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5 New Considerations for Your Venue RFP

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:

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Virtual Event Management

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. 

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5 Ways to Keep Your Conference Attendees Energized

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.

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When Worlds Collide: HGTV Meets Special Events

January 21, 2020

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 immediately launch mental Pinterest boards, envisioning the…

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4 Best Practices to Inclusive Meeting Design

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.

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4 Fresh Ideas for Women-Focused Events

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.

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5 Tips for Planning Your Company Holiday Party

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.

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Ways to Spice Up your Grand Opening Ceremony

August 14, 2019

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 should also be relevant. Think about what makes…

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Brett Mountain Photography, LLC

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.

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Tips for Keeping Event Managers and Their Attendees Safe and Secure

July 29, 2019

We are all about continuous education at Special D Events. Samantha Flowers from our team recently attended the Society of Government Meeting Planners (SGMP) National Education Conference and returned with some useful best practices for keeping meeting planners and their attendees safe and secure.

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Event Trends Forecast – Our Top 5

July 18, 2019

Shanthi Sivanandham from our team recently attended the World Education Congress (WEC) 2019 hosted by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and picked up some great tips and trends. This educational conference showcased multiple speakers and exhibitors focusing on a wide variety of global topics. It was tough to pick our top five faves, but here they are!

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