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How Life Is Beautiful Grew to 108,000 Attendees in 3 Years

How Rio 2016 Organizers Are Avoiding Overspending

The team behind the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic games are making spending cutbacks of as much as 30 percent to avoid going over a $3.6 billion budget. The budget has been...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

Grading the 2015 Music Fests

The Los Angeles Times ranked the big music festivals it covered this year, grading the live experiences by cost, star power, food, and "body tax." The Stagecoach Festival scored the highest, with...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

Why Firefly Organizers Aren't Worried About a New York Coachella

While a new New York City rock music festival from Coachella producers—tentatively titled Panorama—might launch the same weekend in June as Firefly, Red Frog Events, which organizes the Delaware music festival, isn’t...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

An All-Girl Band Wants to Relaunch Lilith Fair

Pop-rock sister trio and Taylor Swift 1989 tour openers Haim revealed at the New Yorker Festival that they would like to bring back a Lilith Fair-style, all-female music festival for millennials. Their...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

Conde Nast Will Share Video From Biggest Events on Snapchat

Media events from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party to Glamour’s Women of the Year gathering will be shared on Snapchat, under a new deal between Condé Nast and the social network. It’s...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Event Planner Sued Over Pokémon-Theme Event

A Pokémon superfan cancelled a party celebrating the game after the company sued for copyright infringement—and now needs $4,000 to settle the case. GeekWire: “[Ramar Larkin] Jones had arranged the party every...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Critics Question Marketing Stunt for ‘Goosebumps’ Movie

Sony Pictures promoted its upcoming movie Goosebumps with a surprise visit by star Jack Black to a Minneapolis school, a stunt that the advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood took issue...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

10 Event Rules From New York Comic Con Planner Lance Fensterman

The man behind C2E2, BookCon, and this week's 150,000-attendee New York Comic Con shares how he takes care of his team, keeps his guests informed, and remembers to have fun.

Readers' Forum Posted 2 days ago

BizBash C.E.O. David Adler: Are You Ready for Anything at Your Events?

Recent tragedies are a serious reminder to industry professionals that responsible event organizing means being prepared for everything.

Opinion Posted 3 days ago

Where Presidents and Diplomats Shop for Gifts

Choosing gifts for visiting heads of state is a diplomatic minefield. Remember the faux pas when President Obama gave the British prime minister a box set of classic American films that were...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Denver Airport Evacuated Over Wedding Favors

A couple’s wedding favors—which looked like mini barrels of TNT—prompted authorities to evacuate Denver International Airport last month. Mashable: “The incident caused a 20-minute evacuation while bomb specialists deliberated what was in...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Stonewall Inn Given Landmark Status

The Stonewall Inn in New York, considered the site where the modern gay rights movement began—and now the end point for the annual Gay Pride Parade—received landmark status from the New York...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Multicolor Swim Tank, Bloody 'Scream Queens' Centerpieces, Smile-Triggered Photo Booths

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

News Posted 5 days ago

Coachella Producers May Start New York Music Festival

AEG Live, producers of the popular Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, are scouting locations to bring a version of the event to the East Coast next June. New York Daily News:...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Couple Bills No-Show Wedding Guests for Dinner

A Minnesota woman whose babysitter cancelled at the last minute and could no longer attend a wedding received a bill from the newlyweds for the cost of her meal, including a service...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Critics’ Choice Awards Announce Big Changes

The Critics’ Choice Awards will combine its film and television honors into one ceremony and switch from a Thursday night to a Sunday night—moves intended to raise the profile of the awards...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

How Tweeting Unlocked a Secret at This Event

Martell celebrated its 300th anniversary with activations that encouraged guests to promote the brand on social networks.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

8 Eye-Catching Ideas for Fall Events

From Fiscus trees to "harvest calzones," here are ideas for capturing the season's bounty at events.

Idea File Posted 6 days ago

See a Photo Booth Triggered by Smiles

Find out how Air Miles is using the booth to reward its members around Canada.

Event Intelligence Posted 6 days ago

Why Epson Built a Giant Water Tank in Times Square

Epson celebrated the launch of its new printer with performances in a giant multicolor swim tank.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

Fashion Week Recap: Inspiring Ideas From the Shows and Events

The high-profile fashion industry gathering offered a multitude of striking shows, even as biannual event worked through some growing pains.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

Russia Plans Film Festival in Nice to Rival Cannes

Russia announced plans to host a film festival in Nice, France, in May that will show movies rejected by film festivals in Cannes, Berlin, and Venice. The Hollywood Reporter: “’Many well-known festivals...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

NBC Pulls Out of Action Sports Tour

The Dew Tour, an action sports tour sponsored by PepsiCo, could end following NBS’s decision to shutter its action sports division that operated the tour. Pepsi is seeking another party to stage...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Warner Brothers to Offer Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a Harry Potter fan? Warner Brothers Studio Tour is hosting a Christmas dinner in Hogwarts’ Great Hall in London. Mashable: “The event, which will take...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Announcing the Finalists for the 2015 BizBash Event Style Awards

The winners of this year's awards will be announced at BizBash Live: The Expo New York on October 27.

From the Editors Posted 7 days ago

Why This New York Fashion Week Event Had a 12-Year-Old DJ

For its first Fashion Week event, Paul Frank Industries aimed to engage both parents and children.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

See the Unusual Way a Liqueur Brand Delivered Drinks

Alcohol delivery service Minibar and St. Germain teamed up recently to provide "biketenders" around New York.

Event Snapshot Posted 7 days ago

11 Share-Worthy Ideas to Steal From Social Media Influencer Events

From personalized details to swag rewards, these elements inspired influential guests to share event moments across their digital platforms.

Idea File Posted 7 days ago

Why Events Are the Key to Reaching Millennials

As the millennial generation relies less and less on traditional media, brands are devising new marketing strategies to win their loyalty. Creating emoji and custom apps are part of the new mix...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

How Manhattan’s Top Hotels Cater to U.N. Delegates

A different sort of diplomatic dance occurred inside of New York’s top hotels last week as heads of state arrived for the United Nations General Assembly. The New Yorker: “A hospitality arms...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Kanye West to Perform at Democratic Fund-Raiser

Kanye West is said to be performing at a Democratic National Committee fund-raiser in San Francisco on October 10 that President Obama is also supposed to attend. NBC Bay Area: “The fundraiser...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Book Excerpt: Brian Solis on Why the Future of Business Is Experiential

In his new book, the digital analyst and futurist explains how to create and cultivate meaningful experiences.

News Posted 8 days ago

A New Way to Handle Fashion Emergencies at Events

The Fashion Ambulance mobile unit helps event guests with stains, hems, and other needs.

The Scout Posted 8 days ago

San Francisco's Top 100 Events 2015

The list of the meetings, parties, and industry gatherings that make the most impact in the Bay Area year after year.

Top 100 Posted 8 days ago

Pope Wraps Up U.S. Visit With Mega Mass

After drawing huge crowds in Washington, New York, and Philadelphia, as well as meeting with smaller groups of prisoners, victims of clergy assault, and others, Pope Francis ended his trip to the...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Rainy Weather Causes TomorrowWorld Nightmare

Days of rain led to soggy festival grounds at the music festival TomorrowWorld, which prompted organizers to close the final day to only those who had camped out on the site near...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

State Dinner for China Has West Coast Influence

Friday’s state dinner in honor of China had an influx of California culture, from Hollywood moguls to Silicon Valley titans. Washington Post: “Gatekeepers of the silver screen and Silicon Valley were out...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Why NBC Gave Fans Super Powers and Tattoos

The television network promoted two new dramas with interactive experiences that included a 4-D game and temporary tattoos.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

How to Design an Event That Looks Good on Social Media

For its Streamy Awards after-party, Fullscreen created an experience filled with shareable moments for its social-media-savvy millennial and Gen Z crowd.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

Inside the Plans for Tonight’s State Dinner

The White House gave a glimpse of the menu, decor, and entertainment at tonight’s state dinner in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The R&B singer and songwriter Ne-Yo, who has Chinese...

Call Sheet Posted September 25, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT

What It Takes to Put Together Life Is Beautiful

The Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, which begins today, is the kind of event that other event promoters appreciate. Mixing music, food, and the arts and showing off the city’s...

Call Sheet Posted September 25, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT

How Security Officials Are Preparing Central Park for Pope Francis

In preparation for Pope Francis’s procession through Central Park today, security officials are erecting an eight-foot-tall security fence along two sections of the park. The fence will help separate ticket holders who...

Call Sheet Posted September 25, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Edible Outfits, Flaming Sculptures, a Hotel Cake Replica

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

News Posted September 25, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

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