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How to provide new experiences at meetings

Conferences that Work

How can we provide new experiences at meetings? Not new F&B, decor, or glitz. Something deeper. Here’s a story…. A memorial service. Last month, I staffed an online memorial service for E, a friend who died tragically, at age 42, of breast cancer.

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Top 6 questions to ask a venue before booking.

Expo Pass

We should start by saying that venues everywhere have put in tons of work to be able to host literally any kind of event right now. Whatever you are planning — in-person, virtual, or hybrid — there is a venue that can help make it happen.

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How NOT To Run A Virtual Event

Event Age by Swapcard

Can you believe that it’s been almost 18 months since we first heard the dreaded phrase “pivot to virtual”? We’ve come so far with digital innovation in the events industry, especially when it comes to running virtual events.

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What Lies Beyond the Peak for Virtual Events


While the pandemic forced users across the globe to flock to virtual events, the peculiar context motivating this massive influx of revenue has left virtual event tech vendors struggling as the need for virtual declines.

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Top 5 Fall Activities to Celebrate All Things Autumnal


Even in the middle of Texas, we anticipate our short autumn season. Fall activities come but only once a year and we love to partake!

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14 Essential #eventprofs To Follow On Twitter


We love Twitter. In our opinion, no other social platform can match the depth and volume of knowledge being shared. It's where we go when we want to stay up-to-date with the events industry. It's also where we have the most fun sharing content and interacting with other #eventprofs.

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Swapcard Launches Revolutionary Hybrid Session Scanning Tool

Event Age by Swapcard

Swapcard announced today the launch of a brand new app, SwapAccess, that is breaking the traditional hardware-based registration mold by modernizing session attendance and access control. Event Tech Press Release Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person events

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12+ Best Markets in Tampa Bay: Farmer’s Markets, Maker Markets & More


From fresh produce to local art to homemade treats, there is no shortage of markets in Tampa Bay ! Most weekends, and some weekdays, you can find an awesome market to check out and shop local. Want to know where to grab a bite, listen to some music, and shop ’till you drop?

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How Ally Bank Uses Gamification to Bolster Financial Literacy

Event Marketer

To promote financial literacy among middle school-aged students, Ally Financial recently teamed up with rapper Big Sean and popular computer game Minecraft to create “Fintropolis,” a world within the game that weaves financial lessons into the experience as players navigate through it.

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.

The Dark Side of Contactless Check-in

Convene by PCMA

Contactless check-ins at hotels makes it easier for human trafficking to take place.

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Event AV Costs: How To Get The Best Possible Deal

Endless Events

Oh, event AV costs. Just when event planners thought they had enough to think about, the question arises.

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Celebrate the Season With 8+ Fantastic Fall Activities in Tampa Bay


Fall is right around the corner! It’s just about that time to bring out the pumpkin flavored everything, decorate your home in yellow, orange, and brown, and find the best fall activities in Tampa Bay. Fortunately we have the last part covered for you!

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How to Write an AV RFP that Covers COVID-19 Variables

Smart Meetings

Up until 2019, your live event audiovisual Request for Proposal (RFP) was straightforward. There wasn’t a need to include a virtual platform ; unless it was a rare occasion with a one-off request to include a broadcast element.

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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.

10 Books Every Event Planner Should Be Reading in 2021

Event Certificate

We have rounded up a list of 10 favorite event planning books from some of the best authors in the industry. These books provide a comprehensive list of materials covering topics from event planning logistics to business promotion. There are many ways to learn event and wedding planning.

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Partnering With Small Businesses To Create Wicked Awesome Virtual Experiences!

Endless Events

The year 2020 has established itself as the year of the pivot in the events industry. Since then, countless #EventIcons guests were brought on the podcast to talk about how they turned their in-person events into virtual ones and the importance of their community in these trying times.

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20+ Fun Things to Do Outside in Tampa Bay


Want to enjoy some Florida sunshine? Look no further than our list of 20+ Fun Things To Do Outside in Tampa Bay , curated just for you! From unique adventures to waterfront views, and more, this list has something for everyone. Beat cabin fever with our favorite things to do outside in Tampa Bay!

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Authentic Experiences 101: A Hot New Hotel and Restaurant in San Francisco

Smart Meetings

The research indicates experience tops destination. In other words, most meeting attendees would rather have a “wow” time somewhere memorable than another breakout room even if it’s at an upscale hotel or resort. But what if you can plan for both? To wit, the wow destination is San Francisco.

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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.

R U OK? Day


Day is coming up on Thursday the 9 th of September. The aim of this day is to normalise conversations around mental health and act as a reminder to check-in on each other, because a conversation could save a life.

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Summer Is Over & COVID-19 Is Back: Now What?

Endless Events

After a hopeful summer, filled with festivals, industry events , and a whole lot of catching up, event planners and professionals find themselves in a pickle yet again.

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Fan’s Guide to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Schedule, Experiences, and More at Raymond James Stadium


Hey, hey Champa Bay. Get updates on upcoming games, watch parties, and sports news delivered right to your inbox! . Email. Please enter a valid email address. Let's go! Thanks for subscribing! Hey Tampa Bay, or should we say Champa Bay!

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6 ways to keep your attendees hooked during a virtual livestream

Hubilo Blog

Virtual events are awesome! The convenience. The low overhead costs. The countless ways to connect with people across continents. But if you’ve ever sat through a painfully long video call, you know that a livestream, if not executed properly, can cause Zoom fatigue.

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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.

5 Benefits of Using a Native Mobile Event App


Do you know the difference between a web-based event application and a native mobile event app? Don’t they do the same thing? Not at all. A native app is one that you install directly onto your smartphone – like your favorite social apps!

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Time's Running Out to Speak at Catersource + The Special Event!

Special Events

The Call for Speakers portal will be open until September 30th, 2021

Stuff to Brew in San Antonio? Check Out These Awesome Breweries in San Antonio!


Pop a top again, I think we should have another round, San Antonio! We have no shortage of amazing and creative breweries in San Antonio, and we are here to tell you about some of our favorites. The breweries on our list have brews unique to San Antonio and are sure to satisfy any beer enthusiast!

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12 Virtual Event Ideas You Can Try Today


Let’s face it, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have been forced to host and/or attend so many virtual events, but how many of those have been interesting and valuable? Event Marketing

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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

Creating a Volunteer Management Process | A 6-Step Guide


Volunteers make up an essential part of the workforce of many nonprofits. Your organization likely relies on the help of these passionate individuals to support your programs, events, and initiatives that are important to your goals and objectives.

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Accor Sets Sights on Rest of Europe for Its Co-Working Business ??


Skift Take: The hotel giant is quietly tip-toeing its way across Europe, but a hospitality slant may prove to be a weakness rather than a strength. Matthew Parsons Read the Complete Story On Skift.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Local Latin Favorites


Perhaps the greatest part about living in the City Beautiful is never having a shortage of delicious food and good company. This Hispanic Heritage Month dine out or order in from some of our local Latin favorites in Orlando! Grocery & Restaurant. Mi Bandera on Uber Eats. Mi Bandera.

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