similar about meeting and event planners: “no two planners are paid the same salary,” even though their job descriptions and duties might be exactly the same.