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Marketers Give Instagram Stories Feature Mixed Reviews

Instagram's Snapchat-inspired Stories feature has offered users a new way to capture events in real-time, but many marketers aren't totally sold on its effectiveness. Digiday: "Like any new platform feature, brands are...

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Al Smith Charity Dinner Gets Awkward With Clinton and Trump in Attendance

One day after facing off in the final presidential debate this election season, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met again at the annual Aflred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in New York...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

N.B.A. to Stream a Live Game Weekly in Virtual Reality

The N.B.A. has announced it will stream one live game per week in virtual reality for the entire season. The stream will be hosted by the NextVR app, which streams live sporting...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Convention Industry Council Honors BizBash President

The organization honored event professionals at its Hall of Leaders Celebration and Pacesetter Awards in Las Vegas.

From the Editors Posted 3 days ago

Event Planners and Travel Agents Are Ditching Trump's Washington Hotel

The new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., was supposed to be a go-to destination for event planners and travel agents. But because of the stigma that comes with the Trump name...

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The Obamas Go Italian for Final State Dinner

The last state dinner of the Obama White House took place on Tuesday, offering an Italian menu from guest chef Mario Batali and a performance from Gwen Stefani. Washington Post: “First of...

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Debate Highlights Include an Effective Moderator

The third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took place Wednesday at the University of Nevada and—while much of the evening was focused on the candidates’ last debate...

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Plugged In: A New Way to Charge Phones at Events

This charging station makes it easy to display company logos and branding.

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See How—and Why—Dreamforce Embraced an Outdoorsy Vibe

Salesforce translated the look and feel of its online learning platform, Trailhead, into the theme for its massive four-day conference.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

'Food & Wine' Will Bring New Festival to the Barclays Center

Food & Wine is bringing a new culinary festival to the East Coast in 2017. The magazine has partnered with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment to host the inaugural Brooklyn Food & Wine...

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Taco Truck Wall to Surround Trump-Owned Las Vegas Hotel Before Debate

Before the final presidential debate takes place at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas tonight, a literal wall of taco trucks will surround the Trump International Las Vegas hotel. The Culinary...

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Facebook Live Introduces Scheduled Broadcasts

To promote live streams in advance, Facebook Live has debuted a new feature that will allow verified pages to schedule live video streams and broadcast sharing. The new scheduling tool is slated...

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See Inside a Lifestyle Brand’s Luxury Townhouse Takeover

The online shopping brand Gilt brought its fall campaign to life with a nine-day event series inspired by its various lifestyle offerings.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

How This Festival Combined Shakespeare and Virtual Reality

The Future of Storytelling Festival brought together cutting-edge creators of immersive storytelling, both digital and analog.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

Why One Company Is Banking on Highly Produced Horror Experiences—Not Just for Halloween

Ten Thirty One Productions is expanding the scale of its event productions in the horror genre from coast to coast.

News Posted 5 days ago

Charities Reconsider Hosting Galas at Trump-Owned Florida Club

Following leaked tapes of Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women, as well as numerous allegations against the Republican presidential nominee, many charities and fund-raisers are reconsidering hosting events at the popular...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Hillary Clinton’s Broadway Fund-Raiser Raises More Than $2 Million

“Stronger Together” a Broadway-theme fund-raiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, raised $2.3 million for her campaign on Monday night. The event, which took place at New York’s St. James Theatre and...

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Marriott Celebrates Starwood Merger With Interactive Map

Marriott recently celebrated its September merger with Starwood Hotels—creating a hotel company with more than 5,700 properties and 30 brands—by building an interactive map in New York's Rockefeller Center. Passersby were able...

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BizBash Announces Finalists for the 2016 Event Style Awards

The winners will be announced at BizBash Live: The Expo New York on November 15.

From the Editors Posted 6 days ago

How the III Points Festival Survived Hurricane Matthew

Miami's fourth annual III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival overcame the challenges of taking place during hurricane weather without having to cancel any day of the event.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

14 Revealing Trends From the Global Meetings Forecast for 2017

The industry's steady growth in recent years may be slowing down, according to a new report from American Express Meetings & Events.

News Posted 6 days ago

How Celebrity Wedding Planners Are Fighting Off Paparazzi Drones

Despite F.A.A. regulations, drones manned by paparazzi are still finding their way over celebrity weddings. Notable planners including Marcy Blum and JoAnn Gregoli have come up with unusual strategies—including actual birds—to prevent...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Why Virtual-Reality Vacations Are On the Rise

Instead of guide books and travel brochures, vacation destinations and airlines are enticing visitors with virtual-reality vacation experiences. CNBC: “If nothing else, VR can be a time-saver for travelers, said Bjorn Hanson...

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Latest Fashion Week Runway Shows See a Small Step for Inclusion

A biannual diversity report for the spring and summer 2017 fashion week runway shows in New York, Paris, London, and Milan showed that 25.4 percent of model castings were people of color—making...

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Video Game Launches With Risqué Promotion Aimed at Caffeine Fans

A Mafia III launch event in London spiked consumers' coffee with a potion served from bullet casings.

Event Snapshot Posted 7 days ago

How LG's See-Through Structure Invited Consumers to Try New Products

LG invited consumers to experience its new Signature brand products inside a four-sided pop-up gallery in New York that was designed to appear transparent from the outside.

Event Snapshot Posted 7 days ago

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #1 Google I/O

Taking cues from music festivals, the tech giant demonstrates how to revitalize an event to serve and celebrate attendees.

Feature Posted 7 days ago

BuzzFeed Partners With Twitter to Stream Election Night Coverage

BuzzFeed has partnered with Twitter to produce a live election night broadcast. The Wall Street Journal: "The event marks the latest video play from Twitter, which has in recent months focused its...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

A Small-Scale Event Is Shaping California Music Festival Culture

While Desert Trip kicks off its second weekend in Indio, a much smaller Southern California festival—Desert Daze—is making an impact on festival culture by providing a meaningful event for rock music fans....

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

How Curacao’s Tourism Board Plans to Drive U.S. Visitors to the Island

The island of Curacao—which is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands—isn’t as well known as its sister Caribbean destinations such as Aruba. But the country’s tourism board wants to change that...

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How This Benefit Made Going to School Cool

MoMA PS1’s inaugural fall benefit featured an artistic, subversive twist on the high school theme, with installations, performances, and more.

Event Report Posted 10 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: an Ice Sculpture Jewelry Display, Rotating 'Westworld' Sculptures, a Drum-Powered Paint Showcase

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

News Posted 10 days ago

Twitter Foregoes Annual Developers Conference for Local Events

Twitter has announced it won't hold Flight, its annual mobile developer conference, this year. The company has announced plans to focus on smaller regional events. Recode: "Sources say that the conference was...

Call Sheet Posted 11 days ago

Cuban Jazz Festival Expands Involvement of American Companies

The International Jazz Festival in Cuba, which is slated for December, is no stranger to having American acts in the lineup. Now, the festival—which will take place in both Havana and Santiago...

Call Sheet Posted 11 days ago

Nevada Approves Deal for Possible Las Vegas Football Stadium

The Nevada Senate has passed a bill to raise room taxes in Las Vegas’ Clark County to fund a domed stadium and convention center that may be used for Raiders games, if...

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How a New Music Festival Stood Out in a Crowded New York City Market

The inaugural Meadows Music & Arts Festival drew 85,000 people as a fall-season follow-up to the Governors Ball.

Event Report Posted 11 days ago

10 Festive Food and Drink Ideas for Halloween Parties

Here are some sweet, savory, and boozy catering ideas that are ideal for Halloween-theme events.

Idea File Posted 11 days ago

5 International Meetings Event Planners Need to Know About

Many inventive conferences and events take place all over the globe. Here are five worth noting.

News Posted 11 days ago

Cities Continue to Drop Bids for Upcoming Olympics

Rome withdrew its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Tuesday, making it the latest city to abandon an Olympics hosting bid because of factors including costs. CNNMoney: "An Olympic host...

Call Sheet Posted October 12, 2016, 8:04 AM EDT

IMAX to Open Virtual-Reality Center in Europe

IMAX is bringing virtual reality to the United Kingdom. The company has partnered with European cinema operators ODEON and UCI Cinemas Group to open an IMAX VR center in Manchester, England, before...

Call Sheet Posted October 12, 2016, 8:04 AM EDT

YouTube Brings in Record Views for Second Presidential Debate

While live TV ratings dropped for the second presidential debate on Sunday, YouTube has reported that its live stream drew a record-breaking 124 million views. TechCrunch: "However, YouTube’s boasting of 'over 124...

Call Sheet Posted October 12, 2016, 8:04 AM EDT

David Monn On His New Book, Design Rules, and the Ultimate Event Job

The New York-based event designer chats about his guiding principles, his past work, and the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

News Posted October 12, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

Charity Luncheon Spells Out Event Message (Literally) on Tabletops

Revlon's annual philanthropic luncheon incorporated a "love" theme in graphic red and white centerpieces.

Event Snapshot Posted October 12, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

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