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Social learning is humans’ true superpower

Conferences that Work

What is humans’ true superpower? Hint: We’re not more intelligent than other species.] We can make a strong case that humans’ true superpower is social learning. Why am I writing about social learning on a blog that’s (mainly) about meeting design?

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Still Unsure About Hybrid? Test It Out This Summer!

Endless Events

We recently talked about the importance of setting expectations for the future when it comes to events. One of the arguments behind our thesis was the fear associated with hybrid, the uncertainty surrounding it, what it means, and what it entails.

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Wide Open Spaces

Smart Meetings

Plan with Confidence. Find the perfect venue with outdoor space and a flexible back up plan as we adapt to the new normal. Many things have changed over the past year—and that includes how meetings planners select event spaces.

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8 Event Budget Adjustments Needed to Host Safe Events in 2021

Event Farm

Events are coming back but planning an event looks nothing like it used to. Venue and governmental regulations keep changing. Many of your regular vendors have lost staff or gone out of business. With so many new safety-related expenses, your old budget template no longer works. .

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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.

How Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo Built an International Audience for Virtual Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

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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Digital Transformation – How to Choose The Right Virtual Event Platform?


Initially, when the pandemic set in, it was a challenge to create and curate virtual events, especially for event organizers who carried with them years of virtual experience creating spectacular on-ground events.

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Swapcard & IMEX Team Up For Crossover Virtual Event

Event Age by Swapcard

In a first for the industry, two digital events are collaborating and providing simultaneous content to two different communities. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person events

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Use Your Data to Boost Revenue, Set Ticket Prices, and Book Talent

Picatic by Eventbrite

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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Hopin partners with LinkedIn in bid to transform the way we connect


LinkedIn is investing in Hopin, both in cash and through an undisclosed platform-level partnership that also contemplates Streamyard. As the companies continue to bet on a future with virtual events this partnership could give Hopin an unassailable lead in the virtual event platform space.

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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.

Diversity in Events: Forbes Offers Six Tips for Success

Event Marketer

Every decision that an event marketer makes—and uses their budget for—offers an opportunity to advance diversity. That rings especially true when it comes to audience development. But organizations that advocate for diversity need to back up their words with action in order to achieve real progress.

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Attracting Exhibitors To Hybrid Events

Event Age by Swapcard

Before joining Swapcard in the fall of 2020, my first experience in the events industry was on the exhibitor side. I supported companies from all over the world in the development, preparation, and execution of their custom exhibitor booth projects.

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How to Find Event Sponsors: Bizzabo's 9 Step Guide [2021 Update]


Event sponsorships are a vital part to any event marketing campaign, but one of the hardest parts of securing the right event sponsors is knowing where to look. How do you find sponsors for an event? Consider the banana. Let's say you have 5 dozen of them you have sell— stat.

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Travel policies likely to curtail event industry’s restart


The event industry is counting on a swift return to in-person events, particularly in the U.S. where many states have fully reopened and are eager to see vaccinated people fill convention centers.

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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.

Everything You Need To Know About Hybrid Event Staff!

Endless Events

The two hottest topics in the ever-evolving events industry right now are the long-awaited return to in-person events and hybrid events. But as our hosts Will and Brandt have said time and time again, it’s not about going back to how things were pre-COVID.

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Safe Arrival Experiences with MeetingPlay Hybrid


All event professionals know that the event begins long before the first session starts. From the initial planning phases, the registration processes, and the confirmation emails, the event is more than a speaker on a stage (whether that’s virtual or in-person).

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Study Finds Event Marketers Continue to See Gaps in Event Tech

PCMA Convene

Fifteen months into the pandemic, some event marketers are still struggling to achieve similar results from their digital events as their previous in-person versions, according to a study from videoconferencing company BlueJeans.

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Confusing UK Travel Guidelines Could Spell Trouble for European Events


Will mixed messages and complicated policies from the British government leave UK event attendees on the sidelines as Europe reopens? British event professionals make up a substantial portion of exhibitors and attendees to EU trade events.

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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.

The Events Elephant in the Room – Events Revenue


With the recent CDC modified masking recommendations and venues around the US announcing total openings, it is becoming more apparent that in-person (or hybrid) events will rebound more quickly than initially expected.

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What Meeting Profs Can Learn from Pop-Up Immersive Art Experiences

Smart Meetings

If you haven’t stepped into a field of virtual impressionist sunflowers yourself, colorful images of room-sized starry nights have probably worked their way into your Instagram feed.

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Prestige Events Magazine

Work has completed on the new purpose-built warehouse extension at DRPG ’s head office and studio complex in Worcestershire. Despite Covid-19, building works commenced in the Summer of 2020 and completed at the end of February. The investment will see capacity double for the technical team.

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Symphony by Cadence [Review]


Symphony is Cadence’s answer to the challenge of virtual and hybrid engagement during sessions. Here is our review. Symphony: What Is It?

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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.

drink, dine and dodgems at somerset house


summer party season is fast approaching and if you are looking for a unique venue to really wow your guests, we have just the one for you.

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How to Write a Perfect Invitation Email for Your Virtual Event

Smart Meetings

The pandemic may have shifted meeting to remote channels in 2020, however, organizing and inviting people virtual events still requires time and careful planning if it is going to be successful.

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Work Smart: Easy Inclusion


Real leaders ban inclusion blind spots. Welcoming diverse audiences is not just a moral obligation; it is a business imperative. Leadership expert Melissa Majors calls inclusiveness an unfair advantage that has served her well both personally and professionally.

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How Verifying Your Live and Virtual Conference Conference Attendees Can Help Your Bottom Line

Event Rebels

In the mad rush to get ready for a conference, it is easy to ignore one of the most important metrics of show – namely, who actually attended.

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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

vineyards in the uk


last week we were out conducting site visits at a couple of vineyards in the uk. it was a perfect week of weather for them and we can’t wait to host a few events at these locations! denbies. denbies vineyard and hotel is located in dorking, surrey.

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8 Steps for Building Back a More Diverse Workforce

Smart Meetings

Did you know that redwood trees are flame retardant? Neither did this big city gal turned Northern California woods dweller, but sheltering in place for the past year has taught me a lot about my surroundings that I wouldn’t have noticed before.

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In-Person Events in a Vaccinated World


We all want to get back to in-person events as soon as possible. The success of your association’s trade show or conference depends on how you market to potential delegates. Working in a primarily Canadian market, you need to keep in mind that, generally, Canadians are very safety orientated.

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