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.

See How C2 Montréal Used Umbrellas for Networking

Now in its fifth year, the innovative conference added several creative options to get guests mingling and meeting.

Event Report Posted June 7, 2016, 7:45 AM EDT

Inside Sapphire Now's "White Glove" Experience for Top Customers

The SAP Select program offered exclusive content, hospitality, and networking at Sapphire Now.

Event Report Posted May 26, 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

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

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

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

How To Use a Conference App for Long-Term Engagement

Find out how Marriott employees are using their conference app for ongoing networking.

Event Intelligence Posted March 26, 2015, 7:15 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


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

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

12 Alternatives to Traditional Seating for Meetings and Events

From stability balls to pallet chairs, check out these creative seating ideas for your next event.

Event Intelligence Posted January 8, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

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