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Engagement beats technical difficulties

Conferences that Work

Earlier this year, I designed and facilitated an online workshop that was marred by technical difficulties. The workshop was several hours long, and some (but not all) of the participants reported that my video feed froze at times. Luckily, my audio feed was fine.

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Don’t lose attendees between events! Here’s how. (Webinar recap)

Expo Pass

Sometimes keeping (attendees) engaged is literally just talking to them […] asking a question, just something that shows, […] ‘I want to make sure you know we’re here, and we want to help you.’” – Channing Muller.

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What is event technology and how to get the most out of it in 2022

Event Age by Swapcard

As an event organizer, you’re probably looking for ways to simplify the conference planning process while still being able to reach your event objectives. One that helps save time and money, draws in a larger number of attendees year-over-year, and minimizes the stress of running a memorable event.

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Selling Meeting Destinations Must Go Beyond Marketing 


Skift Take: Destination marketing organizations have traditionally focused, as the name implies, on marketing. But today, that is not enough. DMOs must also play an active role in promoting businesses and business sectors, managing political and social issues, and helping combat rising costs.

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All You Need to Know to Retain, Engage, and Energize Your Workforce.

The Great Resignation and tight labor market make recruitment challenging and retention crucial. This eBook explains exactly how team building can improve employee onboarding and help you retain, engage, and optimize the performance of your teams.

What is the Future of Event Marketing?

Endless Events

Marketing has changed significantly over the last 10 to 15 years. Content marketing has seen a boom in activity. Twenty years ago, content marketing was what people wanted to be doing. Today, everyone’s doing it. And according to Will, it might be the bare minimum for brand awareness.

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What’s your event superpower?

Event Industry News

How do you guarantee quality affordable photos and videos from your next event, plus receive a personalised gift?

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The Ever-Changing Landscape of Meeting and Event Design


Photo by gokhan polat on Unsplash Skift Take: Disruption and uncertainty in the business world brings new challenges for planners. Designing meetings that connect and transform people requires clear thinking and an unwavering focus on human needs.

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10 Smart Strategies For Planning Sustainable Events

Endless Events

Sustainability is a hot-button issue for consumers around the globe. There was a 71% increase in online searches for sustainable goods — plus, public concern for the environment has grown by 16% since 2017. And no, this isn’t a trend that’s exclusive to consumer goods.

TWT: United May Pull Out of JFK, U.S. on Top of Travel and Tourism Markets

Smart Meetings

Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. United Threatens to Pull Out of JFK.

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Download 7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement

Write winning event emails in minutes! Relying on decades of social science research and more recent behavioral data, we’ll show you the science-backed methods to creating a wildly successful event-marketing email campaign for almost any situation. Download the eBook today!

The Event Tech Insight Report

Event Industry News

The Event Tech Insight Report brings together feedback from more than 2,400 event professionals and offers organisers a benchmark on what technology tools their peers are using and the kind of tech investments they are planning to make over the next 12 months.

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Designing Meetings Around Human Needs


Skift Take: This special episode features two sessions recorded live at the Skift Meetings' Event Design Summit. During this episode you will hear from Jesse Gainer of C2 International, Megan Henshall of Google, Naomi Clare Crellin of Storycraft Lab and Liz Lathan of The Community Project.

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What Metrics Should You Use for Attendee Engagement?

Endless Events

On the last episode of #EventIcons, Erica Bishaf said , “A lot of organizations put about 60 – 80% of financial risk into one live event.” Unsurprisingly, companies are heavily invested in attendee satisfaction.

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ASAE Embraced Disruption at 2022 Annual Meeting

Smart Meetings

The return to The Center for Association Leadership’s (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Exposition brought almost 5,000 people to Nashville in August after two years of virtual experiences. With more than 100 sessions, the gathering focused on opportunities created through disruption. “We

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Everything Event Planners Need to Know about Video Walls

Meeting Tomorrow

What is an LED Wall? An LED Wall (sometimes called a video wall) is a large screen that displays graphics, slides, videos, or other visuals. It is constructed of smaller LED tiles that are connected to show one cohesive image. LED Walls can be built in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

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Why Walmart Canada Dropped a Supersized Version of a Shipping Box at Collision

Event Marketer

Booth visitors could watch mini presentations on innovation via retro ViewFinders. It came as a surprise to many when Walmart Canada made an appearance at the Collision conference in Toronto, North America’s fastest-growing technology event. And that’s exactly why the brand showed up.

Your Complete Guide To PR For Events


Creating positive press coverage is one of the best ways to build public awareness and enhance your brand reputation. Where advertising works to get your brand known, public relations (PR) tells your brand story, shaping public perception.

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Educational Support Elevates DEI and Could Alleviate Staffing Issues

Smart Meetings

Staffing shortages and ensuing issues have become commonplace in the hospitality and tourism industries and a stark reality meeting professionals must now grapple with at nearly every turn.

Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

Planning Your Conference Around Weather Events

Coterie Spark

As we move into the fall conference season, the weather can become increasingly unpredictable. This is especially the case along the Gulf Coast, but even if you’re not hosting there you should still keep an eye on weather reports to better prepare your conference for weather-related disturbances.

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Walmart Canada’s Head of Innovation Talks Exhibiting at Collision and Launching an Incubator

Event Marketer

For 10 consecutive months, Lee Jeyes, head of innovation at Walmart Canada, was in “stealth mode” working on the brand’s first-ever incubator, Blue Labs.

Meet the Team: David Beinhauer, Backend Developer


David Beinhauer is a backend developer and one of the founding members of our engineering team, having joined the company in 2014 after working on an early iteration of the zkipster app. He is based in Ostrava in the Czech Republic. David, tell us about your career before you arrived at zkipster.

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TWT: United May Pull Out of JFK, U.S. on Top of Travel and Tourism Markets

Smart Meetings

Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. United Threatens to Pull Out of JFK.

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.

German Event Industry Achievement Award for VOK DAMS

Event Industry News

This year, the honorary award of the German MICE industry, “the MICE Achievement Award, for outstanding achievements, life work or social commitment” goes to the owners and executives of the family owned agency VOK DAMS. “In

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Who's News for September 8, 2022

Special Events

Special Events business news

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Introducing Eventbrite Academy: An Event Creator’s Guide to Social Media Marketing


At Eventbrite, we’re always thinking of ways we can empower you in your marketing journey – whether you’re an experienced promoter or planning your first-ever event. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to event marketing.

Last chance! Who will be the Best Event Company or Venue of 2022?

eventplanner is awarding the best event venues and companies for the 7th time this year. Who will win the coveted award? Vote for your favorite now (before 30/09

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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.

Owl Live signals growth with Head of Audience Engagement appointment

Event Industry News

David Hatton, Head of Audience Engagement at Owl Live. David Hatton, formerly senior creative, experience designer, and Creative Director at CTL Communications, has joined brand experience agency, Owl Live.

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Vanessa and Dylan’s Romantic Candlelit Wedding at Julius Event Centre


Thanks to luxe decor, show stopping candles, and romantic florals, Vanessa and Dylan’s big day was the epitome of glam.

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Meet the RECONVENE Accelerator Winners


Earlier this year, Eventbrite put out a call to entrepreneurs, innovators, trendsetters, and anyone else interested in building or growing an events business.

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