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Is Concern About Ebola Having an Impact on Events?

Event Snapshot

Old Navy Celebrates 20th Birthday With "Selfiebration" in Times Square

Event Report

Why One Nonprofit Opted for a Smaller Fund-Raiser

The Scout

Present Perfect: a New Way to Brand Party Favors

Warner Brothers Rebuilds Central Perk to Mark 'Friends' Anniversary

To mark the 20th anniversary of its Emmy award-winning show, the entertainment company's consumer products division and TV group partnered with Eight O’Clock Coffee to create a replica of the Central Perk coffeehouse and open it to the public.

Event Report Posted about 10 hours ago

How Canada Shootings Will Affect Event Security

Following shooting attacks in Ottawa Wednesday, police have ramped up security at airports, government buildings, and high-profile tourist attractions and sports events across the country. The Globe and Mail: “Torontonians will see...

Call Sheet Posted about 19 hours ago

'Daily Show' Heads to Austin for Election Shows

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart will head to Austin, Texas, for a week of shows called “Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess,” in advance of the midterm elections. The program has...

Call Sheet Posted about 19 hours ago

How the Newseum Made Washington a Red-Carpet Town

With last week’s screening of the Brad Pitt war film Fury—with Pitt and other stars in attendance—Washington is proving its red-carpet worthiness with a perfect venue in the Newseum. Washington Post: “There...

Call Sheet Posted about 19 hours ago

The Tasty Innovation From a Stationery Company

We’ve seen beautiful invitations and other printed materials, but how about ones that taste good? Seattle-based Eat the Fine Print has developed edible greeting cards made from potato starch, water, palm oil...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

The Importance of Sound at Events

Sound triggers specific reactions in people—whether it’s the sizzle of a dish of food or the soundtrack to a haunted house or horror film. One of the people who orchestrate these moments...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Will Emoji Costumes Be Big this Halloween?

As more people—not just texting teens—use and recognize emoji, they could become a theme for costumes and decor at events. Mashable: “It’s probably not too early to officially declare 2014 as the...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

How Convention Centers Are Becoming More Flexible

To give planners more options, convention centers and other large meeting spaces are being designed with flexible layouts.

Venue News Posted 2 days ago

What Happens When a Chef Plays Event Planner

Media company Swoop partnered with Marc Forgione to create a no-rules dinner for its clients. Shoes optional.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

11 Elegant Fall Picnic Ideas From the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Year after year the French champagne house reinvents its outdoor event, combining its signature yellow with eye-catching design elements.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta Dies

Known as a go-to designer for high-profile events from the Oscars to presidential inaugurations, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at age 82. The New York Times: “Determined to stay...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

What Lorde Has to Do With the World Series

When one of the contenders for the World Series sharing the same name as a hit pop song, it makes for some amusing crossover stunt marketing. The singer Lorde has cited the...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Jay Leno Awarded Mark Twain Prize

The 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, a benefit for the Kennedy Center, went this year to Jay Leno, who was feted in Washington on Sunday. The event included tributes from...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

How to Host a Polished In-Office Party

Washington-based 360 Live Media opened its new office with a stylish, interactive gathering.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

Aviation Conference Adds Last-Minute Session on Ebola

Organizers of the National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition adapted the schedule to address interest in the subject.

News Posted 3 days ago

What to Expect at BizBash Live: The Expo New York

Have you registered yet?

From the Editors Posted 3 days ago

Find Out America’s Top-Grossing Restaurant

With $64.6 million in sales in 2013, Tao Asian Bistro in Las Vegas is the top-grossing restaurant in America. Los Angeles Times: “In the Venetian Hotel right on the Strip, Tao sported...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

The Biggest Music Festival You’ve Never Heard Of

This week the CMJ Music Marathon comes to New York, a five-day music festival that comprises a roster of 1,200 bands playing at venues across the city. Despite the massive footprint, the...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Why E-Sports Could Become a Major Event Category

By investing in technology and creating a governing body, the South Korean government has helped launch the popularity of e-sports—professional video gaming competitions—which could explode globally. New York Times: “Time and again...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

How the San Francisco Symphony Held 5 Events on a Single Night

To celebrate the start of its 103rd season, the San Francisco Symphony hosted an Opening Night gala with several moving parts.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

Ferrari Takes Over Beverly Hills for Milestone Anniversary

In honor of its 60 years in the U.S., the automaker filled the California city with rare cars for a weekend of dramatic celebration.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

Book Smart: 18 Library-Inspired Pieces for Rent

Make your next intimate event cozy with these stylish library-like chairs, bookshelves, and more.

The Scout Posted 4 days ago

What Do Conferences for Women Accomplish?

One of the trendiest new conference types celebrates high-achieving women, with media companies sponsoring at least a dozen this year. But columnist Ann Friedman wonders, are we asking too little of the...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Microsoft Plans Mega Tech Conference

Microsoft announced it would consolidate at least five of its major shows into one large conference, called Ignite, to be held May 4-8 in Chicago. CRN: “At Ignite, Microsoft will show off...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Syracuse Disinvites Photographer Who Covered Ebola Crisis

Saying that students were fearful of meeting with a photographer who recently covered the Ebola crisis in Liberia, Syracuse University disinvited three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Michel du Cille from coming to campus....

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Why Esquire Network Wants to Be Disruptive and Authentic With Events

Deena Stern, the senior vice president of marketing and digital for the one-year-old TV network, explained how the brand is using live experiences to create awareness and advocates among its target demographic.

Event Intelligence Posted 7 days ago

How a Music Festival Managed a Serious Attendance Boom

Miami's III Points Festival switched venues to accommodate its 14,000 attendees.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a V.I.P. Porta-Potty, Group "Prancercise," Unusual Food Mash-Ups

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

News Posted 7 days ago

Report From IMEX 2014: 5 Trends Shaping Meetings Right Now and In the Future

At the fourth and largest installment of the incentive travel, meetings, and event show, the buzz was about the industry’s evolution.

Event Intelligence Posted 7 days ago

Neil Patrick Harris to Host Oscars

Actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Academy Awards next year. Time: “The actor, best known for his work on How I Met Your Mother, has become in recent years a...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

The Tricky Puzzle of Gala Seating Charts

Getting the seating chart perfect at galas and other important events is a challenge, and even more so at Washington events where strict protocol is necessary and a social-climbing guests can surreptitiously...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

What It Costs to Disinvite a Speaker

Pasadena City College invited—then disinvited and finally reinvented—Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black to be its commencement speaker earlier this year and ended up paying a settlement to keep him from suing the...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

How Southwest Made a Flight Feel Like a Theme Park

The airline staged a whimsical promotion to launch nonstop service between Dallas and Orlando.

Event Snapshot Posted 8 days ago

Bud Light Turns Quiet Ski Town Into Raucous Advertising Set

The beer brand hosted 1,000 of its biggest fans at a three-day party that turned a small Rocky Mountain town into “Whatever, USA.”

Event Report Posted 8 days ago

21 Reasons Austin City Limits Is Bigger Than Ever

The Texas music festival continued its upward momentum, drawing big crowds and just as impressive activations from brands during its 2014 run.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

California’s Foie Gras Ban Stands

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of California’s foie gras ban, letting the law stand. Restaurants and farmers had challenged the law, which went into effect in 2012. Los...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Blogger Cancels Speech After Death Threats

Video game critic and blogger Anita Sarkeesian cancelled a speech after receiving specific death threats and learning that the venue at Utah State University could not restrict firearms. Salt Lake Tribune: “Sarkeesian...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Macy’s to Start Black Friday Shopping Even Earlier

Macy’s is pushing the trend of starting Black Friday holiday shopping on Thanksgiving day even earlier, opening stores at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than last year. Huffington Post: “In doing so...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Why the New Yorker Festival Is the Model of a Modern Magazine Event

The festival’s content, business strategy, and sponsor activations are an example for the rest of the media world.

Event Intelligence Posted 9 days ago

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