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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.


Meeting Strategies

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2014

The conferences, conventions, trade shows, and meetings in North America proving the value—and advantage of—face-to-face gatherings in a digitally driven world.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 4:00 AM EST

8 Tips for Updating Internal Meetings

Incorporate useful content, interactivity, and networking opportunities to create a meaningful experience for attendees.

Event Intelligence Posted April 28, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

How One Conference Created Six Event Concepts in Four Days

Herbalife transformed various spaces at L.A. Live for about 5,000 attendees at its annual President's Summit.

Event Report Posted April 22, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

How This Trade Show Helped the Environment

See how the Green Living Show created a green event through everything from recycled carpeting to organic uniforms for staff.

Event Report Posted April 15, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

4 Ways to Customize the Event Experience

Oracle’s Paul Salinger argues the one-size-fits-all approach for attendees is going extinct, replaced by focus on individual engagement and wellness.

Event Intelligence Posted April 9, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Exhibitor Feedback Drives Improvements at Huge Trade Show

Wider aisles, more food options, and increased transportation created a better experience for the more than 60,000 attendees at the International Plastics Showcase.

Event Intelligence Posted March 31, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Inside the Minds of Trade Show Exhibitors

Find out what exhibitors want from events, and what they are willing to spend to get it.

News Posted March 24, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

How This Association's Show Facilitates Billions of Dollars in Business

Meeting the needs of all exhibitors, both large and small, is a top priority for the Helicopter Association International.

Event Report Posted March 10, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT


Meeting Technology

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

How Cisco Live Is Tapping Into the Power of Social Influencers

Find out how the event is generating millions of online impressions through a new program to engage social media specialists.

Event Intelligence Posted May 22, 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

How McDonald's Used Technology to Engage Attendees

The fast-food giant used an interactive website, push messaging, and attendee tracking to improve the experience for both attendees and non-attendees

Event Intelligence Posted May 8, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

New App Turns Smartphones Into Microphones

See how a new app connects audience members’ smartphones to an event's or meeting’s sound system.

News Posted March 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST


Decor, Catering & Gift Ideas

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

Meet and Eat: 5 Recent Trends in Hotel Catering

Get inspired by the latest trends for your next corporate gathering.

The Scout Posted July 29, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

20 Conference Design Ideas From C2MTL

The Montreal conference, which merges creativity and commerce, was full of inventive concepts this year—all designed to engage attendees.

Event Report Posted June 4, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

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