Planning meetings outside your home country presents a whole set of different challenges than you’re used to. It's wise to get an early start on learning basic guidelines.
Mega-meetings often mean more money for better venues, bigger-name speakers, and more creative events and staging. On the other hand, snafus can happen on a much grander scale.
You're a nonprofit planner, and you know that with events, it’s all about the details. But who can focus on details with so many moving pieces, only one of you and no cash for extra help? The answer may lie in a volunteer program.
Many people mix up the terms “task” and “project.” It's important to understand the difference between them, because each must be managed differently.
The production team is in the spotlight if a projector fails, sound quality is poor or if any number of other technical snafus occur. You want the best of the best.
With so many conferences in competition, event organizers need to become more savvy about the value they offer.
In a PYM Google+ Hangout on Air just a week after the Boston Marathon bombing, our panel of meeting and event planners shared real-life case studies and discussed how to work with vendors and clients to develop plans, communication strategies and security measures planners should consider.