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How Two Cowgirls-at-Heart Became Event Creators — Almost by Accident

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The best events don’t always start with a business plan. Often, they start with a spark. Someone has a passion they want to share, and a great idea about how to share it. They’re moved to bring people together around a vision, so they make it happen — even with no event planning experience.

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The Right Rewarding Student Strategy For Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

Many associations struggle with the right strategy for involving students in their organization and events. Some attract students to join and participate in the organization’s programs and services while still in college.

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Q&A: How This New Netflix Series Goes Behind the Scenes of Major Events


“I didn’t think I would cry about a spaceship," one viewer confessed to Joe Zee, executive producer of the new

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The 2 Most Powerful Event App Features for Attendee Networking


One of the most common reasons we see event planners deciding to invest in an event app is to increase attendee networking. Attendee Chat and Group Discussions, in particular, are two of the most powerful features for achieving this event goal.

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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 500 Nonprofits Are Fundraising With Events in 2019

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It’s time to build your nonprofit’s fundraising plan for 2019. You know what you did last year and your goals for the year to come. But in your rush to create an airtight fundraising plan, it can be very easy to overlook a critical factor: what other nonprofit events are doing.

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AlphaZero, machine learning, and the future of work

Conferences that Work

Not long ago I wrote about the end of decent paid jobs and the need for basic income. A startling recent advance in machine learning has only heightened my concerns.

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EventMobi’s 150 Days of Action: Adam’s Volunteer Story With Operation Christmas Child


On July 1st, 2017, EventMobi kicked off a new company-wide volunteer program called 150 Days of Action.

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Capture Important Event Attendee Info With Custom Questions

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Every event is unique — and so is the way you sign up attendees. You might need to capture specific information, such as meal preference or t-shirt size, right up front during registration.

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Empowering Conference Registrants To See Learning As A Journey Not A Finish Line

Velvet Chainsaw

Do your conference learning opportunities—from the general session to networking to breakouts to deep dive workshops—empower registrants to participate in their own learning journey? Or do your conference education sessions motivate participants to see the finish line?

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Guide to Raising Money at Nonprofit Events


There are numerous nonprofit organisations that arrange events and work hard at raising money for nonprofits with the assistance of professional event organisers.

2019 156

Event Technology: 25 Solutions for Your Virtual Tool Bag


The brand experience agency Cramer’s 2018 Event Technology Landscape includes a whopping 245 event technology providers. Even more impressive is

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The Top 5 Most Helpful Blogs to Perfect Your Event Planning

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Event planning is a precarious business. So much can go wrong at any time — but when things go right, the feeling is unbeatable. Any event professional knows that luck has no place in a successful event. It’s all about planning ahead, and planning smart.

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Practicing Conference Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less And Better

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s hard for conference organizers to stick to planning the essential elements of their events. We are bombarded from every side from people who want us to add their components to the schedule.

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Social Proof: Use Customer Reviews to Drive Event Sales


One thing that we know about customer reviews is that they are a powerful tool for boosting sales. In business, customer feedback plays a significant role in ensuring business efficiency and future sales growth. According to experts, positive feedback can provide a gain of up to 70%.

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2019 Preview: 10 Most Anticipated Chicago Venues for Meetings and Events


Looking for a new venue for your next event? Here are the most anticipated Chicago restaurants, corporate event venues, hotels

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How to Create a Free Website for Your Event in Minutes

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If you don’t have a dedicated website for your event, you’re missing out on more than just a marketing opportunity. You could be losing ticket sales. And that’s a shame, because it’s very easy — and can be free — to create an event website.

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Top 14 Audio Visual Trends for Events for 2019


This is a case study sponsored by Aria AV. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. When it comes to technology, the landscape is always shifting. Today’s hot gadget can be tomorrow’s e-waste, and if you’re not paying attention, things can pass you by.

2019 193

How to Make an Event More Fun


From team-building events and presentations to conferences and quarterly reports, you probably want to know one thing: how to make events more fun. You can organise workshops or festivals, quests, flash mobs, tours, or concerts or maybe even promote business by organising a thematic event for it.

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Golden Globes 2019: Get Inspired by This Year's Glamorous Parties


While last year's Golden Globes directly addressed Hollywood's pervasive sexual harassment scandals, this year's award show took on a more

2019 195

4 Things You Need to Know Before Hosting Your Second Event

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Your first-ever event is a wrap — and you’re already thinking about how to make your second one even better. Before you launch into your planning, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on what worked — and what didn’t — from your first attempt.

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How to Kick the Multitasking Habit in 2019

Smart Meetings

Meeting professionals often find themselves managing multiple priorities. After all, we all have a variety of responsibilities that need to be handled adroitly. That is simply the nature of our work today.

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What’s Trending in Business Event Technology

PCMA Convene

Convene editors used a hight tech process to ask tach experts at Convening Leaders what is trending in business events technology. Barbara Palmer). What are the top technology trends in the business events industry in the coming year?

How New Technology Helped This Gala Raise $7 Million


Charity: Water, a nonprofit organization that provides drinking water to people in developing nations, has a reputation for using technology

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In The Live Music Business, Safer Customers Are Repeat Customers

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2018 brought intimate conversations about sexual harassment and personal safety to the fore. Conversations like #MeToo have made their mark on the music industry, inspiring top-level conversations about gender parity amongst some of the world’s largest music festivals.

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Infinite Loop Makes Meetings a Learning Experience

Smart Meetings

Meeting planners looking to technologically spice things up for their next meeting just might have the answer they’ve been looking for—Infinite Loop, a virtual-reality technology that turns meetings into an opportunity for experiential learning.

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Hackathon at Convening Leaders ‘A Beautiful Chaos’ 

PCMA Convene

Seven teams pitched their solutions to a business industry challenge during a hackathon at Convening Leaders 2019 in Pittsburgh. Jacob Slaton). By Ascend Integrated Media and Betsy Bair.

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Call for Speakers: What Do Event Professionals Need to Know This Year?


[link] are the hot topics in events this year? BizBash is looking for a diverse group of speakers who can

Event Heroes: How SEMrush is Building a Global Events Brand


Each month we interview an events professional who is breaking the mold. This month we spoke with Aleksandra Panyukhina—Head of Event Marketing at SEMrush—about unifying a global events brand, leveraging events for every step of the funnel and tracking event ROI.

Budget Increases Are on the Rise in 2019

Smart Meetings

Fifty-six percent of respondents in Eventbrite’s annual Pulse Report said that recruiting attendees for events was one of the top three most challenging part of the planner job in 2018. Rounding out the top three challenges: working with a tighter budget and locking down sponsors.

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Professional Development: What Career Skills to Master in 2019

PCMA Convene

Soft work skills like creativity and adaptability are most worth learning in 2019, LinkedIn research shows. Continuing education is a vital part of professional development, a fact backed up by recent research from software company Better Buys.

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Why Grey Goose Installed a Ferris Wheel in a Busy Airport


Travelers in John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 last month may have encountered an unusual scene—an illuminated blue and

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Showsec signs five-year contract renewal with SMG

Event Industry News

Showsec have renewed their contract with venue management group and the UK’s biggest arena operator, SMG Europe.