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Topic Archive: Conferences/Trade shows

How Snail-Mail Invitations Boosted This Show’s Attendance

Find out why organizers used formal, wedding-style invitations as a new marketing strategy.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

The Best Event Registration Tool You Might Be Missing

Why your guests want to register via text messages and other tips on pre-event communication and registration from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.

News Posted January 28, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

New Technology Aims to Bring Back Face-to-Face Encounters

Proxfinity just launched a smart badge that facilitates networking at meetings and events.

The Scout Posted January 27, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

Should You Ban Cell Phones From Your Meetings?

Event and meeting professionals continue to debate over whether attendees should be allowed to use mobile devices.

News Posted January 25, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

8 Things Planners Should Know About International Meetings

Different countries have unique meeting customs, so keep these things in mind when planning a cross-cultural affair.

Event Intelligence Posted January 22, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

C.E.S. 2016: Nick Cannon and Other Marketing Pros on What Consumers Really Want

Top decision makers from companies like Facebook, Target, and Google spoke about opportunities and hazards in the marketplace.

Event Intelligence Posted January 13, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

5 Things to Consider When Planning Meetings During the Off-Season

Many hotels and resorts boast discounts and fewer crowds during their slow times, allowing event and meeting professionals to get more bang for their buck.

Event Intelligence Posted January 13, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

New Attendee Tracking System Puts Beacons on Every Badge

Eventbit is intended to eliminate the limitations of app-based Bluetooth low-energy tracking services.

News Posted December 8, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

See a Conference Inspired by Fairytales

Held at a Disney World resort, the annual Engage conference aimed to delight guests with a series of whimsical surprises.

Event Report Posted December 4, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

How to Use Your Event App to Personalize the Attendee Experience

Millennials are driving a trend in creating connections based on personal as well as professional interests.

Event Intelligence Posted December 1, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Out of Office: How to Get the Most Out of Corporate Retreats

Meeting planners share tips for organizing group outings.

Event Intelligence Posted November 18, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

7 Wellness Retreats for Corporate Groups

With cold and flu season on the horizon, here are ideas for restorative retreats.

Idea File Posted November 12, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

6 Tips for Managing Event Growth

The 108-year-old L.A. Auto Show draws about one million attendees and 23,000 members of the press and trade, a figure that's approximately doubled in four years.

Event Intelligence Posted November 11, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

What Makes the Most Effective Trade Show Booth?

Industry experts offer their thoughts on product-focused displays versus experiential designs.

Event Intelligence Posted November 9, 2015, 7:45 AM EST

9 Tips for Hosting a Carbon-Neutral Event

There are plenty of ways event and meeting professionals can identify, reduce, and offset carbon emissions.

Event Intelligence Posted November 5, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Setting the Stage: 8 Tips for Creating an Effective Presentation Space

Lighting, lectern selection, and accessibility are all key components in producing a successful stage setup for speakers.

Event Intelligence Posted November 5, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

How Oracle Used Bracelets to Bond Conference Attendees

At its Oracle OpenWorld conference, the software development company put a new spin on wearable technology.

Event Snapshot Posted November 4, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

A Comfortable Alternative to Meeting Seating

Orlando-based Totally Mod Event Furnishings has a new line of seats designed specifically to provide comfort and convenience during long meetings and conferences.

The Scout Posted November 3, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Let's Do Lunch: 13 Portable Meals for Afternoon Meetings

These meals, snacks, and desserts are ideal for lunch meetings on the go.

The Scout Posted November 2, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Why Meditation Breaks Benefit Meetings

Lee Papa, who led the sessions within IMEX America's new meditation room, explains the business case for mindfulness.

Event Intelligence Posted October 28, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Why Mashable's Networking Event Started Close to Midnight

Find out about the brand’s invitation-only, speakeasy-style lounge at a conference for marketing executives.

Event Report Posted October 20, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

What the Meeting Industry Is Talking About Right Now: 4 Themes From IMEX America

In Las Vegas, meeting pros buzzed about the future of the industry, generational value shifts, and attendee well-being—all amid an atmosphere of optimism.

News Posted October 19, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2015

The conferences, expos, trade shows, and summits in North America striving to make meetings matter.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:45 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #1 C2 Montréal

Organizers of the unconventional conference take attendees out of their comfort zones to help bring them together.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:40 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #2 Social Good Summit

Mashable is harnessing the power of online communication to create worldwide reach for its conference focused on social issues.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:35 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #3 Collision

Data drives interactions at the up-and-coming tech conference.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:30 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #4 Microsoft Ignite

A new conference bringing together a diverse array of tech professionals calls for creative networking solutions.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:25 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #5 Sapphire Now

SAP’s tech conference is leading the way in using attendee-tracking systems to understand—and improve—the attendee experience.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:20 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #6 Future of Storytelling

Short films distributed before the conference create a unique and engaging experience for attendees.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:15 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #7 Dent

A variety of small-group opportunities are at the core of the invitation-only retreat in Idaho.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:10 AM EDT

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