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10 Best Ideas of the Week: Giant Cracker Jacks, Produce Centerpieces, An Airborne Fashion Show

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Why Macy's Glamorama Teamed Up With Fashion Rocks

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Under Cover: New Craftsman-Style Tents for Rent

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What the Apple Watch and iPhone 6 Mean for Events

10 Green Ideas From Fox's Fall Eco-Casino Party

From venue choice to strategic decor, the network continued to use sustainable strategies at its annual event in as many ways as possible.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

Brands Criticized for 9/11 Tweets

Marketers for brands such as Applebee's, Dunkin’ Donuts, and White Castle used the occasion of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to send out tweets commemorating the day—and were pilloried for it....

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

CBS Drops Rihanna From N.F.L. Pregame Show

In a case of terrible timing, a pregame show for the Baltimore Ravens—whose former star Ray Rice was shown in a video punching his then-fiancée—football game was to feature a song with...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

The Most Exclusive Club in Manhattan

Only five people are allowed into a club-within-a club open during New York Fashion Week. New York Post: “Night life impresario André Saraiva took exclusivity to absurd levels as part of his...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Do You Know Your Value as an Event Professional?

Why digital credentials are a big step towards proving the benefits—and worth—of trained event and meeting professionals.

From the Event Leadership Institute Posted 4 days ago

Changes for Today’s 9/11 Events

For the first time, the World Trade Center site will be open to the public on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The area opens at 6 p.m. following...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Fashion Rocks Returns to Fashion Week

After a five-year break the music-meets-fashion spectacle Fashion Rocks returned Tuesday, bringing the show to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Crowd favorite Jennifer Lopez along with Usher, Miranda Lambert, and other performers entertained the...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Golf Clubs Decline Visit From President Obama

Several Westchester, New York, golf clubs declined to give President Obama a tee time over Memorial Day weekend when he was in town for fund-raising events and a wedding. NBC 4 New...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

10 New Orlando Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 4 days ago

6 Ideas for Fall Entertaining in Boston

Here's a look at what's new this season in Boston.

The Scout Posted 4 days ago

E.L.I. Classes: What's on Tap for Fall 2014

A look at the Event Leadership Institute's fall courses available for current and prospective event and meeting professionals.

From the Event Leadership Institute Posted 5 days ago

Highlights From Apple’s Launch Event

Apple’s product launch of new models of the iPhone and its debut of Apple Watch certainly was big. It involved the flashy product presentations, a mysterious event space created next to the...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

How Sports and Entertainment Apps Are Changing Live Events

Event planners need to rethink the experience of live sports and entertainment events as they face pressure from the technology that makes it all too easy to skip the stadium experience altogether....

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Marriott Tests Kale and Quinoa Vending Machine

Hotels are looking to serve health-minded guests in new ways, and Marriott is testing a vending machine with kale salads, greek yogurt with berries, and other dishes. Skift: “Marriott came up with...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

3 Ideas for Fall Entertaining in Dallas

Here's a look at what's new this season in Dallas.

The Scout Posted 5 days ago

When Is it Time to Update an Annual Event?

When attendance drops? When vendors ask for a change? Readers discuss how often they tweak their annual events.

Readers' Forum Posted 5 days ago

10 New Boston Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 5 days ago

10 New Venues in New York for Fall Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 5 days ago

See an In-Flight Fashion Show in the Sky

To promote a Chicago shopping festival, Southwest Airlines hosted an in-flight fashion show.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

10 New Washington Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 5 days ago

Cashless Wristbands Pay Off for Festivals

Moving to cashless payment systems for concessions and merchandise at music festivals is a trend that’s taking off, and early adopters are reporting that it’s been a success. Lollapalooza was the latest...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Meet New York’s Venue Visionary

Finding raw or underused spaces that become the hottest venues for fashion shows, galas, product launches, and other events has become the specialty of Jennifer Blumin and her company, the Skylight Group....

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

What to Do With Failed Casino Space

With two recent high-profile casino closings in Atlantic City, leaders are facing the question of what to do with the behemoth buildings. And other areas looking to build new casinos, like Massachusetts...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

10 New Las Vegas Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 6 days ago

10 New Miami/South Florida Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 6 days ago

6 Ideas for Fall Entertaining in Washington

Here's a look at what's new this season in the nation's capitol.

The Scout Posted 6 days ago

The Surprising Place Techies Go to Network

Taking the familiar tropes of summer camp—tug-of-war, campfires, and canoes—and adding in networking time, lectures, and after-parties, the shared office space WeWork organized its own summer camp for adults. The New York...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

How Bud Light Will Use Event Technology at "Whatever, USA" Event

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Anheuser-Busch’s use of technology at its ‘Whatever, USA’ event this weekend in Crested Butte, Colo., will set a new bar for the brewer and its marketing efforts, with drones...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

See a Billboard Made of Cake

British sweets brand Mr. Kipling, along with agency JWT London, mixed product sampling with outdoor advertising with a billboard made of cake. Adweek: “Making a billboard out of 13,360 cakes is a...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

10 New Chicago Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 7 days ago

10 New Toronto Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 7 days ago

An Ice-Sculpting Musical Act for Events

Ice Beat Factory offers a unique, customizable entertainment option.

The Scout Posted 7 days ago

What Brands Did This Summer: 10 Ideas From Street Promotions

With trucks and carts, vending machines and inflatable art, brands like Old Navy, VH1, Samsung, and DKNY went outdoors to drum up buzz for their products.

Event Report Posted 10 days ago

Remembering Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers, the pioneering comedian and staple on A-list red carpets from the Academy Awards to the Emmys, died Thursday. Longtime friend and New York Post columnist Cindy Adams reported that event designer Preston...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

Why This Food Truck Event Failed

Last year, an event planner took on a project he thought would be a success: organizing food truck rallies at Toronto parks. Toronto Star: “It didn’t work. A lack of customers, tepid...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

Tom Hanks and Sting to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

This year’s recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors are Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin, Al Green, and Patricia McBride. The 37th honors ceremony—one of the center’s biggest fund-raisers—is December 7. Washington Post:...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

TIFF's Artistic Director Shares His Favorite Places

Cameron Bailey, the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival, discusses his top spots around the world to host a premiere party, to entertain sponsors, to get inspired, and more.

Readers' Forum Posted 10 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Clothespin Cakes, Champagne Trunks, a Giant Hair Dryer

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

News Posted 10 days ago

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