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Best of 2014: The Year in Review

A look at the highlights—and some lowlights—in the event industry.

By Beth Kormanik December 15, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

Photos (clockwise, from top left): Courtesy of Marriott Hotels (Oculus Rift), Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For Nickelodeon (Kids Choice Sports Awards), Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment (Fashion Rocks), Nadia Chaudhury/BizBash (ACL Golden Porta Potty), Kim Tyler (Revel)

It was the year of the Oscars selfie, global sports fever at the Sochi Winter Olympics and the World Cup, and attention-grabbing stunts like holding a product launch in space. Here’s a review of the year in events and meetings.

Social Media Moments

Advancements in Technology

Venue Shake-Ups

Sponsorship Highs and Lows

Attention-Grabbing Stunts

The Hall of Shame

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