Mon.Jul 08, 2019

Squaring the circle: creating room sets for connection

Conferences that Work

Meeting planners typically default to squaring the circle when specifying room sets. They persist in seating attendees in long straight lines whenever possible, ignoring the benefits of curved and circular seating at their events. See Paul Radde’s Seating Matters: State of the Art Seating Arrangements for more information.) The architecture of assembly where curved theatre seating dominates, teaches us otherwise.

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13 Event Planning Tools to Make You More Efficient

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Are you haunted by a growing to-do list and never-ending deadlines? You’re not the only event planner feeling that way. Luckily, there are event management tools online that you can use to make your to-do list less daunting.

Room Mate Grace Unique Design and Exclusive Events (Sponsored)


After a long day in one of the biggest cities in the world, what you really want is to kick back and treat yourself, and that’s where we come in. Sit down, order a cocktail, relax, and chill out in New York City—sometimes you need it to keep from

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4 Things You Should Know about Independent Venue Week

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Eventbrite powers some of the best and brightest independent venues, promoters, and festivals the world over — and we’re proud of it. The independent music business runs on our technology, and we’ve allied with Independent Venue Week for a second year as its exclusive US ticketing partner.

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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.

Event App Platforms: Jack of All Trades or Master of None?

Endless Events

All rise for this week’s Event Tech Podcast on event app platforms! This is far from being the first time we’ve covered event apps on the blog. However, today we’re going deeper into this complex subject.

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The Best of Louisville: Shopping

Connect Your Meetings

Louisville, Kentucky, is recognized as an international destination for festival events—most notably the Kentucky Derby—and conferences like Connect 2019.

Networking Basics: 5 Networking Tips Without Feeling Intimidated

Event Planning BluePrint

Believe it or not, getting event clients isn’t always about your resume and how many events you’ve planned. With the events industry more competitive than ever and an anticipated growth rate of 10% by 2024, according to the U.S.

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Pride 2019: 28 Thoughtful and Colorful Ways Brands Supported the L.G.B.T.Q. Community


See how brands including Lyft, Tinder, Microsoft, H&M, Skittles Canada, and more celebrated Pride throughout June

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Andrew Harrison elected to IFES board at Athens World Summit

Event Industry News

The board of IFES welcomed Andrew Harrison, director of the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), as its newest board member, following his election at the IFES AGM, held during the IFES World Summit, 26 th -28 th June, Athens.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Viewing Event Cost as a Percentage


Viewing Event Cost as a Percentage Caterease Version: 20 Category: Miscellaneous Date: 07/08/2019. The post Viewing Event Cost as a Percentage appeared first on Caterease. Event Manager Tip of The Week

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Twickenham Stadium to host official England Rugby 2019 dinner

Event Industry News

Twickenham Stadium will host another of its widely anticipated ticketed events this summer outside of a match day, with the launch of The Official England Rugby 2019 Dinner, taking place on 6 th August 2019 in the Rose Suite. .

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8 Event Trends to Consider for the Rest of 2019 (and Beyond!)


It’s all about standing out from the crowd these days, being up-to-the-minute and moving with the latest trends, so why should your events be any different?

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Event Tech Spotlight:

Event Industry News

Company name: Founded: 8 th January 2017 Web address: About: is a flexible integration platform that connects 200 events, sales and marketing cloud applications. It also solves data integration issues for both event organisers and event technology SaaS providers. Working with dramatically shortens integration time and helps SaaS companies win more customers.

7 Cool Tech Ideas to Make Your Trade Show Booth Stand Out

Meeting Tomorrow

Exhibiting at trade shows is a fantastic way to connect with potential customers, try out new products, and network with industry leaders. However, it’s always important to have a plan for getting noticed next to some of the larger, more flashy booths you’ll be up against.

“Safety concerns” force organisers to cancel acts at Godiva Festival

Event Industry News

Organisers of Coventry’s Godiva Festival were forced to close the Rhythm Tent on Saturday (6 th ) after fans forced entry into the already-full tent. Festival director, Jon Hogan, said “potential for injury” had forced the decision to close the tent after barriers by the stage were broken.

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How ‘Storytelling Marketing’ Can Build Your Event Business

Special Events

Tell the right story and clients will buy into your business, this event expert says

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Ashfield Meetings & Events 2019 results indicate consistency, investment and growth

Event Industry News

Ashfield Meetings & Events Ltd (part of UDG Healthcare plc) has provided UK end of year financial results to Companies House, which details three key points for the global healthcare event management agency. . Year-on-year turnover is consistent with previous years (£28.2m

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New Season, New Products from CORT for Your Next Special Event

Special Events

CORT Events' summer pieces are sure to spark inspiration for event design

Questions to Ask When Evaluating An Outdoor Event Site

Event Leadership Institute

Smarticle. READ TIME: 2 minutes. Depending on where you live in the world, doing an event outdoors vs. indoors can seem like an easy call.

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How Sales Meetings Can Turbo Charge your Event


In past blogs, we’ve discussed how important it is to get your team members and experts to meet with conference attendees. Now we’re going to discuss the importance of scheduling sales meetings at events. Conference Planning corporate events meetings management association events

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International Live Events Association summer party to take place at The Collective

Event Industry News

The ILEA UK Annual General Meeting and Summer Party will take place at The Collective this year and will, once again, be a celebration of the association and the events industry. The event, which combines the new board announcement with a free-to-attend party, has gained a strong reputation for being one of the industry’s summer highlights.

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3 Ways to Build FOMO in Event Marketing

All Seated

You know that feeling when you’re scrolling through social feeds and see pics and videos from friends having an ah -mazing time at parties and events you didn’t attend, and you suddenly feel a bit blue that everyone is having more fun than you are? That’s #FOMO—the fear of missing out.

Cvent CONNECT Recap: Day 1 at the Leadership Summit and Innovation Pavilion


Monday blues? Not at Cvent CONNECT 2019! It was a busy day of training, networking, sharing, and socializing as the conference kicked off at the MGM Grand. At the Leadership Summit, more than 300 planning and hospitality professionals gathered to share ideas and experiences.