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Event Pros Give MTV V.M.A.s a "C+": a More "Forgettable" Award Show

Industry professionals reviewed the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, discussing everything from Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift's truce and Kanye West's speech to the set and lighting design and use of an outdoor stage.

News Posted about 10 hours ago

Checklist: 9 Ways to Keep Sponsors Happy, Before and After the Event

Here's how to engage, surprise, and delight top event donors—and keep them coming back for more.

Event Intelligence Posted 3 days ago

The Latest Event Trend? Silence

From movie screenings to mass meditations, crowds are growing more and more quiet—in a good way.

Event Intelligence Posted 3 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a DJ Booth Bicycle, Ferrari's Gas Station Takeover, an Interactive Margarita Bar

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted 3 days ago

How Caterers and Event Planners Are Adapting Menus for the Drought

From substituting foods to implementing water-conservation strategies, Californians are finding strategies to deal with the problem.

News Posted 4 days ago

7 Tech-Based Teambuilding Activities

Consider these options that combine modern technology with old-fashioned teamwork.

Event Intelligence Posted 4 days ago

6 Tips for Hosting a Successful Online Auction

Experts share advice for using online auction platforms for fund-raising events.

Event Intelligence Posted 5 days ago

25 Events Pros to Follow on Twitter

Here’s our (highly subjective) list of active Twitter accounts sharing information of use to meeting and event planners.

Event Intelligence Posted 6 days ago

Colin Cowie on How the Industry Is Changing

Event designer Colin Cowie discussed how the event landscape has shifted and where expectations are today.

From the Editors Posted 7 days ago

What to Do When Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and Others Want to Come to Your Event

The Iowa State Fair tries to provide a consistent experience for customers while dealing with the Secret Service, hordes of media, and Donald Trump's helicopter.

Event Intelligence Posted 10 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Giant Ant Farm, Honey-Theme Snack Breaks, Stevie Wonder Pop-Up Concerts

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted 10 days ago

Design Thinking for the 21st Century Event

IDEO partner Fred Dust explained that innovation in designing live experiences means more than just using the latest gadget.

From the Editors Posted August 20, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

The Little Details That Create a Big Impact at Events

Keep these tips in mind to design experiences that are positive and memorable for your guests.

Event Intelligence Posted August 20, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

9 Innovative Ideas for Meeting Breaks

Check out these ideas for activities and snacks sure to surprise and delight your attendees.

Event Intelligence Posted August 18, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: GIF Booths, Giant Turntables, Same-Day Wine Delivery

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted August 14, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

3 Tips for D.I.Y. Video Invitations

These new do-it-yourself online video invitation services help planners spread the word to guests.

Event Intelligence Posted August 12, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Q&A: What's New in Event Analytics

Find out about the latest digital developments that can help planners evaluate the value of their events.

Q & A Posted August 11, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

What Designing Events for the Five Senses Means

At the Event Innovation Forum in Los Angeles, Barry Ross Rinehart shared why he believes that event and meeting professionals should engage all the senses when designing live experiences.

News Posted August 10, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Flying Cucumber, Parachuting Food, 3-D Scenes of Anaheim

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted August 7, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

4 Live-Streaming Systems With New and Useful Features

Find out about recent updates that provide more options for planners who want to share their events online

News Posted August 4, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

5 Top Tips for Sponsorship: Rising Above the Noise

At the Event Innovation Forum in Los Angeles, Laurie Kirby discussed how to deliver value to event sponsors in today's crowded landscape.

From the Editors Posted August 3, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

Why One Trade Show Is Making Major Changes Based on Attendee Feedback

Using Marketo data, UBM Advanstar rebranded its Magic fashion marketplace and saw its largest growth in attendee numbers since the recession hit.

News Posted August 3, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

How Brands Are Using Fitness Events to Flex Their Marketing Muscles

More and more lifestyle companies are organizing workout sessions to target key consumers and spread their message through sweat.

Event Intelligence Posted July 31, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: 'Wet Hot American Summer' Bus Tour, Human Foosball, Ceiling Umbrellas

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted July 31, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

What V.I.P Ticket Holders Get at Lollapalooza

From strawberry shortcake to spa treatments, here are the perks that the music festival's top ticket holders have access to.

News Posted July 30, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

What to Expect at Elevate D.C. 2015

Have you registered yet?

From the Editors Posted July 29, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

How Brands Are Using Live-Streaming Apps to Connect With Consumers

Find out how some brands are using Periscope and Meerkat to engage customers.

News Posted July 28, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

Connections & Community: Inside the Millennial Mind

At the Event Innovation Forum in Los Angeles, Amanda Slavin discussed how industry professionals can better understand the millennial generation to create more effective events.

From the Editors Posted July 27, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

Why Mercedes-Benz Sponsored the World's Largest Music Festival

How Rock in Rio enticed the luxury car brand to enter the popular music festival marketplace.

Event Intelligence Posted July 27, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Latte Art, a Flowery Engagement Party, VH1's Naked Billboard

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted July 24, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

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