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ESPYs to Honor Caitlyn Jenner

ESPN will honor Caitlyn Jenner with its Arthur Ashe Courage Award at its ESPYs award ceremony next month in Los Angeles. The honor was announced minutes after Vanity Fair debuted its stunning...

Call Sheet Posted about 20 hours ago

Struggling Atlantic City Could Face More Casino Competition

New Jersey lawmakers are considering allowing three new casinos in northern New Jersey—including at the Meadowlands racetrack—which Atlantic City officials see as providing more competition and hampering the once-thriving gambling mecca’s recovery....

Call Sheet Posted about 20 hours ago

Starwood Announces New Mobile App for Events

Starwood Hotels & Resorts debuted a new mobile app for events Monday, developed in partnership with Cvent and PSAV. Press release: “With the option of having a customizable app with CrowdCompass by...

Call Sheet Posted about 20 hours ago

10 New Washington Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted about 21 hours ago

10 New Las Vegas Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted about 21 hours ago

Legal Issues to Consider With Periscope

As more brands experiment with the live-streaming app Periscope, attorney Brian Heidelberger shares legal tips on how to use the service. Issues include what to do about incidental music in the background...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

How Google Recruited Women to Major Conference

Over the past three years, Google has boosted the share of women at Google I/O, its largest event of the year, from 8 percent to 23 percent through a variety of strategies...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Why Venues Still Invest in Rooftop Event Space

Rooftop event spaces and observatories are more popular than ever in New York, where just last week the One World Observatory opened atop the One World Trade Center building in downtown Manhattan....

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

10 New Venues in New York for Summer Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 2 days ago

10 New Los Angeles Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 2 days ago

The Top Mistakes Events Make With New Technology

At the Event Innovation Forum in South Florida, Lee Billington explained why he thinks ignoring the storytelling and guest experience can cripple the success of integrating new technology at events.

News Posted 2 days ago

TED Event for Women Kicks Out Mom With Infant

A woman who brought her 5-month-old son to the TEDWomen conference in Monterey, California, was told she had to leave because the conference has a policy banning children. Mashable: “TED does not...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Music Festival Unveils Lineup With Unexpected Guest Star

Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest unveiled its lineup with a teaser video featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy, who “scientifically” demonstrated just how fun the fest is. Rolling Stone: “With a dozen...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

High Demand for Pope’s Visit to Washington

Americans eager to see Pope Francis when he visits Washington this fall are angling to get tickets, making it one of the most coveted tickets in town. Washington Post: “Tickets to the...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Who's Speaking at BizBash Live: The Expo Los Angeles

The Event Innovation Forum and Workshop Series will bring new speakers and new topics to the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 24.

From the Editors Posted 5 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Levitating Centerpieces, a Floating Concert, Milk-Bottle Soup

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

News Posted 5 days ago

Site Specific: Why Local Culture Matters to Meeting Planners

Organizers are seeking new ways to expand attendees' minds outside of their hotel rooms and function spaces.

News Posted 6 days ago

Why This "Cheap" Brand Gave Away $10,000

For an attention-grabbing public promotion, Cheapflights Canada gave free money to passersby.

Event Snapshot Posted 6 days ago

How the FIFA Scandal Is Affecting Sponsors

Following federal indictments of 14 FIFA officials, big-time sponsors of the World Cup such as McDonald's, Adidas, and Budweiser are catching flak from the public and may be reconsidering their official involvement....

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

What’s Planned for the World’s Largest Hotel

A 10,000-room hotel under construction in Mecca will become the world’s largest hotel by room count when it opens in 2017—at a cost of more than $3.5 billion. Huffington Post: “The mixed-use...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Tokyo Doesn’t Want to Pay for Olympic Stadium

The mayor of Tokyo is opposing demands that the city help pay for a $1.4 billion stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics, setting up a fight between national and local authorities. Bloomberg:...

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9 Ways to Encourage Exhibitors to Go Green

Consider these strategies to make it easy—and advantageous—for your stakeholders to embrace sustainability.

Event Intelligence Posted 6 days ago

11 Modern Takes on Campfire Fare

This updated outdoorsy, rustic grub evokes the wilderness—without the bugs.

The Scout Posted 6 days ago

How Data Can Help You Choose the Right Venue

For a national tour to promote its annual conference, digital marketing firm Conductor mined its customer data to select the most promising cities.

Event Intelligence Posted 6 days ago

Nintendo Launches 'Splatoon' With Massive Messy Obstacle Course

The Japanese gaming company took over the Santa Monica Pier with an ink-splattered event inspired by its latest game.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

FIFA Officials Arrested in Corruption Probe

In a stunning move, U.S. officials have charged several officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, as well as sports marketing executives, with federal corruption charges. The New York Times: “As leaders of...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Victoria’s Secret Returns Fashion Show to U.S.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will return to the United States after spending a year in London. Elle: "New York City was the site of the first ever Victoria's Secret Fashion Show...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Deal to Take SFX Entertainment Private Advances

A deal to revert the electronic dance music promoter SFX Entertainment to a private company moved forward after a special committee agreed to a new offer from chairman and C.E.O. Robert Sillerman....

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Why Omega Hosted Dinner on the Moon

The Swiss watchmaker built its own space capsule and lunar base inside a Texas aircraft hangar.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

12 Summer Party Ideas to Steal From Beverage Brands

Borrow these summery event ideas from Stella Artois, Veuve Clicquot, and more.

Idea File Posted 7 days ago

See How Patrón Is Using Virtual Reality for Education and Engagement

The brand is taking guests on a tour of its Mexico distillery with the help of immersive Oculus technology.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

Are Breakfast in Bed Events a New Trend?

With its relaxing pop-up café styled to resemble a series of bedrooms, Ikea hoped to inspire guests to create their own bedroom oases with its products.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

C.E.S. Expands to Asia

The first C.E.S. Asia is taking place in Shanghai, China, with a mix of conference programming, keynotes from tech leaders, and exhibits of eye-catching technology that have made C.E.S. International in Las...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Joel McHale to Host ESPYs

Actor and comedian Joel McHale will host the ESPYs sports awards in July, which move for the first time from ESPN to ABC. The Wrap: “The ‘Community’ star is a seasoned host...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

How Chase Is Winning at the Stanley Cup Playoffs

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs under way, brands are trying to win over hockey fans with event marketing. The bank JPMorgan Chase sponsors both teams in the Eastern Conference Finals, the New...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Q&A: Why Music Festival Producers Are "All in This Together"

Electric Daisy Carnival's Pasquale Rotella argues that industry pros should work toward the success of the whole category, rather than isolate their own events.

Q & A Posted 8 days ago

See the Backyard Barbecue Heinz Built—Indoors

With grills as props and picnic-like decor, the event had a summer-party vibe.

Event Report Posted 8 days ago

How to Host Better Pool Parties This Summer

Make a splash with these tips for food, decor, and entertainment.

Event Intelligence Posted 8 days ago

Miller Lite Hosts Twitter Award Show

As summer barbecue season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, Miller Lite is hosting a contest on Twitter for the best summer-theme photos that the brand likens to an online award show....

Call Sheet Posted May 22, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT

Getting Ready for the Eurovision Finale

The Eurovision Song Contest—the massively popular singing competition that once helped launch the band Abba—holds its finale on Saturday. It’s the 60th anniversary of the event, and the theme is “Building Bridges.”...

Call Sheet Posted May 22, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT

How Goldman Sachs Uses Investor Meetings to Send Message

The New York-based banking firm Goldman Sachs hosted its annual shareholders’ meeting in San Francisco on Thursday—along with a host of private events—to send the message that it wants to do more...

Call Sheet Posted May 22, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT

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