Aug 15 2019
Candice Beckman

As a meeting planner, we’re faced with tough choices every day. From selecting venues to coordinating stakeholder travel, the details are endless. Selecting an AV provider might be one of the biggest – and toughest – choices to make. The decision to stay in-house or to go with an outside vendor is a constant conundrum. With such fierce …

Despite Technology, Face to Face Meetings Still Prevail

Jul 25 2019
Ben Erwin
Advancements in technology have certainly made our lives easier in many ways, including how we choose to meet. Thanks to videoconferencing solutions like Skype, Zoom, WebEx (among others), employees across the globe are able to connect without even having to take a step. But despite the convenience of virtual substitutes, in-person events are still the ...

How to Use Projection Mapping at Your Next Event

Jul 17 2019
Projection mapping can turn any event into an immersive, unforgettable experience. Whether you want to “wow” your crowd, capture their imagination, or showcase your next new product, projection mapping will ensure every person in the room is engaged in your presentation. From large sporting events and music festivals to keynote speeches and corporate events, this ...

Improve the Mood with Color

Jul 11 2019
John Bleskan
It’s the same reason you go through multiple swatches before painting a room: colors impact how we feel. Planning the look of an event is no different.   Making informed and careful decisions about design before the meeting even starts is crucial to support attendee well-being and high performance – and a lot of that is anchored to something as simple as the color palette you ...

Wow-Worthy Trends in Event Technology

Jul 10 2019
From corporate conventions to music and arts festivals, crowds keep getting bigger. Fortunately, technology is keeping up with the trend. Over the last few years, there have been massive steps forward in technology to offer an intimate experience to every single individual in a crowd of thousands. Bands on stage have massive productions, and sophisticated ...

2019 Sustainable Event Trends in Event Technology

Jun 26 2019
[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]You could say the quest for sustainability has touched all industries at one point or another. The event industry is no different in that organizers are constantly looking for ways to reduce ...

Is VR Dead in the Meetings Industry?

Jun 20 2019
Christian Wright
In 2012, VR first grabbed the attention of the world with Oculus Rift’s wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. The almost 2.5 million dollars raised proved it was easy to see the potential of a technology capable of transporting users to another perceived environment. This rings especially true for the meetings and events industry. From the initial event ...

Top Gala Fundraising Apps

Jun 14 2019
Four Options for Top Easy-to-use Fundraising Apps If you are in the not-for-profit or fundraising business, collecting donations is a key objective for your events. Although traditional auctions and donation collection still exists, the rise of mobile bidding apps have made it easier than ever to reach your fundraising goals. Some non-profits have reported a ...

Great First Impressions Start at Check-In

May 27 2019
First impressions set the tone and mood for the entire event experience. If you have ever heard of the halo effect, which by definition is the tendency for an impression created in one area to influence opinion in another area, you understand that your event theme, message and experience should start from the very beginning ...