September, 2018

Digital Can Reinvent Your Event Experiences. Here's How

Event Age by Swapcard

From the need to deliver a fully-mobile UX for people on the go, through super-easy navigation around and in the venue, to informing attendees in real time, event apps and engagement platforms revolutionize event management.

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How to Track Event Revenue

GEVME

For many event organisers, the big question is, how do I know if my event was successful? From ticket sales to website performance, an event has many dimensions that demonstrate where the value lies.

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Seating while Eating at Meetings

Conferences that Work

It’s no Comedians in Cars getting Coffee , but here’s my draft script for Seating while Eating at Meetings.

Emerging Evergreen Conference Practices—From This To That

Velvet Chainsaw

You can never get enough of what you really don’t need says Eric Hoffer. To paraphrase Hoffer, you can never get enough of conference fads, gimmicks and trends. We want more, more, more! Unless your a conference participant and we often have had enough!).

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 Management Platforms: Technology and The Experience of Planning Events

Eventmobi

Learn about the top event management platform that event planners are using to save time and effort when managing their meetings and events. I remember the state of the meeting and events industry when we first started EventMobi about 10 years ago.

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How to reduce event risk my top ten tips

Gallus Events

I’ve been managing events for over twenty years. I’ve seen my fair share of risky events taken to market and in this post I want to share some of my tips to reduce the risks of your next event. .

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How to Set Up Payments for an Event

GEVME

The participation fee is the key source of revenue for events. Because of the large market expansion, it’s expected that total ticket sales revenue will increase by 8.6% in the U.S. over the next four years. So here’s a no-brainer: The more tickets you sell, the more money you earn.

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10 Tips for Successful Event Planning

Hubilo Blog

There is a funny the Duck Face Rule. It means that you stay calm outwardly. The fact of the matter is that you actively row with your paws under the water in order to stay afloat but not a single soul should know about it.

Time Capsules, Time Machines And Evolution Of Traditional Meeting Planners

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your annual meeting more like a time capsule or a time machine? Conferences that are like time capsules promote and preserve nostalgia and the past. Conferences that are like time machines teleport people to the future so they can discover what’s next.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Event Management Software: 8 Ways To Tell If Your Organization Needs It

Eventmobi

Before you begin to evaluate whether your organization should use event management software, it’s important to know what this technology does. What is Event Management Software?

How to organize a charity event to support your Employer Branding

Eventory

Companies across the world struggle to improve their Employer Branding activities. One of the great ways to create a favorable company image is hosting a charity event. The naysayers will tell you that you try to combine a noble purpose with not so noble branding goal. However, it’s possible.

2018 182

An innovative conference competition format

Conferences that Work

My Dutch friend and expert moderator, Jan Jaap In der Maur , recently shared an innovative format for an in-conference pitch competition he devised for the Conventa Crossover Conference , in Ljubljana, Slovenia: “There were also the Conventa Crossover Awards.

How to Invite Media to an Event

GEVME

Event promotion is an art of its own. Without a solid strategy for attracting public attention, your event will hardly make any buzz, no matter how brilliant it may be.

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The Edinburgh Festival how large events must consider the locals

Gallus Events

There are many different things you are taught as an event organiser, but one ever present is that “big is beautiful” There’s scarcely an events organiser who doesn’t want their small event to grow to epic proportions.

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Do Not Be Seduced By Meeting Fads Or Conference Trends

Velvet Chainsaw

Most conference and meeting professionals want the coolest, hippest, latest ideas and trends for their events. We are on the hunt for the next meeting, seating, session format, technology, and food and beverage fad.

How to Design an Event Experience Using Technology

Eventmobi

Are you trying to figure out how to design an event experience? Technology is many event planners’ secret weapon and has the power to be massively impactful to achieving your event goals.

The Top 500 People in Events

BizBash

Meet the Top 500 people in the meeting and event industry in North America. Actually, it’s likely you’ve met many

2018 228

How to Run Inclusive Events – An Organiser’s Top Tips

Eventbrite

This is a guest blog by Jo Bligh – a curator, producer and Artistic Director of Thorny, a platform for the underrepresented voices of Bristol (UK) and beyond.

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The Ultimate Guide to Venue Booking: Narrow Down Your Venue Options

GEVME

We all know how hard it can be to find the right venue for an event. The options seem endless, and more often than not, the never-ending list can be overwhelming.

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3 brilliant design sites for events

Gallus Events

An essential skill for an event manager is to have a keen eye for design. I’ve listed my favourite design sites for event managers. They are brilliant for creating flyers, posters, social media updates and even videos! And so much more.

2018 161

Our Preoccupation With Solutionitis, Hammers And Nails

Velvet Chainsaw

If all you have is a hammer, everything else looks like a nail. The hammer nail analogy is a common business idiom. It describes the bias that we bring to solving problems based on our personal experience and background. Well, hammer meet nail.

2018 260

Death of Disparate Event Management Software for Event Planners

Eventmobi

I remember the state of the meeting and events industry when we first started EventMobi about 10 years ago. Event apps were the new technology on the block for event planners.

How to Turn Your Empty Space into an Event Venue

Brown Paper Tickets

Your perfect event venue awaits … but you might have to use your imagination to see it. Warehouses, restaurants, community centers, hair salons and even old farmhouses and barns can be transformed into beautiful concert halls, theaters, and meeting spaces.

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Five Ways NFL Experience Times Square Can Enhance Your Next Event

BizBash

Let's face it, when planning events for either corporate or social clients, securing a venue that meets all your logistical

2018 209

A Checklist for Handling Security Measures at Government Events

GEVME

Safety should be a priority throughout any event. In the case of a government event, it should be a top priority. If it’s a government event of global importance like the Trump–Kim meeting, well, you will have to take it to the next level.

How to Build a Successful WWDC Conference | Jessie Char from Layers

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Jessie is the co-founder of Layers , a three-day conference where people talk about design and technology. As a former Apple employee and current enthusiast, speakers specializing in iOS design and development are among the highlights of Jane's Layers each year.

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When History Is Weaponized To Keep Your Conference Stuck In The Past

Velvet Chainsaw

We’ve always done it this way and it’s worked. So why should this time be any different? It’s a classic proclamation used to silence any discussion about changing directions.

2018 209

Death of Disparate Event Management Software for Event Planners

Eventmobi

I remember the state of the meeting and events industry when we first started EventMobi about 10 years ago. Event apps were the new technology on the block for event planners.

Event Data: 3 Ways to Track What Really Matters

EventMB

This is a sponsored post written by Myriam Dumortier, Brand Manager of Klik. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Technology and data offer lots of opportunities to understand your event and make it even better.

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Emmys 2018: 28 Splashy Decor Ideas From the Week's Biggest Parties

BizBash

The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles earlier this week, shifting to a

How to Invite an Ambassador to an Event

GEVME

If you communicate with 10-year-olds on a daily basis, you’ve probably heard the phrase “I want to be an Instagram influencer when I grow up” more than once. You may blame it on social media. You might kick your kids off their devices.

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Idea: Develop products and services with clients at conferences

Conferences that Work

Did you know that at Axon’s annual user conference, Accelerate , participants help design new company products that address their needs?