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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.
As many begin planning for 2021 and are wondering what to expect for live events, the Event Leadership Institute (ELI) recently set out to provide planners with data and insights around how guests feel about attending on-site events – including the health protocols and procedures they expect to feel safe.
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.
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.
Whether you and your team’s goals are to find new ways to pivot this year’s meetings and events to virtual approaches or start the wheels turning for pandemic meeting and event design, here’s why embracing professional education now has a significant pay-off.
Here is an essential planning checklist to get started, which can be tailored for your specific virtual event to stay on track, on-time, and on-budget.
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.
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!)
Doing business in an unfamiliar destination comes with specific challenges. A Destination Management Company (DMC) brings local expertise, local knowledge and a set of local resources that can make or break
your destination-specific event.
Planners are so focused delivering ROI for their clients that they often forget to work on their own businesses – and of course, getting publicity isn’t always easy.
As an Event Leader, becoming a member of a professional association related to the meetings and events industry is an important step for your career. It allows you to network with fellow industry leaders, and to grow professionally in that network. But just joining and waiting for an email or call isn’t enough…you have to drink the proverbial “kool-aid” to become fully engaged.
How can you take your business to the next level? Define your brand and learn how passion, purpose, platform, & process can elevate your business.
When Marriott announced in November, 2015, that it was merging with Starwood to create the world’s largest hotel company, it met with mixed reaction from meeting planners. Some worried about diminished competition for their business, while others brushed it aside as having little impact on them.
For all the event industry salespeople who have either heard the discussions about enhancing the attendee experience or are living on another planet, here’s a selling idea to truly enhance the attendee experience: don’t sell them. Ok, then what…
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