June 23, 2020
A Guide to Virtual Site Visits As the country begins to reopen amidst the pandemic, many companies have new policies in place when it comes to their employees’ business travel. What was once a simple trip for a planner to visit a venue in person might not be an option for the foreseeable future. This…
June 18, 2020
Planning Safe Live Events As live events return, the rules of gathering seem to be changing daily and you may find it tough to keep up. What steps do you need to take to provide a safe environment? How do you minimize staff and participant exposure to COVID-19? How do you socially distance at events?…
June 1, 2020
As planners begin envisioning what the future of in-person events will look like, they will need to consider what is being asked on their RFPs. Now, more than ever, it is critical to gather and compare how each venue is handling the health and safety of its guests. We have highlighted five factors for planners to consider before sending out their RFPs to potential venues:
May 27, 2020
Your audience may be quarantined, but does your event need to be? The answer is no! The service partners and technology exist to help you continue to train employees, motivate your sales force, recognize greatness, inspire your team, and simply continue to connect. Engagement is more important now than ever.
February 11, 2020
As event managers, we know how important it is to create a dynamic environment for our attendees. The more they engage, the more likely they are to find value in the experience. Incorporating movement into meeting design supports that goal. Here are five ways to keep participants energized.
January 21, 2020
When Worlds Collide: HGTV Meets Special Events Do you walk into an empty room and feel the thrill of a blank canvas, whether it’s a home, hotel ballroom or empty warehouse? For interior designers and special event planners, those moments are like shots of adrenalin. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. We…
November 6, 2019
Inclusive meeting design is intentional and based on the assumption that all people, regardless of their abilities, disabilities or health care needs, have the right to be respected and appreciated as valuable members of their communities.
October 8, 2019
The rise of women-focused conferences (usually organized by women for women) is a trend that is not going anywhere anytime soon. The type of meeting varies by design, technology, business or art, but they all are using face-to-face gatherings to ensure women walk out feeling inspired, refreshed, connected and supported. Here are a few creative ideas to include at your next women-focused convening.
August 20, 2019
Start planning now by considering all possible venue options. The healthy economy means more employers will be celebrating this year. Resources (venues, décor, rentals, etc.) are likely to be in high demand as the end of the year and holidays draw near.
August 14, 2019
Ways to Spice Up your Grand Opening Ceremony Looking for ways to spice up your ribbon cutting ceremony? Grand openings are the perfect opportunity to foster relationships with multiple stakeholders and showcase your creativity, so they depart with a lasting, positive impression of your company and new facility. Creativity counts! Photo opps are important but…
August 8, 2019
Securing a photographer is easy. However, finding one with discretion, who is easy to work with and has a keen eye for the subject matter is a bit harder. Luckily, Brett Mountain, of Brett Mountain Photography, LLC, meets these criteria, and more.