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Best of 2014: the Event Themes, Decor & Ideas That Ruled the Year

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10 Best Ideas of the Week: an "Elfie" Photo Op, Giant Snow Globes, a Macaron Truck

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From the Editors

BizBash's 15 Most-Pinned Images to Pinterest in 2014

Event Report

How 'Wired' Is Growing Its Holiday Pop-Up

Holiday Window Review: Inspecting This Year's Displays

A look at the holiday window displays on New York’s Fifth Avenue, with comments from lighting wunderkind Bentley Meeker.

Opinion Column: Ted Kruckel Posted 3 days ago

Fashion Week Out at Lincoln Center

This February’s Fashion Week shows will be the last held at Lincoln Center. The Supreme Court of the State of New York ruled Tuesday that the biannual event will not stay in...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

How Deadly Crash Could Change SXSW

The fatal car accident that killed four people and injured more than a dozen others is paving the way for changes to Austin, Texas's popular music, film, and technology festival, South by...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Tips for Getting Better Event Coverage

International C.E.S. is just around the corner, and already journalists covering the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas are complaining about the onslaught of invitations for appointments and coverage that don’t seem...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Boston Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted 3 days ago

E.L.I. Classes: What's Your Career Plan for 2015?

Make a resolution to develop your professional skills by taking one of the Event Leadership Institute's winter courses for current and prospective event and meeting planners.

From the Event Leadership Institute Posted 3 days ago

Change in Cuba Policy Could Open Door to Tourism

President Obama’s change in Cuba policy expands the types of group that may legally travel to the country, raising the possibility of the island as a destination for meetings and events in...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Spending Down on Holiday Parties

Most people consider the office holiday party the biggest event of the year, according to a new survey from the online restaurant ordering site Seamless. But companies are spending less on parties...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Ownership Deal Shakes Up Las Vegas Nightlife

Nightlife company Hakkasan Group is buying hospitality company the Light Group for $36 million. Hollywood Reporter: “Nightclubs and day clubs attached to big name DJs and posh dining spots have become as...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

What Were the Hits and Misses of Meetings and Events in 2014?

Industry pros weigh in on the successes—and flops—that they'll remember from this past year in events.

Readers' Forum Posted 4 days ago

BizBash's 15 Most Popular Stories on Twitter in 2014

The most popular content with our Twitter followers published this year.

From the Editors Posted 4 days ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Orlando Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted 4 days ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Los Angeles Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted 4 days ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Toronto Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted 4 days ago

Inside Bacardi's Immersive, Three-Day Trip to Puerto Rico

The spirits company brought 1,862 guests to Puerto Rico for a weekend of music and activities dubbed the Bacardi Triangle.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

‘The Interview’ Premiere Canceled After Terror Threat

Sunshine Cinema in New York has canceled the premiere of The Interview after hackers threatened a “9/11-style attack.” Anger over the film, a comedy about an attempted assassination of North Korea’s leader...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

U.S. Plans to Bid for 2024 Olympics

The United States Olympic Committee has decided to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, although it has not chosen a host city. The contenders are Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington....

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ends Gay Ban

A group representing gays will participate in the Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade for the first time after its sponsor approved it in a 5-4 vote. Associated Press: “The South Boston Allied...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Chicago Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted 5 days ago

BizBash's 20 Most-Liked Images on Instagram in 2014

The most popular photos shared by editors on Instagram this year.

From the Editors Posted 5 days ago

How 18,000 Balls Boosted an Event's Social Media Exposure

At Tumblr's recent celebration, the event's hashtag was placed directly above a tough-to-resist photo opportunity.

Event Snapshot Posted 5 days ago

Forecast: 10 New Ideas for Winter Events

Ideas, products, trends, and other new stuff to have on your radar this season.

The Scout Posted 5 days ago

What the Industry Got Right and Wrong About 2014

From Pantone’s Radiant Orchid and vegan menus to sit-down dinners and tech-connected photo booths, here’s which of the trends predicted for events in 2014 actually stuck—and which ones vanished.

Event Intelligence Posted 5 days ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Miami/South Florida Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted 5 days ago

How to Book a Stay at Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle in Britain—better known as the setting for the television show Downton Abbey—is accepting guests after a restoration of its London Lodge buildings. Los Angeles Times: “The living area, done in...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

IHG Will Buy Boutique Chain Kimpton Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group announced plans to buy the boutique hotel chain Kimpton Hotels for $430 million in a deal expected to close early next year. USA Today: “Hotel giants, in an effort...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

How One of the Most Creative Minds in Food Approaches Events

Jennifer Rubell—the food artist, hotelier, and niece of Studio 54 legend Steve Rubell—brings her creativity and wit to events like the recent Performa gala, in which guests shattered the decor at the...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Washington Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted 6 days ago

BizBash's 25 Most Popular Stories on Social Media in 2014

The stories on BizBash.com that intrigued our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Pinterest followers the most.

From the Editors Posted 6 days ago

Best of 2014: 11 Useful Tech Tools Event Pros Should Know About

Check out some of the coolest apps, online systems, and tech gadgets we heard about this year.

News Posted 6 days ago

Volvo Cuts Back on Auto Shows

Volvo will reduce the number of auto shows where it exhibits, cutting back to just one show per continent: Detroit, Geneva, and Beijing or Shanghai. Instead, the company will put more emphasis...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

The Colorful History of the Coupe Glass

Here’s a pressing question leading up to New Year’s Eve: Should you serve champagne in coupe glasses or flutes? The answer these days, is neither. Go for a tuliped white wine glass...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

The Best of Twitter in 2014

The World Cup, Super Bowl, and Umbrella Revolution are among the most-tweeted events of 2014. Twitter compiled events, tweets, and hashtags that made up global conversations this year in an interactive timeline:...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Best of 2014: The Year in Review

A look at the highlights—and some lowlights—in the event industry.

News Posted 7 days ago

Best of 2014: Social Media Moments

It was the year of selfies, Snapchat, and soccer, with World Cup conversations and Ellen DeGeneres's A-list Oscars photo breaking Facebook and Twitter records. Here's a look at the most notable moments on social media in 2014.

News Posted 7 days ago

Best of 2014: Tech Innovations

New technology such as R.F.I.D., drones, and iBeacons dominated the scene in 2014, while overall the industry still struggled with a gender gap. Here's a look at the highs—and lows—of technology this year.

News Posted 7 days ago

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