2019

Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

Velvet Chainsaw

Change is hard. Foresight—looking forward—is hard. Because we prefer certainty and concreteness to ambiguity and abstraction. Becoming a new normal leader requires shifting your perspective.

2019 367

Any questions? Rethinking traditional Q&A

Conferences that Work

How often have you heard “Any questions?” ” at the end of a conference session? Hands rise, and the presenter picks an audience member who asks a question. The presenter answers the question and picks another questioner. The process continues for a few minutes. Simple enough.

2019 312

6 Tips for Increasing User Engagement on Your Event App

Eventmobi

The success of an event when it comes to attendee satisfaction is mostly based on people’s opinion of it. Hence, increasing user engagement on your event app is vitally important for the event to be truly successful. The event app industry is on the rise, both in terms of revenue and significance.

2019 284

Automate Your Event Management Workflow with Zapier

Picatic by Eventbrite

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

2019 369

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.

Event technology how things haven’t really changed

Gallus Events

(This post and the slides are taken from my session at the UK Association Congress which took place in London in December and covered event technology. I’ve amended it to make it more general and this post relates to every type of events business).

2019 224

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Event Marketers Are Ignoring the Power of Video—Here’s How to Catch Up

Marketo

Video ads are one of the most potent tools in a marketing arsenal. So why do so many event marketers ignore it? According to a 2018 Animoto report on social video trends, 93% of business score new customers from video marketing on social media.

2019 171

6 Tips for Choosing Your Event App Provider

Event Age by Swapcard

Looking for an event app and not sure where to start? You're not alone. We often hear from event organizers that choosing the right provider is a challenge. Event Tech

2019 145

From the Editors: What's the Most Memorable Event Idea You Saw in 2018?

BizBash

From a crowd-sourced mural and trees made of balloons to innovative uses of augmented reality and a truly immersive photo

2019 226

Five New Event Planning Trends to Watch in 2019

Attendease

The new year is well under way, and all of us in the event space are watching out for the new trends that’ll continue to influence our work throughout 2019. So what’s changed, and what can we expect to see going forward?

2019 154

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Chatbot-First Event Management Software for Time- and IT-Starved Conference Organizers

EventTechBrief

By Michelle Bruno. Event management software (EMS), which automates the tasks associated with planning a conference, has been available for at least a quarter century. In the beginning, developers focused on core logistical tasks, such as agenda building, project management, speaker and content management and (for meetings with a trade show component) floorplan and booth sales. That’s changed. As the competition became more formidable, many EMS developers added new platform features.

2019 143

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 351

Dinner seating — a study

Conferences that Work

Study this 1839 dinner seating layout. What’s wrong with this picture? Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Dinner seating — a study appeared first on Conferences That Work. No related posts. Event design dinner men only round tables rounds seating seating design

2019 287

Evaluating Event Success: What to Measure And When

Eventmobi

Evaluating event success is the first step to take towards planning your next event. The planning process of this years’ event is where the evaluation process begins.

2019 256

Event Discount and Promotion Codes: When and How to Use Them

Picatic by Eventbrite

People love a good deal — especially when it’s on a unique experience like a live event. So it’s no surprise that discount codes are a powerful way to incentivize ticket purchases among your potential attendees.

2019 364

Sustainability at events is more than reducing paper and plastics

Gallus Events

In April I spoke in Gothenburg at the Association World Congress. The subject was social justice issue and specifically sustainable events. My subject: Sustainability at events, is more than reducing plastics and paper use. Gothenburg was the perfect city to speak about sustainable events.

What to Do When Your Event’s Gone Wrong

GEVME

We like the event industry because you’re unlikely to find two identical events, and there is always something new to discover. But sometimes this “new” becomes a real challenge when event planning goes wrong. No one, not even the most experienced organiser, can predict that.

2019 190

How to Measure Event Marketing Performance and ROI

Marketo

Events are often one of the biggest marketing expenses. If this is the case, why do so few of us measure the real impact of these initiatives? According to Event MB , 85% of event planners use event registration software, 61% use event marketing tools, and 54% use survey tools.

2019 171

Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Event Industry — Here's How

Event Age by Swapcard

Talk about artificial intelligence is happening in every industry, including events — and with good reason. AI is not just a relevant topic; it’s a crucial one. Event Tech

2019 149

Event Technology: 25 Solutions for Your Virtual Tool Bag

BizBash

The brand experience agency Cramer’s 2018 Event Technology Landscape includes a whopping 245 event technology providers. Even more impressive is

2019 220

How to Create a Long-Term Event Planning Timeline

Social Tables

When you start planning an event, one of the first things you should do is figure out your event planning timeline. It’s important to outline the months and weeks leading up to the big day.

2019 133

How To Get Exhibitors To Adopt New Technology

Expo Pass

(3 Minute Read). How To Get Exhibitors To Adopt New Technology. Are you interested in sharing your industry insights click here and share you story! . The “If it ain’t broke…” mentality sounds good if we’re talking about a bicycle or a toaster.

2019 131

The Physics Of Conference Entropy

Velvet Chainsaw

In physics, the second law of thermodynamics says all things—bodies, businesses, conferences, energy, organizations, relationships—move toward chaos and disorder. This is also known as the state of maximum entropy. In one sense, entropy is a measure of uncertainty or randomness.

Q&A with Adrian Segar on Crowdsourcing

Conferences that Work

This (slightly edited) interview by JT Long appeared in the March 2019 issue of Smart Meetings Magazine. What led to writing the book, Conferences that Work ?

2019 268

How to Develop an Event Budget for Your Meeting

Eventmobi

Developing an event budget is a crucial element when planning your meeting or event. It’s the next step after setting your overall event objectives. To begin building your budget, it’s best to determine what financial success means for your event and how you want to measure it.

2019 238

13 Original Swag Bag Ideas to Thrill Your Attendees

Picatic by Eventbrite

Want to give your attendees a swag bag that really stands out? Use these swag ideas to bring your event brand to life. The post 13 Original Swag Bag Ideas to Thrill Your Attendees appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Attendee Experience Branding Swag

2019 344

My review of PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

Gallus Events

I’d heard a lot about PCMA Convening Leaders. It is widely regarded as the best event in the event industry. It’s certainly the biggest, with almost 5000 event planners attending this years event in Pittsburgh. Now, that’s MASSIVE!

2019 173

How to Create an Event Marketing Plan

GEVME

For the development of an event business, you need a good marketing plan. The right marketing plan for an event usually identifies your target audience and how you will attract new customers and keep them organising events with you over and over again. Event marketing plan definition & examples.

2019 181

Event Planning Skills: 32 Tactics to Advance your Career in 2019

EventMB

Do you have what it takes to make it in the event industry? If you answered “yes” based solely on your event management skills, you might be surprised to know that our international group of experts didn’t rank that quality as number one in terms of importance.

2019 186

How to Monetize Your Event App with Swapcard

Event Age by Swapcard

Host a smarter event and make money from your event app — it’s a win-win. Here, we show you how to monetize your event app with Swapcard. Event Tech

2019 142

17 Fun, Interactive Ideas From Fall Benefits

BizBash

With the fall season officially wrapping up in December, we rewind and take a look back at the galas, benefits

2019 208

Do You Know The Best Ways to Increase Event Attendance?

Social Tables

Events are a time for individuals to come together and learn something new. They’re a time for event planners to provide guests with an experience they’ll remember.

2019 141

Save Money and Trees: How to Run Sustainable Events

Attendease

Events can be a great way to expand brand awareness, educate an audience on a given topic or even form important connections within your industry. But if you aren’t careful when planning your event, it can also lead to unanticipated environmental harm.