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10 Best Ideas of the Week: LED Drummers, a Prize-Giving Blimp, Unusual Hollywood Red Carpets

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How One Political Event Broke the Boring Stereotype

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Insta-Freebie: How to Reward Event Guests for Instagram Posts

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Samsung Promotes New Phone With Selfies at 'Hunger Games' Premiere

Leno Cancels Gun Show Appearance

Comedian Jay Leno will not participate in next year’s Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas following pressure from anti-gun groups who urged him to drop out. MSNBC: “‘When it came...

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San Francisco to Bid for 2024 Olympics

San Francisco will bid on the 2024 Summer Olympics, competing with Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, D.C., to become the United States candidate to host the games. Backers estimate the cost of...

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YouTube Music Awards Drop Live Event Format

YouTube Music Awards will return for its second year with a new format, dropping the live awards component in favor of an online-only event. Advertising Age: “Instead of putting on an elaborate...

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New York Books Homeless in Hotel as "Government Group"

A Queens hotel thought it was hosting a “government group,” and instead the 100-room block was used as temporary housing for homeless people. DNAinfo: “This is a hotel, not a shelter, and...

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Cecily Strong to Headline White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong will be the featured entertainment at next year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner next spring, organizers announced Wednesday, noting she will be the fourth woman...

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Venue Sues Fashion Rocks Producers

The producers of the Fashion Rocks TV special are facing another lawsuit, this time from the Barclays Center arena, which hosted the fashion and music special in September. The $1.3 million lawsuit...

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Tips for Hosting an Elegant Holiday Party

Baltimore-based event planner Brandon Casey shares tips for elegant holiday entertaining with the Baltimore Sun. His ideas for corporate holidays and social events, including one charming idea for the entrance: “At one...

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11 Ways to Create a Road Trip-Theme Event

At the press preview for its spring 2015 collection, Old Navy used road signs, a food station fashioned after farm stands, and camping cots to illustrate the inspiration for its latest clothing line.

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How the Attractions Expo Helped Exhibitors Get More Publicity

Find out about the variety of ways the organizers are helping exhibitors boost their media exposure.

Event Intelligence Posted 3 days ago

Miami Tech Event Grows Large Enough to Fill Ballpark

TigerDirect Tech Bash brought 17,000 people and 200 vendors for the third edition of its electronics show.

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Girl Power: Kids Will Fuel GoldieBlox's New Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Float

The debut parade entry will highlight the toy brand's efforts to encourage kids' interest in science, math, and engineering on a national stage.

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New Cable Channel to Air Music Festival Coverage

Live events are proving to be valuable as television content. Content from AEG’s music festivals such as Coachella and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will air on AXS TV, the...

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What the Bill Cosby Allegations Mean for Events

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby has been a reliably popular commencement speaker and performer at events, but amid allegations of sexual assaults against women dating from the 1970s and 1980s, media brands...

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British Company to Buy Trade Show Operator Hanley Wood Exhibitions

Reuters: “British business media group Informa Plc said on Tuesday it would buy U.S. trade show operator Hanley Wood Exhibitions for 237 million pounds ($371 million), and planned to raise 275 million...

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See How This Event Saved Lives

This Bar Saves Lives hosted an event with a charitable spin to celebrate World Food Day.

Event Snapshot Posted 4 days ago

Strategy Session: How to Grow a Music Festival

The creators of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest use events throughout the year to keep interest—and attendance—high.

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First Papal Visit Announced for Next Year

Pope Francis’s first visit to the United States will be in Philadelphia, attending the World Meeting of Families, a gathering sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, in September...

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How to Host Better Meetings

How do you make your office meetings more engaging? According to Fast Company, you take away chairs, start by asking attendees what they need to share or learn, and make them voluntary....

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Chocolate Makers Warn of Shortage

Just in time for the holidays, Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut are saying that production of chocolate cannot keep up with global demand. The Washington Post: "Chocolate deficits, whereby farmers produce less...

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Barry Diller Envisions Floating Park

Billionaire Barry Diller has proposed building Pier 55, a park and performance space constructed on New York's Hudson River. The project, for which Diller has committed $130 million, would replace Pier 54...

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Washington's Fight Night Benefit Sets New Fund-Raising Record

The boxing event for charity raised $4.7 million.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

Disney Stages Red Carpet in San Francisco—and Tokyo

The premiere of Big Hero 6 featured an oversize prop that paid homage to the fictional city of San Fransokyo.

Event Snapshot Posted 5 days ago

How a Simple Pop-Up Generated More Than 90 Million Impressions

See how the mobile app Talkspace’s unconventional promotional strategy paid off big time.

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British Royal Couple Plan U.S. Visit

Prince William and the former Kate Middleton—now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—announced plans to visit New York and Washington from December 7-9. It’s their first trip to either city and their...

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Government Trade Shows Face Decline

Producers of FOSE, a government technology event with a 37-year history, will not return in 2015, a casualty of federal sequestration cuts and other factors that are threatening the viability of trade...

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How Event Designer David Stark Spends a Sunday

Event designer David Stark—who is planning the Whitney Museum Gala on Wednesday—shares his Sunday routine with the New York Times. He might be found at the Whitney or the Museum of Arts...

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MoMA Pays Tribute to Alfonso Cuarón With Space-Theme Benefit

Taking inspiration from the director's Oscar-winning movie Gravity, the art institution's fund-raiser featured deep blues, metal sculptures, and aircraft lighting.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

9 Event-Planning Rules From Design Exchange's Gillian Hoff

The event planner for Canada's national design museum shares her tips on scheduling, technology integration, and the power of "thank you."

Readers' Forum Posted 6 days ago

How an Opening Event Brought a Crowd of 250,000 Off the Vegas Strip

With the large-scale, four-day opening festivities for the new Downtown Summerlin complex, the Las Vegas event scene is broadening its scope.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

SXSW Funds Event App Company

Eventbase, which has created the mobile app for South by Southwest for the past five years, has raised $2 million in funding from the festival, the first time the festival has made...

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Hollywood Film Awards Try to Raise Profile

The Hollywood Film Awards are making a play to live up to its slogan of being “the Official Launch of the Award Season” with its debut on broadcast television tonight despite a...

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What to Know Before Starting a Beacon Program

Innovative event planners and venues have started using beacons—a Bluetooth-enabled strategy to serve attendees with relevant content. But not every effort is successful. Advertising Age looks at why some beacon efforts will...

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10 New Boston Venues for Winter Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted 9 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Ceiling of Golden Roses, Gift Bag Prescriptions, Servers in Backless Chaps

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

News Posted 9 days ago

Mercedes-Benz May Drop New York Fashion Week Sponsorship

Mercedes-Benz, title sponsor of New York Fashion Week since 2009, may end its deal. Hollywood Reporter: “The shift would correspond with IMG's plan to move NYFW beginning in September to a new...

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’60 Minutes’ Crew Crashes Magazine Event

A 60 Minutes camera crew looking to interview Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy, a speaker at Cosmopolitan’s “Fun Fearless Life” conference in New York this weekend sneaked into the venue before...

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Veterans Concert Hits Right Notes

A Veterans Day benefit concert in Washington with performances from Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Bruce Springsteen, the Black Keys, and others delivered strong performances worthy of the cause, according to a reviewer. Los...

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Brian Solis on the Future of Events in a Connected Society

The digital analyst and futurist argued that event and meeting professionals are experience architects and, when it comes to technology, shouldn't think digital first, but rather experience first.

News Posted 10 days ago

10 New Orlando Venues for Winter Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted 10 days ago

10 New Las Vegas Venues for Winter Meetings and Events

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted 10 days ago

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