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Meeting Ideas

The strategy and design of conferences and trade shows continues to evolve as hosts embrace new models for engagement, social media integration, pricing, and sustainability. Here's a look at new design, strategy, and technology ideas for conventions, expos, and other types of meetings.

How to Create a Winning Volunteer Program

Applications to volunteer at the Collision tech conference doubled this year over 2015.

Event Intelligence Posted May 5, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

McDonald’s Revamps Physical, Digital Experiences to Boost Engagement

See how the fast-food giant translated feedback from its convention task force into action at this year’s event.

Event Report Posted April 19, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2015

The conferences, expos, trade shows, and summits in North America striving to make meetings matter.

Feature Posted October 13, 2015, 6:45 AM EDT


Meeting Strategies

Podcast: The Art and Science of Effective Senior Management Meetings

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

GatherGeeks Posted May 10, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

How a Financial Summit Avoided Being Boring

The Upfront Summit in Los Angeles featured a 25-piece orchestra playing movie scores, a slam poet, and access to the Oscars' backstage area.

Event Report Posted February 24, 2016, 7:45 AM EST

8 Things Planners Should Know About International Meetings

Different countries have unique meeting customs, so keep these things in mind when planning a cross-cultural affair.

Event Intelligence Posted January 22, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

Setting the Stage: 8 Tips for Creating an Effective Presentation Space

Lighting, lectern selection, and accessibility are all key components in producing a successful stage setup for speakers.

Event Intelligence Posted November 5, 2015, 7:00 AM EST


Meeting Technology

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.

GatherGeeks Posted May 3, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

When and How to Host a Fully Virtual Event

Consider these tips to determine if it makes sense to eliminate the in-person option for your next meeting or event.

Event Intelligence Posted October 30, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

How to Measure the Social Success of Your Event in Real Time

By looking at social data, C2MTL planners could see the speakers and topics that resonated with attendees.

News Posted June 3, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Was My Event App Worth It?

Check out these tips from planners and providers on how to evaluate the effectiveness of an event app.

Event Intelligence Posted May 13, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT


Decor, Catering & Gift Ideas

11 Engaging Activations From the TED Conference

See how organizers create an inspiring and interesting atmosphere for conference attendees.

Event Report Posted February 23, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

Why Meditation Breaks Benefit Meetings

Lee Papa, who led the sessions within IMEX America's new meditation room, explains the business case for mindfulness.

Event Intelligence Posted October 28, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

See a Financial Conference's Venue Transformation

Organizers of the Roth Conference gave one space two unique themes in 24 hours for back-to-back events.

Event Report Posted March 30, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

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