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.
From self-guided audio tours at the National Association of Broadcasters show to custom artwork at the SEMA Show, here are ways to make a large trade show more user-friendly.
Posted March 11, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT
Here's the story behind the largest comic book event in the southeastern United States.
Posted March 18, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT
Event professionals currently testing Google’s wearable device suggest ways to incorporate it into events and meetings.
Posted March 6, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
See how a new app connects audience members’ smartphones to an event's or meeting’s sound system.
Posted March 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
Check out the design concepts, technology strategies, and engagement techniques top exhibit producers expect to see more of this year.
Posted January 7, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
Crucial topics for the coming year include the rising costs of hotels and air travel and the need for strategies to address future political controversies.
Posted December 10, 2013, 7:30 AM EST
The IMEX Group offers trends for the coming year, developed with content from its conferences in Las Vegas and Frankfurt.
Posted November 25, 2013, 7:00 AM EST
The conferences, conventions, trade shows, and meetings in North America that are successfully experimenting with new models and formats.
Posted September 9, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT
Social Media Week is offering several networking and meeting spaces, including some made out of shipping crates.
Posted February 11, 2014, 7:30 AM EST
Find out how the tech giant used a game to drive engagement at its conference.
Posted February 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
The P.G.A. Show created a new pricing plan and offered single-session tickets to address the needs of busy attendees.
Posted January 28, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
Event professionals share tips on how they work with speakers to avoid potential embarrassments—and recover from them when all else fails.
Posted January 14, 2014, 7:30 AM EST
At P.C.M.A.'s Convening Leaders conference, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association discussed how it managed to conduct its annual meeting in Boston just two days after the bombing.
Posted January 23, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
An executive in a loincloth, a dig at Kanye West, and a box of tarantulas were among the unusual touches at the Zappos quarterly meeting.
Posted December 9, 2013, 7:00 AM EST
How meeting professionals choose when to host large conventions and when to hold smaller, more intimate conferences.
Posted October 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT
Quartz experimented with different presentation formats to create a dynamic new conference.
Posted November 26, 2013, 11:49 AM EST
From politics and industry advocacy to corporate social responsibility and sustainability, several themes echoed through the convention at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
Posted October 17, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT
Consider these ideas to help your exhibitors keep costs down, generate publicity, and drive traffic to their booths.
Posted November 14, 2013, 7:30 AM EST
At the 2013 Event Innovation Forum in New York, Bloomberg L.P.'s head of global events, Thom Casadonte, shared strategies for keeping meetings fresh.
Posted November 27, 2013, 2:57 PM EST
Center for Exhibition Industry Research's Predict conference, mayors shared how far they're willing to go to attract the top conventions.
Posted October 7, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT
Microsoft’s new events chief, Scott Schenker, is challenging the assumption that discounts are the best way to entice people to register.
Posted September 19, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT
Learn from these 14 mistakes shared by event professionals with first-hand experience in hybrid events.
Posted September 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
Here's a look at how the Linux Foundation helps developers work together on the leading open-source system in the world.
Posted September 4, 2013, 7:45 AM EDT
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