While there are tons of untried ideas out there, people too often simply reshuffle ideas that have already been proven to be 100 percent reliable in order to avoid failure.
The state of California—known for its progressive recycling efforts—already shut down more than 450 recycling plants this year.
Everything from the use of 3D-printed booths and booths made of recycled materials will leave attendees questioning how trade shows were ever considered wasteful.
“If we’re talking about housing development, they probably should know how to swing a hammer and pound a nail.”
Thinking like a designer can help organizations develop products, services, processes and strategy by using creative tools—i.e., stories, drawings, stickers, you name it—to address challenges.
During a trade show, exhibitors can use VR to introduce attendees to products such as a ship or jet that can be difficult to transport to the exhibition floor.
“Over the long run we have the power to fill our lives with the things that deserve to be there.”
Face recognition systems are already available to determine someone’s gender, age, ethnicity and even mood.
The microphone is designed to enhance audience engagement because it can be tossed from participant to participant, creating more interactions.
At the very core, attendees have basic human needs that need to be satisfied before moving to the next step.
Forming a mentor-mentee partnership can be beneficial to both parties.
Are you making the most of the public spaces surrounding your event?
Recent studies have shown that approximately 65 percent of people are visual learners. There are lots of underutilized opportunities to engage attendees visually in between sessions, lunches and receptions, says Cynthia Hornketh, CMM, Experient’s VP, experience design.
How did the data company Tableau grow its user conference from 200 to 8,000 attendees in less than eight years?
Increasing audience interaction is key when planning for Millennials, whose epic appetite for engaging experiences can keep planners up at night.
There is perhaps no single thing planners can do to make their events more sustainable and less wasteful than to curb food waste. Read how one successful planner is doing just that.
Event crowdsourcing techniques get attendees involved in the action long before the meeting or event begins.
How can event professionals, whose job it it is to eliminate as much meeting or event uncertainty from the outcomes as much as possible, deal with the uncertainty factor?
What does it take to start an event-planning business? Plenty of grit for starters, says Marley Majcher, CEO of Party Goddess, a high-end, West Coast event planning company that is popular with celebrities.
We’ve heard quite a bit in the last two years on how to engage Millennials at meetings, but what about the generation coming up after them—those born in the mid-to-late 1990s?
Opportunities for professional education and information exchange have never been greater in this age of on-demand training videos, live streaming from university classrooms and virtual conferences that bring together communities of knowledge from around the globe.
The FRESH conference 2015 tested out new meeting formats and event technologies. Here's a look at the rising trends they found.
Mobile event apps, introduced just a few short years ago, are now widely used—but how effectively are they being deployed?
Peer-to-peer learning isn't solely reserved for Millennials. See how one tech company is using mobile matchmaking to facilitate powerful exchanges among like-minded attendees.
Managing mountains of paper as part of your meeting planner job is a thing of the past. So why, then, are so many planners still doing it?
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