How The Hague Is Helping Event Professionals With Meeting Design

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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.

An Audience-First Approach to Meeting Design

SmartMeetings

Meeting planners face the same problems as social media managers—competing for the time and attention of potential attendees. Consider these three key trends and how they can positively impact meeting design.

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!

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.

Best in Show 2019: Inspiring Examples of Meeting Design

PCMA Convene

Following the links below, you’ll find examples of how event strategists used one tool at their disposal — their creativity — to design those kinds of memorable and meaningful events. Event Strategy & DesignFor this year’s Best in Show feature, we switched gears.

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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.

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.”

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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Lessons from Anguilla: What meeting designers can learn from religious services

Conferences that Work

And yes, I admit it, during the second day of my vacation while enjoying the harmonies I hear, I’m jolted to think about religious meeting design…. Religious services are thought to be around 300,000 years old — by far the oldest form of organized meeting that humans have created.

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

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.

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.

An Event Planner’s Guide to Engaging Room Layouts

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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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Introduction to my new book Event Crowdsourcing

Conferences that Work

Here’s a teaser: the introduction to my new book Event Crowdsourcing: Creating Meetings People Actually Want and Need. The social and cultural differences that shaped our frequent meetings fascinated me.

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

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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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12 Ideas to Help Attendees Manage Information Overload at Events

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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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Becoming Brave

Conferences that Work

life lessons brave bravery drag queens Italy Learning meeting design mistakes Practicum workshopThe past It’s been a long journey becoming brave. Fifty years ago, I was a teenager who, after a single embarrassing moment, gave up dancing in public. For forty years.

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Design-Driven Project Management for Event Planners

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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

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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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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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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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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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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]

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

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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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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.

How to Navigate the Dreaded Design by Committee Event

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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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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.

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.

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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10 Tips to Get Started With Event Design

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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].

Holding a workshop and need some best practice

Gallus Events

Conference Architect Conferences & Congresses Gallus Events visits Meeting DesignWorkshops are a very popular format for getting people stuck into a topic. But not all workshops are created equally. I attended a workshop in Barcelona last week. It was a very good event.

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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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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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PCMA EduCon Los Angeles 2019

Gallus Events

And the best way to get a grip of texturising content is to look at the principles of meeting design. I know that the idea of scaling the “meeting design” mountain can seem daunting. Gallus Events visits homeless events Meeting Design Online Events

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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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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.

17 Meeting Ideas to Encourage Learning Retention

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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

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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.