Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

What to Do When Your Event’s Gone Wrong


We like the event industry because you’re unlikely to find two identical events, and there is always something new to discover. But sometimes this “new” becomes a real challenge when event planning goes wrong. No one, not even the most experienced organiser, can predict that.

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What is a Leko and a Gobo? – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

When it comes to event lighting the terms can become easily mixed up. You may have wondered what does each type of light do? Or what do I need for my event? If these questions have ever popped into your mind this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday is for you.

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5G in the Event Space

PCMA Convene

The advent of 5G means better streaming of AR and VR technologies, among other benefits for business events. By Lane Nieset.

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The Physics Of Conference Entropy

Velvet Chainsaw

In physics, the second law of thermodynamics says all things—bodies, businesses, conferences, energy, organizations, relationships—move toward chaos and disorder. This is also known as the state of maximum entropy. In one sense, entropy is a measure of uncertainty or randomness.

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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.

Improve meetings by de-emphasizing old-school status

Conferences that Work

You can improve meetings by de-emphasizing status. Apart from my first book , I haven’t written much about status at events. It’s time to revisit this important topic. I think about status at events as the relative levels of proclaimed or perceived social value assigned to or assumed by attendees.

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My review of PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

Gallus Events

I’d heard a lot about PCMA Convening Leaders. It is widely regarded as the best event in the event industry. It’s certainly the biggest, with almost 5000 event planners attending this years event in Pittsburgh. Now, that’s MASSIVE!

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How to Make Attendees Fall in Love With Your Valentine’s Day Event

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Valentine’s Day was made for live experiences. But if you think some heart decorations, dim lights, and a romantic playlist is all it takes to attract a large crowd — think again. Couples — and even single people looking for a night out — expect more from their special Valentine’s Day experiences.

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How to Develop an Event Budget for Your Meeting


Developing an event budget is a crucial element when planning your meeting or event. It’s the next step after setting your overall event objectives. To begin building your budget, it’s best to determine what financial success means for your event and how you want to measure it.

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Corporate Event Entertainment: The Age of Multi-sensory Experiences


This is a sponsored post by Creativiva. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Corporate event professionals looking for event entertainment have two priorities in mind, increase engagement and deliver experiences that stick with their audience. A multi-sensory event is an ideal way to deliver on these objectives because of its powerful imprinting abilities on memory. […].

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Top 15 Event Planning Tasks to Delegate to Others


John Hunt, a professor at the London Business School, notes that only 30% of event managers think they can delegate. Of these 30%, only one of every three staff members say that they distribute tasks very well.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

7 Email Subject Lines That Event Planners Dread

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Every events manager knows those emails — the ones that push you into a pit of dread before you open them. It might be a pestering sponsor interrupting your workflow, or a caterer pulling out at the last minute.

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The Top Event Technology Trends for 2019 — According to 27 Event Experts

Event Industry News

By Tom Pick, a digital marketing consultant with event management platform developer G2Planet. When you ask more than two dozen top events industry professionals for their insights on technology trends, the answers (no surprise) are fascinating.

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First Smart Meeting of 2019 Raised the Bar

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings founder and CEO Marin Bright. After a decade of bringing event professionals together to share strategies and learn about new ways to wow attendees, Smart Meetings pushed the format to pack in even more meaningful networking and sharing. The first Smart Meeting of 2019 was on Jan.

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Geena Davis Offers a Faster Fix for Gender Imbalance

PCMA Convene

Unconscious gender bias “is everywhere, like a fog,” says actor Geena Davis during Convening Leaders 2019 in Pittsburgh. Jacob Slaton).

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Control the Chaos: Planning and Managing Multiple Events

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Planning and managing multiple events is a constant juggling act. You’re not just managing your venue, vendor, caterer, staff, and sponsors for one event — you’re managing multiple sets of them for each event!

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2 Customer Service Tips To WOW Your Event Clients

Event Planning BluePrint

When was the last time you had such an extraordinary customer service experience that you told everyone in your path about the person and the company?

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8 Hotels Boosting Guest Experiences in 2019

Smart Meetings

From West Hollywood to Dominica, hotel and resort properties are cropping up, providing unparalleled luxury, gorgeous views and redesigned guest experiences, not to mention plenty of locations for groups to meet.

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Thrival Festival Integrates Pittsburgh Locale into Event

PCMA Convene

Veserium performs a Silent Disco during Thrival’s Interactive Experience at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Ben Petchel). Amy Blackman is a coastal snob. “I I admit it,” said Blackman, a principal strategy consultant for Fruition, based in Los Angeles. “I I was born and raised in New York City.

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How to Create Your Event Page Like a Pro

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Millions of competing events with similar promises stand between you and your attendees. If you want them to attend your event, your page needs to convince them. According to an Adobe study, 88% of consumers gather information online before purchasing a product or service.

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PSAV Acquires Encore Event Technologies: What It Could Mean for Event and Meeting Planners

Endless Events

You’ve probably seen the headlines “PSAV Acquires Encore Event Technologies” but don’t know how it affects you. If you are an event or meeting planner you’ve heard of PSAV. In fact, it’s highly likely you’ve done multiple deals with them. Will this merger change that? If you aren’t familiar, PSAV is an industry giant founded in 1937.

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Using 6 Principles of Persuasion to Increase Conversions on Event Website

Hubilo Blog

Just like any other event website owner do you also want your website to attract customers, sell tickets and registrations promptly? Well, to make this magic happen you have to guide your visitors on taking their decisions.

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Survey: Satisfy Individual Attendee Needs For Success

Smart Meetings

Successful transfer of knowledge and satisfying the individual needs of attendees are the most effective ways for planners to keep them engaged, according to a recent study. This was among the findings in the second phase of German Convention Bureau’s research project, Future Meeting Space.

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6 Ways Music Venues Can Keep Fans Engaged on Social Media

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This is a guest post by Stephanie May, the Marketing Director for The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY. Image by Scott Harris. As marketers, the word “engagement” is thrown around a lot, especially when it comes to social media.

NYC Anniversary Party Event Spotlight

All Seated

Event spotlights give us the opportunity to take an in-depth look behind the planning process of an event. In today’s event spotlight, a member of the AllSeated team used AllSeated to plan a family event!

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What the ‘Sense of Place’ Travel Trend Means for Event Design

PCMA Convene

Bollywood Theater PDX in southeast Portland is a favorite with residents. Travel Portland). Portland resident Laura Morgan has a passionate interest in food, along with architecture, culture, history, and the stories of the people who live in her city.

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Center Parcs dispels ‘Blue Monday’ myth with second Space to Breathe event at Sherwood Forest

Event Industry News

Center Parcs hosted its second Space to Breathe event at Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire on Monday 21 st January, in a bid to dispel the ‘Blue Monday’ myth by inviting attendees to step into the forest for a well-deserved breather from their daily routine.

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4 Reasons You’ve Outgrown Your Event Registrations Spreadsheet

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When you first launched your events, you chose the simplest (and cheapest) tool to track registrations: a spreadsheet. But as your event has grown, your event registration spreadsheets have quickly become a liability instead of a helpful tool.

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Don't Go Cold on SEO. 7 Essential Blogs.


There's a very healthy trend in Event Marketing that goes overlooked. Most of the Influencers in this business have followings that have been generated organically.

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Connected Capital: Take Your Meeting to the Next Level in Washington, DC

PCMA Convene

Plan for incredible access and world-class amenities in this forward-thinking city. Washington, DC—home to the country’s most educated population—is where you go to cultivate connections that matter.

Make Your Event Wi-Fi Not Suck – #EventIcons Episode 148

Endless Events

We have come to a time and place were event Wi-Fi is expected. Unfortunately it’s not always delivered as you expected maybe the quality is terrible or the price is through the roof, none of these are surprises you want to run into your event. But how do you avoid these issues?

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Video: Brick by Brick, Chad Collins is Bringing the World Together with LEGOs

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When Chad Collins started a LEGO Youtube channel with his daughter, he never imagined it would grow into a LEGO fan event that tours the United States year round. All Collins knew at the time is that he saw a need.

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7 Smart Moves at Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Long Beach and More

Smart Meetings

More : 6 Smart Moves at Monterey CVB, Wolfgang Puck and More. TJ Pritchard Pritchard has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio. For eight years, he was the director of group sales at Hilton Palacio.

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Tips & Tricks from Aventri's First Facebook Live Experience


This week, the Aventri team hosted its first-ever Facebook Live broadcast at our Norwalk headquarters, and, despite a little noise from the rain, we had a blast reflecting on the exciting year we had as a company, as well as discussing the top event tech trends planners can expect to see in 2019.

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5 Trends That Are Changing Meeting Design

PCMA Convene

Kate Fairweather (right) and Amy Blackman present results from “The Future of Meetings and Events” report at Convening Leaders 2019 in Pittsburgh. Jacob Slaton).

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Agency Spotlight: emc3

Event Industry News

This article is brought to you in association with Macroart. Agency Spotlight, the latest addition to the Event Industry News site, profiles the top of the pyramid, the design and creativity behind brand activations, experiences, exhibition USPs and the greater live event model.

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