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Why Pop-Ups Are Getting Even More Popular

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5 Unusual Places for Event Decor

Event Report

Cointreau Event Turns Hotel Into French Home

The Scout

Kid Approved: 13 Child-Friendly Dishes for Events

13 Fun, Interactive Ideas for Kid-Friendly Parties

From tried-and-true classics like bounce houses and balloons to interactive games and activities, here's how to entertain all ages.

Idea File Posted about 14 hours ago

Cleveland to Host 2016 Republican National Convention

The 2016 Republican National Convention will take place in Cleveland, a choice announced on Fox News Tuesday. Although the selection still needs final approval from the R.N.C.’s national committee, the site selection...

Call Sheet Posted about 17 hours ago

Stadium Debuts Self-Serve Beer Stations

Target Field in Minneapolis, home to this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, is debuting a new amenity: self-serve beer stations. After a cashier checks an ID, fans purchase a card loaded...

Call Sheet Posted about 17 hours ago

See the View From the World’s Tallest Waterslide

A 17-story waterslide—the tallest in the world—is about to make its debut at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park. Park staffers had been testing the safety with heavy sand bags but recently have started...

Call Sheet Posted about 17 hours ago

New Facebook Feature Promotes Events

Facebook has redesigned the way it promotes events to help users organize events they want to attend as well as learn about new events. Tech Crunch: “Facebook Events on the web got...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

CBS Plans Live Event Marking Civil Rights Anniversary

CBS News will air a live event later this month commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with a panel discussion featuring Representative John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, historian Taylor Branch...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Is This the Best Summer Festival Poster Ever?

A giant poster made of colorful 3-D letters—so big you can climb on it—will promote the Malmö Festival in Sweden, which takes place in August. Adweek: “Calling this thing a poster feels...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

How to Put Your Event Logo Everywhere

Thrillist splashed the logo and hashtag for its Best Day of Your Life event on items from phone charging stations to cigar cutters.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

Elevate Speaker: Erik Qualman on Social Media Strategy for Events

The best-selling author and social media strategist shares his thoughts on effective engagement, why planners should give up some control, and what’s coming next.

Q & A Posted 2 days ago

Drones Record July 4th Fireworks

The trend at fireworks displays across the country this Independence Day was to have drones record the pyrotechnics using GoPro cameras and other recording devices. Here’s one example from Nashville’s fireworks show....

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Finalists Named for 2022 Winter Olympics

After three other contenders dropped out of consideration, the three finalists to host the 2022 Winter Olympics are Beijing, Oslo, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Associated Press: “The IOC executive board approved all three...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

New York Marathon Picks Controversial Sponsor

The hotel industry is taking issue with one of the newest sponsors of the New York Marathon: the short-term home rental company Airbnb. New York Daily News: “Airbnb seems intent on increasing...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Is Your Event Storm-Ready?

At the Event Innovation Forum in South Florida, David Vandenheuvel shared why planners need to plan for unexpected weather emergencies and what steps can be taken to ensure guest safety.

News Posted 3 days ago

9 Rules From Hollywood Event Planner Chad Hudson

The man behind the Twilight premiere parties and other large events shares his biggest tips for dealing with super fans, empowering a team, and more.

Readers' Forum Posted 3 days ago

Inside 'True Blood's Final-Season Premiere Party

HBO gave a nod to the vampire series' final season with coffins, funeral wreaths, and more macabre decor.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

Must-See: Audi Builds Larger-Than-Life Scoreboard for the World Cup

The German automaker is using the headlights of its A8 flagship sedan for an enormous installation that displays the results of the FIFA World Cup in real time.

Event Snapshot Posted 6 days ago

Fund-Raising Promo Puts Diners Atop a Times Square Billboard

MasterCard has teamed up with chef Marcus Samuelsson for its "Priceless Table" series, which will bring nightly dinners to the top of the H&M Times Square billboard this summer. More than a...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

What It Takes to Maintain Wimbledon

Ever wonder what it takes to prepare the courts for Wimbledon every day? There's a hawk, dogs, a staff of 32 groundskeepers and gardeners, and strawberry sorters. The rye grass in each...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

What Brands Have Planned for Tour de France

Speaking of big events in Europe, the Tour de France's return to the United Kingdom is spurring experiential activations from brands, who are looking to use the world's biggest bike race as...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

World Book Night to End U.S. Operations

After three years, the organizers of World Book Night in the United States are ending the event due to lack of outside funding. Publishers Weekly: "'The expenses of running World Book Night...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Hang This: Collapsible Chandeliers for Events

Chandelier by Nicole Ketchum creates funky acrylic fixtures that can quickly dress up a space.

The Scout Posted 7 days ago

Is Nike the World Cup's Brand Winner?

There's no question that the FIFA World Cup presents an enormous opportunity for marketers, but with so many vying for attention, it's tough to tell who's making the most impact. On Forbes...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

How Brands Supported the U.S. Soccer Team

Just as soccer fans are hitting Facebook and Twitter during the World Cup, so are marketers, and yesterday prompted a slew of tweets in support of the U.S. team’s match against Belgium....

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Will Digital Become a Priority in 5 Years?

According to a survey by Accenture, more than a third of chief marketing officers believe digital will account for 75 percent of marketing budgets, with seven out of 10 executives under the...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

BizBash C.E.O. David Adler: Are You an Event Planner or a "Programmer of Human Interaction"?

To keep the industry moving forward, event and meeting professionals need to stay updated on the trends, science, and strategies about how people collaborate, gather, and turn interactions into effective outcomes.

News Posted 8 days ago

Checklist: 8 Steps to Avoid Weather Disasters at Events

Protect guests and crew by planning for any contingency in inclement weather at outdoor gatherings.

Event Intelligence Posted 8 days ago

Summer Party Inspiration: 9 Striking Bars for Events

Here are creative bars to inspire your summertime event.

The Scout Posted 8 days ago

How the BET Awards Fan Fest Changed This Year

In conjunction with its annual award show, the cable network brought back its public experience, a heavily sponsored expo featuring multiple celebrity appearances.

Event Report Posted 8 days ago

Lollapalooza Goes Cashless

Fans headed to Lollapalooza in Chicago this summer will have to use an R.F.I.D.-enabled wristband linked to their credit or debit cards to purchase food and beverages. Adweek: “‘We feel like not...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Planner Specializes in Extreme Bachelor Parties

Lee Abbamonte has carved out a very specific event planning niche: bachelor parties for adrenaline-filled Wall Street guys. His fees start at $10,000 a guest, and he takes them to exotic destinations...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

World Cup Is Facebook's Biggest Event

Facebook users have World Cup fever, posting more than one billion interactions on the social network to make it the largest event in the company’s history. Mashable: “The World Cup has dwarfed...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

See an Art Museum's "Surrealistically Chic" Gala

The Art Institute of Chicago feted its new Magritte exhibition with a surrealist gala.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

What to Expect at the First Elevate D.C.

Have you registered yet?

From the Editors Posted 9 days ago

Violence Overshadows B.E.T. Awards

One person died and five others were injured at unofficial B.E.T. Awards preparties that threatened to overshadow the event, which took place Sunday in Los Angeles. "Security remains the number one priority...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

Tour Guides Regulations Called Unconstitutional

A federal appeals judge ruled that regulations that required paid tour guides to take a test about the city’s history and landmarks were unconstitutional. Politico: “The case brought attention to a District...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

What’s the Value of Political Events?

World leaders will gather in Brisbane, Australia, in November for the G20 summit. The precise impact of the major global event on the local economy is unclear, and so-called political tourism should...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

How This Food Event Eliminated All Lines

The Rammys, a restaurant industry award show, rethought its event to keep guests happy and well-fed.

Event Report Posted 10 days ago

Forecast: 10 New Ideas for Summer Events

Ideas, products, trends, and other new stuff to have on your radar this season.

The Scout Posted 10 days ago

When and Why Physical Is Better Than Digital

At the Event Innovation Forum in South Florida, Scott Burns discussed why experiential is essential to today's event marketers and how digital strategies can complement, not dominate, engagement efforts.

News Posted 10 days ago

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