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.

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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 225

Handling a meeting question that isn’t

Conferences that Work

We’ve all experienced the meeting question that isn’t. A session presenter or moderator asks for questions and someone stands up and starts spouting their own opinions. A concluding question (if they even have one) is little more than an excuse for their own speech.

2019 201

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 205

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.

Create and Manage an Attendees List

GEVME

There are no events without attendees. That is why it is vital for a planner to develop a list of attendees by using an events organizing system, which is an effective way to organize event planning workflow and a successful event campaign.

2019 170

Top 14 Audio Visual Trends for Events for 2019

EventMB

This is a case study sponsored by Aria AV. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. When it comes to technology, the landscape is always shifting. Today’s hot gadget can be tomorrow’s e-waste, and if you’re not paying attention, things can pass you by.

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How to Get Speakers to Use Live Polling and Q&A

Eventmobi

Living Polling and Question and Answer (Q&A) tools are two easy and effective ways to engage attendees onsite. Additionally, they can also be used to gather immediate feedback and interest.

2019 130

2019 Event Trends: Predictions from 23 Event Experts

Bizzabo

Learn about the biggest event trends that will dominate the space in 2019 from experienced industry professionals. Featuring experts from General Mills, SEMrush, OpenX and other leading brands.

2019 122

Showsec signs five-year contract renewal with SMG

Event Industry News

Showsec have renewed their contract with venue management group and the UK’s biggest arena operator, SMG Europe.

2019 106

How to Use Social Media to Improve Your 2019 Events

Smart Meetings

Will 2019 be the year you leverage social media to make your events safer, more compelling and downright fun? A new survey shows that planners are missing opportunities to connect, sell sponsorships and build community.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Conference Reform Requires Cultivating Leaders With Moral Purpose To Make A Difference

Velvet Chainsaw

Many conferences are stuck in the rut of legacy routines, age-old rituals and cloned programming. Conference organizers and its advisors replicate the past maintaining the traditions and well-established procedures of yesteryear.

2019 320

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 214

AlphaZero, machine learning, and the future of work

Conferences that Work

Not long ago I wrote about the end of decent paid jobs and the need for basic income. A startling recent advance in machine learning has only heightened my concerns.

2019 185

Hackathon at Convening Leaders ‘A Beautiful Chaos’ 

PCMA Convene

Seven teams pitched their solutions to a business industry challenge during a hackathon at Convening Leaders 2019 in Pittsburgh. Jacob Slaton). By Ascend Integrated Media and Betsy Bair.

2019 99

How to Keep Track of Event Guest Lists with GEVME

GEVME

Guest list tracking is an effective way to organise an event for customers and keep a record of its progress. This also allows you to coordinate the work of the team, streamline all related documentation in one place, and more effectively monitor the workflow. About event guest lists.

2019 156

8 Must Read Reports for Eventprofs

EventMB

The event industry never stands still and top event planners strive for continuous development to keep them at the top of their game.

2019 220

How a Simple Observation Led to a Sold-Out, Culture-Shifting Event

Picatic by Eventbrite

The best events don’t always start with a business plan. Often, they start with a spark. Someone has a passion they want to share, and a great idea about how to share it. They’re moved to bring people together around a vision, so they make it happen — even with no event planning experience.

2019 207

The 2 Most Powerful Event App Features for Attendee Networking

Eventmobi

One of the most common reasons we see event planners deciding to invest in an event app is to increase attendee networking. Attendee Chat and Group Discussions, in particular, are two of the most powerful features for achieving this event goal.

2019 130

Event Branding: The 2019 Guide

Bizzabo

Learn how to craft a solid and consistent event brand that will wow sponsors, attendees and partners in 2019. Features event branding ideas and tips from leading brands. When people think of your event, what do they think of?

2019 98

CES: Tech trends #EventProfs should watch in 2019

Event Industry News

Written by Clemi Hardie, Founder of Noodle live. Never heard of CES? The world’s largest tech showcase lands in Las Vegas every January and is the place to be if you want to stay up to date with what the tech world has to offer over the next 12 months.

2019 98

How to Kick the Multitasking Habit in 2019

Smart Meetings

Meeting professionals often find themselves managing multiple priorities. After all, we all have a variety of responsibilities that need to be handled adroitly. That is simply the nature of our work today.

2019 99

The Tension Between Content And Process In Facilitated Conference Learning Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

Have you ever attended a conference education session because of the presenter and not the content? (I I think most of us have.). Have you ever been surprised when a full day workshop ended? You were so engaged that time flew by without you realizing it.

2019 261

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 201

The Top Five Twitter Chats for Event Professionals

G2Planet

A key challenge for event professionals (in addition to running successful events) is keeping up with what's happening in the industry: the latest news, trends, and developments in live events. Industry Observations

2019 97

What’s Trending in Business Event Technology

PCMA Convene

Convene editors used a hight tech process to ask tach experts at Convening Leaders what is trending in business events technology. Barbara Palmer). What are the top technology trends in the business events industry in the coming year?

2019 97

Guide to Raising Money at Nonprofit Events

GEVME

There are numerous nonprofit organisations that arrange events and work hard at raising money for nonprofits with the assistance of professional event organisers.

2019 156

How Much Does Event AV Cost – Whiteboard Wednesdays 9

Endless Events

Lighting, sound, labor… it’s all part of your AV bid but what’s the bottom line? How much does event AV cost? Do the brands of equipment really matter? What can you look for to make sure you are getting a good and fair price?

2019 88

How Two Cowgirls-at-Heart Became Event Creators — Almost by Accident

Picatic by Eventbrite

The best events don’t always start with a business plan. Often, they start with a spark. Someone has a passion they want to share, and a great idea about how to share it. They’re moved to bring people together around a vision, so they make it happen — even with no event planning experience.

2019 207

How to Design an Event Sponsorship Package

Eventmobi

Event Sponsorship Package Basics. Sponsors are a crucial source of revenue for events, so make sure that you are able to offer competitive and valuable event sponsorship package options.

2019 130

Event Budgeting: The 2019 Guide for Event Marketers

Bizzabo

Is your event budget setting you up for success? In this guide we'll look at tips, best practices and examples for creating a reliable event marketing budget in 2019 and beyond. The many moving parts of a live event strategy are bound together by the event budget.

2019 98

Audience Engagement and Interaction – is technology always the right answer?

Event Industry News

By Ben Barnes, Head of Creative Services, Top Banana.

2019 93

3 Ideas Worth Stealing from Day 2 of PCMA Convening Leaders

Smart Meetings

For the 4,800 attendees at PCMA Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh—including more than 900 Live Stream attendees and 980 first-time attendees—the surprises around every corner added up to a treasure trove of rich insights worth putting to work right away.

2019 94

Practicing Conference Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less And Better

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s hard for conference organizers to stick to planning the essential elements of their events. We are bombarded from every side from people who want us to add their components to the schedule.

2019 254

2019 Preview: What to Expect From the Year’s Notable Events

BizBash

From highly scrutinized events such as the Oscars and the Super Bowl, to events that continue to get bigger each

2019 199

What’s Trending in 2019

All Seated

With another year in the books, it’s high time to leave yesterday’s trends behind and start looking ahead to what 2019 has in store for the events industry. After all, these trends will impact your business on a daily basis and it’s always best to be prepared.

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