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How to Host a Christmas Party in July

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How New Orleans Restaurants Have Fared Post-Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 10 years ago, one of the initial casualties was the city’s famed restaurant scene. Fortunately for food lovers, it has returned, but in a different form....

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What the A.S.A.E. Meeting Means for Detroit

More than 6,000 meeting planners are expected to attend the American Society of Association Executives national conference this weekend, and first-time event host Detroit has big plans to welcome them with a...

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Jimmy Kimmel to Bring Show Back to Brooklyn

Jimmy Kimmel will tape a week of shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a stunt he last did in 2012. They will air the week of October 29, a time when...

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10 New San Diego Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

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10 New Houston Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

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Circus Tent Collapse Kills 2 Spectators

A circus tent in New Hampshire collapsed during a severe storm Monday, killing two people and injuring 22 others. Bad weather affected events in the Midwest over the weekend. Associated Press: “The...

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Flaming Drone Promotes ‘Fantastic Four’

The Human Torch, a character in the new film Fantastic Four, came to life as a flaming drone that viral video agency Thinkmodo created to promote the film. Adweek: “The human-shaped drone...

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NBC Plans Major Marketing Effort for Rio Olympics

A year ahead of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, NBC is kicking off its marketing efforts to generate buzz for the games. Advertising Age: “’This will be the most extensive...

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10 New Phoenix/Scottsdale Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

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10 New Philadelphia Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

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L.A. Music Festival Under Scrutiny After Apparent Drug-Related Deaths

Two young women died this weekend following suspected drug overdoses at the Hard Summer music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds. The two-day music festival attracted about 65,000 people a day....

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How State Fairs Are Evolving With Technology

State fairs celebrate agriculture, education, and, lately, technology. At the Nebraska State Fair, a mobile app serves as an indispensable marketing tool and organizers improve the Wi-Fi access on the grounds each...

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Seattle Debuts Successful Tech-Backed Art Fair

The first Seattle Art Fair, launched by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, drew lines of visitors and prominent collectors and galleries from across the country—as well as a slate of unofficial events that...

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5 Top Tips for Sponsorship: Rising Above the Noise

At the Event Innovation Forum in Los Angeles, Laurie Kirby discussed how to deliver value to event sponsors in today's crowded landscape.

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10 New Atlanta Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

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See How a Brand Took Its Flying Snacks on Tour

GoGo Squeez promoted its on-the-go applesauce pouches with a custom, interactive vending machine that launched its products into the air.

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Why One Trade Show Is Making Major Changes Based on Attendee Feedback

Using Marketo data, UBM Advanstar rebranded its Magic fashion marketplace and saw its largest growth in attendee numbers since the recession hit.

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10 New San Francisco Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

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Beijing to Host 2022 Olympics

After several other candidates dropped out of contention, the International Olympic Committee selected Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Still, the choice is historic because Beijing will be the first city...

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Should Music Festivals Change Approach to Drug Use?

Music festival producers are being challenged to come up with more innovative ways to deal with drug use. Global News: “According to GRIP, a Montreal non-profit focused on reducing harm from drug...

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New Las Vegas Arena Seeking Taylor Swift and Katy Perry for Opening Night

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are the top choices to headline the opening night of the $375 million MGM-AEG Arena set to open next spring, and observers are turning the negotiation into...

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How Brands Are Using Fitness Events to Flex Their Marketing Muscles

More and more lifestyle companies are organizing workout sessions to target key consumers and spread their message through sweat.

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10 Best Ideas of the Week: 'Wet Hot American Summer' Bus Tour, Human Foosball, Ceiling Umbrellas

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

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Tech Companies Asked to Commit to Gender Equity at Events

A new initiative asks tech event planners to commit to having equal male and female speakers at conferences and events. But the “50-50 pledge” effort is helping planners by providing a database...

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Investigation Finds Contaminated Waters at Brazil’s Olympic Venues

Viruses and bacteria from raw sewage are contaminating Brazilian waters that are supposed to serve as venues for various water sports at the 2016 Olympic Games. Associated Press: “Brazilian authorities pledged that...

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Could Facebook Spin Off Standalone Events App?

Facebook Events has amassed 450 million active users, the company announced in an earnings call, and as it continues to enhance the services the product might be ready to spin off as...

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Scenes From the First New York Fashion Week: Men's

From Thom Browne's mirrored box and John Varvatos's umbrella-covered ceiling to Cadillac's pop-up photo studio, the Council of Fashion Designers of America's new event brought inspiring ideas to New York.

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10 New Orlando/Central Florida Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

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10 New Boston Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

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What V.I.P Ticket Holders Get at Lollapalooza

From strawberry shortcake to spa treatments, here are the perks that the music festival's top ticket holders have access to.

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CBS to Live Stream Super Bowl Ads

Recognizing the growing importance of viewers who watch the Super Bowl on devices other than televisions, CBS announced it will live stream all commercials during Super Bowl 50. Variety: “The maneuver is...

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Shows New Strategy

The Toronto International Film Festival announced the first wave of its lineup—information that film geeks and Hollywood insiders parse for future Oscar contenders as well as for clues to which buzzed-about films...

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Ultra Marathon Takes Runners Through Death Valley

As much of the country suffers through a heat wave, a dedicated group of runners are racing in the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile race through California's Death Valley. It’s known as one...

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The Staggering Numbers Behind the Special Olympics Events in Los Angeles

With 6,500 athletes from 165 countries, the year's largest sports and humanitarian event is underway amid large-scale logistics and production.

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9 Ideas for Entertaining Summer Associates

Here are fun ideas for entertaining employees to steal from Groupon's annual outing.

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10 New Las Vegas Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

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10 New Toronto Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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

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What to Expect at Elevate D.C. 2015

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