Event design is not just visuals and logistics

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The following year, David was kind enough to honor me in his flagship publication BizBash as one of the most innovative event professionals. However, one recurring theme in David’s magazine irritates me, because it perpetuates a common misconception in the events industry.

Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Tom Kehoe


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Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Tony Schubert


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Podcast: How Strategic Event Design Can Change Attendee Behavior


Forward Design: The Top 40 Event Designers 2017


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Fashion Event Design: What We Learned from New York Fashion Week 2016

Social Tables

When it comes Fashion Event Design creativity is everything. We wanted to dive into this gargantuan fashion event from an event planner’s perspective. What are the Challenges of Putting on Runway Events? . Most fashion events last for only 15 – 20 minutes.

Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Edgardo Zamora


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The Next Biggest Thing In Events


What’s the next biggest thing in the event industry? I get this question at every event, interview, webinar, guest post I participate in. The post The Next Biggest Thing In Events by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link].

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Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Jeffry Roick


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Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Mindy Weiss


Creative Problem Solving for Event Design in 3 Easy Steps!

Canadian Special Events

As you might imagine when working in the arena of live experiences for a living, event professionals run into all sorts of opportunities to Creative Problem Solve. A good event professional takes risk management into great consideration, but a great one knows how to mitigate recovery.

The meeting industry’s biggest dirty secret

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Event design a letter to myself change evaluation event outcomes long-term outcomes ROI secrets The ReminderThere are some things that the meeting industry doesn’t like to talk about in public. For example: Revenue models. Who actually paid for all that sybaritic F&B?

Avoid this common mistake when planning meeting programs

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Although I have good reasons to champion meeting designs where the participants get to choose what they want and need to discuss and learn rather than a program committee , there is invariably a place for some predetermined presentations at conferences.

25 Event Themes That Ooze Style


Admire or get inspired by some of these new and classic event themes that have a stylish twist. An event theme is the central idea upon which the rest of the event is based and can therefore be the event success or downfall, so be sure to choose wisely.

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Impediments to AI matchmaking at events

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6 Ways to Use Mind Maps in Event Planning


Looking for a way to organize your events differently? The post 6 Ways to Use Mind Maps in Event Planning by Christina Green appeared first on [link]. How To Articles Event Design mind map mind mapping doodleWant a tool that plays to the visual person you are?

Six ways to keep attendees comfortable and improve your event

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Pivoting to the world of events, this means if we want to give attendees the best possible experience, we need to minimize the quantity and severity of physical comfort issues that are under our control. Whoever they are—young developing leaders, Ask Me Anything About Event Production—Today!

Eventprofs Share: 4 Encompassing Trends in #EventDesign


Are you wondering what’s on the horizon for event and meeting design? Event professionals take a look at the future by applying their experiences and sharing their thoughts. Meeting Design design Event Design meeting design

Design your meeting BEFORE choosing the venue!

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I love my meeting design clients, but there is one mistake I see them making over and over again. Clients invariably ask me to help design their meeting after they’ve chosen a venue! Face The Fear—Then Change Your Conference Design! Want to see my 6 minute 40 second Pecha Kucha presentation Face The Fear—Then Change Your Conference Design! Event design meeting design venue contracting venue selection

11 Things about Event Planning I Learned from New York Fashion Week


New York Fashion Week is an event to behold and offers a number of great ideas and tips for event planners. Here, the event is secondary to what’s going on behind the scenes and in the audience. Event Management Event Design event management fashion week new york nyfw takeaways

Getting Creative with Your Convention Layout

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Tradition is taking a back seat in convention layout plans, and designers are discovering fresh ways to create a unique space to match a corporate culture. Interactive corporate events create opportunities for unique event layouts and designs. .

Virtual Meetings Lower Costs … and Interaction

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If you think of a meeting primarily as a way of transferring content , then online meetings seem attractive, inexpensive alternatives to face-to-face events. Event design Berkshire Hathaway CSX Disney Intel interaction participation Steven Davidoff Solomon virtual meetings

Why meetings are more important than you think

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Related posts: Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education. Event design Dan Siegel interpersonal neurobiology self

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Four reasons why traditional conferences are obsolete

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The five day event is being held by Federation EIL, the worldwide network of The Experiment in International. Whoever they are—young developing leaders, Event design automation broadcast obsolescence peer conferences peer learning peer process rise of online workplace learning

Drones: Moving Into Events at the Speed of Flight


Here are four ways you can add excitement to your next event using drone technology. Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Event Design & Ideas Event Techread more.

Participatory voting at events: Part 2—Low-tech versus high-tech solutions

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Plus/Delta : A review tool that enables participants to quickly identify what went well at a session or event and what could be improved.

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How to use dot voting to choose the sessions your attendees need and want

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Scenes from a peer conference—part 2 Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of designing and facilitating the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Peer Conference. Sue, Event design crowdsourcing dot voting interest dot voting peer conference peer sessions Post It!

Children shouldn’t sit still in class — and neither should adults

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It’s amazing that established research on ways to improve children’s learning is ignored when designing adult learning environments. Event design Learning active learning adult learning andragogy benefits kinesthetic classroom meeting sessions movement physical activity

Three ways to make it easier for attendees to participate

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They are also far more likely to make valuable connections with their peers during the event. Every time I find myself wishing for an external event, I realize that I’m way better off focusing on something I can control instead. How do we get people to participate at meetings?

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5 Ways to Move Your Meetings Ahead in 2017


Here’s how to grab the new year’s big onsite trends by the horns to make your events more successful. Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Event Design & Ideas Meetings Fuelread more.

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Guaranteeing audience engagement at your events

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So how can you get authentic audience engagement at your events? When I facilitate longer conferences I can assure you that almost everyone will ask questions in public at some point during the event. Event design action connection engagement Learning process tools workshop

The best way I know to radically improve your conferences

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CE hours, and — most important — learn how to significantly increase attendee satisfaction at your events. Event design Workshop Catalyst Ranch Chicago participation techniques workshop

Protected: What You Need to Know about KRACK to Help Keep Your Attendees’ Data Safe

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To view it please enter your password below: Password: Apps AV + Connectivity Event Design Logistics Risk Management TechnologyThis content is password protected.

Architecting Your Event For Success. Better Experience = Better Events [Webinar]


Events are all about the experience. Join us for this free webinar to learn how to better design your events for success. Event planners want to ensure positive guest experience, brand alignment and […]. The post Architecting Your Event For Success.

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Meetings Get Real—and then Some—with Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology


5 ways AR and VR are already starting to enter the world of meetings and events—are you ready to embrace the new reality? Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Event Design & Ideas Event Tech

The InstaList: The Stunning Event Decor Blowing Up Instagram

Canadian Special Events

Instagram has become a resource for inspiration for Canadian event & meeting professionals to add value and creativity to their events. Toronto based decor and rental company Detailz Couture shared a stunning white wedding ceremony at The Estates of Sunnybrook event space.

What’s the best learning model for conference sessions?

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We don’t usually think about the learning models we employ during conference sessions, and I believe our events would be better if we did. Studying how to facilitate this process and then adopting it is perhaps the most effective way you can improve the learning at your events.

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6 event planning mistakes that will destroy your budget

Plan Your Meetings

Yet, many organizations continue to make event planning mistakes that explode their budgets. Here are six common event planning mistakes that can negatively impact your budgets…and tips on how to avoid them. Picking event dates out of the air and locking them in prematurely.

Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Annie Senatore


A British designer with a background in international fashion, Senatore founded event design and production company A Vista Events in

Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Tom Kehoe


Founded 17 years ago, Chicago-based event design and decor company Kehoe Designs provides captivating atmospheres for social and corporate events