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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

Q&A: Why More Trade Shows Are Catering to the Consumer

President of LeftField Media Greg Topalian discusses the trend of trade shows becoming more accessible to consumers through fan experiences.

Q & A Posted February 15, 2016, 8:21 AM EST

Should You Ban Cell Phones From Your Meetings?

Event and meeting professionals continue to debate over whether attendees should be allowed to use mobile devices.

News Posted January 25, 2016, 7:00 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

5 Things to Consider When Planning Meetings During the Off-Season

Many hotels and resorts boast discounts and fewer crowds during their slow times, allowing event and meeting professionals to get more bang for their buck.

Event Intelligence Posted January 13, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

Out of Office: How to Get the Most Out of Corporate Retreats

Meeting planners share tips for organizing group outings.

Event Intelligence Posted November 18, 2015, 7:30 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

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


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

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

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

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

A Comfortable Alternative to Meeting Seating

Orlando-based Totally Mod Event Furnishings has a new line of seats designed specifically to provide comfort and convenience during long meetings and conferences.

The Scout Posted November 3, 2015, 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

How a Conference Used Innovative Design to Serve Delegates

The annual AIPAC Policy Conference added lounges and other richly designed spaces for a record-breaking crowd.

Event Report Posted March 27, 2015, 7:15 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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