February, 2020

Lounge Ideas to WOW Your Attendees on Your Next Event


Wondering how you can spice up your next event? Having a perfect lounge for your attendees in your next event will not only light up your event, but it will have your guests networking, socializing, and posing for pictures while they share them on social media. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

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The ultimate virtual event speaker brief

Gallus Events

One area we know loads of event professionals are struggling with is getting good digital content for their online events. So we have created the ultimate virtual event speaker brief.

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3 Ways to Leverage Mobile Technology at Events


Event management is a multi-faceted skill that requires focus and organization. From transportation, catering and security, to invitations, finding the right venue and making sure your team is well co-ordinated, your event planning can benefit from smartly integrated technological solutions.

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Teach Your Sponsors Well

Velvet Chainsaw

If you, as a conference organizer or meeting owner, think selling sponsorships at your event is just about those four to five days when thousands gather face-to-face, think again. You are worth so much more than that.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

5 Scenarios of the Coronavirus Impact on Events


The coronavirus is a growing global public health threat that will have ramifications throughout the events industry. Here's how it could impact upcoming events and what planners can do to mitigate risks.

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More Trending

The Future of Events: Immersive Experiences

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Event attendees in the new decade require more than the standard agenda. Increasingly they are expecting to have an experience that inspires and enlightens them (with proof they can share on social).

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6 Things People Always Ask Event Planners

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As an event planner, you’ve seen it all. Backstage melt downs, equipment failure, last-minute cancellations. No matter the storm, you’ve weathered them all. And despite the stress, you’re still crazy about events, even when your calendar is booked solid at least four months out.

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How to Boost Sales at Every Stage of the Event Marketing Funnel


Each one of us is familiar with the conversion funnel. With the changing times, the marketing funnel has witnessed changes as well. For someone who has been in marketing for long, the only change is that there is a new way of looking at marketing funnel.

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5 Ways to Monetize Your Webinar

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Webinars are a cost-effective way to demonstrate your value proposition and generate qualified leads for your business.

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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.

Share information; don’t hoard it

Conferences that Work

Why would you want to share information, not hoard it? In today’s cutthroat business environment, isn’t exclusive knowledge synonymous with power — and the ability to make money? Well, if you’re a stock trader or house flipper, maybe.

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Coronavirus Concerns at the Mobile World Congress Signal Worldwide Events Impact


The World Health Organization reports 319 confirmed cases of coronavirus across 24 countries outside of China. Despite WHO's efforts to discourage panic and multiple safety measures put in place by Mobile World Congress organizers, major exhibitors continue to pull out of the Barcelona event.

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How This Gala Put Its Honorees Front and Center at a Milestone Event


For the 20th anniversary of Wine Enthusiast 's Wine Star Awards, the magazine highlighted past winners in visually appealing ways

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How to Create Event Spaces that Spark Learning and Connection

Endless Events

If you read our last piece on why collaborative learning is the future of event-networking , you are already familiar with e180 as the creator of Braindate , an online platform and an in-person experience that helps participants at events meet for topic-driven, knowledge-sharing conversations called braindates.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

15 Toronto Event Venues Perfect for Weddings For up to 150 Guests


So you’ve sat down with your partner and widdled down your numbers to that perfect sweet spot – somewhere between mini and mega. Perfect! Now comes the fun part: scoping out all of Toronto’s medium sized wedding venues that are absolutely perfect for your big day!

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How to Create an Enticing Event Agenda

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It’s rare that all of your event details will be complete by the time you start promoting it. Because of this, there’s usually some overlap of time when you are both marketing your event and finalizing the schedule, structure, and breakout sessions for your function.

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How to run a human spectrogram map

Conferences that Work

Whenever I open a meeting I run a human spectrogram map, allowing participants to quickly discover everyone at the meeting who lives (or works) near them. This is one of the most useful things you can do for a group of people who don’t know each other — and it only takes a few minutes!

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Are Events Really including LGBTQ+ Attendees?


While the events industry has made some progress in terms of diversity and inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community, many events lack initiative and many areas are not as progressive. Are events really inclusive? Let's find out.

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[Free Guide]: How to Run Virtual Events with Confidence

Virtual events open up a whole new world of possibilities for engaging your attendees. This best practices guide will help you make the most of your online conferences, summits, keynote presentations, and more.

Oscars 2020: Steal-Worthy Event Design Ideas From the Week's Most Stylish Parties


See how Vanity Fair , Warner Bros., Elton John, ABC, and more celebrated the 92nd Academy Awards

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35 Must Attend Events For Event Planners in 2020


We encourage every event planner to mark their calendars for the following 35 events and conferences in 2020. We know how hard it can be to find great events to attend, so we’ve made it easier for you.

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Your Guide to Staying On Top of the Coronavirus Outbreak


All eyes are on the spreading COVID-19, or new coronvirus, and planners have an especially important task in managing the challenges that arise from the global health crisis.

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More Than a Trend: Diversity is The New Normal

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From racial diversity to gender equality and gay and trans rights, the collective continues to move toward progress and inclusion — and its proven to lead to bottom line impact. In fact, 81% of creators agree that promoting events to a more diverse audience is a smart way to sell more tickets.

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CMOs Pivot to Virtual Engagements to Drive Business in the COVID Economy

Speaker: Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads

Business as we know it is never going to be the same. Working from home has become the norm, conferences and meetings are going online, marketing budgets are being shifted, reduced or put on hold – it's time to adapt. Join this insightful and informative webinar with Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads, who will discuss how businesses can be resilient during these challenging times.

Life lesson: Rescuing the child in the coal cellar

Conferences that Work

What’s your most important life lesson that you wish you learned ten years earlier? Julie Zhou , VP of Product Design at Facebook, asked this question on Twitter last month. What’s your most important life lesson that you wish you learned ten years earlier? Julie Zhuo (@joulee) January 7, 2020.

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Can Event Planners Really Fight Against Human Trafficking?


The US State Department estimates that a staggering 24.9 million people are currently trafficked across the globe, both for labor and sex. To understand the role event professionals have in fighting human trafficking, it's important to recognize how events exacerbate demand.

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7 Inspiring Design Trends From Award Season's Most Glamorous Parties


From attention-grabbing ceiling decor to standout floral design, here are the best event design ideas from the Academy Awards, the Grammys, the Golden Globes, and the Emmys

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Designing Events With Empathy: How & Why

Endless Events

Why is it important to design events with empathy? Actually, let’s not start there. Why is empathy important in general? And why should we, as event profs, pay any mind to it? Well, simply put, because we’re humans.

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Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Event Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of events, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

The Sustainable Event Buyer’s Guide

Event Industry News

BRAND NEW and brimming with the latest solutions, technologies and advice to create your most sustainable event, The Sustainable Event Buyer’s Guide is our latest online resource dedicated to the event industry.

6 Harsh Realities of Being an Event Planner

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Living the life of an event planner comes with some pretty amazing highs. Like receiving your 50th five-star review, or hearing back from your sponsors that your event was the best partnership they’ve ever had. But with the highs come the lows.

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How old are you?

Conferences that Work

“How old are you?” ” All of us have wondered about the age of someone we’ve met, but asking this question can be awkward, even during a one-to-one conversation. Making public the ages of hundreds of people in a meeting room — well, that’s even more awkward!

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