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14 High-Tech Ideas to Steal From SXSW

Speakers Agency Fights to Keep McConaughey’s Fee Private

The University of Houston should not have to disclose how much it’s paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at its commencement ceremony, according to a celebrity booking agency. Associated Press: “The university...

Call Sheet Posted about 2 hours ago

An Inside Look at Presidential Travel

What’s it like for a hotel to host the president? From the Holiday Inn to the Waldorf Astoria, properties must provide extensive security features—as well as ESPN—according to an in-depth look inside...

Call Sheet Posted about 2 hours ago

The Unexpectedly Emotional Moment at the Kids’ Choice Awards

The Kids’ Choice Awards are known more for sliming celebrities than for providing emotional moments, but Angelina Jolie made the biggest impact on the night with her acceptance speech for best villain....

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More Events May Leave Indianapolis Because of Religious Freedom Law

The Final Four men’s college basketball championship comes to Indianapolis next week, one of several marquee events that the city could lose because of fallout from a new state law promoting “religious...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Ambitious McDonald’s Promotion Called a Flop

As part of a major promotio, McDonald’s held quirky events around the world, from a pajama party in Milan to a snorkeling session where divers used straws to breathe. Critics questioned how...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

New Live-Streaming Services Have Event Applications

One of the top products to come out of South by Southwest was a live-streaming app from a company called Meerkat. Another service, Periscope, which Twitter acquired in January, also is aiming...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Hyundai Announces Major Sponsorship With L.A. Museum

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is set to announce a major sponsorship from Hyundai, a 10-year deal that will fund acquisitions and exhibitions that will focus on Korean art. Los...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Chicago’s McCormick Place Sees Convention Attendance Boost

Strong attendance at events such as the Chicago Auto Show and Chicago Boat Show helped the McCormick Place convention center total attendance grow to 2.3 million people in 2014, despite an overall...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Alcohol Start-Ups Bring in Investors

Start-ups in the alcohol industry—including ones serving the event industry—brought in $100 million in funding last year, with investors saying it’s a growing area for innovation. TechCrunch: “A new startup movement brewing...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Garden Party Inspiration: 16 Ideas From Spring Flower Shows

This month, flower shows are taking place across the country, showcasing fresh ideas for springy floral arrangements.

Idea File Posted 4 days ago

How To Use a Conference App for Long-Term Engagement

Find out how Marriott employees are using their conference app for ongoing networking.

Event Intelligence Posted 4 days ago

This Stunt Gave Fans the Royal Treatment

E! partnered with Uber to promote the network's new TV series The Royals with free rides in Rolls-Royces.

Event Snapshot Posted 4 days ago

Boston Seeks Vote on Olympics Bid

In response to critics of Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, organizers will support a public vote on whether to continue with the process. The New York Times: “Holding a...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Major Convention Threatens to Move Over Indiana Bill

The gaming conference Gen Con is threatening to move from its longtime home in Indianapolis if Governor Mike Pence signs a controversial religious freedom bill that opponents say will legalize discrimination against...

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Southwest Kicks Man Off Flight for Profane Swag T-Shirt

A man returning from South by Southwest wearing a profane T-shirt that he received at a Comedy Central event for the TV show Broad City was kicked off his Southwest Airlines flight...

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James Beard Awards Announces Finalists

Chicago, the new host city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, is well represented among the finalists that were announced Wednesday. Chicago Tribune: “Ten local names are on the list of finalists...

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Why This Cocktail Party Had a Tennis Court

Moët & Chandon celebrated its brand ambassador's recent victory with a tennis-theme toast.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

How Niche Marketing Helped This Event Draw Record Crowds

The Philadelphia Flower Show staged marketing events designed to appeal to specific groups from brides-to-be to dog owners.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

N.F.L. May Move Pro Bowl to Brazil

The N.F.L.’s Pro Bowl—lagging baseball and basketball in buzz for its all-star game and facing declining TV ratings—is considering moving the event to Brazil. Fox Sports: “There are several reasons Brazil is...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

New Event Marketing Strategy for WWE

WWE and NBCUniversal have a new advertising and marketing strategy that will better align their efforts in television ad sales and digital and social marketing, a trend among networks. Variety: “The WWE...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

What Happened to the White House Florist?

The White House’s head florist, responsible for arrangements at events such as state dinners, has quietly left her post and returned to her private floral design business. The under-the-radar departure has many...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

The Top Design Trends From Diffa Dining by Design New York

From bright peacocks to fake campfires, here's a look at the inspiring tablescapes from this year’s showcase.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

Inside the Minds of Trade Show Exhibitors

Find out what exhibitors want from events, and what they are willing to spend to get it.

News Posted 6 days ago

Southern California's Top 100 Events 2015

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

Top 100 Posted 6 days ago

The Big Business of Music Festivals

The top five music festivals based on ticket sales reveal some surprises: Together they pulled in some $183 million in ticket sales, and three of the top five take place in California...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Inside the Luxe World of a Watch Trade Show

Baselworld, a trade show for the watch industry, runs through Thursday in Switzerland, and will have to factor in the impact of Apple Watch—a launch that happened before the event. Bloomberg Business:...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Why a Pop Star Is Planning a Tech Festival

The Swedish pop star Robyn is planning a tech festival geared toward girls ages 11 to 18 to encourage them to pursue careers in science and math. The Verge: “The festival is...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

TED Conference Photos: 18 Steal-Worthy Ideas to Inspire Attendees

The buzzy gathering in Vancouver offered dozens of ideas for facilitating engagement and collaboration, not to mention comfort, in an unfussy environment.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

Get Organized: 10 Must-Have Checklists for Event Pros

Don't forget a detail. Download a copy of BizBash's Checklists ebook, filled with important to-dos for industry professionals on the go.

From the Editors Posted 7 days ago

TED to Stay in Vancouver

The TED Conference’s second run in Vancouver wraps up today, and TED curator Chris Anderson says he wants to keep the buzzy gathering in the Canadian city for the “foreseeable future.” The...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

H&M Bringing Interactive Tech to Coachella

Next month H&M will merge retail with technology in its tent at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The retailer, a returning sponsor of the Indio, California, music festival, is not only...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

Glastonbury Fans Protest Kanye

Fans of the Glastonbury Festival have started a petition asking organizers to remove Kanye West from the lineup. CNN: "‘Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world,’ [Neil]...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

A Peek at the 'Game of Thrones' London Premiere

The London premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones brought stars to the Tower of London, adding large-scale projections and a red-carpeted moat to the historic fortress. Reuters:

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Handheld Salads, Miniature Treasure Chests, Illuminated Sneakers

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

News Posted 10 days ago

See the Elaborate French Brasserie Chanel Built for Its Fashion Show

The French fashion house fitted the Grand Palais with café-style tables, padded red booths, three full-size bars, and even a revolving door for its March 10 outing.

Event Report Posted 10 days ago

Why a Brand Put 124 Spotlights in Los Angeles

With its citywide lighting activation, L.A. Marathon sponsor Asics managed to engage non-runners by simply providing them with something interesting to watch on a Friday night.

Event Report Posted March 19, 2015, 8:37 AM EDT

Jaguar Plans High-Wire Stunt With Car

It's certainly one way to attract attention: Next week Jaguar is planning to show off its redesigned 2016 XF luxury sedan by driving it across tightropes in London. The stunt will be...

Call Sheet Posted March 19, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT

See the Giant Eyeball Antenna AT&T Brought to SXSW

Wonder why the masses at South by Southwest are able to take all those selfies, experiment with Meerkat streaming, and fill the Twittersphere with thousands of posts without causing major network problems?...

Call Sheet Posted March 19, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT

How Airbnb Hopes to Serve More Corporate Groups

After launching a strategy to work with more corporate travelers, Airbnb is looking to better automate the accommodations-booking process for companies and provide data for tracking. And already the website is serving...

Call Sheet Posted March 19, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT

The Science Behind TED Talks

Author and communication coach Carmine Gallo argues that the TED Conference’s trademark talks are actually scientifically proven to engage an audience. Forbes: "I’ve analyzed more than 500 of the most popular TED...

Call Sheet Posted March 19, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT

22 Ideas From Winter Benefits

Here's a look at decor, entertainment, catering, and more from the season's biggest benefits across North America.

Event Report Posted March 19, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Why Converse Turned a Public Plaza Into a Virtual Reality Experience

As part of its latest marketing campaign, the footwear brand created a tech-driven installation that allowed consumers to enter the lives of some inspiring wearers.

Event Report Posted March 19, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

The Breakout App of SXSW and What It Means for Events

Find out why the new live-streaming app Meerkat has become the breakout technology of the Austin festival.

News Posted March 19, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Should Shareholder Meetings Go Virtual?

Are virtual shareholder meetings the wave of the future? This year Hewlett-Packard's event for its shareholders will be virtual only, but the move raises questions about the value of in-person engagement and...

Call Sheet Posted March 18, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT

Why Warren Buffett's Home Is on Airbnb

Attendees of Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting on May 2 could stay in Warren Buffett's childhood home in Omaha, Nebraska, courtesy of Airbnb. ABC News: "The home-sharing service Airbnb is offering a free...

Call Sheet Posted March 18, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT

Could Movie's Tinder Stunt Spell Trouble?

Aside from Meerkat, chatter about SXSW has been focused on Ex Machina's stunt, which had a fake Tinder profile messaging users of the dating app. The film's marketing campaign was clever and...

Call Sheet Posted March 18, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT

Why a Nonprofit Opened a Fake Gun Store

In an unusual move, national nonprofit States United to Prevent Gun Violence created a gun store on New York’s Lower East Side as part of a social experiment. Displaying weapons each carrying...

Call Sheet Posted March 18, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT

The Problem With CeBIT

The annual international computer expo CeBIT is underway in Hanover, Germany, but has the event lost its relevance with tech professionals? TechRadar: "CeBIT is the third big event in the global tech...

Call Sheet Posted March 18, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT

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