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2020 Event Trends Shaping Attendee Experience


Every year, we see innovation and development within the events industry. In order to succeed in this exciting and dynamic industry, it’s important for organizers to keep their fingers on the pulse of attendees’ expectations and make adjustments to meet them. .

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How to Write a Speaker Bio That Will Attract Attendees

Picatic by Eventbrite

If speakers contribute to the draw of your event, then their bios are essential components of your promotion. Fact is, it’s not enough to simply include educational and background information and point people toward your speaker’s latest projects.

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Promoting Events with Social Media in 2020


In order to increase awareness of your events and boost ticket sales, it’s important to invest time and effort into social media marketing. But with so many social media channels available (and new ones appearing), how should you take advantage of each of them while being relevant?

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How to on-board a top-notch events team


To organize a successful event, you need to enlist a dream team of events experts who are willing to invest their time and expertise in helping manage an event. Whether you're planning a small meeting or large scale event, these experts can get the job done to create an excellent attendee experience.

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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.

5 Ways That Volunteers Directly Impact the Quality of Your Event


Using volunteers for an event may have been a luxury in the past, but today it's essential. Not only do companies look to volunteers to save time and money on staff resources, but volunteer staff also play an integral part of the event's success.

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More Trending

Give meeting-goers many options!

Conferences that Work

Today’s meetings need to give meeting-goers many options, not just a few. But this doesn’t mean filling the conference program with every conceivable session topic. To be enjoyable and productive, meetings need white space : free time for attendees to do what they want and need to do.

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The Top Conferences to Attend in 2020


Whether you want to find new networking or professional development opportunities, learn about the latest industry trends, or connect better with clients, going to a few conferences or events every year is essential for just about every professional.

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3 Noteworthy Trends for Event Strategists to Explore in 2020


Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. A recent Forrester report caught our eye, as it touched on several business trends that will also impact the event strategists and the industry: PREDICTIONS 2020: On the Precipice of Far-Reaching Change.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Hosting a Fundraising Event

Special Events

This fundraising and event pro shares her tips on maximizing revenue from your next fundraiser

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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.

Top 9 Productivity Apps & Templates for Event Managers


As time goes by, event managers deal with more complex tasks. They need to finish everything on time, especially when working in teams. There’s so much to be done and organized and so little time to do it while the amount of pressure just keeps rising.

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How to Protect Your Data


Whether you’re running a multimillion-dollar multinational corporation or a small local business, or are planning a large-scale conference or event, a breach of your data could be catastrophic.

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What Meeting Trends We’ll Be Watching in 2020

PCMA Convene

Technology trends — both artificial intelligence and the use of robots — have captured with attention of some Convene editors. The editors of Convene looked back over 2019, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2020? Why I Have My Eye on AI.

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9 Weird Things No One Tells you About Your Wedding Day


It’s easy to picture your perfect wedding day, from the weather to your dress and everything in between. Unfortunately, the weddings we see in movies don’t prepare us for the actual realities of the big day.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Advanced Social Media Strategies for Event Planners (to Grow Your Business)


If you’re new to event planning and social media marketing, this is the article for you to read. We’ll break down some advanced social media tactics for event planners, even if you have no experience ! The best part is, anyone with access to the internet can do this.

How to Protect Your Data


Whether you’re running a multimillion-dollar multinational corporation or a small local business, or are planning a large-scale conference or event, a breach of your data could be catastrophic. Fortunately, there are software and services available to minimize the risk of a data breach and help you keep your valuable data safe and sound. ANTIVIRUS PROTECTION THAT'S UNIQUE TO YOUR BUSINESS.

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5 Volunteer Retention Strategies for Nonprofits


If you're a nonprofit organization, you know that you need dedicated volunteers to make your event a success. But skilled, reliable volunteers don't appear magically.

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The Road To Integration: Implementing Events Industry Tech Standards

Endless Events

New year, new events industry tech standards! Well, maybe not. But one thing is for sure – Brandt Krueger and Will Curran agree on this. More specifically, on the fact that our industry needs to start implementing more tech standards.

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[Free Guide]: How to Run Virtual Events with Confidence

Virtual events open up a whole new world of possibilities for engaging your attendees. This best practices guide will help you make the most of your online conferences, summits, keynote presentations, and more.

The Top Event Venues in the United States


What are the key drivers to your attendees' satisfaction at a meeting or event? Is it the technology? Speakers? Sessions? Research reveals that venue location and external activities in a venue’s city are more important to attendance and attendee satisfaction than other factors.

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How the Northwest Berry Foundation uses Event Smart for their conference registrations

Event Smart

Meet the Northwest Berry Foundation The Northwest Berry Foundation exists to strengthen the NW berry industry through on-farm research, grower education and information sharing, and reducing food waste.

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Three Tips for Telling Effective Data Stories

PCMA Convene

Communication is the leading job skills gap, says author and presentation expert Nancy Duarte. Courtesy Duarte Inc.). For her latest book, communications expert and best-selling author Nancy Duarte — CEO of Duarte Inc.,

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Event Tech Buyer’s Guide: Can data help you improve your events?

Event Industry News

Your event day is finally here but your head is full of questions! Which parts of your event is proving to be the most popular? Do you know exactly what’s going? Are people behaving how you expected? How can you possibly keep an eye on all this?

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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.

Ticketbud has Holiday Festivals All Lit Up Over Their Online Ticketing


Ticketbud has established successful partnerships with a wide range of events and festivals, from smaller pop-up events to large scale multi-day festivals. We are fast positioning ourselves to be the provider of choice for holiday festivals, food festivals and family events.

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6 Valuable Insights That Helped Shape PCMA Convening Leaders 2020


As PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 kicks off in San Francisco, we got a behind-the-scenes look at the insights they are using to transform their conference.

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Connect Weekly: Business Travel Airfare, Painless Recognition Events & More


Welcome to another edition of Aventri's Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today's meeting and events planners should know.

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A POS Ticketing System Like No Other

Python Events

Having a reliable, robust and easy to use POS ticketing system is essential to anyone in the events industry. POS, or Point of Sale, ticketing systems allow you to sell tickets at physical locations like ticket offices or on the door.

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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!

How the Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress Marries Business With Pleasure

PCMA Convene

Illustration by Carmen Segovia. Planning a wedding is complicated enough, but layering on the logistics of a destination wedding — which one in four couples choose — can add to the prenuptial jitters. Enter destination wedding planners, who help couples navigate every detail of their celebration.

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Groups Can Help Save Hawaii’s Environment


Hawaii wants your group to visit, but not your invasive species. Nonnative plants and animals can wreak havoc in the fragile ecosystem of the world’s most isolated archipelago, and a great way your group can give back is to help root them out.

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2020 Experiential Marketing Strategy for Conferences & Trade Shows Tips


Flat and passive trade shows tips are boring enough to put their own organizers to sleep! If your own crews can’t stay focused throughout the entire presentation, then how can you expect your potential clients to show any interest?