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We’re at a workshop, conference, or session. Do I want to be here? Do they want to be here? Sometimes we simply don’t. Swap the perspective. Now, y ou are leading a workshop, conference, or session.

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What is the Hybrid City Alliance? Should You Care?


The new Hybrid City Alliance is designed to enable far-flung destinations to join forces for multi-hub hybrid events, but many top destinations are noticeably absent and it’s not clear exactly what has changed about member service offerings.

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Understanding the Best Software Features for your Virtual Event


It’s not going to be a surprise if you are looking to invest in virtual event management software. With the pandemic setting in, virtual events have become the norm, and there have been great progress and improvisations in virtual events experiences over the past year.

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Swapcard Partners With DMEXCO, Europe’s Leading Digital Marketing & Tech Event

Event Age by Swapcard

Paris, France - Swapcard , leading virtual, hybrid and physical events platform, and DMEXCO announced today the launch of a partnership for the 2021 edition of Europe’s leading digital marketing & tech event.

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

5+ Must-Visit Breweries in Dallas


Hi Dallas! “Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand, life is good today. Are you lovin’ a nice cold beer as much as we do?! Dallas has such a great selection of locally brewed beer with ever-changing seasonal flavors. The beer scene here has grown so much.

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Q&A on Fixing Broken Event Design


“The alternative to good design is always bad design. There is no such thing as no design.” Adam Judge, The Little Black Book of Design. Name : Ruud Janssen. Author, Event Design Handbook. What is event design? Event design is a nascent discipline.

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Everything we learned from in-person events around the world. Including the Olympics!

Expo Pass

Maybe it’s the Olympics, maybe it’s the Bill Murray in Cannes meme , but we’re pumped to see international events bounce back these past few weeks. Just a year ago the Olympics weren’t even on the table, not by a longshot.

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How Major Fall Conferences are Betting on the Return of In-person Attendance

Event Marketer

This fall, major user conferences, trade shows, music festivals and other gatherings are banking on attendees being ready to return to in-person events. For some, it’s a return to business as usual, with the events looking and feeling as they did in fall 2019.

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Hybrid Board Meeting ‘Was Like a Zoom Extravaganza’

Convene by PCMA

For the first fully hybrid National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors meeting on May 14, the leadership met together in Chicago, while around 800 directors were remote. Photos courtesy NAR).

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

What Planners Need to Include in a Pre-Event Communication Plan


The word of the day is preparation. If the past year has taught us anything, the power of preparation is one lesson that should not be overlooked. Clear, effective, and comprehensive pre-event communication is more important than ever, especially now in the midst of evolving situations.

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Nonprofit E-Learning: Key Strategies for Training Volunteers


Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofits. They come with energy, passion, and they want to make a difference. And without good training during the onboarding process , they may decide volunteering isn’t for them.

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From Button Boxes To Chats: Audience Response Systems Through Time!

Endless Events

One of the hottest topics in the events industry nowadays is hybrid and virtual audience engagement. But as the Event Tech Podcast highlights today, you can’t really talk about audience engagement without including audience response systems in the conversations.

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How to Become an Event Planner in the Post-COVID Era


There’s no doubting that the COVID-19 pandemic has touched almost all aspects of our lives. For many of us, what was once unimaginable is now a reality and no more so is that true than in the events industry. Event Planning

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

The 10 Minute Fix to Avoid Losing Your Wedding Planning Business

The Planner's Lounge

Scenario: Your computer crashes, gets lost, or is stolen. What would you do if your laptop (containing all planning files, business notes, financial records, contracts, design files, etc.) is stolen or your hard drive crashes?

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August Local Love List: 10 Must-Visit Businesses in Tampa Bay


We’re all about this August local love list! Come along with us to visit our local love list with 10 awesome businesses in Tampa Bay that are a must to check out! If you’re wanting to find new places in Tampa Bay that are growing, this list will be your bff!

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The Crucial Element to Organizing a Successful Career Fair


The core of any career fair is networking. Universities want to build their network with top organizations, and companies want to fill their talent gap now and in the future.

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New York City Latest to Require Proof of Vaccination

Smart Meetings

Soon, those who enter New York City’s indoor facilities, such as restaurants, entertainment venues, gyms and other businesses, will have to present proof of vaccination via New York City’s new vaccine pass app, Excelsior Pass, or a vaccination card, announced New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. On Aug.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

our newest virtual team building activities


we are constantly adding to our portfolio of virtual team-building ideas. in the last few months, we have added on some great activities. read all about them below: beat the screen. this is a virtual activity but with a slight twist.

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Box Office Management Software By The UK’s Leading Ticketing Platform Provider

Python Events

Box office management software is used by theatres, sports stadiums, museums, art galleries, music venues, charities, and more to manage their ticket sales and events.

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5+ Must-Try Restaurants in Deep Ellum


Hi Dallas! Calling all foodies or anyone who loves to try new restaurants as much as we do! We created a list with our favorite restaurants in Deep Ellum for you!

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Reinventing the Rules for Gathering

Convene by PCMA

In the first of four videos for “The Gathering Makeover” series, Priya Parker (left) interviews bride-to-be Lisa Torres about the transparency letter show wrote for potential bridesmaids.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Streamlining Event Processes with Digital Donations

Event Smart

As a nonprofit event coordinator, you’re always busy planning your next event, which means you’re probably thinking about how you’ll incorporate fundraising into the experience. After all, strengthening donor relationships and raising money are among the top reasons for hosting nonprofit events.

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How to make post-event networking a hit among your attendees

Hubilo Blog

You executed your virtual event smoothly. Your attendees loved the sessions. They engaged thoroughly and the networking analytics seem to be in your favour. Great! You can probably call the night a success and move on, right? Hold on.

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The Most Instagram-Worthy Restaurants in Atlanta


One of the best things about our amazing city Atlanta is the variety of places we can go whenever we need a great Instagram picture. We know how important it is to have the perfect vibes and environment to compliment your look when snapping a flick for the ‘gram!

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13 smart marketing ideas to sell training courses

Arlo Training & Events Software

If you’re looking for ways to market and sell training courses then you’ve come to the right place. These 13 effective marketing strategies will have a big impact on your sales, but not on your wallet.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

Mobile Tours: Wyman’s Kicks off a Brand Marketing Push with a Local Sampling Campaign

Event Marketer

At each stop, consumers can try a free 2.3-ounce sample of Wyman’s Just Fruit Cups product. The average consumer can’t distinguish between wild and cultivated blueberries, if they recognize that there are two types at all.

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Hybrid is Dead: A View from the Stage

Smart Meetings

Six months ago, when it looked like there was a light at the end of the Covid tunnel, the buzz was that the future is hybrid. Event planners surmised that audiences had gotten so comfy in fuzzy slippers that they would not want to leave their houses.

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Where to get Brunch in Winter Garden


It’s the quintessential weekend meal for every occasion: brunch. Whether you’ve taken full opportunity of a “no alarm clock” morning or you’re in desperate need of a day out with friends, the breakfast-lunch food and drink combination is calling your name.

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