May, 2019

The Secret to Fundraising Event Success: Storytelling


According to our Eventbrite Survey, millennials will account for 75% of the UK workforce in a decade and spend over £419,556,233 each month on attending live events. If fundraising events are your passion and your job, this is good news! The interest — and the pounds — are there.

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5 Ways to Make Attendees Happy Before Your Conference or Event Begins

Coterie Spark

Hosting a multi-day conference or stand alone event can be a very rewarding and overwhelming process. When you get started on the right foot, everything else becomes much easier. Here are a few tips to help you do just that. Be friendly and thoughtful in your personal contact.

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How to Make Your Event More Inclusive


Over the past few years, as a society, we’ve become more understandable and respectful regarding the differences that make us human. What matters most nowadays is how open and accepting we are with multiple levels of diversity (luckily

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If You Build It, Will Teams Come?

Velvet Chainsaw

This is the second installment of a two-part blog on team learning. In the first , we looked at why it’s a smart conference strategy. In this post, we’ll explore how to design, promote and execute it for your next conference.

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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.

6 Tips for Increasing User Engagement on Your Event App


The success of an event when it comes to attendee satisfaction is mostly based on people’s opinion of it. Hence, increasing user engagement on your event app is vitally important for the event to be truly successful. The event app industry is on the rise, both in terms of revenue and significance.

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30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019

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Learn how to make sure your next food and drink event is unforgettable — and Instagrammable. The post 30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019 appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Food & Beverage Event Food Event Planning Food and Drink Events

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4 Signs Your Experiential Marketing Lacks Purpose

Marketo Events

From interactive philanthropic experiences to augmented reality, experiential marketing is on the rise, with more brands looking to create memorable experiences for consumers in order to drive sales.

How to Double Event Traffic Using Email Newsletters


Effective email newsletters are the result of reaching a measurable final goal. Efficiency criteria (KPI) can be: delivery rate and viewing, customer performance of targeted actions, number of conversions, click-through rate/open rate, average check rate, and more. What is an email newsletter?

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Leveraging Team Learning at Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Traditionally teams from organizations attend a conference with a divide-and-conquer game plan, as they split up and attend as many different sessions as they can.

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

3 Innovative Ideas From Collision 2019 to Improve Your Event Experience Design


Over the course of three days this May 2019, entrepreneurs, tech moguls, venture capitalists, and all sorts of other innovators from across the world gathered at the Enercare Centre in Toronto, Canada.

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Conferences that Work

As someone who loves to facilitate connection between people, I was struck by this New Yorker profile of the philosopher Elizabeth Anderson.

3 Smart Exercises to Help Set Your Base Ticket Price

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Ticket sales are a top source of revenue for 70% of events. That means to survive from year to year, you need to make the most impact with your ticket pricing strategy today. Whether you’re already selling out or your struggling just to sell, you can always fine-tune your price.

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Time Travel: See How Six Wedding Designers Recreated Six Distinct Decades


The Southern California chapter of Wedding International Professionals Association hosted a design challenge that evoked the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s

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6 Tips for Choosing Your Event App Provider

Event Age by Swapcard

Looking for an event app and not sure where to start? You're not alone. We often hear from event organizers that choosing the right provider is a challenge. Event Tech

60+ Tactics to Drive More Attendees to Exhibition Booths


Everyone wants more booth traffic, and the task of attracting an audience of qualified prospects falls on both event organizers and exhibitors. If you’re an event planner, you want to ensure your exhibitors’ success. Successful booths mean high ROI, and high ROI means happy exhibitors.

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EventMobi Best Practices: Event App Home Screen Design


Branding and customization deliver more than just a good looking event app; they help set the tone and feel of the event and engage attendees with the content you’re sharing.

How to improve your facilitation: an example

Conferences that Work

How can you improve your facilitation practice? Here’s an example that illustrates what I do: a mixture of continual improvement , lifelong learning , and Kaizen. An example from The Solution Room I’ve been facilitating The Solution Room , a popular plenary session, for 8 years.

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Getting Paid: 3 Things Event Professionals Need to Know About Payouts

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Events are expensive. You have to cover the upfront costs — like paying vendors and securing a venue — out of pocket. But as tickets are being sold, you can have access to that money so you can pay with less stress. Payouts, which are how you get paid for tickets sold on event management […].

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‘Color Me CORT’ Dazzles in Dallas (Sponsored)


CORT Events was bigger and bolder than ever before at its Dallas V.I.P. event. Hosted at Venue Forty|50 in Addison, Texas, CORT Events displayed a wide array of on-trend products during an evening of daring design and spectacular entertainment.

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Event Wi-Fi Terms Every Event Planner Needs To Know

Endless Events

Learning about event Wi-Fi can feel like learning another language. Often when you try to research event Wi-Fi terms, best practices and more you are greeted with technical papers written by engineers. The articles feel like they are from another world, are very complex and hard to understand.

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Top Online Event Registration Platforms Worth Considering in 2019


What is the best event registration software? This question gets asked a lot. Here are the best online event registration tools for your event. What if there was a quick way to find and compare registration software? Guess what, there is!

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How to Get Your Attendees to Use Appointment Booking Technology


As the saying goes, “A tool is only as good as the person using it.”. One of the most popular event technology tools used to increase attendee networking is appointment booking.

Events operate by stories

Conferences that Work

Events operate by stories. Our species doesn’t operate by reality. It operates by stories. Cities are a story. Money is a story. Space was a story, once. A king tells us a story about who we are and why we’re great, and that story is enough to make us go kill people who tell a different story. Or maybe the people kill the king because they don’t like his story and have begun to tell themselves a different one.”

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10 Corporate Event Entertainment Ideas That Will Really Surprise Your Guests

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Taken from a survey of over 800 event professionals, these three trends are shaping the competitive landscape of conferences and corporate events. The post 10 Corporate Event Entertainment Ideas That Will Really Surprise Your Guests appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

How These Top Event Pros Are Fighting Sexual Misconduct at Festivals


A group of seasoned Los Angeles DJs and event planners have created Soteria, a safe-space initiative for large-scale events such as Coachella

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Live Streaming Your Event 101

Endless Events

We’re nerding out on how to live stream your event today! It’s a fantastic new time we’re living in, no doubt. And an exceptionally exciting one for the event industry. Nowadays, there are countless options to choose from if you want to take your event to the next level.

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How Offsite Venues Can Take Your Event to the Next Level


This is a sponsored post by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. The most fundamental rule of real estate can be just as important for events: location, location, location. An event’s host city can play a pivotal role in attracting attendees.

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3 Trade Show Booth Design Trends You Don’t Want to Miss in 2019


In this blog, we’ll be highlighting three major trends for trade show booth design in 2019. These trends are connected to larger shifts in society and where the events and meetings industry is heading, if not already there. These trends will most likely influence our industry for years, and even decades, to come. Festivalization. There’s an overall tendency to turn trade shows into big, sometimes outrageous, events that hit attendees with that ‘wow’ factor.

New logo, same goal.


When I joined DoubleDutch back in 2013, I hadn’t paid close attention to our logo, aside from the fact that it was kind of edgy and that felt cool to me. I had joined as a product designer, focused on solving problems for people using our software.

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School’s Out for Summer: Your Guide to Family-Friendly Event Success

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When you think of today’s parents, who do you see? If a stroller-pushing, baby-wearing millennial comes to mind, you’d be right. In fact, 53% of millennials are now parents — and more than a million millennial women are becoming moms each year.

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Save Money and Trees: How to Run Sustainable Events


Events can be a great way to expand brand awareness, educate an audience on a given topic or even form important connections within your industry. But if you aren’t careful when planning your event, it can also lead to unanticipated environmental harm.

Cancelling an event and what event professionals should think about

Gallus Events

Now, I am sure most of us have cancelled an event or two during our careers. If you only ran events that you KNEW were going to run you probably wouldn’t do much that was innovative or new.

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