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Beyond Speakers and Agendas: Event Apps Power Engagement

Beyond Speakers and Agendas: Event Apps Power Engagement | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event professionals know event apps power engagement. Learn how their focus has changed from speakers and agendas to the entire event experience. Read now
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7 Resources to Help Event Professionals Build Professional Networks

7 Resources to Help Event Professionals Build Professional Networks | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

7 Tips for Event Professionals to Build Their Professional Networks

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I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It

I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 13 June 2017 Is there anything more satisfying than checking things off of a to-do list? I didn’t used to think so. But I recently decided to kill my to-do list obsession—and here’s why you might want to ditch yours, too. A Love Affair with Lists I’m not sure anyone…
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Why Event Planners Should Doodle More

Why Event Planners Should Doodle More | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your stick men and scribbled stars may actually help you to become a better event professional. Here are 11 reasons why you can justify your doodling.
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7 Learning Styles to Incorporate at Your Next Conference

7 Learning Styles to Incorporate at Your Next Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all know that running a conference takes a lot of time, money, and energy. But running your conference so that you’ll get maximum engagement is a whole other level. So, what’s the trick? You need to remember to tailor your conference so it’s not a “one-size-fits-all” for your attendees!

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5 Edgy Ideas for Educational Seating 

5 Edgy Ideas for Educational Seating  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Just as educators are constantly looking for better ways to communicate, planners are always looking for new educational seating ideas. The point? To keep the audience engaged in an increasingly mobile world and also encourage learning. By focusing on influencing the ABCs of group interactions—attitude, behavior and change—you’ll be on your way to success.

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New Research Considers Human-Centered Meeting Design

New Research Considers Human-Centered Meeting Design | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At the end of the day,” according to Janet Sperstad, CMP, “we’re all human.” 

That observation is at the heart of a new study that Sperstad, program director of the meeting and event management degree at Madison College, is writing with Amanda Cecil, Ph.D., CMP, associate professor and chair of Indiana University’s School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.

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Why Event Gamification Is Not What You Think It Is

Why Event Gamification Is Not What You Think It Is | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Along with live video and chatbots, gamification is one of the most talked about event trends at the moment. Even though the term has spread like wildfire throughout the events industry, there is misunderstanding about what gamification is and how it can be use to enhance an in-person event.

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The Value of Experiential Event Design 

The Value of Experiential Event Design  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It seems that over the last 12-24 months, our industry’s lists of trends and buzzwords have frequently reflected the popularity of incorporating interactive elements into event design. Long before our industry’s trade shows, educational events, and news publications started focusing on this “trend,” however, many of us were already racking up success stories driven by effective experiential event design. The companies who have been doing this for years are typically those who take a more strategic approach in helping corporate clients achieve their meeting, event, and incentive goals. Here at Kuoni, we refer to the practice as “client enculturation.”

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5 TED Videos That Will Help You Organize Better Meetings

5 TED Videos That Will Help You Organize Better Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As event professionals, we’re constantly hunting for new ideas that could help us design better meetings. With this in mind, we browsed through the TED archives and discovered a few amazing videos that will give you a dose of inspiration.

Give them a watch. We believe these ideas are worth adopting at your next event.

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5 Essential Ingredients to Facilitating a Killer Brainstorm 

Some of the most innovative and influential ideas for brand experiences come when people with diverse perspectives come together. We believe in “intersectional design thinking” – the power of bringing together diverse viewpoints to solve a challenge or think creatively about an opportunity.

But the act of bringing people together doesn’t always result in breakthrough thinking. The difference between a great brainstorm and a KILLER brainstorm is not leaving it to chance. 

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Here’s What Makes For A Successful Hackathon

Here’s What Makes For A Successful Hackathon | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Jenine P. Humber, CGMP, GVEP, is no slouch when it comes to meetings. As special-event coordinator for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) at Harvard University, Humber has access to some of the most technologically advanced venues in the United States. She is both a Certified Government Meeting Professional and a Government Virtual Events Producer.

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Beyond Face-to-Face: Mind-to-Mind Is Where the Innovation Happens

Beyond Face-to-Face: Mind-to-Mind Is Where the Innovation Happens | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When we meet face-to-face—across our cities or around the world—something powerful happens. Ideas flow more freely. Collaboration comes more naturally. Mutual commitment can form more quickly. As valuable as face-to-face interaction is, it’s time to take the power of live conferences, meetings, and events to the next level ... to something I call “mind-to-mind meetings.”

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3 Experiential Events That Challenged Audience Thinking

3 Experiential Events That Challenged Audience Thinking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Where traditional marketing plays on the wants and needs of potential consumers, the face-to-face nature of experiential marketing gives brands an opportunity to switch things up and challenge the thinking of an audience.

The days of simply selling product based on its benefits are over. In an age where we’re bombarded by advertising, consumers have learned to self-filter. To break through the noise, you’ve either got to be very loud or very different.

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10 Ideas Marketers Can Steal from SXSW

10 Ideas Marketers Can Steal from SXSW | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

SXSW Interactive is over, Film is still going, and Music has just begun, which means Austin is still teeming with thousands of visitors. It’s a hotbed of ideas, firing up attendees who seek to create, explore, and innovate — our team came home filled with inspiration. It’s hard to even scratch the surface of everything there is to experience, but these ten takeaways are tips you can apply to your programs to help plan a SXSW-worthy brand experience of your own.

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Great Ideas Learning Formats Reflect Self-Directed Learning Trend

Great Ideas Learning Formats Reflect Self-Directed Learning Trend | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A recent blog post by the National Conference Centerhighlighted six trends in experiential learning. Among them: hands-on training in a lab-like setting, as opposed to the traditional meeting room, and learning by silence, where facilitators allow more time for reflection and meditation. Another research project from the German Convention Bureaushows that groups are turning to formats that allow attendees to not only self-select their learning interests but also share knowledge informally.

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Why Design Thinking Is the Future 

Why Design Thinking Is the Future  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More than ever, attendees are better educated and more aware of their purpose both within an association as well as the world around them. They are demanding better meeting results from their boards and management. Thus, the experiences of Maritz and other incentive houses that have embraced design thinking can serve any planner well, no matter what type of group or meeting they plan for.

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5 Strategies to Effectively Integrate Collaboration and Competition

5 Strategies to Effectively Integrate Collaboration and Competition | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

But some see collaboration and competition as two opposing ends of a spectrum; you get one or the other. Fortunately, it’s not an either/or. Building a successful collaborative culture, while maintaining competitive success, requires business leaders to understand the meanings and advantages (and even disadvantages) of both styles, and what these mean to business success. Broken down to their most simple forms, we might say competition equals success, and collaboration equals buy-in.

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10 Ways Inspired Leaders Can Create a More Inclusive Workplace

10 Ways Inspired Leaders Can Create a More Inclusive Workplace | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

An inclusive workplace is a critical component to individual as well as corporate well-being. But did you know being ostracized, or excluded, at work can be more harmful than bullying? How can we explain this confusing dichotomy?

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Through the Looking Glasses

Through the Looking Glasses | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

He’ll have you at the intro. James H. Gilmore credits a conference with inspiring him to create the framework for Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills in the very first line of his introduction to the book.

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Five Essential Ingredients to Facilitating a Killer Brainstorm

Five Essential Ingredients to Facilitating a Killer Brainstorm | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Some of the most innovative and influential ideas for brand experiences come when people with diverse perspectives come together. We believe in “intersectional design thinking” — the power of bringing together diverse viewpoints to solve a challenge or think creatively about an opportunity.

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Getting Attendees Involved in the Content Mix

Getting Attendees Involved in the Content Mix | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Creating a great brand experience and creating great content are not distinctly different activities. A successful brand experience maximizes all the ways you can engage attendees, setting the stage for them to interact, network, and share information. And as they say, content is king.

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Mastering the Art of Online Education

Mastering the Art of Online Education | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The program at the American Distance Education Consortium 2016 EdFuture Conference, held at the University of California, Los Angeles in September, revolved around the challenges of online education—from the opening keynote presentation, “The Increasing Importance of Knowing How to Learn—On-Line and Off-Line,” to the closing keynote, “Re-Setting the Fulcrum—Access, Personalization, and Success in the Age of Educational Technology.” 

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10 Coolest Gadgets of CES 2017 

10 Coolest Gadgets of CES 2017  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

CES, the world’s largest consumer technology show, celebrated its 50th anniversary this month with more than 3,800 exhibitors and 175,000 attendees on-site at Las Vegas Convention Center. While it’s tough narrowing down the megashow’s top up-and-coming products, we gave it our best shot with these 10 nifty gadgets.

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