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Rethinking an Active Shooter Situation

February 15, 2018

DISCLAIMER: The following methodologies recap best practices for surviving an active shooter event as recommended by local law enforcement.  It is important to note that all individuals must use their own discretion during an active shooter event, as to whether to run to safety or remain in place. As event planners consider participant safety typical concerns…

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2018 Event Trends

January 25, 2018

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Detroit’s Growing, and So Are Its Options in Event Venues

July 24, 2017

Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus. No, that’s not a Harry Potter spell. It’s actually Detroit’s official motto, meaning “We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes.” And rising from the ashes is exactly what Detroit is doing! When the American Society of Association Executives hosted the 2015 ASAE Annual Conference and Exposition in…

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Health and Wellness In Events

April 11, 2017

Tips for Adding Health and Wellness into Events Looking to incorporate health and wellness into your events? Simply replacing brownies with fruit at your afternoon coffee break just doesn’t cut it anymore. Here are some suggestions to meet the growing interest in healthy event planning, including options for people at all activity levels. Fitness Buffs:…

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2017 Event Trends: curated by Special D Events

January 10, 2017

Looking for inspiration? Check out Special D Events’ latest free resource,“2017 Event Trends”.

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How Detroit’s meeting planners are juggling diet and other special requests

May 2, 2016

From social engagement technologies and unique social activities to gluten-free, vegan and other food options, meeting planners are juggling a host of new requests and requirements as they create group events. Even the quoting process preceding the events is changing, said Dawn Marie Barth, group sales manager at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit and president…

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2016 Event Trends: curated by Special D Events

January 29, 2016

Looking for inspiration? Check out Special D Events’ latest free resource,“2016 Event Trends”. Our creative team recently participated in The Special Event, the industry’s premier tradeshow and conference, and are excited to share some great ideas and predictions for coming events. Enjoy!    

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Why single-day registrations make sense for your next meeting and potential pitfalls

June 11, 2015

Reasons to offer a day pass to your conference: When you have a large number of stakeholders who traditionally don’t register because the overall cost is too high. For instance, entry level professionals who are unable to attend a multi-day event may be able to get permission and funding for one day. If you hold the…

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Wellness Activities Will Boost Satisfaction at Your Next Meeting

March 18, 2015

At Special D Events, we recently planned a series of 4 day meetings across the US. Making sure that we included self-care and wellness activities in the agenda for attendees was a top priority for our client. Below is just a sampling of ideas Special D Events came up with for this project. Informational Suggestions…

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Creative Holiday Ideas for Your Next Event

December 16, 2014

Follow Special D Events on Pinterest  Not just for the holidays….trending events are using nature in the décor.           Gingerbread house décor is hot again – sometimes the houses are inspired by the company or venue itself!           Retro Entertainment like carolers or oversized games are popular. Here’s…

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Best List of Hotel Contract Concessions

October 24, 2014

Navigating hotel contracts can be a confusing and scary process for planners.  Here at Special D Events we have a wide range of client types; so over the years we have compiled a go-to list of concessions we can negotiate on behalf of our clients.  The concessions which we are successful in negotiating into the contract will…

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