September 26, 2023
Safe and Inclusive Events: Tips for Harm Reduction As event planners, our primary goal is to create valuable and enjoyable experiences for participants. While we often focus on event content and logistics, safety and inclusivity should also be at the forefront of our planning process. Harm reduction goes beyond just addressing substance use concerns; it…
June 16, 2023
8 Tips to Transform Your Meeting into an Experience Participants’ expectations for events have shifted significantly over the past few years. Now, more than ever, planners must exercise thoughtful efforts to ensure that cultural sensitivity, accessibility and sustainability are parts of their events, creating the ultimate experience for all attendees. Below are eight ways…
November 5, 2021
Destination Management Company Contracts: Best Practices You Need to Know Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events have started to make their comeback. Now, planners must deal with a mix of old and new challenges, as it seems there is no shortage of COVID variants, hurricanes and wildfires to keep everyone on their toes. In addition,…
September 23, 2021
We are more than a year into COVID-19 and there are still so many unknowns in the event industry. With the pandemic still looming and vaccinations available, it may be time to rethink your needs and expectations in a venue. Want to know more? Read on for more safety considerations when booking your next venue.
July 27, 2020
Where do we go from here? Things are changing rapidly every day, and tomorrow is unknown, making it more challenging than ever to plan an event. Yet that doesn’t stop the need for people to connect — now more than ever.
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.