Posted February 18, 2013, 7:00 AM EST
We often get asked how we choose the events we cover and how people can submit events for editorial coverage.
We focus on ideas and trends in catering, decor, entertainment, production, and technology—all the elements that go into successful events and meetings. We've seen great examples from all over, but we'd love to feature more events from areas we haven't covered as much, from Calgary to Cleveland, Maine to Montana, San Francisco to Atlanta, Austin to Montreal, and everywhere in between. So we'd like to encourage you to tell us about what you're working on, and send us photos of your best work.
If you’re working on an event that you think would be interesting to other readers, please send us a brief description before the event, or email us five or six photos and a quick summary detailing the most innovative ideas afterwards. Remember that we mostly cover corporate, nonprofit, and association events. Product launches, trade shows, benefits, guerrilla-marketing stunts, and corporate meetings are all fair game. We don't usually cover personal events like weddings and birthday parties, but we'd love to see photos of great ideas from those kinds of events, too.
You can send pitches and photos to email@example.com. If you email us there, we're also happy to send you an editorial contact list with information about our editorial staff and who does what.
Unfortunately we don't have the time, space, or manpower to cover everything, so pitching an event doesn't guarantee we'll write about it. We strive to feature a lively mix and to balance several factors: We're looking for innovative ideas and strategies that can inspire readers, new and newsworthy events and concepts, and a mix of industries, vendors, brands, and types of events. If we don't write about the event, we'll still consider it for future articles on, say, cool catering trays or unusual entertainment acts or interesting entrances.
Lastly, people sometimes assume we know about every event happening. We find that flattering, if not necessarily true. We count on our readers to send us information about their most interesting and innovative work. Please do.