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"StubHub for Hotels" Helps Planners Avoid Attrition Penalties

Roomer offers meeting planners help selling extra hotel inventory.

Event Intelligence Posted July 17, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

7 Creative Ideas to Attract New Attendees to Your Event

Check out these strategies focused on getting first-timers to your trade show or conference.

Event Intelligence Posted June 26, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

15 Camp-Theme Ideas From the Engage!14 Wedding Summit

The conference for luxury-wedding professionals offered plenty of gift, catering, and decor concepts for outdoorsy-theme events.

Event Report Posted June 25, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

8 Tips to Help You Manage Your Event’s Big Data

Find out what types of data three industry experts say is worth collecting and how to use it to improve your event.

Event Intelligence Posted June 19, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Lance Fensterman

The global vice president of ReedPop—which organizes New York Comic Con and PAX—is constantly looking for new ways to give the fans what they want.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Ed Several

The senior vice president of Reed Exhibitions has helped the P.G.A. Merchandise Show grow substantially by surveying customers and creating new, innovative initiatives.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Elizabeth Pinkham

The senior vice president of strategic events for Salesforce.com aims to "think big" while planning the world's largest software conference every year.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Lisa Kaz & Terri Toennies

The president and executive vice president of ANSA Productions—the team behind the Los Angeles Auto Show—reimagined a century-old establishment.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Paddy Cosgrave

The C.E.O. of the Summit, Europe's largest technology conference, is expanding his unique networking events to the United States.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Kara Swisher & Walt Mossberg

The founders of the new Code Conference are giving tech events a reboot.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

E3 2014 Photos: See the Buzzy Parties, Press Conferences, and Booths

Brands grabbed attention with production-heavy events and exhibits, on and off the show floor.

Event Report Posted June 16, 2014, 7:58 AM EDT

How to Adapt a Conference to Meet Attendees' Needs

See how Sapphire Now is accommodating requests for more space and time for networking and meetings.

Event Report Posted June 5, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

20 Conference Design Ideas From C2MTL

The Montreal conference, which merges creativity and commerce, was full of inventive concepts this year—all designed to engage attendees.

Event Report Posted June 4, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Why Creating Intimacy Is Still Important to Large Shows

As the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Show continues to grow, find out how organizers are creating new "priceless" experiences for attendees.

Event Intelligence Posted June 3, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

How to Measure the Social Success of Your Event in Real Time

By looking at social data, C2MTL planners could see the speakers and topics that resonated with attendees.

News Posted June 3, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

8 Unique Ways to Encourage Conversation at Meetings

More planners are providing networking and community-building opportunities for attendees to make the most of their face-to-face time.

Idea File Posted May 28, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

See a Company Meeting's Bakery-Inspired Decor

Planners used edible decor to bring the history of Weston Family Foods to life at its annual group meeting.

Event Report Posted May 28, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Does Your Event Need a "Director of Vibe"?

Find out why Cisco Live created a new position for its largest annual training and education conference.

Event Intelligence Posted May 27, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

How Cisco Live Is Tapping Into the Power of Social Influencers

Find out how the event is generating millions of online impressions through a new program to engage social media specialists.

Event Intelligence Posted May 22, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

How to Effectively Use N.F.C. Technology at Events

From lead retrieval to social media activation, check out these examples of how events around the world are using near field communication.

Event Intelligence Posted May 15, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Was My Event App Worth It?

Check out these tips from planners and providers on how to evaluate the effectiveness of an event app.

Event Intelligence Posted May 13, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Grab-and-Go Golf: Ship Clubs to Local Meetings

An online service ships golf clubs to and from resorts, lightening the load for event attendees.

The Scout Posted May 8, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

11 Ways to Make Trade Show Exhibits Sustainable

Consider these tips before participating in your next trade show.

Event Intelligence Posted April 22, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

The 4 Ps of Effective Event Marketing

Microsoft’s events chief shared his strategies for creating a positive experience for attendees.

News Posted April 10, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

How to Create a Successful Hosted Buyer Program

Learn from three different organizations that have found success with this format.

Event Intelligence Posted April 3, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT

18 Smart Strategies and Ideas From the TED Conference

This year Chris Anderson's buzzy conference—and its sister conference, TEDActive—moved to Canada, bringing along a slate of new concepts for TED's 30th anniversary incarnation.

Event Report Posted March 25, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Steal Microsoft's Customer Service Strategy for Your Next Conference

Find out how Microsoft is allowing its event attendees to enhance their experience with value-added V.I.P. packages.

Event Intelligence Posted March 25, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

35 Things You Missed at SXSW This Year

The 2014 music, film, and technology festival saw a slew of activations from a number of brands, including Mashable, Spotify, Pennzoil, Chevrolet, and 3M.

Event Report Posted March 18, 2014, 8:39 AM EDT

How a Three-Person Staff Produces an Event for 60,000 People

Here's the story behind the largest comic book event in the southeastern United States.

News Posted March 18, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Show's Guerrilla Campaign Blankets City With Flowers

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society used unexpected floral displays to build buzz—and sell advance tickets—for the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Event Report Posted March 11, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

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