The production line approach to meeting design

Gallus Events

I have always used the metaphor of a production line to explain the need for meeting design. The production line approach to Meeting Design. The post The production line approach to meeting design appeared first on Gallus Events.

How to help meeting design clients figure out what they really want and need

Conferences that Work

Recently, a client asked for help designing a new conference. The needs assessment trap Conference design clients who “know what they want” have already decided on their “ why? Event design Eric de Groot exploring design meeting design process Mike van der Vijver needs visualization wantsGreat — a client who doesn’t know what they want!

How venues can support meeting design

Gallus Events

I was recently referred to a hotel in Barcelona as a “meeting design expert” I popped along and had a look at a good (if rather too traditional) meetig space. I met with a couple of their senior team and tried to get handle on their interest in meeting design.

How The Hague Is Helping Event Professionals With Meeting Design

EventMB

The average employee attends approximately 62 meetings per month. Multiply that by 12, and you already have an impressive yearly figure – yet this is only a tiny part of more than three billion annual meetings, worldwide. This is a sponsored post written by The Hague Convention Bureau.

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. We believe they are going to be disruptive in every category, but have certain implications that will be important for meetings and events.”

3 Tips for Shifting to an Architectural Model for Meeting Design

Smart Meetings

Real meetings are all about content,” he says. You can skip just about any other part of a meeting—a venue, a meal, even a speaker and still be productive, but if there isn’t relevant content, then it isn’t a meeting.”. Then he designed the agenda backward from that point. “A

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Five reasons NOT to use a Conferences That Work meeting design

Conferences that Work

I’ve been promoting the Conferences That Work meeting format for so long, that some people assume I think it’s the right choice for every meeting. two meeting types and three situations when you should NOT use a Conferences That Work design: — Most corporate events.

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Bringing a ‘Sense of Place’ to Meeting Design

PCMA Convene

The appetite for experiential tours among those who come to Portland for meetings and conventions has grown noticeably in the last two years, Morgan said. Morgan plans her tours using some of the same skills and insights that event designers employ — her events just happen to be mobile.

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New Research Considers Human-Centered Meeting Design

PCMA Convene

That observation is at the heart of a new study that Sperstad, program director of the meeting and event management degree at Madison College, is writing with Amanda Cecil, Ph.D., Meetings and events are the strongest way to influence someone, because 95 percent of communication is nonverbal.

Meeting Design: Trends, Technology and Tactics to Plan More Effective Events [Free Report]

EventMB

Meeting Design is the next biggest thing in the event industry. Download our new report with new research into how event planners design their meetings and events. Meeting Design design free report report meeting design free resources

Stay on time!

Conferences that Work

Though it’s clearly sensible to keep a conference running on schedule, we’ve all attended meetings where rambling presenters, avoidable “technical issues”, incompetent facilitation, and inadequate logistics have made a mockery of the published program. Stay on time!

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Fresh formats for conferences

Gallus Events

I spoke at IBTM in Barcelona ( you can read the “review” here ) at the end of November on one of my favourite topics, Meeting Design or fresh formats for conferences. I then picked out five key things to consider when you thinking about designing fresh formats.

An Event Planner’s Guide to Engaging Room Layouts

EventMB

Find out which are the best seating layouts for different events and some ways to mix it up with more unusual layouts to increase engagement in meeting design. When planning an event or meeting, one of the hardest parts […].

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The Next Biggest Thing In Events

EventMB

Meeting Design Event Design future meeting design next big thing trendsWhat’s the next biggest thing in the event industry? Hint, it may not be what you are thinking about. I get this question at every event, interview, webinar, guest post I participate in.

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12 Ideas to Help Attendees Manage Information Overload at Events

EventMB

Meeting Design attendees meeting design information overloadProtect your attendees from information overload, which can cause mental paralysis and lack of focus. Don’t allow too much of a good thing to ruin your event. Here are a few ideas to keep that from happening.

16 Inevitable Ways To Make Event Attendees Happy

EventMB

Meeting Design attendees event planning customer service EventProfs user experience meeting design event attendees attendee satisfactionAs event planners we strive to make our event attendees happy and make a long lasting impression.

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More, More and More: How The Event Industry Got it All Wrong

EventMB

Meeting Design #eventtech choice event industry event marketing meeting design sponsorshipThe event industry is simply amazing. The constant strive for excellence and the obsession to be at the top of the game makes our environment unique.

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Why Your Conference Should be Target-Audience Obsessed

Velvet Chainsaw

In order to design relevant education and networking experiences at our conferences, we need to be focused to the point of obsession with our target audience. The first heat map shows the percent of loyal attendees by region, who tend to go anywhere your meeting is being held.

Design-Driven Project Management for Event Planners

EventMB

It’s time to embrace design-driven project management. The post Design-Driven Project Management for Event Planners by Christina Green appeared first on [link]. Meeting Design project management project manager meeting design

Eventprofs Share: 4 Encompassing Trends in #EventDesign

EventMB

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

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

EventMB

Join us for this free webinar to learn how to better design your events for success. In today’s experience-driven world, engaging and motivating your meeting and incentive guests is essential. Meeting Design Event Design experience meeting design Webinar

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The Secrets Behind Conference Engagement

Conferences that Work

The Solution Room—a powerful conference session There’s been a lot of interest in The Solution Room, a session that I co-facilitated last July at Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress in Orlando, Florida. So you’re holding a conference.

Can You Come to the Front Please?

EventMB

Meeting Design conferences meeting design engagement Layout seating front row event problemsYou’ve heard it time and time again at a conference near you. Nobody wants to sit on the front row. Why is that and why it does not happen at other events? Picture this.

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How to Design Experiences in 2018 [Free Report]

EventMB

The post How to Design Experiences in 2018 [Free Report] by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Meeting Design experience report meeting designIn an unprecedented push, the event industry seems to have found consensus.

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Finding a creative venue and what to look for

Gallus Events

Too many venues, especially hotels, are still designed and to house traditional conferences. If you want to run a creative conference, one that uses Meeting Design you have to find a venue that will really support your conference. Meeting Design Venues

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How the Calgary Welcome Made This Event a Success [Case Study]

EventMB

This is a case study sponsored by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. The post How the Calgary Welcome Made This Event a Success [Case Study] by Meetings + Conventions Calgary appeared first on [link]. Meeting Design Outdoor Events case study planning events outdoor meeting design Calgary

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Create memorable learning experiences and connections at simple workshops

Conferences that Work

I often design and facilitate workshops for association members who mostly haven’t met before. Afterwards, we saw many people swapping business cards and making arrangements to meet up again. Every process element is a strategic ingredient of the workshop design.

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Design your meeting BEFORE choosing the venue!

Conferences that Work

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

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100 Event Statistics (2018 edition)

EventMB

Event Marketing #eventtech event technology event marketing virtual events meeting design Event ROI event sponsorship event statisticsDo you know all the key statistics that will affect the way you create events?

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Three ways to create truly surprising meetings

Conferences that Work

Experienced meeting planners know that every meeting has its share of unexpected surprises. Minimizing surprises like CoffeeGate is default behavior for meeting planners. Surprising Meetings But not all meeting surprises are bad. Because meeting professionals want to minimize the likelihood of unexpected surprises during execution of the events, there’s a tendency to unconsciously minimize planned surprises for the attendees.

How to Navigate the Dreaded Design by Committee Event

EventMB

Yet some organizations and clients insist upon a ‘design by committee’ approach, which possibly compromises your reputation. The post How to Navigate the Dreaded Design by Committee Event by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Meeting Design design meeting design design by committe

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5 Ways the Meetings Industry is Changing the Face of Events

Social Tables

Change is imminent — and in the meetings industry, it’s upon us. While the shifts are plentiful, there are five that stand out from the fold when it comes to modern event design. Here’s how the meetings industry is changing the game. It’s like designing the stage.

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Event Trends Watch: The Largest Trends Database of 2018

EventMB

Event Trends #eventtech event technology event marketing marketing trends event trends event venues venues destinations DMCs meeting design technology decor styling100+ event trends transforming the industry.

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Five Easy Ways To Freshen Up Your Annual Conference

Gallus Events

As the understanding and awareness of how attendees learn and engage with content, as well as the importance of the design, venue, atmosphere and environment, event organisers should be open to asking for some specialised help. Innovation Meeting Design Uncategorized Venues

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10 Tips to Get Started With Event Design

EventMB

Join us for this free webinar to learn more about event design and why it matters for your events. More and more people in the event industry are talking about the importance of event design. The post 10 Tips to Get Started With Event Design by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

How organisations can make the most of a hackathon

Gallus Events

“Being embedded within the team over the weekend allowed us to plan, design and implement and ensured we all knew the impact the app could have. homeless events Innovation Meeting DesignIt’s been almost two months since we organised the Homeless Hackathon in Glasgow.

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The five keys to great conference content

Gallus Events

3 Use meeting design to create the framework for great content. With these first two steps covered: bringing together the content expert and the programme expert, the next step was to add some meeting design. That’s Meeting Design.

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17 things I learned running an online event

Gallus Events

As a firm believer of “meeting design” : the principle of texturising content to avoid it being stale and boring, we made sure we integrated meeting design into the programme. We chose a big, bright and well lit meeting room.

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Embracing the Dark Side of Event Planning

EventMB

Meeting Design dark event planning event planningDeath and destruction don’t have to be bad things. Some crowds actively seek these thrills out, at least historically speaking. Take a look at the trend of “dark” event planning. It’s not a scary as you think. Or is it? Zombie runs.

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Conference Programme Template

Gallus Events

Every programme should reflect the slight differences in the audience; those delivering the content; the physical space in which the meeting takes place; the budget, and a good few other aspects too! Add some meeting design. Designing the breakouts is definitely an art!

17 Meeting Ideas to Encourage Learning Retention

EventMB

Meetings are a necessity in terms of everyday working life and also creating smaller gatherings or workshops as part of a larger business event can be fruitful if done right. The post 17 Meeting Ideas to Encourage Learning Retention by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

25 Corporate Event Ideas To Steal

EventMB

Ideas event planning EventProfs event ideas meeting design event sponsorship event branding corporate event planner corporate event corporate corporate event ideasBusiness environments need to be navigated differently so here’s some ideas for planning your next corporate event.

Applying a Global Lens to Enhance Meeting Experiences

Experient

With attendees from all over the world, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) uses a variety of strategies to create new and valuable meeting experiences. Applying a Global Lens to Enhance Meeting Experiences.

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