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TED Event for Women Kicks Out Mom With Infant

A woman who brought her 5-month-old son to the TEDWomen conference in Monterey, California, was told she had to leave because the conference has a policy banning children. Mashable: “TED does not...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

Music Festival Unveils Lineup With Unexpected Guest Star

Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest unveiled its lineup with a teaser video featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy, who “scientifically” demonstrated just how fun the fest is. Rolling Stone: “With a dozen...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

High Demand for Pope’s Visit to Washington

Americans eager to see Pope Francis when he visits Washington this fall are angling to get tickets, making it one of the most coveted tickets in town. Washington Post: “Tickets to the...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

Who's Speaking at BizBash Live: The Expo Los Angeles

The Event Innovation Forum and Workshop Series will bring new speakers and new topics to the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 24.

From the Editors Posted about 12 hours ago

Site Specific: Why Local Culture Matters to Meeting Planners

Organizers are seeking new ways to expand attendees' minds outside of their hotel rooms and function spaces.

News Posted yesterday

Why This "Cheap" Brand Gave Away $10,000

For an attention-grabbing public promotion, Cheapflights Canada gave free money to passersby.

Event Snapshot Posted yesterday

How the FIFA Scandal Is Affecting Sponsors

Following federal indictments of 14 FIFA officials, big-time sponsors of the World Cup such as McDonald's, Adidas, and Budweiser are catching flak from the public and may be reconsidering their official involvement....

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What’s Planned for the World’s Largest Hotel

A 10,000-room hotel under construction in Mecca will become the world’s largest hotel by room count when it opens in 2017—at a cost of more than $3.5 billion. Huffington Post: “The mixed-use...

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Tokyo Doesn’t Want to Pay for Olympic Stadium

The mayor of Tokyo is opposing demands that the city help pay for a $1.4 billion stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics, setting up a fight between national and local authorities. Bloomberg:...

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9 Ways to Encourage Exhibitors to Go Green

Consider these strategies to make it easy—and advantageous—for your stakeholders to embrace sustainability.

Event Intelligence Posted yesterday

FIFA Officials Arrested in Corruption Probe

In a stunning move, U.S. officials have charged several officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, as well as sports marketing executives, with federal corruption charges. The New York Times: “As leaders of...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Victoria’s Secret Returns Fashion Show to U.S.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will return to the United States after spending a year in London. Elle: "New York City was the site of the first ever Victoria's Secret Fashion Show...

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Deal to Take SFX Entertainment Private Advances

A deal to revert the electronic dance music promoter SFX Entertainment to a private company moved forward after a special committee agreed to a new offer from chairman and C.E.O. Robert Sillerman....

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Why Omega Hosted Dinner on the Moon

The Swiss watchmaker built its own space capsule and lunar base inside a Texas aircraft hangar.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

12 Summer Party Ideas to Steal From Beverage Brands

Borrow these summery event ideas from Stella Artois, Veuve Clicquot, and more.

Idea File Posted 2 days ago

See How Patrón Is Using Virtual Reality for Education and Engagement

The brand is taking guests on a tour of its Mexico distillery with the help of immersive Oculus technology.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

Are Breakfast in Bed Events a New Trend?

With its relaxing pop-up café styled to resemble a series of bedrooms, Ikea hoped to inspire guests to create their own bedroom oases with its products.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

C.E.S. Expands to Asia

The first C.E.S. Asia is taking place in Shanghai, China, with a mix of conference programming, keynotes from tech leaders, and exhibits of eye-catching technology that have made C.E.S. International in Las...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Joel McHale to Host ESPYs

Actor and comedian Joel McHale will host the ESPYs sports awards in July, which move for the first time from ESPN to ABC. The Wrap: “The ‘Community’ star is a seasoned host...

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How Chase Is Winning at the Stanley Cup Playoffs

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs under way, brands are trying to win over hockey fans with event marketing. The bank JPMorgan Chase sponsors both teams in the Eastern Conference Finals, the New...

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Q&A: Why Music Festival Producers Are "All in This Together"

Electric Daisy Carnival's Pasquale Rotella argues that industry pros should work toward the success of the whole category, rather than isolate their own events.

Q & A Posted 3 days ago

See the Backyard Barbecue Heinz Built—Indoors

With grills as props and picnic-like decor, the event had a summer-party vibe.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

How to Host Better Pool Parties This Summer

Make a splash with these tips for food, decor, and entertainment.

Event Intelligence Posted 4 days ago

Miller Lite Hosts Twitter Award Show

As summer barbecue season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, Miller Lite is hosting a contest on Twitter for the best summer-theme photos that the brand likens to an online award show....

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Getting Ready for the Eurovision Finale

The Eurovision Song Contest—the massively popular singing competition that once helped launch the band Abba—holds its finale on Saturday. It’s the 60th anniversary of the event, and the theme is “Building Bridges.”...

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How Goldman Sachs Uses Investor Meetings to Send Message

The New York-based banking firm Goldman Sachs hosted its annual shareholders’ meeting in San Francisco on Thursday—along with a host of private events—to send the message that it wants to do more...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Why TNT Built a Ship for Selfies

The network is encouraging viewers to snap photos with a military member for a good cause.

Event Snapshot Posted 8 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Cotton-Candy Centerpieces, Balloon Spaceships, Shoes for Dessert

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

News Posted 8 days ago

New Orleans Tourism Officials Reject ‘Religious Freedom’ Order

After a measure to enact a “religious freedom” bill failed in the Louisiana legislature, Governor Bobby issued an executive order that mirrored some of its intent. But New Orleans tourism officials rejected...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Los Angeles Looks to Host Super Bowl

As Los Angeles tries to build a stadium and lure an N.F.L. team back to the city, it is also vying for another prize: the Super Bowl. It could host the game...

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How Vegas Is Reinventing Bull Riding for Young Fans

To reach a younger audience and more women, Professional Bull Riders is revamping its Last Cowboy Standing event in Las Vegas this weekend to make it more like a music festival. Las...

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E.L.I. Classes: Get Smarter About Your Career This Spring

Get the knowledge you need to be a better event and meeting professional by taking one of the Event Leadership Institute's spring courses.

From the Event Leadership Institute Posted 8 days ago

Why This Event Put Its Community Service Project on the Show Floor

Find out why there can be added benefits to bringing charitable activities on site to trade shows and conferences.

Event Report Posted 8 days ago

How Lighting Set a Futuristic Tone at This Gala

The American Cancer Society's Discovery Ball had a futuristic look and feel that underscored its tagline: "accelerating the cure."

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

5 Tips to Get People to Attend Your After-Party

Here's how the Phillips Collection boosted attendance at its annual gala's after-party.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

Cannes Denies Entry to Women Wearing Flats

The Cannes Film Festival revels in its glamorous reputation, but an effort to enforce a dress code has led to a lot of bad publicity. Women who showed up for a Sunday...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

NBC Benefiting From Triple Crown Excitement

NBC is banking on increased viewership and higher ad rates because of the potential of a rare Triple Crown winner at the Belmont Stakes next month. The New York Times: “The possibility...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Big Ratings for Billboard Music Awards

Thanks to big winners like Taylor Swift and buzzed-about performances from Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea, the Billboard Music Awards on ABC saw their best ratings in 14 years. New York Post:...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

8 Memorable Moments From Upfront Week 2015

The presentations and parties hosted by television networks didn't stray too far from the tried-and-true formula, but the four days of events still offered plenty of ideas that buzzed on social media.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

What to Expect at Elevate New York 2015

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From the Editors Posted 9 days ago

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