Topic Archive: Conferences

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 3 days ago

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

What Disruptive Marketing Means for the Way Brands and Planners Communicate

Microsoft’s Geoffrey Colon says planners and brands need to adapt to this new world driven by changes in technology and user behavior.

News Posted April 28, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

McDonald’s Revamps Physical, Digital Experiences to Boost Engagement

See how the fast-food giant translated feedback from its convention task force into action at this year’s event.

Event Report Posted April 19, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Is Meal Sharing the Next Trend in Conference Dining?

Forget standard banquet fare, a home-cooked meal may be on the menu for your next event.

Q & A Posted March 15, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

SXSW App Adds Personalized Features to Help Attendees Navigate Sprawling Show

The new "Recommends" feature will provide customized suggestions based on an attendee’s location, favorites, and activity of like-minded guests.

News Posted March 3, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

Inside TED's Unconventional App Strategy

No social media, no sponsors, no extra content—find out why TED believes this is how a conference app should be designed.

Event Intelligence Posted February 25, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

How a Financial Summit Avoided Being Boring

The Upfront Summit in Los Angeles featured a 25-piece orchestra playing movie scores, a slam poet, and access to the Oscars' backstage area.

Event Report Posted February 24, 2016, 7:45 AM EST

11 Engaging Activations From the TED Conference

See how organizers create an inspiring and interesting atmosphere for conference attendees.

Event Report Posted February 23, 2016, 7:30 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 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

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

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: #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: #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

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #8 Adobe Max

High-tech visual production makes a two-hour keynote fly by.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:05 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2015: #12 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference

NTEN proves it’s possible to shape a conference from thousands of opinions.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 5:45 AM EDT

A Custom Conference Experience for 170,000 Attendees? Yes, It Is Possible

Find out how the cloud-computing company uses a combination of high-tech and high-touch strategies at its annual Dreamforce event.

Event Report Posted September 24, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

12 Guinness World Records Stunts at Events

Find out how events have used record-setting feats to generate publicity.

News Posted July 23, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

How Microsoft Created a Fun and Functional Conference Lounge

See how the company has designed a must-see destination for U.S. partners at the Worldwide Partner Conference.

Event Report Posted July 14, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Why Incorporating Art Can Lead to More Effective Meetings

See how this conference demonstrated how to use music, painting, sculpture, and more at meetings.

Event Intelligence Posted July 2, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

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