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.

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 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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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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Key Factors How the Era of Mobile Event Apps Shapes Events. Infographics.


The mobile app industry has become one of the biggest industries in existence. Over the past few years, it has attracted literally billions of smartphone owners, who use mobile apps daily.

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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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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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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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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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.

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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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. […].

Recap & Reflection on StorySalon Phoenix


Last week we launched our first StorySalon event of 2019 at the MonOrchid Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2018 we hosted a few StorySalon events in conjunction with our Customer Advisory Board meetings or other external events, but this was the first of it’s kind as a stand-alone experience!

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Biggest Event Mistakes Businesses Can't Afford to make


It’s 2019 and there are still so many big event marketing mistakes being made by businesses and it’s time we put an end to those once and for all. It's a new year and that means we have another chance to right the ship before it crashes.

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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.

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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The Stress-Free Guide to Making Event Promo Videos

Brown Paper Tickets

It’s 2019 and time to get real. Video content is no longer a “nice-to-have”; it’s a “must-have.” According to OptinMonster , video marketers get 66% more qualified leads per year. Imagine what a good video campaign can do for your ticket sales. Here’s a guide to creating a promo video for your event.

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Event Trends That Will Change the Look of Events in 2019 and Beyond


One of the best parts of attending an event is seeing what’s new. Event organizers and exhibitors are always trying to switch things up to bring more attention and buzz to the big events.

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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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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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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.

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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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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Three Steps to Convince Your Boss it’s Time for a Tech Upgrade

Expo Pass

(2 Minute Read). Three Steps to Convince Your Boss it’s Time for a Tech Upgrade. In event planning, you are well aware technologies exist that could enhance the experience for your staff, exhibitors, and most importantly, the attendees.

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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?

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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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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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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Cyber Security Conferences 2019: 5 Options to Help Reinforce Your Strategy

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Cyber Security has been a topic of national, international and personal interest for some time now, meaning it's no surprise that we've seen an increase in the number of cyber security conferences going live in 2019.

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5 Tips on Matching Event and Venue

PCMA Convene

Participants at PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2019 enjoy the large arena space used for the opening reception. EMG Event Management Group Founder and Director Peter Jack says strategists must understand what their clients want when choosing a venue. Jacob Slaton).

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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