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Improving Your Run of Show: Interviewing the Expert Technicians

By |2020-10-15T08:35:41-05:00July 19th, 2018|

A Run of Show, is a document that contains all the on-stage details of your show/event. It often includes things like timing of presentations, whether those presentations have videos or PowerPoint presentations associated with them, lighting cues, audio cues, etc. A cue-to-cue is a dress rehearsal for your event [...]

Not Your Typical Gala Event: The Logistics of a Van Gifting

By |2018-05-10T13:27:40-05:00May 10th, 2018|

For most, taking a sick day as a child, and even as an adult, surely included watching an episode or two of The Price is Right.  I have always been wowed by the big car reveal during the Showcase Showdown. Now, as an event manager, I view this reveal [...]

Executing a Mobile Tour at an Association Conference

By |2018-02-15T10:19:04-06:00February 15th, 2018|

In my last blog Incorporating Mobile Tours Into Your Conference Program, I talked about how to decide if mobile tours are a good fit for your current conference program. Mobile tours can be a great addition that takes your conference program to the next level. They do have some [...]

Incorporating Mobile Tours in Your Conference Program

By |2018-02-15T10:20:00-06:00February 8th, 2018|

We are seeing more and more association conferences incorporate mobile tours as part of their conference programming. A mobile tour is an educational session that takes your delegates offsite to a location(s) outside of your regular conference space. They are most typically either walking tours or bus tours. Keep [...]

Simplifying the Venue Selection Process

By |2017-11-30T09:44:37-06:00November 16th, 2017|

Your association may be in the habit of sending out Requests for Proposals for every event that you host, and we have written an article just for that purpose, What to Ask and How to Ask It , but often the RFP process is extremely time consuming and unnecessary. [...]

A Real Life Crisis: The Speaker’s Flight is Canceled

By |2017-06-30T09:22:41-05:00June 30th, 2017|

As an event manager I spend months and months planning an event, but no matter how much time I spend planning there are always things that happen onsite that are completely out of my control. In these instances, I have to make in-the-moment decisions. Have you ever had a [...]

Change Up Your Floorplans to Enhance Your Conference

By |2017-04-20T10:43:45-05:00April 20th, 2017|

I am sure we are all tired of walking into an event with banquet rounds in our plenary rooms or rows of chairs theatre style for our breakout sessions. It is easy to go back to this set up year after year, but is it really working for you? [...]

Trade Show Booth Sales: Turning Leads into Exhibitors

By |2017-01-06T15:28:49-06:00January 5th, 2017|

One of my previous blog posts (Planning a Great Exhibitor Trade Show as Part of Your Next Conference) outlines the steps to guarantee a great experience for your exhibitors. You might have asked yourself, “but how do I get quality exhibitors to attend my trade show?”. The first thing [...]

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