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.

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.

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16 Inevitable Ways To Make Event Attendees Happy

Event Manager

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.

The Next Biggest Thing In Events

Event Manager

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

Event Manager

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.

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

Event Manager

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

12 Engagement and Presentation Ideas To Give Your Speakers

Event Manager

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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.

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

Event Manager

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.

100 Virtually Free Event Planning Ideas

Event Manager

We have all worked on events with a great vision but no budget to match. Here are 100 ideas to help you create an amazing event that cost next to nothing when funds are limited. It can be hard not to be disheartened when you have a virtually non-existent event budget and still want to […].

101 Event Planning Ideas For Under $100

Event Manager

For limited budgets here are a variety of event planning ideas that you can accommodate for under $100. When the budget is running out, or you don’t have that much to begin with, low-cost ideas can be just what you need to ensure your event is a success or add some special touches.

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

Millennials: The Best Excuse For Running Awful Events

Event Manager

Meeting Design #proudeventprof events MillennialsEverybody is freaking out. The buzzword of the moment is scaring marketing and event professionals around the world. Who are Millennials? Should we be scared? Millennials are coming and they are going to take over the world.

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Can You Come to the Front Please?

Event Manager

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.

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

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.

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

Event Manager

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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10 Conferences That Excel at Exclusive VIP Experiences

Event Manager

Meeting Design VIP vip experience exclusivity upgradesDo you want attendees to squeal like pre-teens at their first boy band concert? Then consider offering exclusive experiences and upgrades at your next event. Read on for examples you can apply to your events.

6 Ways Coachella Is Redefining Concert Events

Event Manager

Meeting Design coachella concert concertsThink concerts are all the same from a hosting standpoint? Coachella Music and Arts Festival sets the bar high. Here’s how it’s redefining the concert space.

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Embracing the Dark Side of Event Planning

Event Manager

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.

Who’s the Ken Bone of Your Event?

Event Manager

Event Trends #bonezone attendee engagement audience participation engagement Ken Bone meeting designKen Bone is unanimously the winner of the latest presidential debate. Do you have a Ken Bone in your event?

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7 Steps to Align Face-to-Face Meetings with Organization Strategy

Event Manager

Because we’ve done it every year is not a good reason to run a meeting! The post 7 Steps to Align Face-to-Face Meetings with Organization Strategy by Eric Rozenberg appeared first on [link]. Now more than ever we need to get a greater return from our events.

The Evolution of Apple Events

Event Manager

Meeting Design apple apple events marketing product launchApple is a household name and events are a massive part of their marketing strategy. Here are some key events they have hosted and how their approach has developed over the years, culminating in today’s special event.

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30 Examples of Beautiful User Experience in Events

Event Manager

Meeting Design #eventprof Catering eventbranding eventcatering eventdecor events eventstyle eventwelcome userexperience UXA lot of elements go into every event and help to build the user experience. Here are 30 examples of great UX from real life events to inspire you.

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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.

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!

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.

Professional event organisers posted missing at many events

Gallus Events

Festivals and outdoor Meeting Design Rallies and demonstrationsEveryone seems to be an event organiser these days. You can’t walk down a street or pop into a shop without seeing various flyers, leaflets or notices advertising events. Our industry has never been so buoyant.

Event Review: Event Strategy, London, May 2016

Gallus Events

The programme was designed to lessen the strain for the events professional and I am sure the content will have helped those organisers who attended. They used Meeting Design. Associations Behavioural Change Conferences & Congresses Gallus Events visits Meeting Design

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Avoid this common mistake when planning meeting programs

Conferences that Work

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.

Conference delegates leaving early?

Gallus Events

The key is to fully embraced an experiential approach, and use meeting design to run a less traditional style conference. No one likes to see a half empty room at any point during an event.

Be an event creative

Gallus Events

And new areas such as meeting design, seem to spring up from nowhere. Every conference should be designed and not produced. Staying on top of everything that changes in the events industry is a job in itself, never mind actually organising events.

Event design is not just visuals and logistics

Conferences that Work

Whenever I’ve had the pleasure of meeting David (not often enough!) BizBash consistently uses the term “event design” to mean “ visual design” As an example, consider the 2016 Design Issue. 2 — Elementary Meetings.

Three ways to make it easier for attendees to participate

Conferences that Work

How do we get people to participate at meetings? Seth Godin describes a desirable meeting mindset: What would happen… if we chose to: …Sit in the front row. Ask a hard question every time we go to a meeting….

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networking at conferences structuring connections

Gallus Events

This is something very different from the networking that we casually think about: you know, the random meetings over coffee or picking up the delegate pack. Networking at conferences is always one of the top three reasons that attendees give for attending a conference.

Using events to bring your brand to life

Gallus Events

We’ve done our best to stay away from traditional meeting rooms. Meeting Design allows us to think very differently about the content we have at our event. How is your brand reflected outside of the meeting? Events are powerful things.

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Venue Fail

Gallus Events

And you have meeting rooms with this view. If event planners want meetings to deliver value to their attendees, they have to stop using meeting rooms like this. If venues really want to run great meetings they have to give more thought to the spaces they create.

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Conferences that Work

For over 25 years, I’ve been designing and facilitating Conferences That Work : successful, innovative, highly interactive, participant-driven events that leverage attendees’ expertise and experience to create just the conference that participants want and need. I’m excited!

Event Review: Event Strategy, London, May 2016

Gallus Events

The programme was designed to lessen the strain for the events professional and I am sure the content will have helped those organisers who attended. They used Meeting Design. Associations Behavioural Change Conferences & Congresses Gallus Events visits Meeting Design