How to Keep Event and Meeting Skills Sharp

How to Keep Event and Meeting Skills Sharp

What can event and meeting pros do to keep their skills relevant and up-to-date? Even in pre-pandemic times, continuing education and professional development were paramount. And as our industry continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, the need is even higher....
Four Content Design Tips for Virtual Events and Meetings

Four Content Design Tips for Virtual Events and Meetings

The Event Leadership Institute began serving up online education for event and meeting professionals in 2010. In those last ten years, we’ve seen – and been a champion of – the continued evolution of effective online content and education delivery.  Now that...
14 Inspirational Reads for Event and Meeting Planners

14 Inspirational Reads for Event and Meeting Planners

Let’s face it: 2020 has thrown us plenty of jabs and sucker punches to the gut. But what has been amazing to watch is the strength, resiliency, and creativity of the events and meetings industry kick into full gear in response. Companies have pivoted on a dime and...
The Essential Checklist for Virtual Event Planning

The Essential Checklist for Virtual Event Planning

Ask any planner about their most valuable tool, and most will sing the praises of checklists. With endless details to keep track of pre-, during, and post-event, a list makes the to-dos more manageable and provides sanity-saving peace-of-mind too. Of course, there...
Hosting a Fundraising Gala

Hosting a Fundraising Gala

Smarticle READ TIME: 2 minutes There are many different formats to choose from when planning fundraising events. One particular favorite, though, is fundraising galas. Galas create a valuable opportunity to bring together all different types of people from various...
Guns, Mass Shootings & The Events Industry: Our Missing Voice

Guns, Mass Shootings & The Events Industry: Our Missing Voice

Sign The Petition Note: versions of this column have appeared this week in Meetings & Conventions magazine, and BizBash. A forthcoming story on this initiative will also appear in the November issue of PCMA’s Convene magazine. For a number of years, I’ve...