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Forecast: 10 New Ideas for Winter Events

Ideas, products, trends, and other new stuff to have on your radar this season.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #15 Sweets & Snacks Expo

A series of learning and interactive experiences made exhibitors happy by keeping attendees moving around the trade show floor.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #14 Aspen Ideas Festival

Expanding its weeklong festival with an additional three-day intensive on healthcare let attendees dig deep into pressing issues in medical policy, guided by the insights of likeminded experts.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #13 McDonald's Worldwide Convention

The fast-food giant created a holistic online engagement initiative to make the conference meaningful for both in-person and virtual attendees.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #12 National Restaurant Association Show

Attendees got to sample a new “flavor” of educational experience when show organizers put the cooking demonstrations in participants’ hands.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #11 Clinton Global Initiative

A high-tech, interactive map delivered a succinct, visual view of a decade’s worth of efforts initiated by the nonprofit around the world.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #10 P.G.A. Merchandise Show

New single-session education options were designed to address the needs of busy attendees.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #9 Microsoft Convergence

The tech giant is focusing on increasing satisfaction for attendees by giving them the opportunity to purchase exclusive perks that upgrade their experiences.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #8 Social Media Marketing World

Still in its infancy, the conference is attracting attention for providing opportunities for both formal and informal education among attendees and a notable roster of speakers.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #7 PTTOW Summit

The invite-only conclave for entrepreneurs and experts deployed networking ambassadors and “speed dating” to give attendees the chance to connect in a meaningful way.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #6 TED/TEDActive

On the occasion of the signature event’s 30th anniversary, organizers breathed new life into the buzzy conferences by moving them north to Canada and creating new opportunities for engagement.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #5 Cisco Live

The tech company put a strategic focus on ambience and cohesiveness for the 2014 conference in its hometown of San Francisco.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #4 Summit Outside

The Summit Group turned its newly acquired ski resort into an unplugged mountainside mecca for meeting and networking.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #3 Sapphire Now

A dramatic redesign of the show floor and program gave guests more time and space for networking, plus drew high praise in post-event surveys.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #2 Dreamforce

The world’s largest software conference, hosted by the global cloud computing company Salesforce, is also setting new, lofty standards for corporate social responsibility.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #1 C2 Montréal

In just its third year, the unconventional conference has established a name for itself with a creative design, inventive networking strategies, and marquee speakers.

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The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2014

The conferences, conventions, trade shows, and meetings in North America proving the value—and advantage of—face-to-face gatherings in a digitally driven world.

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8 Fresh Ideas for Seating and Escort Cards

More than just a directional tool, place cards can be a clever way to advance a brand, theme, or design scheme.

Idea File Posted 10 days ago

See These Healthy, Branded Snacks for Events

A New Hampshire-based company can add logos and branding to fruit for eco-friendly marketing and gifts.

The Scout Posted November 26, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Insta-Freebie: How to Reward Event Guests for Instagram Posts

The company behind the increasingly popular Twitter-activated vending machines has launched an Instagram version.

The Scout Posted November 21, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

8 Bright Ideas for Better Event Signage

From LED fabric walls to human arrows, here's a look at innovative approaches that will grab the attention of attendees.

Idea File Posted November 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

8 Unique 3-D Event Invitations

Grab your guests' attention with these creative 3-D invitations.

The Scout Posted November 5, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

14 Decor, Food, and Activity Ideas for Thanksgiving Events

Embrace the season's rich look and feel—not to mention its spirit of abundance—with ideas for the fall holiday from around North America.

Idea File Posted November 3, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

11 New Event Ideas From BizBash Live: The Expo New York

From booze-infused ice cream to innovative mobile apps, here's a look at the latest products, rental items, and catering ideas from this year's trade show.

The Scout Posted October 30, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

If Walls Could Talk: 11 Entertainers Who Double as Decor

Give guests who think they’ve seen it all a reason to do a double take with interactive, human-centric designs at your next event.

The Scout Posted October 29, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

11 Minimalist Tabletop Ideas With Maximum Impact

If tightly curated decor is the name of the game, draw inspiration from spare but dramatic tabletop looks from events around the country.

Idea File Posted October 27, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Present Perfect: a New Way to Brand Party Favors

Miami-based company Made With Bind offers stylish gift packaging that can be customized to match a brand's identity.

The Scout Posted October 23, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Book Smart: 18 Library-Inspired Pieces for Rent

Make your next intimate event cozy with these stylish library-like chairs, bookshelves, and more.

The Scout Posted October 20, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Foodie Fusion: 10 Hybrid Dishes for Events

These food mash-ups are like a culinary chemistry experiment.

The Scout Posted October 15, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

See a High-Flying Violin Act

An Atlanta-based company produces unique entertainment acts for events.

The Scout Posted October 10, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

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