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Leveraging Local Intellectual Capital for Memorable Conventions


This is a case study sponsored by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies. Most people come to conventions for learning and networking. When either of those is lackluster, you’ll see a drop in attendance.

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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.

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


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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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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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 Prepare a Venue for an Event


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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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.

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Event Planning Template Bundle: 61 Templates for 2019


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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How to Prepare a Venue for an Event


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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The Events Expert Interview Series #26: Keith Johnston


We have been interviewing expert event professionals in our industry, and sharing their insights, advice, and unique experiences. With more than 15 years experience, Keith Johnston has worked on both the planner and supplier side of the meetings and events industry.

Forecast: 9 New Products & Ideas for Fall Events


From a tapas food crawl in Boston to a wedding planning company in Orlando, here's a look at the latest

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

How to Improve Your Team’s Planning Workflow


Event Planning

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How to Acknowledge Event Sponsors


Times are changing, and in the era of digital technology and superfluous information, the needs of sponsors have increased significantly. That is why it is crucial that event organizers know how to acknowledge event sponsors.

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How To Build Guest List For Corporate Events

All Seated

Establishing the guest list for an event is the crucial first step for every event planning process. While on the surface it may seem as though a guest list is only about who is invited, it serves purposes well beyond that!

20 Cocktail Ideas for Festive Fall Events


Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and figs are just some of the ingredients that can add a touch of fall flavor to

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25+ Must-Attend Events for Event Professionals in 2019

Hubilo Blog

With the year 2019 round the corner, event professionals must be already busy with the planning of the set of events to plan and visit in the next year.

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How to Pitch an Event in Asia


Pitching an event requires a good presentation and is half of the event’s success. That is why event organizers should know how to pitch an event to sponsors in the best way possible. Reasons to pitch an event. Preparation of business events in Asia requires management at a highly professional level.

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Why Marketers Should Consider Brand Activations at Festivals in 2019


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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Why This Newsstand Displayed Fake News Headlines


With the U.S. midterm elections happening Tuesday, the ability to spot misinformation in the news might be more important than

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Event Diversity: 6 Ways to Make Your Events More Inclusive


How should event organizers create more diverse events? Here are 6 tips to keep in mind, compiled with the help of thought-leaders and university professors. A recent study by Bizzabo revealed that 70% of event speakers at events across the world are male.

Six Enlightening Facts about Experiential Marketing


Today experiential marketing can be optimized on every level to increase the value of activations and lower costs. What makes it really shine is the ability to integrate every experience with a Data-Driven Enterprise Event Platform to extend the value of the experience.

#FICP Just Pulled Off a Masterclass in Creating Meaningful Connections

Smart Meetings

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Event Technology Buyer’s Guide

Event Industry News

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Event Tech Buyer’s Guide, your comprehensive resource for learning what the latest trends are in this diverse industry.

Bizzabo Wins the Oscars of Event Technology for the Fourth Year in a Row


Bizzabo has won the three Event Technology Awards, including the People’s Choice Award for the fourth year in a row. Here's the full story. The Event Technology Awards is arguably the most prestigious awards show in the industry.

Need Better Speakers? You Make the Call.


As event professionals know, the speaker line up at your events can make or break attendance. That's why it makes sense to exploit your event management and planning software to the fullest in helping you generate a killer "Call for Speakers" capability

Caesars and Jimmy Kimmel To Open Comedy Club at The Linq

Smart Meetings

Caesars Entertainment is partnering with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to open Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas in spring, 2019. Also coming to the entertainment area is Fly LINQ, 10 side-by-side zip lines that will launch from a 114-foot-tall tower.

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The Gate creates new social dining concept in Richmond

Event Industry News

A new social concept has been introduced to Richmond, welcoming relaxed all-day dining to Richmond Hill. Great food and drink, unpretentious and amazing value, The Gate officially opened its doors on November 2 nd and is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner every day.

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Event Technology: The 2019 Guide


Welcome to your 2019 event technology guide. Here you’ll find information and examples of popular event tech tools like event management software, event marketing software, and even event planning software. What is Event Technology?

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How to Organize a Successful Fundraising Event That Attracts Big Donors

Hubilo Blog

The aim and essence of fundraising go beyond the realm of self-interest. The human society is composed of every type of people — rich & powerful and poor & marginalized. It takes true will, grit, and resources to strike a balance between these two ends.

How to Use Tech to Win Social Events

Smart Meetings

Everyone knows this scenario. You attend a social event and serendipitously make a genuine business connection with someone. You can envision working together on an exciting project. After several minutes, you move on, only to realize too late that no form of contact was ever exchanged.

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Winners announced for the Event Technology Awards 2018

Event Industry News

East London’s Troxy hosted the 6 th Event Technology Awards, welcoming event professionals from around the globe to an exciting evening of food and celebration. A new addition to the 2018 ceremony was the Outstanding Contribution to Event Technology award, which was presented to Cvent founder Reggie Aggarwal. Highlights of the evening included word of mouth sales platform Verve taking home the gong for Best Festival Technology for the fourth year in a row.

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The Themed Event: How to Ensure Memorable, Impactful Experiences for Attendees


If you want your event or meeting to be memorable, then get busy theming it.

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Do This & You'll Have Them At "Hello."


Corporate events are a lot more than "get togethers" for industry professionals. Today they are an extended time period to capture data from a captive audience. Among the countless details event planners must be mindful of, event registration is unquestionably critical.

Election Results: What the Mid-Terms Meant for Events

Smart Meetings

From minimum wage increases to hotel taxes and subsidies for new conference properties, voters in mid-term elections on Tuesday were asked to weigh in on a number of issues that could affect where you hold your meetings and how much they will cost.

The Complete Guide to Product Launch Event Planning


Event Planning

Tips for Successful Corporate Event Planning- Learning from VOT 2018

Hubilo Blog

Events are a great way to facilitate a lot of corporate benefits. Major corporate, no matter the industry they operate in from plastics to wealth management leverage events for various purposes.

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