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Return To The Starting Line: Lessons From the Race Management Industry

By |2022-01-13T10:48:16-06:00January 13th, 2022|

The association events sector is experiencing an unprecedented time of flux and uncertainty. One community that is leading the way back into in-person events has been the endurance event management industry: road races, triathlon, Ironman, and marathons. With these events generally all taking place outdoors, restrictions have allowed them [...]

Compensating Industry Speakers

By |2021-03-08T10:26:54-06:00January 30th, 2014|

What’s that old expression? “If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me that…”? Well if I had a nickel for every time someone asked me about how our clients decide what to pay industry speakers I’d probably have bought myself a few cups of coffee by [...]

Introducing Social Media As A Component of Your Annual Conference

By |2021-03-04T13:51:56-06:00October 23rd, 2013|

A survey by Media Technology Monitor reports that one in three Anglophone Canadians use social media every day, with 63% of these users stating that they read Facebook posts, tweets and/or LinkedIn updates every single day. Another study shows that American adult use of social media just slightly surpasses [...]

Five Simple Ways to Develop and Keep Great Conference Volunteers

By |2021-03-04T13:53:30-06:00October 2nd, 2013|

In 2010, more than 13.3 million people, or 47% of the population, volunteered their time through a group or organization*. This might seem like a big pool of potential volunteers for your conference but we all know there is plenty of competition for the good ones. Loyal volunteers will [...]

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