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Conference Organizers: What Is Your Duty of Care?

Velvet Chainsaw

Just when we thought we were turning the corner on a rise in Covid cases, we are hearing about short-term cancellations of conventions once again as the Delta variant causes cases to rise.

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Does the Event Industry Really Need Another Trade Association?


MESA is a new association targeting an audience of small and midsize suppliers. Given all the industry organizations already in existence, why is it necessary?

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New Feature: Improve Security With Single Sign-On


Security is a top priority for us at atEvent and for our enterprise customers. We're excited to announce we have enhanced our security with a Single Sign-On (SSO) option. Product

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Lessons learned from online meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Conferences that Work

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) has published some useful lessons learned from organizing six online scientific meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is my summary of what I think are the most interesting findings, plus some commentary.

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Six Brand Ambassador Roles for Events—Plus, How to Keep Staffers Safe

Event Marketer

Forget ‘warm bodies’—these brand ambassador types are essential staff members.

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Introducing Integrations for GEVME Virtual


At GEVME, we are constantly developing new features to help event professionals build and operate their events.

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Top 7 Barcades In Austin To Game It Up


Who doesn’t love a great bar space where you can enjoy drinks and get your game on? Arcade games are a favorite pastime for many Austin locals and we’ve compiled our favorite spots for a little friendly competition.

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Executive Q&A: Lexus Goes ‘All In’ on Gaming With a Concept Car Designed by Twitch Users

Event Marketer

How the automaker is appealing to a whole new generation of car buyers.

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Bevy’s Community Event Management Platform [Review]


Bevy’s event management platform is geared to scaling community events, along with complex virtual and hybrid conferences. Here is our review. What Is It?

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Live? Virtual? Hybrid? There’s Only One Wrong Choice for Team Building

Smart Meetings

In June, organizations across America were excited about the return of in-person events, and the enticing potential of hybrid events. How quickly things change. By late July, Covid-19 cases were again spiking across the United States.

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How Planners Are Customizing Hybrid Events

Convene by PCMA

A hybrid meeting takes place at Marina Bay Sands’ Hybrid Broadcast Studio in Singapore. The overall number of COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard respondents who said they were planning to hold simultaneous events for digital and in-person audiences dropped over the last six months.

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What’s Next in ATX: Donuts, Wine Bar, and So Much More


Hey you! Are you here to see what’s new in the 512? Well, we’ve got the 411 on everything that is new in Austin and what’s coming next to town.

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The Best Webinars of 2021 So Far


One thing that can be said about the Great Covid-19 Lockdown is there has been no shortage of webinars to attend. From how-to’s to top tips, there has been plenty of content to keep us busy as we navigate a chaotic and confusing landscape and adapt to the ever-changing “new normal.”.

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Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

Consistency Is Key: Better Brand Management With Astute Review!

Endless Events

Every once in a while, our hosts Will and Brandt love to bring guests to the Event Tech Podcast and have them talk about an exciting technology or software they’ve developed.

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Why Virtual Event Rehearsals Matter [+ a Checklist to Do Them Right]

SpotMe Blog

Your virtual conference or hybrid event is right around the corner. What can you do to ensure everything runs smoothly on the event day? Run a virtual event rehearsal. . A rehearsal session makes a huge difference in your guests’ experience.

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15 Best BBQ Spots In Tampa Bay You Need To Try


Be right back, it’s barbecue time in Tampa Bay! If you’re a BBQ lover like we are, then this is for you. We have come together to create a list of the best BBQ spots in Tampa Bay. There are some spread all throughout the Bay area and at least one has to be close to you! .

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The Endless Potential of ROI with Hybrid

Event Age by Swapcard

Hybrid events are the best of both worlds. With a single event, you get to create an immersive and unconventional event experience for two different audiences, one virtual and one onsite. Event Tech Hybrid events

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

Day in the Life of a Wedding & Event Planner with Beverly Diane

The Planner's Lounge

Welcome to our “Day in the Life” series! We feature wedding and event planners from around the world with many different levels of experience. If you would like to be featured, download our questionnaire here and email your responses and photos to

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Global Event Planning: How It Differs From Your Run of the Mill Event

SpotMe Blog

One of the trends to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic is the increased popularity and prevalence of global events. Virtual events became the norm when people were no longer able to meet in person for conferences, trade shows, and other events.

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Get Spooky with these 4 Orlando Ghost Tours


Can you feel the chill in the air? That’s right, Orlando , it’s officially spooky season and we can’t get enough of it! Pumpkin patches, hayrides, haunted houses, and ghost tours? Where do we sign up?

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No Planning, No Planet Event Announced

Prestige Events Magazine

Maidenhead based consulting and accreditation company, Greengage Travel & Event Solutions, is collaborating with Quiet Company, Trident Hospitality and UK Harvest to create a unique event to highlight the interlinked challenges of climate change and food waste.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

A ‘4 Cs’ Framework for Omnichannel Events

Convene by PCMA

Musician Ciaran Gribbin leads PCMA EduCon 2019 attendees in a song during a session about team building. Creating engaging future events will partly involve more active audience participation, says one events organizer. Jacob Slaton Photography).

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IHG Hotels Launches Vignette Collection, a ‘Conversion Brand’

Smart Meetings

IHG Hotels & Resorts ( formerly InterContinental Hotels Group ) launched luxury and lifestyle brand Vignette Collection , the company’s 17th brand in the more than 100 countries in which the company has a toehold. Hotel X.

September Local Love List: 10 Businesses to Check This Month in Tampa Bay


It’s finally fall y’all! So much is happening this September so be sure to subscribe to UNATION! We’ve got all the info on events, things to do in Tampa Bay, and businesses to check out like our Local Love List: September Edition.

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Episode 40: Legal Issues Returning to In-Person Events with Steve Adelman from Adelman Law Group


I am excited to learn more about the risk management and legal issues event professionals face as we return to the world of in-person events… The Event Hustler Show

Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

Pivoting to the “New Normal”

Event Age by Swapcard

I'm Bob Chain, experiential marketing professional, event producer, and one of Swapcard's Strategic Accounts Managers. Having worked with many of the leading associations in North America, I get a behind-the-scenes look into what is driving the industry.

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16 simple-to-organize games to boost engagement at virtual events

Hubilo Blog

The NBA ratings took a massive dip of almost 35% when LeBron James was unable to play against the New Orleans Pelicans. The audience associates LeBron and Westbrook when they think of basketball. When the spark of the show goes missing, they either lose interest or move away from the game.

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Best Burgers in Austin


We love burgers around here, whether they’re from fast-food restaurants or more upscale, sit-down spots. Cheap burgers and more elevated burgers all hold a special place in our hearts, and we want to share some of our absolute favorites with you!

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