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Why our meetings are still full of lectures

Conferences that Work

Why are our meetings still full of lectures? Well, listen to and consider this June 11, 2021 quote from New York City Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams : [link]. With new technology of remote learning, you don’t need school children to be in a school building with a number of teachers.

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5 Event Planner Marketing Strategies Used by Top Professionals

Social Tables

As an event planner, much of your success is based on your ability to bring in new business, organize top-notch events, and keep your customers coming back. And while you may hope that your events speak for themselves (and maybe they do!),

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6 Perks of Using Digital Tickets

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These days, physical tickets may be on their way out. Consider how many attendees will show up to your next event with a smartphone in hand. Chances are, it’ll be most — if not all — of them. That makes digital tickets a convenient option for both you and your attendees.

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Streamlining Safety at The Door with Our Newest Event Partner: CLEAR Health Pass

Event Farm

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

Tech Giant Cvent Teams Up With Encore to Get an Edge on Hybrid Events

EventMB

Event tech giant Cvent announced a strategic partnership with leading event production company Encore, signaling a new trend in event tech that redefines the term ‘end-to-end’ as in-person events return.

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Event Marketing Strategies That Cut Back on No-Shows

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For event planners, ticket sales are a basic measure of a successful event, making it all too easy to get wrapped up in watching your sales numbers. But while ticket sales are important, your event could end up feeling sparsely attended and unexciting if a lot of those buyers turn into no-shows.

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What’s New in Tampa Bay: 10+ Awesome Restaurants, Bars, and More

UNATION

Do you own a business in Tampa Bay? Convert fans and followers into customers this summer! Learn more. If you’re looking for something new in Tampa Bay , look no further! Our city is growing and we understand that sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

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Hopin Acquires Boomset in Bid to Conquer Hybrid and In-Person Events

EventMB

Hopin is acquiring Boomset to expand its offering into hybrid and in-person events. This latest acquisition announced Wednesday is part of Hopin’s multi-product strategy, focusing on adding onsite capabilities to its offering.

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The Show Must Go On: A Story Of A Circus That Went Virtual

GEVME

Yesterday, on June 16th, we conducted Episode 3 of our Virtual Experience Makers series. But this time, we were able to create an engaging experience and involve speakers from remote locations such as Cambodia! The 3D Lobby of Episode 3.

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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 Creators Around the World Are Celebrating International Day of Yoga

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The International Day of Yoga is held each year on the summer solstice. Since it’s the longest day of the year, it’s the perfect time to grab our mats and get outside.

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Psst: We’re Sharing Best Speakeasies in Tampa Bay That You Have to Visit This Weekend

UNATION

Secrets out with these hidden speakeasies! Have you ever wondered what it was like to drink in the Prohibition days when alcohol was outlawed? Well, it’s time to experience the best speakeasies in Tampa Bay.

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Brella Raises $10 Million in Funding to Double Down on Hybrid Events

EventMB

Networking-focused hybrid event platform Brella has announced a $10 million in new funding led by Connected Capital and returning investors Vendep Capital. The Finland-based company will use the funds to develop year-round approaches to hybrid events.

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A Virtual Event May Be The Perfect Format For Your Next Event

GEVME

The internet has been showing its prowess during the pandemic. While it was more of a way to get work done and connect with our loved ones, the internet nowadays has become a medium to celebrate and network with professionals.

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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.

CraftJam’s Hybrid Business Model for Live and Virtual Events

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Eventbrite hosted the first-ever RECONVENE summit in May. The virtual networking and skillsharing event featured more than 20 talks and workshops from some of the most dynamic thinkers in the event world. We’re recapping the two-day event’s key takeaways on the blog.

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Grow On Us: Tampa Bay Edition

UNATION

Hey Tampa friends, get excited! Grow On Us is back, this time with a Tampa twist! Each month Grow Financial Federal Credit Union will be partnering with different local businesses for their initiative of #GrowOnUs. Why you may ask?

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Hybrid Events by Convene [Review]

EventMB

Convene has a new hybrid event offering that includes a physical venue paired with hybrid technology and support. Here is our review. Hybrid Events by Convene: What Is It?

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A Virtual Event May Be The Perfect Format For Your Next Event

GEVME

The internet has been showing its prowess during the pandemic. While it was more of a way to get work done and connect with our loved ones, the internet nowadays has become a medium to celebrate and network with professionals.

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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.

How to Design Effective Reopening Guidelines That Resonate With Attendees

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Eventbrite hosted the first-ever RECONVENE summit in May. The virtual networking and skillsharing event featured more than 20 talks and workshops from some of the most dynamic thinkers in the event world. We’re recapping the two-day event’s key takeaways on the blog.

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Tampa Bay Summer Bucket List

UNATION

Well Tampa Bay , it’s sweet Summer time and it’s time to cross off those bucket list to-dos! We have put together the ultimate Tampa Bay Summer Bucket List guide that will help with planning your entire Summer out from concerts , hotel passes , staycations and so much more! .

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Wikimania Virtual Event Uses Multilingual Content to Break Down Global Barriers

EventMB

Wikimania, the annual conference of the Wikimedia Foundation, is going virtual for the first time in its 16-year history.

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Sweets and the City: Godiva Deploys a Retro Pink Truck to ‘Deliver Happiness’ to New Yorkers

Event Marketer

Right now, Godiva figures we could all use some good cheer—and chocolate.

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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.

How to Simplify Event Marketing (and Not Drown in Facebook Ads)

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Save time and money with Eventbrite Boost If you’re an event creator who thinks about how to promote events, you’ve probably heard of Facebook Ads Manager. You’ve also heard that advertising on Facebook might be easier said than done.

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Best Happy Hours in Winter Park

UNATION

Oh, happy hour! Is there anything better than getting off work and enjoying drinks with friends? We don’t think so! In fact, we love happy hour so much we’ve created a list of the best happy hours in Winter Park for you to enjoy.

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Post-Pandemic Event Insurance 2021: 5 Tips to Mitigate Risk

Event Age by Swapcard

In the events industry, changing plans and learning to problem solve on the fly are skills you need to have to run a successful event. As the pandemic unfolded, the problems facing organizers became bigger than anything that had been faced before. The industry had to adapt as a result.

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Brands are Carving Out a New Staffing Position: Chief Brand Ambassador

Event Marketer

F&B brands offer next-level ambassador gigs to superfans, nature photographers—and canines. The everyday brand ambassador plays an important role in connecting brands with audiences, from educating them on a company’s products and services to delivering samples.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

Upcoming GuideTalk – Providing Value to Sponsors with Guidebook 6|27

Guidebook

Sponsors play a critical role in many events. Through revenue, content, and dialog, sponsors contribute to the overall success of events large and small. . As the events landscape continues to evolve – so must sponsorship opportunities.

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Stretch Out at the Best Yoga Studios in Tampa Bay

UNATION

Stressful times call for yoga classes, and with so many yoga studios in Tampa Bay , it’s hard to know which is your best fit. Maybe you want to pick a studio based on their aesthetic or want more variety in your classes.

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How AI Is Changing Event Attendee Experiences For The Better

MeetingPlay

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is becoming more important than ever, particularly as modern cloud computing technology enables more powerful, flexible, scalable AI tools. The market is forecasted to grow to nearly $267 billion by 2027 – up from $27.23 billion in 2019.

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