Make your next event a win for not only your events team, but the rest of your organization as a whole, by engaging and leading a cross-functional team.
MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer reflects on losing a keynote speaker at the last minute and what planners can do should they face a similar situation.
We present four expert-vetted tips for how to help you reach your next events destination healthy, safely, soundly and sanely.
Teambuilding exercises get stale and can make them an ineffective attendee nightmare. Award-winning composer, Billy Kirsch, suggests using songwriting
Social media expert Alex Plaxen demystifies how Generation Z communicates online—and how to use that information to build a targeted marketing strategy.
International relationships take time to develop. Try these tricks the next time you’re working with exhibitors or suppliers from abroad.
Connect speaker Brandt Krueger reviews the most important features any event app should include.
An unengaged audience is the worst nightmare for a panel. Planners can assist panelists by suggesting these techniques to connect to the audience.
Late to the VR/AR party? Jim Spellos shares everything you need to know about the altered-reality technologies changing the way we experience things.
While there is not a one-size-fits-all plan, use these steps to develop a solid email strategy that doesn't get lost in the clutter of inboxes.
Meredith Martini, founder and CEO of teambuilding firm PlayWorks Group, shares four creative ways companies can implement virtual teambuilding.
Don't let your engagement with your audience be finished when your last session concludes. Here are five ways to keep the communication flowing year-round.
Each day, you make approximately 35,000 decisions. Which ones should be "no," and what's the best way to deliver that message?
Selecting a solid theme for your event and weaving it into the gathering can be tricky, so we asked event veteran Tyler Reagin how Catalyst does this well.
Directors of catering and convention services share suggestions for a thorough BEO and what it's like to be on their side of the process.
Burnout is a common problem within the events industry, but it is possible to put on a successful event without crossing into exhaustion.
The planner-vendor relationship should be a well-oiled machine, but that's not always the case. Here are three common ways you annoy your vendors.
When negotiating contracts, back yourself with data to prove your event’s worth to a potential venue and include language that mitigates risk.
Build your best branding strategy yet using these six tips, and watch your event go viral.
Cybersecurity experts Michael Owen and MaryAnne Bobrow share how to keep your information safe in the world of the Internet of Things.
Kevin Cargill, production director for North Point Ministries' Buckhead Church, gives tips for keeping the focus on worship.
Events must balance offline and online interaction to keep attendees engaged and interested both in person and digitally.
Event photography can be a hefty line item in a planner's budget. Set yourself and your photographer up for success with a little preplanning, and maximize
Maximize the efficiency of your next site visit thanks to this comprehensive list from Roxanne Botha, a lead designer at event experience firm Orchestrate.
We asked Robin Ryan, career counselor and best-selling author of “60 Seconds & You’re Hired!”, for her tips on asking for a raise.
Follow these steps to creating a welcome team that will give event participants the ultimate guest experience.
When it comes to content marketing, quality trumps quantity. Consider this breakdown of everything you need to know for your upcoming events.
Here are five ways to get the most out of the livestream at your next event.
Working with a logistics vendor for your next event? We've got six tips for you.
Nick Gianoulis, founder of The Fun Dept., shares secrets to successful teambuilding with these three easy-to-remember traits.
Hybrid event structures maintain the experience of a live event while adding a virtual element to include remote attendees.
As you compare AV quotes, take a few minutes to ask yourself these three easy questions for selecting the best provider.
Former 911 operator Adam Timm shares his five keys to becoming stress resilient.
We examine five tips for incorporating pop culture into events.
A new survey from Hilton Worldwide offers suggestions for defeating the dreaded afternoon slump at meetings and conventions.
Debi Tengler of Arrow Child & Family Ministries shares actionable ways event managers can help combat this national crisis.