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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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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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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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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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Designing Events That Activate Emotion

Designing Events That Activate Emotion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Much has been written about experiential events, those that strive to bond attendees with the corporate brand or event organization by immersing them in fun, engaging experiences. But, there is more to experience creation than delivering fun. To truly connect with an audience, the event has to plumb the depths of human emotion by addressing four key drives: acquiring, bonding, learning, and defending. It may require some new thinking about what attendees really need and how to give it to them.

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The UnConference

The UnConference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We’re excited to see how this concept works in May 2017. In the meantime, it got us thinking of other unconference tactics that could be employed at any event.
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20 Ice Breaker Ideas to Help Event Networking

20 Ice Breaker Ideas to Help Event Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Networking is an important part of events. Here are 20 ice breaker ideas that are easy, fun and should loosen everyone up.
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Great Questions Define Great Conference Experiences

Great Questions Define Great Conference Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It is much more effective to provide opportunities for conference participants to solve their own problems, then telling them how to solve it.
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Creating The Highly Energized And Engaged Conference Participant

Creating The Highly Energized And Engaged Conference Participant | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Are 50%-80% of your conference attendees in your programming at any given time? Or are they filling the hallways, hotel spa and lounge, local restaurants, coffee shops and bars conversing with others?
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Slow Down, Learn More

Slow Down, Learn More | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It began as a lament among professional colleagues. Late last year, as Janet Sperstad and Paul Salinger were chatting about the state of their industry, they agreed that something was missing from many of today’s corporate and association events where learning was the primary goal.
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