March, 2019

Automate Your Event Management Workflow with Zapier

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Ever found yourself wishing for an extra staff member to handle tedious event planning workflows? Try turning to technology instead.

2019 352

What True Learning Is at Participant-Centered Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Putting the participant at the center of your conference programming by becoming more learner-centric, that is planning and offering education sessions that go beyond surface learning, is one of the biggest challenges facing conference organizers today.

2019 224

EventMobi Best Practices: How to Get the Most Out of the Agenda Feature in Your Event App

Eventmobi

Your agenda is arguably one of the most important areas of your event app because it allows you to share critical details about event sessions and activities.

2019 195

Three differences between genuine and phony experiential conferences

Conferences that Work

“Experiential” is the new hot adjective used to describe events. “No more listening to speakers; you’re going to have experiences !” ” Sadly, many of these so-called experiential events are phony. The promoters slap a novel environment (e.g.,

2019 179

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.

Best Event Management Conferences 2019

GEVME

When you’re in the events industry, you should know the main event management conferences for 2019 so you can visit them to improve your knowledge and share your own experiences of working long hours while trying to pull off amazing corporate events for your clients.

2019 170

Celebrate your next event

Gallus Events

The need to celebrate your next event is something that goes way beyond the opportunity to show the world how good you are. I remember asking the Chairman not to say thanks to me or my team for organising the event.

2019 160

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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss TIDE Conference

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by TIDE. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

2019 151

How to find the best event app in 2019 for me?

Eventmobi

The paradox of choice – Too many event apps. Did you know that there are over a hundred different types of event apps currently available in the market? Typically, having a lot of choice is great, but with this much choice, the life of an event planner gets much more complex!

2019 195

Struggling to meditate daily

Conferences that Work

For three months now, I’ve meditated for twenty minutes every day. Personally this is a big deal, as I’ve struggled to maintain a regular meditation practice for decades. I’ve resolved countless times to meditate daily, and fallen off the mindfulness wagon over and over again.

2019 185

How to Boost Your Ticket Sales with Early Bird Tickets

GEVME

Early bird ticket sales are a fantastic idea for event planning. By offering a discount of between 20–40%, you can really promote your event for attendees and significantly boost your ticket sales.

2019 156

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

10 Top Literary Oases for Groups—in Hotels!

Smart Meetings

Four Seasons Hotel Houston Lobby. Featuring everything from bedtime storybooks to digital books and new titles, library rooms are popping up at high-end properties.

2019 101

The Facebook Live Team’s Top 6 Tips for Event Creators

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You’re backstage before the show when you see your headlining band horsing around. This is a Facebook Live moment,” you think. You whip out your iPhone, queue up your Facebook app, and hit “Go Live.” But things quickly go wrong.

2019 329

Event Heroes: How InsightSquared Is Scaling Their Event Brand

Bizzabo

Each month we interview an events professional who is breaking the mold. This month we spoke with Maddie Vesey—the events lead at InsightSquared—about scaling a company conference, launching an event roadshow, account-based marketing and Boston.

2019 96

How to Design an Event App to Achieve Sponsorship Goals

Eventmobi

The design of an event app is a powerful tool that is often underutilized. Through design, you can not only leverage your event brand, but you can also increase your event app adoption, attendee engagement, and overall ROI through sponsorship.

2019 195

Participate! Lab at The EVENT MPI, April 4-6, Montréal

Conferences that Work

I’m excited to present my Participate! Lab at The EVENT , April 4-6, Montréal! I’ll also facilitate the closing Group Spective.

2019 164

The top 7 Ways to Double Registrations to Your Event

GEVME

There will be more subscribers, the number of registrations will possibly even double, and you will receive a flurry of potential attendees to your event if you use up-to-date event technology solutions and take advantage of the ways to increase event registrations they provide.

2019 156

28th Annual Meetings Market Survey: Slower Growth Ahead

PCMA Convene

2019 100

6 Tips From SurveyMonkey to Increase Your Event Survey Responses

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This is a guest post by Jillesa Gebhardt, survey scientist at SurveyMonkey. You’ve just wrapped a major event. You’re exhausted, you’re happy — and you’re curious. Did your attendees get as much out of the event as you think they did?

2019 329

Event Email Marketing: How Email Cloning Can Save You Time

Attendease

If you manage multiple events, you're well aware of how demanding and time challenging the process can get. Fortunately, with the right tools and strategies even the busiest event managers can handle competing priorities, save time, and get more done.

2019 96

Do Voice Assistants Need To Stay Out Of Events?

Endless Events

Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve heard of voice assistants such as Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, but have you thought about how to use voice assistants at events?

2019 95

How Four Wise Women are Leading the Way in Hospitality

Smart Meetings

The hospitality industry is filled with brilliant women who give their all to make sure every guest has an exceptional experience.

Top 10 Places for Event Management Certification

GEVME

When you work in the event industry, sooner or later you will need qualification and certification of your skills to stand out from the bulk of planners and to provide proof of your expertise. Nowadays, you can find many event management professional certification programs and courses.

2019 156

Eventopedia: Easy Venue Search for Busy Planners [Review]

EventMB

Eventopedia is a venue-finding platform that enables event professionals to find critical information through trusted connections, robust technology, peer insights, and expert industry advice. Here is our review. Eventopedia: What Is It?

2019 125

Create a Foolproof Event Strategy Plan With This Template

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With so many details on your plate, sitting down to write an event strategy plan probably sounds like more busy work. But if your entire team isn’t crystal clear on your event strategy, the lack of alignment will waste more time than you realize. Worse?

2019 300

5 Event Design Trends From Award Season's Coolest Parties

BizBash

Get inspired by the color schemes, floral decor, and other design trends that have emerged from the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and Emmy Awards

2019 127

The Future of 5G at Events – Event Tech Podcast

Endless Events

5G is the next mobile leap in technology. It will reshape how we use our mobile devices and 5G at events is going to be a huge deal. Do you remember when we all had flip phones with green and black screens? If you downloaded anything (and there wasn’t much to download!) it would take forever.

2019 85

5 US Cities to Go Green This Weekend

Smart Meetings

Cities across the United States are going green this weekend—not of the eco-friendly sort. They will be sporting all shades of green in celebration of the annual St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday.

2019 88

How to Prepare Wi-Fi for an Event

GEVME

When organizing large-scale events, you will often need to have an Internet connection. Using the services of wire operators is not suitable in this case. Wires are too time consuming to set up and remove after the event, are unprofitable, and are sometimes impossible to organize at all, such as when an event takes place outdoors. Addressing this issue is the logical use of event wi-fi solutions. Wi-Fi requirements.

2019 131

Eventbase celebrates its 10 year anniversary

Eventbase

Reflecting on the past 10 years and looking forward to what’s next Ten years ago, as the City of Vancouver planned for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, few predicted (or even thought about) how technology would transform the event experience for the organizers, attendees, and athletes.

2019 80

Yoga Statistics: Surprising Data on the Growth of Yoga [Infographic]

Picatic by Eventbrite

Ashtanga. Power. Aerial. Laughter. And yes, even goat. Yoga is more popular — and unique — than ever before.

2019 286

101+ Fundraising (Event) Ideas

EventMB

Fundraising is essential to many events, but it can feel daunting to find new ways to raise money. After all, originality is the key to participation. Here are the most original ideas and 60 apps to raise more money for your event.

2019 114

Hawthorn helps to put premium programmes in the spotlight for BBC Studios Showcase 2019

Event Industry News

Hundreds of television buyers from across the globe headed to ACC Liverpool for BBC Studios Showcase 2019, the world’s largest international television market hosted by a single distributor.

2019 85

How to be Unstoppable

Smart Meetings

When the going gets tough, event professionals with an ownership mindset get going. Attendees at Smart Meeting Northwest at the year-old Hotel Interurban in Seattle learned how to shift from a victim mindset to that of a thriver by adopting the attitude of and being a powerful giver.

2019 86

How Do In-House AV Commissions Work? – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

Do you ever wonder why in-house AV bids seem to be high? While there could be many reasons behind that today we are going to talk about one of the most likely causes, in-house AV commissions. Did you know that venues can receive kickbacks for referring their in-house vendor? Makes sense right?

2019 89

World Mourns New Zealand Mosque Attacks

PCMA Convene

World leaders and people on social media were expressing outrage and sympathy Friday after mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, claimed the lives of at least 49 people. PCMA joins the rest of the world in grieving those who were slain in this senseless act.