January, 2020

Sustainability in the Events Sector: What Can We Expect in 2020?


With 2020 now in full swing, businesses around the world will be planning their events calendars for the year ahead – and what better time to start thinking about what we can expect to see in terms of changes to the events landscape in the next 12 months? There’s no denying that sustainability is the buzzword of the moment, and this doesn’t look set to change any time soon. Here, we’re looking at what this means for the events industry, in 2020 and beyond.

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Top Tips for Planning Memorable Breakout Sessions

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Breakout sessions are one of the few times during a conference or event where guests get to interact with one another in a more structured way. During a breakout session, the crowd is broken up into smaller sections where attendees can get more one-on-one attention and speakers get to answer more direct questions. This format […]. Resources and Tools Breakout Sessions

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Should Your Event be Prepared?


With hundreds of confirmed infections in China and the first US case reported this week, what can you do to prepare? By now you’ve probably heard about the so-called “Novel Coronavirus” that originated in Wuhan, China. While the CDC and other regulatory bodies in the west have reassured the public that the risk is […]. The post As Coronavirus Spreads, Should Your Event be Prepared? by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link].

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Why Collaborative Learning is the Future of Event-Networking

Endless Events

We’ve all come across iterations of the classic headline, Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networkin g , like this article in Business Insider , or this podcast episode on TED’s WorkLife with Adam Grant. For event industry professionals, networking is of particular importance. After all, it’s one of the main drivers for attendance at events around the world, Still, many participants either don’t love it, or just aren’t very skilled at it. .

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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 Negative Reviews That Affect Your Event's Reputation -- And How To Prevent Them


Running a successful event means keeping an eye on your online and offline reputation. So it's important to address negative reviews before they hit today's multiple communication channels. Here are six negative reviews that affect your event's reputation, as well as tips on how to prevent them in the first place. Poor service.

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5 Tech Trends from CES that Will Impact Events


CES just happened. 100,000 attendees ventured to the Las Vegas jungle to find out what’s new in technology. Event planners shouldn’t care about 95% of what is presented at CES. That remaining 5%, though, may have quite a big impact. Curious bunny? Read on. I can finally admit this was my first CES (Consumer […]. The post 5 Tech Trends from CES that Will Impact Events by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. Event Trends #eventtech EventProfs eventtech trends

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10 Lessons from Twitter’s 4000-Employee Event


Twitter is hosting its internal employee event, #OneTeam. Attendees are tweeting every aspect of the event. And it’s a great one. Here are the top takeaways to inspire your next event. Diversity, sustainability, inclusion, collaboration. 2020 is the ‘Game On!’ It’s about going all-in and putting our event where our mouth is. It’s […]. The post 10 Lessons from Twitter’s 4000-Employee Event by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link].

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Top 2020 Event Conferences


The events industry has been behind some of the most innovative tech conferences in the past decade. Opening the doors for new business prospects, these conferences are places where the top professionals meet and showcase their innovative concepts and bold theories for the future. Needless to say, 2020 is set to be another bar-raising year for event management professionals. Here’s a complete round-up of the ten best event tech conferences that you should be excited for in 2020.

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How To Use WiFi As An Event Sponsorship Asset

Endless Events

Everybody gather ’round because we’re about to teach you how to use WiFi as an event sponsorship asset! And the reason why we decided to bring you this topic comes down to dollar sign. So, anyone who works in the events industry knows that the price of WiFi has risen exponentially. And it’s not like you can put most events together without the Internet – maybe a silent retreat.

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Invest in Your Speakers to Grow Your Value Proposition

Velvet Chainsaw

The bread and butter of conferences is concurrent education sessions. Keynote speakers and main-room experiences are pivotal for bringing the community together and sharing key messaging, but attendees expect—and deserve—transformational learning (change in ideas, attitudes and behaviors) from curated, relevant and problem-centric educational sessions.

Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay

Gallus Events

Something exceptional is happening in Edinburgh and the whole events industry is on trial. Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay events have put the industry under the spot light, and the light has reached some very dark places. There is an old tradition in Scotland called first footing. My dad was the perfect “first footer”, tall, dark and handsome, the neighbours would say. The ideal first person over the threshold on a New Year morning.

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A free guide to creating peer conferences

Conferences that Work

The Association for Software Testing (AST) has just issued a free guide to creating peer conferences. I believe the software testing community adopted my term “peer conference” for their get-togethers after a conversation I had with pioneer software tester James Bach in 2004. Reminiscent of my first book, Conferences That Work , AST’s guide provides a comprehensive entry-level guide to starting, preparing for, and running a peer conference.

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The Best Event Apps for Every Type of Event: 2020 Edition

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Mobile event apps are no longer a nice to have for big events — they’re expected by attendees. Here are the best event apps to go with. Resources and Tools Aloompa Entegy Event Apps Eventbrite Guidebook

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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.

PPC for Events. Questions Asked and Answered.


By Michelle Bruno. Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a key digital marketing tactic for many exhibition and event marketers. It is transparent, attributable, and very effective. With the appropriate attention, PPC can help organizers increase attendance and secure leads, sponsors and more. PPC also allows organizers to understand their potential prospects better by gathering essential online behavioral and demographic metrics.

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See the SAG Awards' Cherry Blossom-Filled After-Party


Event Eleven's Tony Schubert created a lush cherry blossom forest for the award show's A-list after-party

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Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In early January served as an engaging and energizing way to kick off a new year and a new decade. I’ve been a regular attendee and active volunteer in PCMA for over 25 years and continue to be impressed at their willingness to take risks and incubate innovative ideas. Here are a few items that are top-of-mind as I’ve reflected on the recent PCMA CL. Innovate + Elevate Arena.

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Sustainability in Events: Is This a State of Emergency?


With a strong scientific consensus that we are in a full-blown climate crisis, sustainability is a pressing concern. Events haven’t escaped widespread scrutiny for their environmental impact, forcing the industry to seek innovation and alignment. Between air travel, energy use, and excess food (not to mention booth installations, printouts, and giveaways), the average 1000-person […]. The post Sustainability in Events: Is This a State of Emergency?

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!

Unlearning is crucial for change

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Unlearning is crucial for change. We often think of change as additive. We become wiser by “learning something new”. What we often overlook is that changing our beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions involves unlearning as well as learning. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read & write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn” — Alvin Toffler. Unlearning first requires noticing.

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New Data on 2020’s #1 Event Trend: Sustainability

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Sustainability is more than a trend. In fact, a growing number of guests and event hosts have made going green a top priority in recent years. For instance, just 6% of respondents felt environmental responsibility significantly impacted their events in 2019, compared to 59% in 2020. This new decade ushers in not only a new […]. Resources and Tools 2020 Event Trends Sustainability

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Want Diversity in Events? Hire Diverse Job Candidates Faster.


By Michelle Bruno. The event industry values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). It presents frequent panel discussions on the topic at industry meetings and openly expresses disdain for non-gender diverse speaker panels. Many industry leaders rank the creation of diverse and inclusive events and organizations as not only a priority but a moral imperative. However, hiring for diversity remains a challenge. New technology may provide a solution.

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13 Event Design Ideas for a Roaring '20s Revival Theme


As we enter a new decade, here’s how you can take inspiration from that other '20s era

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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.

Top Tips for Preparing Your Presenters

Velvet Chainsaw

Imagine how you might do your job differently if your performance and compensation were evaluated based on overall session attendance and industry presenter ratings at your annual conference. While this notion may seem a bit extreme, conference education systems need increased accountability, which in turn leads to a competitive advantage. We all need improved systems for: Programming thought-provoking and relevant content. Recruiting or selecting industry presenters who will draw a crowd.

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Event Industry’s Outcry as Evian Partners with Fyre Festival Planner


Andy King, an event producers of the infamous Fyre Festival, recently partnered with Evian to create limited-edition water bottles. Despite all the talk of planners taking on more strategic, senior roles in our industry, King is being rewarded for going the extra mile – in the worst possible direction. If you're in events – […]. The post Event Industry’s Outcry as Evian Partners with Fyre Festival Planner by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link].

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Are science conferences stuck in the Dark Ages?

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A recent Wired article argues that “ Science Conferences Are Stuck in the Dark Ages “ Unsurprisingly, I agree — but there’s some light in the darkness! Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Are science conferences stuck in the Dark Ages? appeared first on Conferences That Work. No related posts. Event design peer conference science conferences unconference Wired

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What to Know Before Using Airbnb For Your Next Event Space

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Using Airbnb is convenient for hosting events. It makes it easy to browse through the options online and allows you to filter based on the amenities and features you need in your event space. But since Airbnb is mostly residential, you may need to take additional measures to make sure a cool listing can transform […]. Event Planning & Promotion airbnb Event Planning event space

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Flight shaming in the events industry

Gallus Events

A throw-away trend or something that will shape our events, how should we view flight shaming in the events industry? In December 2019 I travelled to Madrid to attend the Sustainable Innovation Summit, an official side event at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference. I was very keen to find out what sustainability professionals thought about flight shaming.

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13 Pop-Ups Providing Over-the-Top Holiday Event Inspiration


Buzzy brands (think Target, Netflix, Buzzfeed, and more) and holiday haunts took festive activations to the next level with innovative-meets-Instagrammable pop-ups

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Event Insurance: A Guide to Cost, Coverage, and Claims


Event planners always have concerns about the safety and security of events. As an event organizer, there is always the possibility of accidents occurring during an event. And some accidents might even lead to lawsuits which usually lead to even more costs. Therefore, the best way to be prepared and protected is to be insured. . What is Event Insurance? There are different types of event insurance coverage , and event managers can purchase the most relevant coverage for their needs.

Conferences Don’t Offer Child Support and That’s a Problem


The frequent lack of child support at events has barred many parents from attending due to high child care costs, though there are signs that the industry is waking up to the issue. So, what's the state of child care at events, and what steps still need to be taken? Business events (and the […]. The post Conferences Don’t Offer Child Support and That’s a Problem by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. Event Trends EventProfs eventplanning eventmanager eventmanagement

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