If you really want to make sure that participants never return to one of your events, here is what to do.
There is no more prominent trend in the event industry than responsible website design.
No, the QR code is not extinct, but it does need to go on the Endangered Species List.
Don’t let your next event be interrupted by our “always-on” mindset. If you blend the two worlds, your attendees will thank you.
Lighting is one of the most transformative décor items in a strategic planners’ arsenal.
No-cell zones can be a hard sell, says well-connected planner (and reformed Blankie lover).
Apple Watch has the potential to be as revolutionary as the original iPod, iPhone or iPad.
The most effective meeting planners take time to strategically design their events before they settle on logistics.
The first PYM LIVE Event of the year kicks off today in Atlanta. We have a whole new series of ideas and experiments we’re incorporating into our Sites & Bites program. Among them: Social media competitions, on-demand fitness breaks and bite-sized accredited education on contract negotiations and food and beverage for advanced and intermediate-level meeting/event planners who are responsible for site selection. Can’t be with us, but would like to follow along? Use the hashtag #yaypym.
Do modern meetings demand more than four walls (tastefully painted in a muted color, of course), a table, chairs, bright fluorescent lighting and a speakerphone? Yes, they do.
What would happen if meetings and events were designed to answer attendees’ needs instead of corporate mandates? That’s the question behind design thinking for events, a process intended to create more effective, relevant and enjoyable learning environments and experiences.
“Collective agility,” strategic innovation and foresight are the keys to future success in the meeting and event planning industry, according to a study dubbed the “Power of 10” and shared Wednesday with the 4,000 buyers at the IMEX Frankfurt 2012 trade show in Germany. The Power of 10 study was conducted by Fast Future Research, […]
When planning a program, which is more important, the logistics or the design? The answer, just as with the proverbial “chicken or the egg?” question, depends on your perspective.
How organizations use professional and industry speakers at meetings, conferences and other events is detailed in a recent survey from Tagoras and Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Consultants interviewed almost 250 respondents from 170 organizations, 80 percent of which hold meetings attended by at least 500 people. The report looks at how speakers are chosen, what is […]
There are lots of things you can do to shock your attendees out of their stupor.
We all know what rhythm is — whether you have any or not — but what does it have to do with meetings?
In the world of meeting design, distractions are the enemy. For an event to achieve an effortless flow, you want to keep attendees focused on what the hosting organization wants them focused on. The goal of minimizing distractions, then, forms the heart of the next principle of meeting design: Proportion. In visual design terms, proportion […]
The appreciation of art is subjective. Otherwise, beauty wouldn’t reside in the eye of the beholder and one man’s trash would never be considered anyone’s treasure. So if our response to everything — including art, music, literature and face-to-face events — is totally subjective, how do we know what’s “good”? The power of instinct A […]
Why is it acceptable for meeting attendees to play a round of golf, but not to play with toys? Why is the idea of play so looked down upon? Joan Eisenstodt questions our assumptions about common meeting practices and challenges meeting organizers to plan uncommonly exceptional events in this interactive session, recorded at the Georgia […]
What fun is going green if you can’t look great while doing it? Design makes its way into every type of event, whether it is the professional aesthetic of a corporate meeting or elaborate creations for high-end weddings. Adding eco-friendly practices to creating event ambiance is much like greening other aspects of your events. Start […]
One of the mistakes meeting planners frequently make is not paying enough attention to the layout and design of their meeting rooms. Too often planners are more concerned with accommodating the most people possible in a space instead of designing an environment that is conducive to meeting the goals and objectives of the event. For […]
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