Rating the MTV V.M.A.s: Event Producers Give the Award Show a C+

Industry professionals reviewed the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, providing thoughts on everything from performances by Beyoncé and Rihanna to the stage design at Madison Square Garden.

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Why the Public Had Control of a New York Skyscraper’s Lighting

As part of its centennial celebration, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invited the public to control the lighting color of the One World Trade Center Spire.

Event Snapshot Posted about 12 hours ago

Downtown Manhattan’s New Architectural Icon Celebrates Grand Opening

The unique architecture surrounding the Westfield World Trade Center in New York provided a stunning backdrop during the complex's grand-opening event.

Event Snapshot Posted 3 days ago

Peek Inside a Dinner Party Where Guests Ate Dirt and Candlewax

Stella Artois hoped to inspire event hosts with a theatrical, one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Giant Mason Jar Greenhouse, Virtual-Reality Kayaking, a Champagne Garden

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

News Posted 3 days ago

How to Keep the Vibe Strong From Day to Night at Destination Festivals

At the inaugural Vertex Festival in Colorado, daytime DJs, field trips, and other activities kept attendees engaged before headliners took the stage.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

6 Essential Things to Know About Planning Events in National Parks

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. Here's what planners need to know about hosting an event at one of these outdoor landmarks.

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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 4 days ago

How This Kid-Friendly Tour Celebrated 75 Years of Curious George

Education publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt marked the character milestone with a cross-country mobile tour for kids.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

Why This Food Brand Built a Farm in New York City

Prego introduced its new sauces with a giant jar filled with veggies, hay bales, and fair games.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

12 Clever Ways to Brand and Beautify Staircases at Events

Event pros have tricked out stairs with logos and decor—to dramatic effect.

Idea File Posted 5 days ago

5 Ideas and Trends Shaping Today's Catering Industry

Catersource and the International Caterers Association's fifth annual Art of Catering Food conference headed to Washington, D.C., for three days of tasting and education.

News Posted 6 days ago

Survey Reveals Key Factors That Maximize Attendee Retention at Events

A recent Center for Exhibition Industry Research report revealed the education, show floor details, and special amenities that keep attendees coming back year after year.

News Posted 6 days ago

Podcast: An Event & Meetings Industry Recruiter Spills the Beans

One of the industry’s top recruiters discusses the hottest sectors to work in, the highest and lowest salaries one can expect, and more.

GatherGeeks Posted 7 days ago

Podcast: The Art of Brainstorming in a Networked World

Find out how to leverage technology to extract collective wisdom and collaboration from groups of 10 to 10,000.

GatherGeeks Posted 7 days ago

Podcast: Live From Rio—Behind the Scenes at Visa’s Olympic Activation

Hear how Visa created the Everywhere Lounge concept at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

GatherGeeks Posted 7 days ago

10 Clever and Functional Ideas for Directional Signage

These events incorporated useful info in surprising ways.

Idea File Posted 7 days ago

19 Olympics Sponsor Activations and Experiences That Stood Out in Rio

Olympic sponsors—including Coca-Cola, Samsung, and Omega—showcased interactive experiences during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

News Posted 7 days ago

How This Aquarium Fund-Raiser Made a Splash With Attendees

Shedd Aquarium's 10th annual Blu benefit in Chicago had several marine-influenced activities for guests.

Event Snapshot Posted 10 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: an Interactive Door to the Olympics, Tinder's Ice Cream-Theme Playground, a Jerky Airstream Tour

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

News Posted 10 days ago

Are You Charging Enough? Survey Reveals Pricing Practices of Independent Planners

Find out the most popular hourly rate independent planners charge, their average earnings per event, and how they handle commissions.

News Posted August 18, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

5 Ways the Event Industry Can Deal With the Zika Virus

As the Zika virus continues to spread, here are five ways that event planners and others in the hospitality industry can take steps to keep their businesses on track.

News Posted August 18, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

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