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Successful change requires integration and practice

Conferences that Work

I find Virginia Satir’s change model to be the most useful of the many models of change. There’s a crucial fifth stage in Satir’s model that people often neglect: the integration and practice phase. The hero’s journey shortchanges change.

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How to Gamify Networking & Skyrocket Attendee Experience

Event Age by Swapcard

Just because "Zoom fatigue" is a thing, doesn't mean virtual events can't be a success. Some planners hit it out of the park by pushing the boundaries with creative, original ideas. We're celebrating those event planners in our Success Story series. Don't play it safe; be creative!

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Festival Volunteers | FAQ + 12 Essential Roles and Duties


Volunteers and staff are the people behind the scenes who ensure that every attendee has a memorable and positive festival experience. A lot goes into offering a truly exceptional event, and volunteers are the people who execute much of the hard work.

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[WEBINAR]: Cracking the Code on Event Networking

Velvet Chainsaw

What is every meeting owner’s quest for the holy grail? Delivering meaningful networking and connecting experiences in a digital or hybrid experience. In February, our two guests founded the 2021 Virtual Networking Incubator.

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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.

How to Manage Virtual Event Time Zones for Global Audiences


One of the major benefits of virtual events is their ability to reach audiences all over the world. The challenge, however, is ensuring your international attendees have the best possible experience at your event.

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4 Reasons to Keep Hosting Hybrid and Live Virtual Events this Summer

Picatic by Eventbrite

With many event venues beginning to reopen across the country and some restrictions on public gatherings being loosened, you may think it’s time to return to only in-person events and leave the streaming tech behind once and for all.

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Special Recognition for Sarah Michel, CSP

Velvet Chainsaw

Please join the Velvet Chainsaw team in congratulating our very own Sarah Michel! Last week she was presented with the National Speakers Association – Colorado Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award. Sarah is in an exclusive club: She is only the sixth person to receive this honor in the past 25 years.

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For These Brick-and-Mortar Retailers, Experiential Marketing is a Path Forward

Event Marketer

Brick-and-mortar retail stores took a serious hit during the pandemic as consumers turned to online shopping as a preferred—and safer—alternative.

Europe’s Test Events Push the Boundaries of Safety. What Can They Teach Us?


Test events are popping up across Europe to gauge the safety of meeting in person as many developed countries move closer to herd immunity status. What have these real-world experiments taught us about the risks?

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Katie Couric and Dr. Jennifer Aaker Joining Eventbrite’s RECONVENE Summit

Picatic by Eventbrite

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How Hybrid Events are Changing the Production Landscape

Event Age by Swapcard

As Swapcard’s resident production specialist and self-proclaimed “AV Guy”, I’ve witnessed many clients and in-house events being produced. Some good, some bad, some ugly and all insightful!

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Swag of the Future: Hybrid-Ready, Safe and Responsible

Smart Meetings

So, what’s in store for swag , now that in-person events are slowly, steadily returning to the landscape? While physical events were stalled, business was anything but normal for promo companies.

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Cisco Acquires Socio as Event Tech Deals Now in Full Swing


Cisco has announced the intention of acquiring Socio Labs Inc, the developers of the Socio event management platform.

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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.

How to pick a virtual event platform for your next virtual event.

Expo Pass

Although we’re moving towards a more hybrid and in-person world, virtual events have won a place in our hearts for the long term. The ease with which virtual can connect us, anywhere in the world, all without leaving the couch, is indispensable at this point.

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Global Events: Translation, Interpretation & Captioning

Endless Events

As event planners were thrust into the throes of virtual events in early 2020, confusion and fear were the first things to settle in. But soon enough, we all learned what we had to learn.

The Future of Tradeshows: IMEX on Community with Carina Bauer

Event Age by Swapcard

Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX, tells it like it is. She’s not afraid to take risks and push the boundaries of creativity to immerse attendees in the experiences her team is creating. Event Experiences Event Community Hybrid events In-person events Podcast

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Third-Party Planners Are Taking Charge to Protect Their Contracts — Will it Last?


The sweeping cancellations and pandemic-related uncertainties have exposed vulnerabilities in the way third-party planners get paid, which is pushing some to redefine their contracts in order to protect their interests. Is this sustainable?

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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.

5 Program Design Changes to Add Value to Your Conference

PCMA Convene

Hallway conversations are going to be even more highly valued in future conferences, Dave Lutz says, so planners should consider chopping 15 minutes off of concurrent sessions to create longer breaks. Jacob Slaton Photography).

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Join the Coterie Spark Team: Producer Job Posting

Coterie Spark

We are looking for an outgoing and motivated Producer to join our team! . Producer Full-Time Position Description. Responsible for planning and executing meetings and events that are considered small to medium in size. Projects will be assigned at the discretion of the COO.

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Socio Has Agreed to Be Acquired by Cisco to Power the Future of Events

Socio Events

I’m excited to share the news today that Cisco announced the intent to acquire Socio. You can read more about Cisco’s intent to acquire Socio in their blog. We started Socio with the vision to transform how events and meetings are run around the world.

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Why MeetingPlay? How does one event platform stand out from the others?


There is no shortage of virtual and hybrid platforms in the current event spaces. Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, “eventing” has shifted into something that is fluid and malleable for each individual event.

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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.

What to Look for in a Hybrid Event Platform


The right event platforms can make or break your hybrid event. Learn what experts consider key for hybrid event platforms so you can choose the right fit.

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Starlink In Events: New Possibilities For Remote Venues

Endless Events

In today’s episode of Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger talk about one of the most exciting new technologies in the world, or shall we say universe: Starlink.

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Mobile World Congress Hires a Travel Agency to Help Steady Nerves for Returning Event


Mobile World Congress is scheduled to take places June 28 to July 1, 2021, after cancelling it at the last minute last year.

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Mike and Kaitlin’s Boho-Chic Summer Nuptials


Mike and Kaitlin’s summer nuptials were nothing short of magic. With the help of the brilliant team of planners at I Do! Weddings ! Wedding transformed a private property in a bohemian and rustic wedding backdrop that was stylish and in every sense of the word.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Small-Scale Event Planning: 5 Ways to Make Money With Fewer Attendees


The challenges posed by the pandemic in the last year have meant that it’s more important than ever to make events a financial success.

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Chef-driven Wine Tastings Delight in Napa Valley

Smart Meetings

Leave it to the one and only Julia Child to tell it like it should be. “Wine,” she said, “is meant to be enjoyed with food—that’s the point of it.” ” Napa Valley.

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Five Lessons Learned from a Post Pandemic In-Person Event


While it seemed like attending my first post-pandemic in-person event would be like riding a bike, it came with some lessons learned and a few surprises.

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