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How Music Festivals Are Minimizing Food Waste

A notable perk of music festivals is the array of food options, which naturally leads to a massive amount of uneaten food. To prevent food from ending up in landfills, attendees, community...

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N.B.A. Pulls All-Star Game From Charlotte Because of Anti-L.G.B.T. Laws

The N.B.A. has decided to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of North Carolina legislators’ lack of action to change the state’s laws targeted toward the L.G.B.T. community. The...

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Why Major Studios Are Skipping Comic-Con

Major studios use Comic-Con International, taking place in San Diego this weekend, to promote upcoming films and television shows. But lately, many are skipping the pop culture convention, as Marvel and Warner...

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Brazil Foils Alleged Olympics Terrorist Plot

Federal police in Brazil arrested a group of Brazilian nationals possibly linked to the Islamic State who were allegedly planning terrorist attacks at the Summer Olympics in Rio next month. Bloomberg: "Concerns...

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Media Companies Are Using Virtual Reality to Attract Comic-Con Fans

The 46th annual Comic-Con International kicked off last night at the San Diego Convention Center and throughout the weekend, media companies are using virtual reality as a way to promote film and...

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How Planners Make Disney Weddings a Reality

Disney is taking advantage of the increase in popularity of destination weddings with a package that lets couples get married at its parks. Through Fairy Tale Weddings, couples are making their weddings...

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Olympic Ticket Prices May Decrease for Non-Brazilians

In a late effort to boost Olympic ticket sales, Rio organizers have made Brazil's local ticket website available to the people outside of the country. This move will allow non-locals to purchase...

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One Millennial Group Plans to Watch Olympics on Actual Television

There will be a variety of streaming options to view the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio and, aside from the opening ceremonies, NBC plans to air primetime events live on television. Despite...

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Twitter Scores Original Programming Deal With N.B.A

Twitter has made headlines lately for announcements that it will stream a variety of sporting events. Now, the social platform has signed a deal with the N.B.A. to stream two new original...

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Panorama Promoter Discusses Festival’s Ticket Sales and Tech Appeal

First-year festival Panorama makes its debut in New York this weekend, bringing acts such as Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem to Randall’s Island Park. The festival isn’t expected to sell out, but...

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E.L.I. Launches Hands-On Learning Labs for Technical Production

The learning labs for event professionals will take place across North America.

From the Event Leadership Institute Posted 3 days ago

Miami Swim Week Mixes Lifestyle and Wellness With Fashion

Along with runway shows and presentations, swimwear brands offered pampering and other activities for guests.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

Pitchfork Music Festival: 15 Ideas for Throwback-Style Brand Activations

At the independent music festival in Chicago, brands engaged fans with whimsical, low-tech attractions.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

12 New Ideas for Serving Grown-Up Versions of Kids' Desserts

These sophisticated twists on milk and cookies, s'mores, cotton candy, and more are sure to please crowds of all ages.

Idea File Posted 3 days ago

Russia to Face Possible Olympic Ban After Reports Confirm Doping Program

Anti-doping officials have called for Russia to be banned from the upcoming Summer Olympics after reports confirmed a Russian whistle-blower's claim of a state-run doping scheme for the 2014 Winter Olympics in...

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Anchors Say Social Sharing Won't Undermine Political Convention Coverage

While this year's Republican and Democratic National Conventions are slated to be the most live streamed conventions in history, news anchors aren't worried about the multitude of social coverage lessening the impact...

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Parties Overshadowed Runway Shows at Miami Swim Week

The focus of Miami Swim Week is to showcase new swimwear lines, but the fashion industry event's parties and dinners proved more popular than the actual runway shows. Observer: "At show after...

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What’s Your Dream Event Venue?

From the Palace of Versailles to the largest indoor rainforest, planners share their dream locations for events.

Readers' Forum Posted 4 days ago

How the World's Most Popular Emoji Inspired an Interactive Pop-Up Exhibit

To celebrate World Emoji Day and its latest global campaign, Pepsi invited guests to explore the history of “I love you”—without saying a word.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

The 10 Most-Anticipated Interactive Experiences at Comic-Con

Here's a look at some of the most interesting attractions that fans can expect this week in Comic-Con International in San Diego.

News Posted 4 days ago

How the Essence Festival Became a Major Event For Marketers

Over Fourth of July weekend, Time Inc.'s Essence Festival drew around 450,000 people to New Orlean's French Quarter. In its 22nd year, the festival has grown into one of the nation's most...

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Brazil to Take Extra Security Measures for Olympics

On the heels of last week's attack in Nice, France, that left 84 dead during a Bastille Day celebration, Brazil will restructure its security for the Olympics, which is expected to attract...

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Bonnaroo Ticket Sales Hit an All-Time Low

Ticket sales for the 15th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival—which took place in Manchester, Tennessee, last month—were the lowest in the festival's history. The event sold 45,537 tickets, which is a...

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6 Thought-Provoking Quotes From Event Industry Innovators

BizBash's latest Event Innovation Forum brought top minds from Google, Salesforce, the White House, and more.

News Posted 5 days ago

Find Out How Sets Are Designed for TV's Political Convention Coverage

Jack Morton Worldwide is creating sets for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Fox News, and NBC News.

News Posted 5 days ago

Bastille Day Attack in Nice Leaves 84 Dead

A truck rammed into a crowd in the French Riviera city of Nice on Thursday night during a Bastille Day celebration, killing at least 84 people. The driver of the truck opened...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Emmy Nominations Recognize Diversity

One notable difference between the Oscar nominations in February and the Emmy nominations—which were announced on Thursday—is that the acting nominees were much more diverse. The nominees proved that for the time...

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Atlantic City Casino Offers Health Deal for Workers on Strike

Hospitality workers are on strike against Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal for the second week, rallying outside the New York offices of Donald Trump and casino owner Carl Icahn. An ultimatum was...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Why 100 Black Women Gathered in a Replica U.S. Senate Chamber to Raise Awareness

More than 100 black women gathered in Boston to symbolically take a seat in the Senate.

Event Snapshot Posted 8 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: an Orange Tree Bar, Beekeeping Group Experiences, a Bounce House Photo Booth

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

News Posted 8 days ago

C.D.C. Says Olympics Unlikely to Spread Zika

While the spread of Zika has been one of the main issues surrounding the upcoming Olympics in Rio, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's unlikely...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Custom Snapchat Geofilter Startup Targets Private Events

While Snapchat's custom geofilter feature has been available to use for private and corporate events since February, a new third-party startup is aiming to make the process of designing a signature filter...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

AT&T Suggests Drones for Better Cell Service at Events

Cell service during live events such as music festivals and concerts isn't the best when large groups of people are trying to post photos and send Snapchats at the same time. As...

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R.N.C. Preview: What It Took to Transform an N.B.A. Arena Into a Convention Venue in One Month

Find out how two massive screens and hundreds of light fixtures will be used to customize the look and feel of the event.

News Posted 9 days ago

11 New Teambuilding Ideas for Foodies

Thanks to a growing interest in artisanal eats and craft cocktails, culinary-related activities and offerings for groups are getting more hands-on and immersive. Here’s a look at the latest.

Idea File Posted 9 days ago

How the Circus Will Continue Without Elephants

To the delight of animal rights activists, elephants were phased out of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in May. The banning of the traditional American circus symbol left show...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

Airbnb Proves a Popular Hotel Alternative During Political Conventions

Hotels are expecting to lose a lot of money to Airbnb during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, which take place next week in Cleveland and July 25-28 in Philadelphia, respectively. The...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

Why Fashion Week Attracted a Black Lives Matter Protest

Black Lives Matter activists staged a silent protest outside New York's Skylight Studios, which is the venue for New York Fashion Week: Men's. Protest organizer Hannah Stoudemire, along with many other supporters...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

5 Inventive Ways to Pump Up Summer Movie Screenings

High-end perks, interactive activities, and unusual venues are drawing guests to summertime screenings.

Idea File Posted 10 days ago

7 Teambuilding Activities With Philanthropic Tie-Ins

Build group skills while benefiting communities in need, environmental causes, and more.

Idea File Posted 10 days ago

Twitter to Stream Both Political Conventions

Just a few days after live streaming Wimbledon, Twitter has inked a deal with CBS to stream both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions at the end of this month. The streams...

Call Sheet Posted 11 days ago

NBC Predicts Ad Sales Will Increase 15 Percent During Olympics

For next month’s Rio Olympics, NBC predicts it will sell 15 percent more advertising than it did four years ago during the London games. The increase correlates to more live prime time events...

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Snapchat May Host More Sports Content With N.F.L. Discover Deal

There may be more professional football coverage coming to Snapchat, as the National Football League is slated to launch its own Snapchat Discover channel. According to a LinkedIn job posting, the N.F.L....

Call Sheet Posted 11 days ago

Corporate Retreat Ideas: What Small Properties Offer Exclusive Groups

Small properties that cater to corporate groups offer privacy and special amenities for meetings and retreats.

Venue News Posted 11 days ago

15 Clever Ideas From Summer Spirit Events

Brands including Grey Goose, Cointreau, and Gin Mare offered a variety of creative ideas at summer kickoff cocktail parties.

Idea File Posted 11 days ago

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