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18 Ideas for Classic Americana-Inspired Event Decor

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SXSW 2015: 26 Ways Brands Engaged Festival Attendees

Tech Conference Tells Booth Babes to Cover Up

RSA Conference, a five-day security conference, announced a dress code for so-called booth babes at its trade show next month in San Francisco. CNET: “The RSA Conference's new exhibitor rules say that...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

Facebook Updates Events Dashboard to Promote Concerts

Facebook created a new section in its events dashboard to allow users to receive notifications whenever bands, or any other group with a page, hosts events near them—without clogging up their primary...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

Official Pleads Guilty Over Charges Tied to G.S.A. Conference

One of the planners of the federal conference in Las Vegas criticized as lavish and excessive has pleaded guilty and may spend up to a year in prison for submitting a false...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

What Was Your Most Innovative Event Work in 2014?

Submissions open today for the BizBash Event Style Awards 2015.

From the Editors Posted about 13 hours ago

Music Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

Following the lead of museums and other cultural institutions, music festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza are banning attendees from bringing selfie sticks on their grounds. Associated Press: “Some concertgoers praised the...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Virgin Atlantic Stunt Goes Awry

A water cannon salute to celebrate the inaugural flight from Atlanta to Manchester, England, failed when the cannon shot foam instead of water and the return flight had to be cancelled while...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Photo Booth Company Finds Success With App

Phhhoto, a service that began as an iPad-based photo booth popular at events, has turned into a social network where users share the GIFs created through the platform. It has attracted more...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

N.F.L. Punishes Team for Using Fake Crowd Noise

The N.F.L. is punishing the Atlanta Falcons for playing fake noise during home games at the Georgia Dome in 2013 and 2014. USA Today: “The league's investigation into the crowd noise issue...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Innovation Forum Preview: SXSW and Social Media Amplification

Nicole Phillips, who will be exploring the new rules of social media at this year’s Event Innovation Forum—South Florida, examines the conversations surrounding Austin’s influential interactive, film, and music festival.

Opinion Posted 2 days ago

Exhibitor Feedback Drives Improvements at Huge Trade Show

Wider aisles, more food options, and increased transportation created a better experience for the more than 60,000 attendees at the International Plastics Showcase.

Event Intelligence Posted 2 days ago

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 3 days 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 3 days 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....

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

See a Financial Conference's Venue Transformation

Organizers of the Roth Conference gave one space two unique themes in 24 hours for back-to-back events.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

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 5 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 5 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 5 days ago

How a Conference Used Innovative Design to Serve Delegates

The annual AIPAC Policy Conference added lounges and other richly designed spaces for a record-breaking crowd.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Deconstructed Bloody Marys, Canine Phone Chargers, A Moonlight Feast

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

News Posted 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 days ago

14 High-Tech Ideas to Steal From SXSW

How brands like HBO, Samsung, and GE embraced the interactive component of Austin's buzzy festival to entice the crowds.

Event Report Posted 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

5 Reasons Not to Miss BizBash Live: The Expo South Florida 2015

What's new at the trade show and conference for meeting and event industry professionals.

From the Editors Posted 8 days ago

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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 days ago

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