Topic Archive: Conferences

6 Essential Event Rules From an Associations Pro

Planning, personalization, and surprising attendees are among SmithBucklin executive Carol McGury's rules for events.

Readers' Forum Posted 5 days ago

How the Presidential Election Interrupted This Conference

The morning after the historic presidential vote, Inbound’s keynote speaker opted to go off-script, fueling a mixed response from attendees.

News Posted November 17, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

How This Conference Used N.F.C. Technology to Drive Traffic Around Its Exhibit Hall

Find out how Intuit solved concerns that a second hall would be under-utilized.

Event Intelligence Posted November 15, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

‘Forbes’ Demonstrates How to Tailor a Conference to Millennials

Later start times, long breaks for networking, wellness activities, and other strategic elements are in sync with attendee preferences.

Event Report Posted October 27, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2016

The conferences, trade shows, and expos in North America that are thinking differently about how and why we gather.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

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 October 17, 2016, 6:55 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #2 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

The group uses C.S.R. programs to connect with local communities.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:50 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #3 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo

The food industry event understands how to get a deeper knowledge of attendee and exhibit behavior.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:45 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #4 Social Media Marketing World

The conference is using Slack as the newest tool in its extensive networking strategy.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:40 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #5 Dreamforce

A mix of high-tech and high-touch strategies help attendees find meaning in the midst of Salesforce's huge conference.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:35 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #6 South by Southwest

The massive multiday, multi-industry event is demonstrating how data can be used to help attendees determine where and how to spend their time.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #7 Marriott Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, and Event Management Conference

By banishing PowerPoint, Marriott cultivates engaging educational practices.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:25 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #8 Social Capital Markets Conference

Diversity is non-negotiable at the entrepreneurship event.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:20 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #9 Summit at Sea

Organizers bring 3,000 attendees off the grid for intense conversation and collaboration.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:15 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #10 C2 Montréal

Organizers create unusual experiences to drive brainstorming and interpersonal connections.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:10 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #11 Sapphire Now

Software company SAP is using a very non-technical method of surveying attendees.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:05 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #12 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft rolls out the red carpet for first-timers at its landmark tech conference.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 6:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #13 Collision

Volunteers play a critical role at the growing start-up conference.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 5:55 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #14 Engage!16

The wedding-industry summit pours on the perks.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 5:50 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2016: #15 Code Conference

To ensure a diverse audience, Re/Code builds its attendee list the old-fashioned way.

Feature Posted October 17, 2016, 5:45 AM EDT

Why Microsoft Took Conference Guests Camping

Bungee jumping, archery, and tug-of-war were some of the activities offered at the huge outdoor closing party for Microsoft Ignite.

Event Report Posted October 6, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

Steal These Creative Ideas for Conference Activities

Get inspired by these clever activities that can make your conference more fun and meaningful.

Idea File Posted August 25, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Why You Should Add Walking to Your Next Meeting or Event

Find out how physical activity can boost learning and retention at gatherings.

Event Intelligence Posted August 11, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

8 Audiovisual and Production Tips for Stage Presentations

The president of Wizard Studios gave planners and production managers tips on slideshows, audio, and speaker management.

Event Intelligence Posted August 2, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

16 Summer Party Ideas From the Engage!16 Wedding Summit

The conference for luxury-wedding professionals offered plenty of gift, catering, and decor concepts for beach-inspired bashes.

Event Report Posted June 29, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

See How Google Gave its I/O Conference a Fun, Festival-Like Vibe

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its developer gatherings, the company transformed an amphitheater parking lot into a multipurpose conference and entertainment venue.

Event Report Posted June 14, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

See How C2 Montréal Used Umbrellas for Networking

Now in its fifth year, the innovative conference added several creative options to get guests mingling and meeting.

Event Report Posted June 7, 2016, 7:45 AM EDT

Inside Sapphire Now's "White Glove" Experience for Top Customers

The SAP Select program offered exclusive content, hospitality, and networking at Sapphire Now.

Event Report Posted May 26, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

How to Create a Winning Volunteer Program

Applications to volunteer at the Collision tech conference doubled this year over 2015.

Event Intelligence Posted May 5, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

How to Use Slack to Facilitate Networking at Conferences and Events

Find out how Social Media Marketing World used the messaging platform to help attendees find others with similar interests and issues.

Event Intelligence Posted May 3, 2016, 7:05 AM EDT

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