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ELI Virtual Event Profile: Sharon Schenk, CMP

ELI Virtual Event Profile: Sharon Schenk, CMP

Like many others, at the end of April 2020, Sharon Schenk, Director, Conventions and Event Management for CCA Global Partners, knew their in-person summer convention couldn’t proceed as planned. But canceling the convention wasn’t an option. Sharon and the entire convention team knew members still needed education, and now, critical pandemic-related information.
How to Keep Event and Meeting Skills Sharp

How to Keep Event and Meeting Skills Sharp

Our goal is to provide our community with the resources and timely insights to stay informed. Check out these resources to keep your skills sharp for the rest of 2020 and into 2021.
Event Leadership Institute Announces New Business Owner Mentorship Program

Event Leadership Institute Announces New Business Owner Mentorship Program

The Event Leadership Institute (ELI) – the long-time leader in professional development programs for event and meeting professionals – has announced a new Business Owner Mentorship Program for event agency owners and other event industry business professionals needing support during this time of crisis.
Four Content Design Tips for Virtual Events and Meetings

Four Content Design Tips for Virtual Events and Meetings

Now that events and meetings of all kinds have moved to virtual formats, planners face additional considerations around content design. Paying careful attention to content delivery is necessary to meet online learners' expectations and achieve overall event goals and objectives. Here are four tips for effective content design.
14 Inspirational Reads for Event and Meeting Planners

14 Inspirational Reads for Event and Meeting Planners

Whether you’re downloading something new on your Kindle to curl up with on your next staycation, or are embracing this time to invest in professional and personal development, here’s a fresh dose of new reads to keep you going strong.
Planning for the Return of Modified In-Person Events

Planning for the Return of Modified In-Person Events

What will on-site events look like when they do resume? What shifts do planners need to make in their strategies and plans? And how can we convince all involved it’s safe to participate?That’s a tall order to answer, which is why we sat down with Kevin White, head of the Boston-based, award-winning experiential event agency XPL.
How to Plan a Virtual Non-Profit Fundraising Event

How to Plan a Virtual Non-Profit Fundraising Event

To understand how to successfully and strategically plan a virtual non-profit fundraising event, we talked to Lindsay Landman, founder of Beyond the Benefit and a widely respected event designer who has helped non-profits in every sector raise millions of dollars to support their missions.
14 Tech Tools to Help Pivot Your Event Planning

14 Tech Tools to Help Pivot Your Event Planning

Here are several tech tools to help pivot your event and meeting planning in the COVID-19 era. (This list isn’t comprehensive—just a small sampling of all the available event management and planning technology!)
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