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16 Shades of Gray Decor Inspiration

The neutral color adds a striking—and far from boring—look to corporate events and parties.

Idea File Posted 4 days ago

10 Sporty Ideas for Football-Viewing Parties

With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, here are ideas for sprucing up a game-day viewing party.

Idea File Posted 4 days ago

Taking Flight: Is the Latest Venue Trend in the Air?

Southwest, American, Disney, and MasterCard are among the brands that have partnered on unusual mid-flight events in the past year.

Trend Spotted Posted 4 days ago

15 Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Up Winter Events

From hot chocolate to spiked apple ciders and toddys, these beverages will keep guests warm.

Idea File Posted 5 days ago

11 Ideas for a Disco-Theme Event

Here's how to infuse your event with a 1970s-style vibe.

Idea File Posted 6 days ago

16 Cool Ice Sculptures That Break the Mold

Frozen works of art are still one of the hottest decor trends at events no matter the time of year.

Idea File Posted 9 days ago

15 Ideas for On-Theme Staff Outfits

On-site staff can help create immersive environments at events through inventive costumes, unusual makeup, or unique accessories.

Idea File Posted January 21, 2015, 7:43 AM EST

14 Wacky Event Ideas Inspired by Classic Board Games

Evoke nostalgia and a sense of fun competition with ideas inspired by Scrabble, Monopoly, Twister, and more.

Idea File Posted January 20, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

13 Unexpected Objects for Centerpieces and Tabletops

From old-school microphones to glittering golden busts, unusual pieces can add elements of whimsy or surprise in event decor.

Idea File Posted January 19, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

8 Staging Ideas From Concerts and Music Festivals

Get inspired by the striking stage sets created at recent concert tours and music festivals.

The Scout Posted January 14, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

15 Crazy Places for Logos at Events

Get inspired by the creative ways planners displayed logos at meetings and events.

Idea File Posted January 13, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

11 Things Top Designers Are Renting Now

Designers from around the country share their favorite rental items.

The Scout Posted January 12, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

12 Stylish Ways to Divide Large Event Spaces

From topiary to orchid walls, here are stylish ideas for dividing up a massive event space.

Idea File Posted January 8, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Read This: Floral Inspiration From a Four Seasons Artistic Director

Jeff Leatham—floral designer for Swarovski, the Palace of Versailles, Hermès, and more—shares his high-end creations in a new book.

The Scout Posted January 7, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

How to Create a Digital Garden at Your Event

See how these interactive “flowers” can engage guests with lights and sound.

The Scout Posted January 6, 2015, 12:00 AM EST

A Dramatic New Furniture Line for Events

San Francisco-based Blueprint Studios has debuted a new line of furniture featuring chrome metal exoskeletons and eye-catching truss patterns.

The Scout Posted December 30, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Winter Warm-Up: 11 Ideas for Beach-Theme Events

Conjure a cheerful, sunny vibe with decor, catering, and activities—regardless of the weather outside.

Idea File Posted December 29, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

A Production Company's Gravity-Defying Optical Illusion

Los Angeles-based TLC Creative's awe-inspiring installation can be rigged for events.

The Scout Posted December 23, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

Pantone's Color of the Year 2015: 10 Ideas for Marsala-Hued Events

The global color authority announced the color of 2015 is Marsala, an earthy, wine red.

Idea File Posted December 22, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

Best of 2014: the Event Themes, Decor & Ideas That Ruled the Year

From wordy decor to yarn bombing, there were several style trends that shaped 2014's benefits, marketing campaigns, and more.

Idea File Posted December 19, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

Forecast: 10 New Ideas for Winter Events

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

The Scout Posted December 17, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

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.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

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.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

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.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

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.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

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.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:45 AM EST

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

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

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:30 AM EST

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.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:15 AM EST

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.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

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.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 5:45 AM EST

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