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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: #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: #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: #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

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #15 PS Engage

The Canadian event for public service employees added a dose of creativity to foster learning and networking.

Feature Posted September 9, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #14 Hello Etsy

In its third year, the digital marketplace brought its conference to New York and demonstrated simple changes to enhance sustainability.

Feature Posted September 9, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #13 Dad 2.0 Summit

Sponsors are signing on to the new event to tap into the online community of new media focused on fatherhood.

Feature Posted September 9, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #12 Hallmark Gold Crown Retail Summit

The country’s largest manufacturer of printed greeting cards demonstrated how to go paperless at its annual conference for its retailers.

Feature Posted September 9, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #11 International Manufacturing Technology Show

One of the oldest trade shows in the country continues to grow by staying on top of industry trends.

Feature Posted September 9, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Lessons From Linux: How to Foster Collaboration at Meetings and Conferences

Here's a look at how the Linux Foundation helps developers work together on the leading open-source system in the world.

Event Intelligence Posted September 4, 2013, 7:45 AM EDT

8 Tips for Making an Effective Event Survey

Keep these ideas in mind to gather feedback that provides useable data about your event.

News Posted August 27, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

11 Things You Don't Need at Your Next Conference

From printed agendas to cyber cafés, one-time conference staples are now obsolete. Here's what has replaced them.

Event Intelligence Posted July 29, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

9 Hot New Audiovisual Products From InfoComm

Projectors, digital whiteboards, and a robotic Web conferencing system were some of the items from InfoComm that planners will be talking about in the coming months.

Event Report Posted June 18, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

9 Tips to Make Your Event Mobile-Friendly

Odds are your guests will arrive with at least one mobile device. Keep these tips in mind to help them make the best use of their smartphones and tablets.

Event Intelligence Posted June 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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