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Stooa review — a free online fishbowl tool

Conferences that Work

I’m a big proponent of fishbowls as a tool to manage wide-ranging group discussions. (To To learn in detail about the use and implementation of fishbowls and fishbowl sandwiches , see Chapters 29 and 30 of my book Event Crowdsourcing.)

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2022 Predictions for the Event Industry


EventMB will be hosting its Event Trends Summit 2022 tomorrow (December 15), but what has other industry research predicted for the coming year? To share the top highlights, we review three vendor reports and one association article.

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Best of in-person and hybrid venues.

Expo Pass

Venues are leading the way in getting people back together. They now have the technology to connect even the biggest hybrid audiences and the experience to help people meet safely just about anywhere.

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Why is Liability Insurance Important When Hosting Business Events?


For your business event to impress clients and go off without a hitch, a great deal of planning can prove to be a valuable ally. Organizing business events is like an art form, and those that can master it often possesses a truly diverse and transferrable skillset. Even the finest detail is worth considering in the world of event planning, no matter what kind of bash you hope to throw. One such detail is liability insurance.

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!

Omicron Update: Findings, Cancellations and Mandates

Smart Meetings

The meetings industry is facing the potential of a winter Covid surge due to the Omicron variant. But the shaky state of the pandemic’s retirement is hardly a reason for business travel and tourism to return to lockdown.

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What is Volunteerism? A Guide to the History & Benefits


Many people all over the world face different challenges and problems. These issues include climate-related disasters, diseases, poverty, and other problems that present major roadblocks to peace and prosperity. This is why volunteerism has played such a major role throughout history.

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What’s Going to Happen With Events Next Year?

Convene by PCMA

Ken Holsinger (from left), Reggie Henry, Yancy Weinrich, Tommy Goodwin, Erin Lee, and Anjia Nicolaidis took part in an executive roundtable Freeman hosted in November. Courtesy mdg).

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Smart Moves in Chicago, Salt Lake City and More

Smart Meetings

Lindsay Breining. PRA , a corporate event planning company in Chicago, has promoted Breining to global sales director. Breining has a long, accomplished history in marketing and management, previously PRA’s director of sales. She has also been PRA’s national sales manager, as well as account manager.

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Global Events Snapshot: Australia


How has Australia experienced and adapted to the pandemic from an event industry perspective? In our second global snapshot, we discuss all relevant regulations currently in place and provide a brief overview of the state of the local event industry.

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.

5 Common Failures You Want to Avoid in Planning a Family Reunion

Event Smart

Since human brains are naturally high wired into paying more attention to the negatives than the positives, and people learn more from negative information, I think it’s best to take a turn from the usual checklists.

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Ally Anonymously Picks up Consumers’ Tabs at Venues Across New York City

Event Marketer

‘Tis the season for giving, and digital financial services brand Ally pulled out all the stops to brighten New Yorkers’ spirits by anonymously picking up their tabs at various venues around the city on Nov. 20 to illustrate why “life is better with an ally.”

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Looking Back to Look Ahead – A Reflection on 2021

Opus Agency

As 2021 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the incredible transformation and growth we experienced this year—as an industry and an agency—and we’re looking ahead to 2022 with optimism!

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How to Win at Event Gamification


The gaming world is booming due to access to new and exciting technology and people staying at home during the pandemic, with figures showing roughly 2.69 billion video game players globally in 2020.

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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.

‘Tis the Season for Team Building – a Baker’s Dozen Insights from the Morning Briefing Podcast

Best Corporate Events

Roy Charette, a founding partner of Best Corporate Events, recently joined Phil Brandt, president, and CEO of AAIM, on The Morning Briefing podcast. They discussed the current labor market, team building, philanthropy, employee retention, social media, and much more.

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Don’t let COVID-19 impact membership renewals. Do this instead!

Hubilo Blog

Two existing members are not renewing their association membership. One feels they don’t get their money’s worth. The other feels they want to pursue a hobby in their spare time. . Sounds familiar? Don’t worry. You’re not alone!

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Creating a Thoughtful Experience at Your Conference

Coterie Spark

What does it take to really “wow” an attendee? How do you ensure that everyone who participates in your conference leaves saying “I’m definitely going back,” or better yet, “You’ve got to come with me” next year?

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Evvnt goes live across 120 UK newspapers with local, festive event calendars


Christmas is definitely not cancelled! Today Evvnt went live across 120 UK newspapers with local, festive event calendars. Every community across the UK is very much alive and kicking with events and things to do in the run up to Christmas.

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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.

Lake Nona Wave Hotel Wants to Turn Your Group into Superhumans

Smart Meetings

— Well, not superhumans exactly. What it does want to do is make your next group better and healthier in body and mind. The 234-room Lake Nona Wave Hotel is right at home in Lake Nona, Florida, a 17-square-mile planned mixed-use planned community that is self-proclaimed “of and for the future.”.

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Interactive Virtual Games Help Remote Workers Bond

Convene by PCMA

Mystery Trip, a team-bonding event planning company, recently launched Mystery Games — what founder Dave Green calls the “hybridizing” of virtual and tactile, in-person components to create an interactive experience for participants from anywhere in the world.

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How Automotive Experiences are Catering to Shifting Consumer Trends

Event Marketer

There is a silver lining to the automotive semiconductor chip shortage and supply chain disruptions that are squeezing factory output and revenue for car companies.

Why Hyatt Chose Swapcard: Technology & Human Connection, A Success Story

Event Age by Swapcard

Back in November, we were lucky enough to meet up with one of our biggest partners on the IMEX America show floor. Steve Enselein, SVP Events at Hyatt Hotels Corporation , sat down to talk about their labor of love, embracing a hybrid model and upskilling their teams to become tech-savvy.

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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.

Hard Rock International to Buy Las Vegas’ Mirage Hotel

Smart Meetings

The world-famous guitar will be coming back to Las Vegas, this time directly on The Strip. Hard Rock International has reached an agreement to acquire the operations of The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from MGM Resorts International.

5 Top Tips for Event Management in the New Normal


Businesses use corporate events for a variety of reasons, and with the enforced drop in corporate events, many have seen their marketing wane and revenue drop. There is, however, a light at the end of the tunnel and the realization is that these events can indeed continue, just in a different guise as defined by the new regulations around social distancing and other health-related precautions.

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Fab 50: Introducing the Industry’s Top Fabrication Partners

Event Marketer

Our annual editorial guide to the industry’s top builders. When attendees look at beautiful exhibits or event environments, they may not be aware of all the blood, sweat and tears that took place behind the scenes to bring those installations to life.

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The Power Of Human Connection In Events With Ellis Davis!

Endless Events

This week, the #EventIcons podcast comes with a three-day delay, but we’re so excited about this amazing episode that we couldn’t wait any longer to share it with the world! First, let’s get the most exciting part out of the way.

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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.

5 Best Airports for Layovers

Smart Meetings

Layovers are never much fun but some places rock it better than others. For some airports, this dreaded interval comes with places to eat, things to do and ways to be entertained; for others, well, not much at all. More : Make the Most of Your Layover.

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What Does The Event Industry Still Need?


What does the event industry still need? It’s a question we’re constantly asking ourselves - one we’ll never stop. The event tech industry is locked in a relentless pursuit of innovation to create new solutions.

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State Farm Sends NFL Fans on a Treasure Hunt for Footballs and NFTs

Event Marketer

Popular brand personality Jake from State Farm made appearances at two live tailgating events. Sports fans are a digitally savvy audience that rely on their devices to supplement the game-viewing experience.

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