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Meet and Eat: 5 Recent Trends in Hotel Catering

Get inspired by the latest trends for your next corporate gathering.

The Scout Posted 3 days ago

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

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

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

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

17 Ways to Use Google Glass at Events

Event professionals currently testing Google’s wearable device suggest ways to incorporate it into events and meetings.

Event Intelligence Posted March 6, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

New App Turns Smartphones Into Microphones

See how a new app connects audience members’ smartphones to an event's or meeting’s sound system.

News Posted March 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

13 Lessons About Event Communications From the Boston Marathon Bombing

At P.C.M.A.'s Convening Leaders conference, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association discussed how it managed to conduct its annual meeting in Boston just two days after the bombing.

News Posted January 23, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Tina Brown’s 12 Tips for an Engaging Event

The former editor has turned her attention to live events, which she says have the unique ability to create an emotional connection between guests. At her talk for P.C.M.A.'s Convening Leaders conference, she shared the crucial elements of a successful event.

Event Intelligence Posted January 21, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

Best of 2013: 9 Tech Tools You Should Know About

Check out our picks for some of the most useful apps and online systems that can be used for your next event.

News Posted December 12, 2013, 7:45 AM EST

Inside a Zappos Employee Meeting: 11 Things You Won’t See at Any Other Company

An executive in a loincloth, a dig at Kanye West, and a box of tarantulas were among the unusual touches at the Zappos quarterly meeting.

Event Report Posted December 9, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

How to Shake Up Your Meetings

At the 2013 Event Innovation Forum in New York, Bloomberg L.P.'s head of global events, Thom Casadonte, shared strategies for keeping meetings fresh.

News Posted November 27, 2013, 2:57 PM EST

5 Ways to Liven Up a Business Conference Agenda

Quartz experimented with different presentation formats to create a dynamic new conference.

Event Intelligence Posted November 26, 2013, 11:49 AM EST

Local, Diverse, and Happy: the 2014 Meeting Trends You Need to Know About

The IMEX Group offers trends for the coming year, developed with content from its conferences in Las Vegas and Frankfurt.

News Posted November 25, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

IMEX America 2013: What the Meeting Industry Is Talking About Right Now

From politics and industry advocacy to corporate social responsibility and sustainability, several themes echoed through the convention at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

News Posted October 17, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT

3 Second-Screen Apps for Meetings and Presentations

Create a more engaging experience for your audience members by using apps that put their mobile devices to work.

Event Intelligence Posted October 15, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

When Size Does Matter—for Meetings, That Is

How meeting professionals choose when to host large conventions and when to hold smaller, more intimate conferences.

Event Intelligence Posted October 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

What Lies Ahead for the Meeting and Event Industry?

Rohit Talwar, the C.E.O. of Fast Future Research, identifies the biggest shifts in industry thinking and the future of meeting technology, and what planners can do to keep up with the changes.

Readers' Forum Posted September 26, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

Don't Make These Mistakes at Your Next Hybrid Event

Learn from these 14 mistakes shared by event professionals with first-hand experience in hybrid events.

Event Intelligence Posted September 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #5 H.I.M.S.S. Conference

The health care organization made a bold change to its online program that challenged prior notions of how to structure pricing and content.

Feature Posted September 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #4 SAP's Sapphire Now

To address continued growth in attendance, the software giant redesigned the layout of its largest annual event to create a more engaging experience for attendees.

Feature Posted September 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #3 Cisco Live

Consistently on top of new strategies, the multinational tech company created a prominent social media command center to monitor and respond to online comments at its 2013 conference.

Feature Posted September 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #2 TED Conference

Though it has grown into a wildly successful global set of events, the brand continues to test new ways to create meaningful, engaging experiences for participants, including at its hybrid gathering TEDActive.

Feature Posted September 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #1 McDonald's Worldwide Convention

The innovation of the fast-food giant’s annual gathering lies in the massive scope of sustainability initiatives, which included collaborating with vendors and its venue.

Feature Posted September 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #10 National Automobile Dealers Association's Convention & Expo

A mix of playful and personalized activities added energy to the show floor and enticed attendees to linger.

Feature Posted September 10, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #9 Pack Expo

Customized programs and specialized sections of the show floor aim to make the huge event effective and efficient for attendees.

Feature Posted September 10, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #8 Educause Annual Conference

The nonprofit association provides free personalized training and support for speakers.

Feature Posted September 10, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #7 Oracle OpenWorld

Considered one of the biggest software companies in the world, the California corporation continues to be at the forefront of the green meeting movement, creating continuous improvement at its annual event.

Feature Posted September 10, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #6 Further With Ford

The automaker is targeting nontraditional media with an event that mixes behind-the-scenes tours, driving experiences, and celebrity speakers.

Feature Posted September 10, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2013

The conferences, conventions, trade shows, and meetings in North America that are successfully experimenting with new models and formats.

Feature Posted September 9, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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