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Expert advice on how event team leaders can attract, recruit and retain top talent in today’s Great Resignation era.
A sneak peek at what you’ll learn at the Event Leadership Institute’s upcoming virtual event – including emerging event tech like the metaverse and audience engagement trends.
Among the many ways Will Smith’s awful behavior tarnished this year’s Academy Awards, his overshadowing of what was otherwise a milestone event for diversity and inclusion is perhaps the worst.
Five event industry panelists share insights on how ESG and DEI values can improve event production and execution.
ELI’s rundown of eight key metrics that event planners should have on their dashboard, what they mean, and why they matter.
One of the key strategies for attracting new talent, and retaining existing talent, is to invest in professional development.
Howard Givner, ELI founder and CEO, shares insights on what to expect for the event industry this year and in the near future.
Continual learning is a lifelong journey. Here is a list of the best resources, certifications, and tools for event and meeting professionals to pursue professional designations in their field.
ELI’s Founder and CEO, Howard Givner, reflects on 2021 and how that prepares event professionals for what’s ahead in the industry this year.
Set yourself up for success and safeguard your sanity when planning in-person events –– even in the face of uncertainty.
A honest look at the state of the event industry from an event agency CEO: clients urged to prepare for higher turnover, increased rates, longer onboarding, training investments and more.
How has COVID impacted risk and crisis management? Juliette Kayyem and Frank Supovitz share how event risk management has changed and what to prepare for now.
How should event professionals attempt to navigate President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates? Read key takeaways from ELI’s recent webinar.
Hosting an in-person event, large or small? These 5 tips will help you achieve success in 2021 and beyond.
Can an event producer require attendees to show proof of vaccination? Here’s how to navigate the legal challenges of mask, vaccine, and testing requirements at events with insight from attorney Steven A. Adelman.
As the debate on whether or not to require proof of vaccination upon entry to events continues, industry experts explain how they work and best practices for using them.
Event leaders from third-party meeting and event companies explain their current staffing strategies to fill “the talent crisis” — including new skills and specialties in demand, the role of freelancers, and other steps they’re taking to rebuild their teams.
For event professionals to learn new skills, and reinforce and refresh existing skills, Defining and setting learning goals is an important part of career success.
As meeting planners try to schedule new events or rebook events canceled during the throes of the pandemic, the legal landscape is trickier, says Joan Eisenstodt of Eisenstodt Assocs., LLC. and Josh Grimes of Grimes Law Offices, LLC.
New, restrictive voting laws have been proposed. The issue and others point to an environment where tools including boycotts are going to be used to try to effect social change—and planners have to be ready.
Trends in hiring, business travel and demand for smaller meetings point to a new normal.
J. B. Miller, Lawrence Coburn, Kevin White and Brandt Krueger share their philosophies of hybrid events and examples of design, execution, budget, interactivity, and engagement.
Be a lifelong learner, and other advice from ELI member, Michelle Manire, President & CEO, Coast to Coast Conferences & Events.
Session preview: what you can expect to learn by attending the inaugural Business, Design & Strategy Summit.
Do Your Skills Match Up With What the Meeting and Event Industry Needs Now?
This virtual event on June 3, 2021 will tackle issues including health passes, destination boycotts, and diversity & inclusion.
Meet Sally Porteous, ELI member and owner/operator at Red Lanyard in Brisbane, Australia.
The Event Leadership Institute’s Business, Design & Strategy Summit on June 3 will present vital topics that speak to today’s unique environment — from the pandemic to politics and more.
Here’s a preview of the summit’s general sessions and keynote.
Chart the course for the future as event leaders across the industry come together for ELI’s Business, Design & Strategy Summit, held virtually on June 3.
As we look to emerge from the pandemic, we’re seeing the inevitable urge to make sense out of the many seismic changes wrought by COVID. ELI Founder and CEO Howard Givner explains why the future of events will not follow a rigid path.
Our inaugural virtual event is coming – and we’re on the lookout for new thought-leaders to join our roster of #eventleaders scheduled to speak.
To mark Global Meeting Industry Day, ELI hosted a panel of event professionals who shared how they have met the moment with new strategies for formats, sponsors, ideation, and more. Moderated by ELI founder Howard Givner, the conversation offered informed optimism even in a time of flux.
As health passes and vaccine passports make headlines, here’s what planners need to know now about using them at meetings and events.
What is a digital credential, how do they serve as social and professional capital, and what are the best practices for sharing them? Jonathan E. Finkelstein, CEO and founder of Credly, which manages ELI’s digital credentials and whose Credly platform is powering ELI’s new Certified Event Pro Directory explains.
The Event Leadership Institute is kicking off a series of regular conversations just for members—and you’re invited to join the conversation.
The Event Leadership Institute explored how to create testing protocols before, during, and after events at a recent webinar. Read answers to common questions about creating an on-site COVID testing program.
ELI founder and CEO Howard Givner looks at the road ahead for virtual events, including business context, their design, strategy, and careers in events.
Last week I attended an online fundraiser celebrating the 25th anniversary of the hit Broadway musical Rent, and its signature song stuck in my head as the perfect anthem for the brutal and transformational year ….
Conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion don’t have to be tense. How can you make it fun? When people feel welcomed, they feel included and are more likely to contribute their voice to solutions.
ELI’s new Event Test Tech Drives. Hosted by Liz Caruso, CEO of Liz King Events and techsytalk, the video series takes a deep dive into several leading virtual event management platforms where you can learn about new platforms as well as upgrades to existing providers.
A historic public reckoning on social justice prompted pledges for change across corporate America. What has that meant for the industry and for event professionals personally?
Here are some fact-driven insights that may help us manage expectations and find a way forward.
The team made the difficult decision to cancel the live show, which had been scheduled for March 15-17 in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center. Rather than lose all the work that went into planning this event, the team hosted Grainger Show 2020 virtually in July.
Mark Herrera, the director of education and life safety at the International Association of Venue Managers, spoke with the Event Leadership Institute about best practices on venue ventilation.
Lance Wieland of Boston Consulting Group shares tips on how to be more entrepreneurial, what to look for in new hires, how to provide value, and investing in your team’s skills.
After COVID-19 disrupted the events industry and forced numerous in-person meetings and events to go virtual, one event technology company decided to host its first-ever virtual event, on its platform, in November of 2020.
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