Meeting & Conference 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 This Year's Social Good Summit Advanced Its Audience Reach

The seventh annual conference offered a new live stream element through Facebook, a virtual-reality station, and big-name speakers including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

News Posted September 22, 2016, 6:45 AM EDT

How a Busy Trade Show Improved Efficiency for 80,000 Participants

The Magic Las Vegas family of shows shed one of its three venues and made badging universal.

Event Report Posted August 31, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

This Independent Beauty Show Doubled in Size in One Year

The co-founder of the Indie Beauty Expo knew there was a void in the market, so she set out to fill it.

Event Report Posted August 31, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

See How Google Gave its I/O Conference a Fun, Festival-Like Vibe

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its developer gatherings, the company transformed an amphitheater parking lot into a multipurpose conference and entertainment venue.

Event Report Posted June 14, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Meeting Strategies

Podcast: The Science of Modern Trade Shows

Listen to the latest data behind modern trade shows, loaded with tips for any event professional to grab.

GatherGeeks Posted July 18, 2016, 2:22 PM EDT

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

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

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

Meeting Technology

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

Decor, Catering & Activity Ideas

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