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Hyundai Announces Major Sponsorship With L.A. Museum

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is set to announce a major sponsorship from Hyundai, a 10-year deal that will fund acquisitions and exhibitions that will focus on Korean art. Los...

Call Sheet Posted about 7 hours ago

Chicago’s McCormick Place Sees Convention Attendance Boost

Strong attendance at events such as the Chicago Auto Show and Chicago Boat Show helped the McCormick Place convention center total attendance grow to 2.3 million people in 2014, despite an overall...

Call Sheet Posted about 7 hours ago

Alcohol Start-Ups Bring in Investors

Start-ups in the alcohol industry—including ones serving the event industry—brought in $100 million in funding last year, with investors saying it’s a growing area for innovation. TechCrunch: “A new startup movement brewing...

Call Sheet Posted about 7 hours ago

This Stunt Gave Fans the Royal Treatment

E! partnered with Uber to promote the network's new TV series The Royals with free rides in Rolls-Royces.

Event Snapshot Posted about 9 hours ago

Boston Seeks Vote on Olympics Bid

In response to critics of Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, organizers will support a public vote on whether to continue with the process. The New York Times: “Holding a...

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Major Convention Threatens to Move Over Indiana Bill

The gaming conference Gen Con is threatening to move from its longtime home in Indianapolis if Governor Mike Pence signs a controversial religious freedom bill that opponents say will legalize discrimination against...

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Southwest Kicks Man Off Flight for Profane Swag T-Shirt

A man returning from South by Southwest wearing a profane T-shirt that he received at a Comedy Central event for the TV show Broad City was kicked off his Southwest Airlines flight...

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James Beard Awards Announces Finalists

Chicago, the new host city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, is well represented among the finalists that were announced Wednesday. Chicago Tribune: “Ten local names are on the list of finalists...

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Why This Cocktail Party Had a Tennis Court

Moët & Chandon celebrated its brand ambassador's recent victory with a tennis-theme toast.

Event Report Posted yesterday

N.F.L. May Move Pro Bowl to Brazil

The N.F.L.’s Pro Bowl—lagging baseball and basketball in buzz for its all-star game and facing declining TV ratings—is considering moving the event to Brazil. Fox Sports: “There are several reasons Brazil is...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

New Event Marketing Strategy for WWE

WWE and NBCUniversal have a new advertising and marketing strategy that will better align their efforts in television ad sales and digital and social marketing, a trend among networks. Variety: “The WWE...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

What Happened to the White House Florist?

The White House’s head florist, responsible for arrangements at events such as state dinners, has quietly left her post and returned to her private floral design business. The under-the-radar departure has many...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

The Top Design Trends From Diffa Dining by Design New York

From bright peacocks to fake campfires, here's a look at the inspiring tablescapes from this year’s showcase.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

Inside the Minds of Trade Show Exhibitors

Find out what exhibitors want from events, and what they are willing to spend to get it.

News Posted 2 days ago

Southern California's Top 100 Events 2015

The list of the meetings, parties, and industry gatherings that make the most impact in Southern California year after year.

Top 100 Posted 3 days ago

The Big Business of Music Festivals

The top five music festivals based on ticket sales reveal some surprises: Together they pulled in some $183 million in ticket sales, and three of the top five take place in California...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Inside the Luxe World of a Watch Trade Show

Baselworld, a trade show for the watch industry, runs through Thursday in Switzerland, and will have to factor in the impact of Apple Watch—a launch that happened before the event. Bloomberg Business:...

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Why a Pop Star Is Planning a Tech Festival

The Swedish pop star Robyn is planning a tech festival geared toward girls ages 11 to 18 to encourage them to pursue careers in science and math. The Verge: “The festival is...

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TED Conference Photos: 18 Steal-Worthy Ideas to Inspire Attendees

The buzzy gathering in Vancouver offered dozens of ideas for facilitating engagement and collaboration, not to mention comfort, in an unfussy environment.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

Get Organized: 10 Must-Have Checklists for Event Pros

Don't forget a detail. Download a copy of BizBash's Checklists ebook, filled with important to-dos for industry professionals on the go.

From the Editors Posted 3 days ago

TED to Stay in Vancouver

The TED Conference’s second run in Vancouver wraps up today, and TED curator Chris Anderson says he wants to keep the buzzy gathering in the Canadian city for the “foreseeable future.” The...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

H&M Bringing Interactive Tech to Coachella

Next month H&M will merge retail with technology in its tent at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The retailer, a returning sponsor of the Indio, California, music festival, is not only...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Glastonbury Fans Protest Kanye

Fans of the Glastonbury Festival have started a petition asking organizers to remove Kanye West from the lineup. CNN: "‘Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world,’ [Neil]...

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A Peek at the 'Game of Thrones' London Premiere

The London premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones brought stars to the Tower of London, adding large-scale projections and a red-carpeted moat to the historic fortress. Reuters: http://reut.rs/1MTBeY0

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Handheld Salads, Miniature Treasure Chests, Illuminated Sneakers

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted 6 days ago

See the Elaborate French Brasserie Chanel Built for Its Fashion Show

The French fashion house fitted the Grand Palais with café-style tables, padded red booths, three full-size bars, and even a revolving door for its March 10 outing.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

Why a Brand Put 124 Spotlights in Los Angeles

With its citywide lighting activation, L.A. Marathon sponsor Asics managed to engage non-runners by simply providing them with something interesting to watch on a Friday night.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

Jaguar Plans High-Wire Stunt With Car

It's certainly one way to attract attention: Next week Jaguar is planning to show off its redesigned 2016 XF luxury sedan by driving it across tightropes in London. The stunt will be...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

See the Giant Eyeball Antenna AT&T Brought to SXSW

Wonder why the masses at South by Southwest are able to take all those selfies, experiment with Meerkat streaming, and fill the Twittersphere with thousands of posts without causing major network problems?...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

How Airbnb Hopes to Serve More Corporate Groups

After launching a strategy to work with more corporate travelers, Airbnb is looking to better automate the accommodations-booking process for companies and provide data for tracking. And already the website is serving...

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The Science Behind TED Talks

Author and communication coach Carmine Gallo argues that the TED Conference’s trademark talks are actually scientifically proven to engage an audience. Forbes: "I’ve analyzed more than 500 of the most popular TED...

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22 Ideas From Winter Benefits

Here's a look at decor, entertainment, catering, and more from the season's biggest benefits across North America.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

Why Converse Turned a Public Plaza Into a Virtual Reality Experience

As part of its latest marketing campaign, the footwear brand created a tech-driven installation that allowed consumers to enter the lives of some inspiring wearers.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

The Breakout App of SXSW and What It Means for Events

Find out why the new live-streaming app Meerkat has become the breakout technology of the Austin festival.

News Posted 7 days ago

Should Shareholder Meetings Go Virtual?

Are virtual shareholder meetings the wave of the future? This year Hewlett-Packard's event for its shareholders will be virtual only, but the move raises questions about the value of in-person engagement and...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Why Warren Buffett's Home Is on Airbnb

Attendees of Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting on May 2 could stay in Warren Buffett's childhood home in Omaha, Nebraska, courtesy of Airbnb. ABC News: "The home-sharing service Airbnb is offering a free...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Could Movie's Tinder Stunt Spell Trouble?

Aside from Meerkat, chatter about SXSW has been focused on Ex Machina's stunt, which had a fake Tinder profile messaging users of the dating app. The film's marketing campaign was clever and...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Why a Nonprofit Opened a Fake Gun Store

In an unusual move, national nonprofit States United to Prevent Gun Violence created a gun store on New York’s Lower East Side as part of a social experiment. Displaying weapons each carrying...

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The Problem With CeBIT

The annual international computer expo CeBIT is underway in Hanover, Germany, but has the event lost its relevance with tech professionals? TechRadar: "CeBIT is the third big event in the global tech...

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18 Ways to Add Color to Spring Events

With the thaw of winter finally beginning to lift around the country, these ideas can provide inspiration for event decor, staging, and catering.

Idea File Posted 8 days ago

Who's Speaking at the 2015 Event Innovation Forum and Workshop Series in Florida

The education conference and morning workshops at BizBash Live: The Expo are back, bringing new speakers and new topics to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on April 29.

From the Editors Posted 8 days ago

What Happens When Lady Gaga Crashes an Event

The Special Olympics Chicago's Polar Plunge drew unprecedented participation this year—and raised more funds—with the help of some famous faces.

Event Report Posted 8 days ago

Beer Brand's Campaign Has Masked Ambassadors

Budweiser's parent company AB InBev is focusing on social and experiential tactics to promote Oculto, its new tequila-infused beer, to a millennial audience. And that includes ambassadors wearing masks. Fast Company: "The...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Austin Cracks Down on SXSW Crowding

The City of Austin is serious about overcrowding and other safety issues at the South by Southwest festival this year. Already the Public Assembly Code Enforcement (PACE) team has cited event hosts...

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Are Big Fairs Bad for Art?

The 2015 run of Art Basel Hong Kong began Sunday, but is the event—and other headline-grabbing conventions like it—more about selling work than bringing art to the public? Quartz: "The operative word...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

The Changes at Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Not only did Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade see a new parade route—a change prompted by this winter's record snowfall—but the Irish heritage celebration also allowed L.G.B.T. groups to openly march for...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

11 Ideas for Eye-Catching Check-In Desks

Make a memorable first impression on guests with these striking ideas for check-in areas.

Idea File Posted 9 days ago

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