January, 2020

Invest in Your Speakers to Grow Your Value Proposition

Velvet Chainsaw

The bread and butter of conferences is concurrent education sessions.

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The Best Event Apps for Every Type of Event: 2020 Edition

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Mobile event apps are no longer a nice to have for big events — they’re expected by attendees. Here are the best event apps to go with. Resources and Tools Aloompa Entegy Event Apps Eventbrite Guidebook

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Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay

Gallus Events

Something exceptional is happening in Edinburgh and the whole events industry is on trial. Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay events have put the industry under the spot light, and the light has reached some very dark places. There is an old tradition in Scotland called first footing.

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A free guide to creating peer conferences

Conferences that Work

The Association for Software Testing (AST) has just issued a free guide to creating peer conferences. I believe the software testing community adopted my term “peer conference” for their get-togethers after a conversation I had with pioneer software tester James Bach in 2004.

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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.

GEVME Reader’s Choice Best of 2019

GEVME

We are in the first month of the new year, in fact, the new decade. In this blog, we have collected the top GEVME blogs of 2019, which were all voted by the readers and brought the most number of views. Read on to have a glance at each one of them. .

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Top Tips for Preparing Your Presenters

Velvet Chainsaw

Imagine how you might do your job differently if your performance and compensation were evaluated based on overall session attendance and industry presenter ratings at your annual conference.

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Top Tips for Planning Memorable Breakout Sessions

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Breakout sessions are one of the few times during a conference or event where guests get to interact with one another in a more structured way.

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Flight shaming in the events industry

Gallus Events

A throw-away trend or something that will shape our events, how should we view flight shaming in the events industry? In December 2019 I travelled to Madrid to attend the Sustainable Innovation Summit, an official side event at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference.

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Are science conferences stuck in the Dark Ages?

Conferences that Work

A recent Wired article argues that “ Science Conferences Are Stuck in the Dark Ages “ Unsurprisingly, I agree — but there’s some light in the darkness! Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Are science conferences stuck in the Dark Ages?

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Reader’s Choice. Best of 2019

GEVME

We are in the first month of the new year, in fact, the new decade. In this blog, we have collected the top GEVME blogs of 2019, which were all voted by the readers and brought the most number of views. Read on to have a glance at each one of them. .

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13 Pop-Ups Providing Over-the-Top Holiday Event Inspiration

BizBash

Buzzy brands (think Target, Netflix, Buzzfeed, and more) and holiday haunts took festive activations to the next level with innovative-meets-Instagrammable pop-ups

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Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In early January served as an engaging and energizing way to kick off a new year and a new decade.

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Stay One Step Ahead With Bandsintown’s Emerging Artist Charts

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Bandsintown's new Emerging Artists charts will help talent buyers discover which artists listeners are excited about — in their own markets. Music Artists and Talent Music Data Music Technology

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Should Your Event be Prepared?

EventMB

With hundreds of confirmed infections in China and the first US case reported this week, what can you do to prepare? By now you’ve probably heard about the so-called “Novel Coronavirus” that originated in Wuhan, China.

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Why Collaborative Learning is the Future of Event-Networking

Endless Events

We’ve all come across iterations of the classic headline, Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networkin g , like this article in Business Insider , or this podcast episode on TED’s WorkLife with Adam Grant. For event industry professionals, networking is of particular importance.

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How to Price Your Event: Guide to Strategies for 2020

GEVME

So you are organizing a large scale conference and have planned everything — right from the number of guests attending the event, to the venue and operations. Yet, there is something that has been bothering the event planner in you — the ticket price.

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Golden Globes 2020: Event Design Ideas From the Weekend's Biggest Bashes

BizBash

Here's how Netflix, Amazon Studios, HBO, Disney, and more kicked off award season

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18 Toronto Photographers Share Their Best of Wedding Photography from 2019

EventSource

Over the last decade, our world has seen its fair share of changes and the wedding industry is no different! Millennials are now firmly in the driver’s seat when it comes to weddings with Gen Z-ers closely behind.

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Eventbrite Music’s Ask The Industry Episode 4: “Power In Numbers”

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The first season wraps with a discussion on what being independent in an increasingly consolidated music industry means — and why it matters. Music Eventbrite Music Industry Insights Music Trends

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5 Tech Trends from CES that Will Impact Events

EventMB

CES just happened. 100,000 attendees ventured to the Las Vegas jungle to find out what’s new in technology. Event planners shouldn’t care about 95% of what is presented at CES. That remaining 5%, though, may have quite a big impact. Curious bunny? Read on.

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3 Tips for Designing an Event Website

Eventinterface

If you want to attract people to your next big event, you simply must create a website to showcase it.

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Event Insurance: A Guide to Cost, Coverage, and Claims

GEVME

Event planners always have concerns about the safety and security of events. As an event organizer, there is always the possibility of accidents occurring during an event. And some accidents might even lead to lawsuits which usually lead to even more costs.

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See the SAG Awards' Cherry Blossom-Filled After-Party

BizBash

Event Eleven's Tony Schubert created a lush cherry blossom forest for the award show's A-list after-party

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Here’s Why You Should Absolutely Go to Wedding Shows and Open Houses

EventSource

Planning a wedding is a big job, and one that requires a lot of thought and research. You definitely want to have the best time possible which is why you should always chat with multiple vendors and make sure you ask all the important questions.

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What If Your Next Show Was Headlined By a Ghost?

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Could it be that the Tupac hologram at Coachella in 2012 was a glimpse at the future of the music business? Music Music Technology Music Trends Music Venues

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4 Forces Shaping Event Marketing in 2020

atEvent

According to a recent survey we conducted with Demand Gen Report, 54% of companies are increasing their budget for in-person events this year. But with bigger investments comes the need for smarter marketing.

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Top 2020 Event Conferences

Attendease

The events industry has been behind some of the most innovative tech conferences in the past decade. Opening the doors for new business prospects, these conferences are places where the top professionals meet and showcase their innovative concepts and bold theories for the future.

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How to Protect Your Data

Eventinterface

Whether you’re running a multimillion-dollar multinational corporation or a small local business, or are planning a large-scale conference or event, a breach of your data could be catastrophic.

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13 Event Design Ideas for a Roaring '20s Revival Theme

BizBash

As we enter a new decade, here’s how you can take inspiration from that other '20s era

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EventSource’s Mega List of 2020 GTA Wedding Shows and Open Houses

EventSource

Here we are again! The top of the new year always comes with a slew of wedding shows and open houses. There are some great ones coming up in the GTA that those of you who are just starting to plan won’t want to miss!

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What to Know Before Using Airbnb For Your Next Event Space

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Using Airbnb is convenient for hosting events. It makes it easy to browse through the options online and allows you to filter based on the amenities and features you need in your event space. But since Airbnb is mostly residential, you may need to take additional measures to make sure a cool listing can transform […]. Event Planning & Promotion airbnb Event Planning event space

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Social Media In Events: How It Impacts Us & The Industry

Endless Events

We’re opening the new year of Event Brew with the topic of social media. The past decade saw an insane increase in the widespread use of social media. And what that meant for brands, companies, and businesses alike was a complete shift in paradigm.

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