November, 2018

Developing Your Conference Story Arc To Activate Participants’ Brains

Velvet Chainsaw

Applying a story arc to the conference can activate participants’ brains. And you want stimulated, motivated engaged brains during your event for sure! A story arc is an extended, continuous storyline in episodic storytelling media such as television series, comic books, video games, films etc.

Scenes from a Participate! Workshop and Solution Room

Conferences that Work

[link] 40-seconds of highlights from the Participate! workshop and Solution Room I recently facilitated for the New York State Bar Association.

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New Study: Almost 70% of Professional Event Speakers are Male

Bizzabo

We analyzed event data from thousands of events over the past five years and discovered that events still have a long way to go when it comes to gender diversity. We recently released the results of our first ever “Gender Diversity & Inclusion in Events Report.”

Award Show Ideas and Tips to Steal in 2019

EventMB

Everyone loves a great award show. But what makes an awards ceremony really stand out? Best practices, as well as tips from the pros are all here for you to create a memorable and glittering occasion.

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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.

How to Prepare a Venue for an Event

GEVME

Knowing how to prepare a venue for an event is one of the key points in event planning. Choosing a venue for an event is also one of the first negotiation points as well. The rest of the preparation process will depend on the decision made about the venue.

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How to bring swag bag game to a new level? Tips & best bag ideas

Eventory

There are many ways to increase the level of happiness of your guests at the event. Swag bags, other known as goodie bags, are one of them. Marketing freebies are really popular. Heck, Oscar swag bags got even straight to Forbes and Business Insider as a scoop of the day.

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When association leadership loses its way

Conferences that Work

Is it OK for a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit association to make large profits, pay its four top executives well over $1M per year, and yet do little for its members?

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The Events Expert Interview Series #26: Keith Johnston

G2 Planet

We have been interviewing expert event professionals in our industry, and sharing their insights, advice, and unique experiences. With more than 15 years experience, Keith Johnston has worked on both the planner and supplier side of the meetings and events industry.

Event Data: How to Scale Your Event Using Smart Analyses

EventMB

This is a sponsored post written by Nishita Jain, Sr. Digital Marketing Director, a2z. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. B2B event planning is an extremely demanding role.

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How to Organise Event Check-in Process

GEVME

There are several ways to check tickets for an event (offline & online) that we can recommend. For different events, depending on the format and number of participants, the event check-in process may come in different forms.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Building vs. Buying an Event App

Eventmobi

Nowadays, it’s become second nature for people to use mobile apps when accessing information and conducting daily life activities (e.g. online banking, purchasing groceries, watching movies, etc.).

How to Improve Your Team’s Planning Workflow

Eventtia

Event Planning

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When association leadership loses its way

Conferences that Work

Is it OK for a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit association to make large profits, pay its four top executives well over $1M per year, and yet do little for its members?

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How To Build Guest List For Corporate Events

All Seated

Establishing the guest list for an event is the crucial first step for every event planning process. While on the surface it may seem as though a guest list is only about who is invited, it serves purposes well beyond that!

Leveraging Local Intellectual Capital for Memorable Conventions

EventMB

This is a case study sponsored by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies. Most people come to conventions for learning and networking. When either of those is lackluster, you’ll see a drop in attendance.

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GEVME Event Innovation at AMEM–SIEW 2018

GEVME

As a trusted, innovative event technology vendor, GEVME was recently honored with the opportunity to power an international platform for energy technologies. Our team took responsibility for the entire cycle—from online registration to the onsite processes at AMEM–SIEW 2018.

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Why Marketers Should Consider Brand Activations at Festivals in 2019

Marketo

No matter the season, there is always some sort of festival going on. From January beer festivals to December holiday markets, there is always an event to attend thanks to our experience-focused lifestyles. What does this mean for your brand ?

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2019 Tech Conferences: The #1 Tech Events Guide

Bizzabo

The most authoritative 2019 tech conferences directory on the web. Period. Searching for top technology events to attend in 2019? Or looking to wrap up 2018 with an exceptional conference? Scouring the internet for event information could be an overwhelming task.

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How to Build “The Dream Event Planning Team”

Endless Events

The phrase “two heads are better than one” first appeared in the year 1546 and has stuck around for more than 500 years. In more modern terms, we might say that “teamwork makes the dream work” or any other number of cheesy team-building catchphrases.

25+ Must-Attend Events for Event Professionals in 2019

Hubilo Blog

With the year 2019 round the corner, event professionals must be already busy with the planning of the set of events to plan and visit in the next year.

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Event Data: How to Scale Your Event Using Smart Analyses

EventMB

This is a sponsored post written by Nishita Jain, Sr. Digital Marketing Director, a2z. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. B2B event planning is an extremely demanding role.

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Networking Opportunities for Attendees

GEVME

When planning a networking event format and events for the year, you likely know what results you want to achieve: gaining credibility in the market segment, expanding the audience of the brand, impressing key customers of the company, etc.

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21 Factors For Evaluating Event Management Software

Eventmobi

According to 2018 research , there are now over 245 event technologies for event planners— a 70%+ jump since 2014. And w hile all of this choice is good, it also (unfortunately) makes it harder for event planners to wade through all the options and select the right event management software needed for their business.

Building Live Event Programs that Drive Value

Cvent

Live event programs offer event marketers a unique opportunity to create valuable and personalized experiences to further company business objectives.

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Event Diversity: 6 Ways to Make Your Events More Inclusive

Bizzabo

How should event organizers create more diverse events? Here are 6 tips to keep in mind, compiled with the help of thought-leaders and university professors. A recent study by Bizzabo revealed that 70% of event speakers at events across the world are male.

Need Better Speakers? You Make the Call.

G2 Planet

As event professionals know, the speaker line up at your events can make or break attendance. That's why it makes sense to exploit your event management and planning software to the fullest in helping you generate a killer "Call for Speakers" capability

Event Planning Template Bundle: 61 Templates for 2019

EventMB

Event planners have a lot on their plate. Knowing this, we pulled together our most useful free event planning templates, checklists, workflows, planning, and strategy cheat sheets to help you plan all elements of your event project.

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How to Pitch an Event in Asia

GEVME

Pitching an event requires a good presentation and is half of the event’s success. That is why event organizers should know how to pitch an event to sponsors in the best way possible. Reasons to pitch an event. Preparation of business events in Asia requires management at a highly professional level.

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The Gate creates new social dining concept in Richmond

Event Industry News

A new social concept has been introduced to Richmond, welcoming relaxed all-day dining to Richmond Hill. Great food and drink, unpretentious and amazing value, The Gate officially opened its doors on November 2 nd and is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner every day.

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Eventbase wins two ‘Best Event App’ titles in 2018

Eventbase

Event technology awards season is upon us and we are thrilled to be crowned winners of ‘Best Event App’ at the Event Technology Live awards in London, UK (pictured above) and silver winners at the Experience & Design Awards at EVENTtech in Las Vegas, USA.

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20 Powerful Product Launch Event Ideas

Bizzabo

Give your products the launch they deserve. Discover product launch event examples from leading brands like Google, Moz, and Magento and more. New product on the way? Congratulations, this is an exciting time for your company.

Six Enlightening Facts about Experiential Marketing

G2 Planet

Today experiential marketing can be optimized on every level to increase the value of activations and lower costs. What makes it really shine is the ability to integrate every experience with a Data-Driven Enterprise Event Platform to extend the value of the experience.

How This Event Improved Communications With 2,000 Staff & Volunteers [Case Study]

EventMB

This is a case study from Michael Walker, Marketing Manager, Blerter. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies.

4 Steps to Compromising With Co-Planners

Cvent

Every event planner knows that the job title entails working with a variety of people. This can be an amazing thing when the people you work with have the same ideas that you do and everything goes smoothly. Unfortunately, this is not often the case.

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Winners announced for the Event Technology Awards 2018

Event Industry News

East London’s Troxy hosted the 6 th Event Technology Awards, welcoming event professionals from around the globe to an exciting evening of food and celebration. A new addition to the 2018 ceremony was the Outstanding Contribution to Event Technology award, which was presented to Cvent founder Reggie Aggarwal. Highlights of the evening included word of mouth sales platform Verve taking home the gong for Best Festival Technology for the fourth year in a row.

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