November, 2018

New Study: Almost 70% of Professional Event Speakers are Male

Bizzabo

We analyzed event data from thousands of events over the past five years and discovered that events still have a long way to go when it comes to gender diversity. We recently released the results of our first ever “Gender Diversity & Inclusion in Events Report.”

A few thoughts about events for the event industry

Gallus Events

November is always a busy month for event organisers in the event industry.

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Event Data: How to Scale Your Event Using Smart Analyses

EventMB

This is a sponsored post written by Nishita Jain, Sr. Digital Marketing Director, a2z. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. B2B event planning is an extremely demanding role.

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Developing Your Conference Story Arc To Activate Participants’ Brains

Velvet Chainsaw

Applying a story arc to the conference can activate participants’ brains. And you want stimulated, motivated engaged brains during your event for sure! A story arc is an extended, continuous storyline in episodic storytelling media such as television series, comic books, video games, films etc.

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.

The top educational meeting format

Conferences that Work

What’s an Ideal Meeting? April 2018, Meetings and Conventions Magazine Do you incorporate participatory sessions into your events?

Event App Integrations—Basic Info, Examples and Answers To Commonly Asked Questions

Eventmobi

Event software and event app integrations can help event planners improve their workflow and save lots of time when it comes to managing their technology. But understanding the technical side of setting up an integration can be intimidating for an event planner.

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How to Reinvent the Conference Format for the Modern Era

Picatic by Eventbrite

There’s no doubt that conferences are one of the most popular event types in the business world. But just because demand is high doesn’t mean success is guaranteed. Pulling off a wildly successful conference like Dreamforce, for example, takes a lot of hard work — and a total shift in mindset.

How to bring swag bag game to a new level? Tips & best bag ideas

Eventory

There are many ways to increase the level of happiness of your guests at the event. Swag bags, other known as goodie bags, are one of them. Marketing freebies are really popular. Heck, Oscar swag bags got even straight to Forbes and Business Insider as a scoop of the day.

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Use A Conference Story Arc To Shift Your Participants’ Brain Architecture And Strengthen Their Neural Connections

Velvet Chainsaw

We are helpless story junkies says author, journalist, and storyteller Michelle Weldon. We can’t help it. It’s part of our human nature to crave and connect with stories. Your brain on story acts very differently than when your brain is receiving data, facts and information.

When association leadership loses its way

Conferences that Work

Is it OK for a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit association to make large profits, pay its four top executives well over $1M per year, and yet do little for its members?

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

EventMobi’s 150 Days of Action: Sequoia, Alexander, Leo & Slava’s Volunteer Story With Free Geek

Eventmobi

Volunteering with 150 Days of Action. Here at EventMobi, we live and breathe technology, so it was only natural for members of our engineering team to volunteer with Free Geek Toronto.

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How to Prepare a Venue for an Event

GEVME

Knowing how to prepare a venue for an event is one of the key points in event planning. Choosing a venue for an event is also one of the first negotiation points as well. The rest of the preparation process will depend on the decision made about the venue.

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5 Simple Ways to Differentiate Your Next Conference

Picatic by Eventbrite

Great conferences aren’t created overnight. Wildly successful events like SXSW or Wisdom 2.0 take a year or more to plan their remarkable experiences — and decades to build their reputation.

What to Do When a Guest Drinks Too Much and Other Holiday Event Tips

BizBash

At a holiday party for about 500 guests (mostly men in suits), Val Combet, event director for Los Angeles-based Next&Neat

Why Marketers Should Consider Brand Activations at Festivals in 2019

Marketo

No matter the season, there is always some sort of festival going on. From January beer festivals to December holiday markets, there is always an event to attend thanks to our experience-focused lifestyles. What does this mean for your brand ?

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Scenes from a Participate! Workshop and Solution Room

Conferences that Work

[link] 40-seconds of highlights from the Participate! workshop and Solution Room I recently facilitated for the New York State Bar Association.

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Case Study: Planners and Attendees Win at Gamification During MICE Club LIVE

Eventmobi

Gamification is one of the biggest buzzwords of the event tech industry. Pretty much everyone likes to play. Games have a certain addictive quality – but why? Besides the obvious incentive to win rewards like prizes, there are a number of reasons.

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GEVME Event Innovation at AMEM–SIEW 2018

GEVME

As a trusted, innovative event technology vendor, GEVME was recently honored with the opportunity to power an international platform for energy technologies. Our team took responsibility for the entire cycle—from online registration to the onsite processes at AMEM–SIEW 2018.

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6 Event Video Examples to Inspire Your Event Marketing

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This is a guest post by Megan O’Neill, Senior Content Marketing Manager at Animoto. In 2018, 95% of events that used video said it was effective. Yet 57% of events still aren’t using video, according to Eventbrite’s 2019 Pulse Report.

4 New Event Products You Need to Know About

BizBash

From VR invitations to a Milk Bar cookbook, here are some of the latest products from around the event industry.

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Event Planning Template Bundle: 61 Templates for 2019

EventMB

Event planners have a lot on their plate. Knowing this, we pulled together our most useful free event planning templates, checklists, workflows, planning, and strategy cheat sheets to help you plan all elements of your event project.

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When association leadership loses its way

Conferences that Work

Is it OK for a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit association to make large profits, pay its four top executives well over $1M per year, and yet do little for its members?

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Building vs. Buying an Event App

Eventmobi

Nowadays, it’s become second nature for people to use mobile apps when accessing information and conducting daily life activities (e.g. online banking, purchasing groceries, watching movies, etc.).

How to Organise Event Check-in Process

GEVME

There are several ways to check tickets for an event (offline & online) that we can recommend. For different events, depending on the format and number of participants, the event check-in process may come in different forms.

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The 10 Step Guide to Raising Money at Nonprofit Events

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The last two months of the year are hectic enough for most event creators. Add “nonprofit” to your title, and you’ve got an extra layer of stress. Now is the time for your organization to take stock of its fundraising goals and how best to meet them if falling short.

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3 Insights Into the Psychology of Event First Impressions

BizBash

As humans, we make judgments about people, places, and objects almost as soon as we see them. So, when it

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How the Trend of Festivalization Is Changing Events

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by Maritz Global Events. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Conferences are undergoing a change brought on by the audience’s desire to be immersed in days of excitement.

Today’s schoolrooms can teach adults the power of positive sharing

Conferences that Work

For years I’ve been reading to 3rd & 4th grade students at the Marlboro Elementary School , my amazing local public school. It’s a tiny school that currently serves around 100 pre-kindergarten – 8th grade children (4 – 13 years old).

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How to Get Approval for your Event App in 2019

Eventmobi

As an event planner, you already know the benefits when it comes to incorporating event technology into your events*. Increasing attendee engagement, reducing printing costs, increasing event revenue through sponsorships, and collecting attendee feedback are just a few examples of how it can help your team achieve your goals. But there may be a number of key stakeholders in your company who still need to be convinced.

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Modern Take on Event Landing Page Design

GEVME

The job of a landing page is to provide information in the shortest possible time. If we overload the page with information, we risk scaring off visitors.

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The Definitive List of KPIs for Event Management

Picatic by Eventbrite

63% of event creators today base their decision to participate in future events on past performance. But if you’re only measuring total revenue or ticket sales, you don’t have clear visibility into your marketing and event performance.

Is Your Event Experience Big and Bold?

BizBash

Redefine your event experience with big ideas, big impact, and big results. At Hartmann Studios, we deliver big!

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2019 Tech Conferences: The #1 Tech Events Guide

Bizzabo

The most authoritative 2019 tech conferences directory on the web. Period. Searching for top technology events to attend in 2019? Or looking to wrap up 2018 with an exceptional conference? Scouring the internet for event information could be an overwhelming task.

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131 Stage Design Ideas for 2019

EventMB

Solid stage production design enhances guest experience and wows your audience even before they see the main entertainment or presenter. It sets the tone, it intensifies audience response, and it often doesn’t come cheap.

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Creating an Event App Business Case to Improve Your Event Experience

Eventmobi

As an event planner, you already know the benefits when it comes to incorporating event technology into your events*. Increasing attendee engagement, reducing printing costs, increasing event revenue through sponsorships, and collecting attendee feedback are just a few examples of how it can help your team achieve your goals. But there may be a number of key stakeholders in your company who still need to be convinced.