GatherGeeks Podcast by BizBash

Welcome to GatherGeeks, a place where people passionate about the power of live experiences come together. Join hosts Audrey Gallien and Brandt Krueger, as they discuss the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This new podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.

Look for GatherGeeks in your favorite platforms: iTunes, Pocket Casts, Player FM, Stitcher, with more on the way. Connect with us on Twitter at @GatherGeeks and join the conversation using the hashtag #gathergeeks

Podcast: BizBash Editors Pick the Best Ideas of the Week

BizBash's Beth Kormanik and Ian Zelaya are back to discuss the most creative ideas and trends from events and marketing activations from the popular “10 Best Ideas of the Week” feature.

Podcast: How Two Industry Veterans Launched Their Careers—and Stayed Successful

Bill Homan, co-owner of Design Cuisine, and André Wells, founder and creative officer of Events by André Wells, share their career-launching stories and how they’ve grown since then.

Podcast: How Industry Rockstars Stay On Top

In this Wisdom Bank episode, we hear from Kelly Peacy, founder and C.E.O. of Insight Event Strategy, and Carol McGury, executive vice president, event and education services at SmithBucklin, on how they’ve continued to push the boundaries both individually and professionally.

Podcast: What You Can Learn From BizBash’s Most Innovative Meetings List

Editors Beth Kormanik and Mitra Sorrells dive into the fresh thinking and new ideas from BizBash’s list of the 15 Most Innovative Meetings in North America.

Podcast: What Events Really Cost

Texas-based event designer Todd Fiscus reveals exactly how much events should cost—and how to use that information when talking to potential clients.

Podcast: Roundtable Talk—Live From IMEX America

Are we in an era of safe experimentation?

Podcast: What It’s Like to Be the White House Social Secretary

Jeremy Bernard takes us behind the scenes of his former job as the White House’s event planner, discussing everything from his first State Dinner to 2011’s shocking Bin Laden announcement.

Podcast: How Third-Party Planners Make Money Now

Get the scoop on how third-party planners make their money, from new marketing techniques to the trendiest way to log billable hours.

Podcast: BizBash Editors Discuss the Coolest Ideas From Recent Events and Activations

BizBash's Beth Kormanik and Ian Zelaya pull out the hottest tips and trends from events and marketing activations for the popular “10 Best Ideas of the Week” feature.

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.

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.

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.

Podcast: Event Production Lessons From the Democratic National Convention

Hear Hargrove’s report from the field as they plan the Democratic National Convention.

Podcast: How to Build a Tribe, From the Planners of the Engage Luxury Wedding Conference

Take a look behind the scenes of the annual conference, learning the importance of “surprise and delight” and how to turn guests from participants into a tribe.

Podcast: The Science of Modern Trade Shows

Listen to the latest data behind modern trade shows, loaded with tips for any event professional to grab.

Podcast: Careers in Event Service, Re-Examined

Review the past, present, and future of event services positions: where to go and where to avoid.

Podcast: How Snapchat Can Help Your Event Gain a Global Presence

Find out how the Miami-based Model Volleyball event gained millions of views in 24 hours through Snapchat, and how every event professional can leverage this newest social tool.

Podcast: An Interview With David Beahm, the High-Profile Wedding Mastermind

Hear the top wedding trends and what’s in store for the future from designer David Beahm.

Podcast: How to Think Like an Event Strategist

Find out how an event strategist thinks through innovation and the intersection of digital and face-to-face experiences.

Podcast: The Coachella Report—Everything Under the Desert Sun

A behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Podcast: Confessions of an Event Tech C.E.O.

Dan Berger of Social Tables shares the behind-the-scenes scoop on what it’s really like to start an event tech company.

Podcast: What Does Conference Center Culture Mean Today?

David Adler sits down with top venue innovators at the International Association of Conference Centres.

Podcast: The Latest Trends in Destination Weddings and Events

What every event, conference, or meeting planner can learn from destination weddings.

Podcast: The Art and Science of Effective Senior Management Meetings

How to design impactful meetings for senior management that drive innovation, change, and learning.

Podcast: Disrupting Trade and Consumer Shows in the Digital Era—a Generational Discussion

Three generations of trade show C.E.O.s got cocktails with David Adler and talked about the future of big shows.

Podcast: Next-Generation Green Events and Meetings—Who Cares Now? Who Leads Now?

Green planning in 2016, and where the trend is headed next.

Podcast: SXSW, the Morning After—Lessons, Ideas, Pitfalls, and Wins That Work for Any Event

A look into this year’s South by Southwest 2016 music, film, and interactive festivals.

Podcast: 4 Tips & Tricks to Capturing Attention at Events

The psychology of grabbing—and keeping—people’s attention at events and beyond.

Podcast: Where Award Shows Fail—and How to Make Them Work

Exploring what makes a successful award show and how event pros can innovate.

Podcast: Tech-Smart Events—Beyond the Shiny New Toys

Understanding the importance of the experience and the attendee journey when considering event technology.

Podcast: Everything to Expect From Events and Meetings in 2016

A preview of what lies ahead for industry professionals.

Podcast: Do You Really Know What Millennials Want From Events?

An honest look at the views and expectations of the generation and an industry hoping to engage it.

Podcast: When Event PR Works—And When It Doesn't

Find out how new media has changed the event PR landscape.

Podcast: How Speakers Can Make or Break Events

Understanding the impact of presenters and keynotes at live experiences.

Podcast: Catering to the New Foodie Culture at Events

Today’s event and meeting professionals are tasked with innovating what’s being served—and how.

Podcast: Simplifying Event R.O.I.

Understanding how to measure return on investment (R.O.I.) is one of the most complex conversations in the event and meeting industry.

Podcast: The Importance of Emotional Event Design

A guide to curating attendees' emotions, mind control not included.

Podcast: The Why, the Trends & the Future of Events

BizBash has a new podcast, created for people passionate about live experiences. GatherGeeks will include news, fresh ideas, and interviews with meeting and event professionals around the world.

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