Tips for creating memorable events by focusing on the peak and an exceptional conclusion.
The effects of meeting space design and tactics for implementation.
Improve your meeting outcomes with this deep dive into the psychological research surrounding well-being in the workplace and meeting efficiency.
Follow this framework and you’ll be on the path to hosting a successful event.
IMEX has built a new, free resource for any and everyone in the meetings and events industry. The IMEX Online Inspiration Hub, as it’s called, is home to more than 1,600 articles, blogs and industry research reports on various topics. The Hub, curated and managed by IMEX’s social media team, is designed to provide information […]
What’s missing from meetings? What are the common barriers to human communication that meeting and event designers can remove? How do you bridge multicultural gaps? We attempted to answer those questions and more in a broadcast interview with Johnnie Moore of Creative Facilitation. We’ll be doing more. Let us know who you’d like to see.
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.
When I tell people I’m a meeting designer the same question always comes back – “What does that mean?” Even seasoned meeting planners sometimes don’t really know what a meeting designer is supposed to do. There’s an idea that meeting design is all about up-lighting and napkin colors. Sometimes that’s true, but the real benefit […]
What makes a meeting great? What is the elusive quality, the special magic, that gives your attendees the feeling that something extraordinary is going on? I believe the answer to that lies in committing to the fifth and final principle of meeting design – unity. In visual design, unity is defined as “the underlying principle […]
Keeping the emphasis in focus creates meetings that warrant rave reviews.
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”? RELATED STORY: Creating memorable events […]
As a former content developer for a global nonprofit membership association, I have been encouraged by new conversations my peers are having about the importance of content development. I find, though, that my perspective is a little different from what I’ve read. Here are the top six areas I believe meeting organizers should focus on […]
Last month, I led a session called “Making Cents: Cost-Saving Measures to Improve Your Meeting’s Bottom Line” at MPI’s Cascadia Educational Conference (MPI-CEC) in Tulalip, Wash. During the course of the session, we tackled many challenges the meeting professionals in attendance were facing. Here are their questions along with some of the solutions we found. […]