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Democratic National Convention Names Finalists

Columbus, Ohio, New York City, and Philadelphia are the finalists to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, ruling out Phoenix and Birmingham, Alabama. The Democratic National Committee is expected to name the...

Call Sheet Posted about 15 hours ago

New Olympic and Paralympic Mascots Revealed

Two cuddly, yet still bizarre-looking, creatures were introduced as the mascots of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. One is an amalgam of Brazil’s wildlife while the other represents...

Call Sheet Posted about 15 hours ago

See San Francisco’s "Field of Jeans"

With Levi Strauss & Company as the title sponsor of Levi’s Stadium, the new home to the San Francisco 49ers, the venue in Santa Clara, California, adopted the nickname of “Field of...

Call Sheet Posted about 15 hours ago

10 New San Francisco Venues for Winter Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted about 16 hours ago

10 New San Diego Venues for Winter Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted about 17 hours ago

Katy Perry to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

Following rumors of the choice for weeks, NBC confirmed that Katy Perry will perform at next year’s Super Bowl halftime show in Glendale, Arizona. Time: “The announcement late Sunday came with a...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

TGI Fridays Brings ‘Mistletoe Drones’ to Restaurants

Mistletoe drones—aerial devices equipped with the kissing-inducing plant—will debut at TGI Fridays in the United States this holiday season after their debut in the United Kingdom. Adweek: “Setting aside the fact that...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

What’s New in Event Technology

Mashable surveys several new technologies, from beacon technology and augmented reality to drones, that are changing the meeting and event industry: "There was a time we'd ask you to turn your phones...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

10 New Philadelphia Venues for Winter 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 Atlanta Venues for Winter Meetings and Events

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

Location Scout Posted 2 days ago

Target Launches Toms Collection With Rustic Holiday Market

The retailer introduced its latest partnership with an event that used design and production elements to highlight the footwear brand's spirit of giving.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

Leno Cancels Gun Show Appearance

Comedian Jay Leno will not participate in next year’s Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas following pressure from anti-gun groups who urged him to drop out. MSNBC: “‘When it came...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

San Francisco to Bid for 2024 Olympics

San Francisco will bid on the 2024 Summer Olympics, competing with Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, D.C., to become the United States candidate to host the games. Backers estimate the cost of...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

YouTube Music Awards Drop Live Event Format

YouTube Music Awards will return for its second year with a new format, dropping the live awards component in favor of an online-only event. Advertising Age: “Instead of putting on an elaborate...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

New York Books Homeless in Hotel as "Government Group"

A Queens hotel thought it was hosting a “government group,” and instead the 100-room block was used as temporary housing for homeless people. DNAinfo: “This is a hotel, not a shelter, and...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: LED Drummers, a Prize-Giving Blimp, Unusual Hollywood Red Carpets

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

News Posted 5 days ago

How One Political Event Broke the Boring Stereotype

FedScoop doubled its production budget to liven up its increasingly popular FedTalks event.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

Insta-Freebie: How to Reward Event Guests for Instagram Posts

The company behind the increasingly popular Twitter-activated vending machines has launched an Instagram version.

The Scout Posted 5 days ago

Cecily Strong to Headline White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong will be the featured entertainment at next year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner next spring, organizers announced Wednesday, noting she will be the fourth woman...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Venue Sues Fashion Rocks Producers

The producers of the Fashion Rocks TV special are facing another lawsuit, this time from the Barclays Center arena, which hosted the fashion and music special in September. The $1.3 million lawsuit...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Tips for Hosting an Elegant Holiday Party

Baltimore-based event planner Brandon Casey shares tips for elegant holiday entertaining with the Baltimore Sun. His ideas for corporate holidays and social events, including one charming idea for the entrance: “At one...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

11 Ways to Create a Road Trip-Theme Event

At the press preview for its spring 2015 collection, Old Navy used road signs, a food station fashioned after farm stands, and camping cots to illustrate the inspiration for its latest clothing line.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

Samsung Promotes New Phone With Selfies at 'Hunger Games' Premiere

The electronics brand highlighted its latest device's ability to snap shots of large groups of people by taking selfies of fans with the film's stars at the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

How the Attractions Expo Helped Exhibitors Get More Publicity

Find out about the variety of ways the organizers are helping exhibitors boost their media exposure.

Event Intelligence Posted 6 days ago

Miami Tech Event Grows Large Enough to Fill Ballpark

TigerDirect Tech Bash brought 17,000 people and 200 vendors for the third edition of its electronics show.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

Girl Power: Kids Will Fuel GoldieBlox's New Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Float

The debut parade entry will highlight the toy brand's efforts to encourage kids' interest in science, math, and engineering on a national stage.

News Posted 7 days ago

New Cable Channel to Air Music Festival Coverage

Live events are proving to be valuable as television content. Content from AEG’s music festivals such as Coachella and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will air on AXS TV, the...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

What the Bill Cosby Allegations Mean for Events

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby has been a reliably popular commencement speaker and performer at events, but amid allegations of sexual assaults against women dating from the 1970s and 1980s, media brands...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

British Company to Buy Trade Show Operator Hanley Wood Exhibitions

Reuters: “British business media group Informa Plc said on Tuesday it would buy U.S. trade show operator Hanley Wood Exhibitions for 237 million pounds ($371 million), and planned to raise 275 million...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

See How This Event Saved Lives

This Bar Saves Lives hosted an event with a charitable spin to celebrate World Food Day.

Event Snapshot Posted 7 days ago

Strategy Session: How to Grow a Music Festival

The creators of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest use events throughout the year to keep interest—and attendance—high.

News Posted 7 days ago

First Papal Visit Announced for Next Year

Pope Francis’s first visit to the United States will be in Philadelphia, attending the World Meeting of Families, a gathering sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, in September...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

How to Host Better Meetings

How do you make your office meetings more engaging? According to Fast Company, you take away chairs, start by asking attendees what they need to share or learn, and make them voluntary....

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Chocolate Makers Warn of Shortage

Just in time for the holidays, Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut are saying that production of chocolate cannot keep up with global demand. The Washington Post: "Chocolate deficits, whereby farmers produce less...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Barry Diller Envisions Floating Park

Billionaire Barry Diller has proposed building Pier 55, a park and performance space constructed on New York's Hudson River. The project, for which Diller has committed $130 million, would replace Pier 54...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Washington's Fight Night Benefit Sets New Fund-Raising Record

The boxing event for charity raised $4.7 million.

Event Report Posted 8 days ago

Disney Stages Red Carpet in San Francisco—and Tokyo

The premiere of Big Hero 6 featured an oversize prop that paid homage to the fictional city of San Fransokyo.

Event Snapshot Posted 8 days ago

How a Simple Pop-Up Generated More Than 90 Million Impressions

See how the mobile app Talkspace’s unconventional promotional strategy paid off big time.

News Posted 8 days ago

British Royal Couple Plan U.S. Visit

Prince William and the former Kate Middleton—now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—announced plans to visit New York and Washington from December 7-9. It’s their first trip to either city and their...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Government Trade Shows Face Decline

Producers of FOSE, a government technology event with a 37-year history, will not return in 2015, a casualty of federal sequestration cuts and other factors that are threatening the viability of trade...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

How Event Designer David Stark Spends a Sunday

Event designer David Stark—who is planning the Whitney Museum Gala on Wednesday—shares his Sunday routine with the New York Times. He might be found at the Whitney or the Museum of Arts...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

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