2018

Making The Common Conference Uncommon

Velvet Chainsaw

Who wants to attend a common, ordinary, ho-hum, everyday , I’m-just-like-all-the-others traditional conference? Even worse, who wants to pay to attend one? And who wants to plan or sell one? Your conference growth and revenue depends upon repeat paying attendees year after year.

The Ultimate Guide to Corporate Event Planning

GEVME

As Peter Drucker once said, “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” When organising a successful party or a business meeting for one of the most demanding category of event-goers, corporate staff, you need a well-laid-out plan.

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8 Event Practices to Leave Behind in 2018

BizBash

Each year, the event industry sees a number of prominent practices that serve to elevate events—and an equal amount of

2018 226

The Future of Event Planning: The 2020 Vision

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by Omnience. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. From unbelievable event technology to a revitalized focus on personalized learning environments and attendees’ work/life balance, the future of event planning in 2020 looks bright.

2020 280

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Event Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of events, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

How to Run a Content Strategy for Events

GEVME

The content that you create before, during, and after an event should be a reflection of your event’s unique values.

2018 252

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When association leadership loses its way

Conferences that Work

Is it OK for a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit association to make large profits, pay its four top executives well over $1M per year, and yet do little for its members?

2018 263

How to Win at Negotiating AV Prices for Events

Endless Events

Have AV quotes bamboozled you before? You’re not alone there. And if you don’t understand the quote, it can be tricky to know how to negotiate on the price , or if you hold any power to negotiate whatsoever! The good news is, you do have that power.

The stressful job of an event professional

Gallus Events

I was asked my GEVME a great event marketing and management platform to contribute to an article about relieving stress before an event. The advice from the experienced planners is very useful in removing pre event stress from the stressful job of an event professional.

2018 217

Do Not Be Seduced By Meeting Fads Or Conference Trends

Velvet Chainsaw

Most conference and meeting professionals want the coolest, hippest, latest ideas and trends for their events. We are on the hunt for the next meeting, seating, session format, technology, and food and beverage fad.

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.

Why events are one of the most effective recruitment method

Eventory

Reading Time: 17 minutes Recruitment is undoubtedly a complex and time-consuming process. Finding the right candidate may be a real challenge, especially in areas where the particular set of skills and knowledge rapidly becomes obsolete.

2018 308

How to Build a Successful WWDC Conference | Jessie Char from Layers

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Jessie is the co-founder of Layers , a three-day conference where people talk about design and technology. As a former Apple employee and current enthusiast, speakers specializing in iOS design and development are among the highlights of Jane's Layers each year.

2018 305

Event Management Platforms: Technology and The Experience of Planning Events

Eventmobi

Learn about the top event management platform that event planners are using to save time and effort when managing their meetings and events. I remember the state of the meeting and events industry when we first started EventMobi about 10 years ago.

Digital Can Reinvent Your Event Experiences. Here's How

Event Age by Swapcard

From the need to deliver a fully-mobile UX for people on the go, through super-easy navigation around and in the venue, to informing attendees in real time, event apps and engagement platforms revolutionize event management.

2018 291

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

What are the new tech trends to look out for in 2019?

Event Industry News

By Callum Gill – Head of Insight and Innovation. There was a theory circulating a decade ago that the tech boom, affecting every aspect of our lives, would sound the death knell for events as we know them.

2018 259

Your Complete Guide to Breaking Into the Event Planning Business

Eventbrite

You love meeting new people, are calm under pressure and brilliant at prioritising tasks. But is the event planning business right for you?

Event Data: How to Scale Your Event Using Smart Analyses

EventMB

This is a sponsored post written by Nishita Jain, Sr. Digital Marketing Director, a2z. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. B2B event planning is an extremely demanding role.

2018 254

Being Present in the Age of the Mind Outside the Brain

Conferences that Work

The other day, Celia and I were walking in Boston’s beautiful Arnold Arboretum when she asked me who’d responded to an email I’d sent. When I pulled out my phone to answer her question, she said she felt she was walking with a third person, a stranger.

2018 303

11 Sensational Staycation Ideas for the Holiday Break

Picatic by Eventbrite

Event planning is a 24/7 job — which means even your vacations are interrupted by texts, calls, and emails marked “URGENT” from your staff.

2018 344

The Top 500 People in Events

BizBash

Meet the Top 500 people in the meeting and event industry in North America. Actually, it’s likely you’ve met many

2018 228

Developing Your Conference Story Arc To Activate Participants’ Brains

Velvet Chainsaw

Applying a story arc to the conference can activate participants’ brains. And you want stimulated, motivated engaged brains during your event for sure! A story arc is an extended, continuous storyline in episodic storytelling media such as television series, comic books, video games, films etc.

How Design Thinking Camp organizers cope with event communication plan? [Interview]

Eventory

Communication is one of the pillar aspects of organizing an event. It doesn’t matter what are the sides of it, the information flow needs to be effective and undisturbed. Nowadays, in the times of constant change and immensity of tasks to do, we seek for ways to improve the efficiency of our work.

2018 268

How to Build Better Attendee Evaluations to Determine Event ROI

SmartMeetings

A big-picture approach and the right templates generate the most useful results. Last month , we addressed how planners can become more hands-on in content creation and speaker preparation.

2018 228

7 Huge Event Planning Trends Spotted at MPI WEC 2018

Eventmobi

Professionals often attend industry events to improve their craft and network with peers. But for an event planner, it’s also an opportunity to “borrow” (read: steal) creative ideas for their next event.

2018 300

5 reasons to measure business value of meetings

Plan Your Meetings

Meeting and event professionals can no longer wholly rely on satisfaction measurements to justify spend, and as they seek to determine the true business value that their meetings drive, they are finding the added benefit of heightened roles within their organizations.

2018 226

New Study: Almost 70% of Professional Event Speakers are Male

Bizzabo

We analyzed event data from thousands of events over the past five years and discovered that events still have a long way to go when it comes to gender diversity. We recently released the results of our first ever “Gender Diversity & Inclusion in Events Report.”

Avoid 2 Common Event Planning Pitfalls With These Strategies

Eventbrite

You have a vision for what your event will look like in five or ten years. But if you want to make it a reality, there are a couple of challenges that could stop you from achieving that dream.

2018 332

Event Pricing Strategy: The 2019 Guide

EventMB

Event pricing strategy is a tricky business. Setting the right ticket price can ensure a sell out event. Conversely, if you price tickets too high or too low this can directly impact on final attendance numbers.

2019 239

The top educational meeting format

Conferences that Work

What’s an Ideal Meeting? April 2018, Meetings and Conventions Magazine Do you incorporate participatory sessions into your events?

The New Year’s Resolution Every Event Creator Should Make

Picatic by Eventbrite

With “event coordinator” making the shortlist of “Most Stressful Jobs” year after year, there’s one New Year’s resolution every single event creator should make: Be less stressed. Easier said than done, though, right?

2018 341

Why This New Pumpkin Festival Is Getting a Ton of Social-Media Buzz

BizBash

Intricately carved pumpkins may be nothing new, but an inaugural festival in Calabasas has a distinctly Los Angeles twist—more than

Emerging Evergreen Conference Practices—From This To That

Velvet Chainsaw

You can never get enough of what you really don’t need says Eric Hoffer. To paraphrase Hoffer, you can never get enough of conference fads, gimmicks and trends. We want more, more, more! Unless your a conference participant and we often have had enough!).