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5 Strategies for Uncovering Event Participant Preferences - EventMobi

5 Strategies for Uncovering Event Participant Preferences - EventMobi | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know in the world of mobile event technology. Follow us for valuable resources, big feature releases, and the latest gossip in event tech!
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Evolving to Personalized Conference Experiences

Evolving to Personalized Conference Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the hottest topics in our industry is mass personalization. As consumers, we receive smart recommendations in near real time based on our behaviors, preferences, and past actions. Machine learning, flexible manufacturing systems (small-batch production), and improved interfaces are all evolving to meet the needs of tomorrow’s consumer.

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Configurable and Personalized Conference Experiences

Configurable and Personalized Conference Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The mass-personalization wave that is dramatically changing what and how we buy as consumers has application to conferences. I’ve been doing a lot of research and have learned that personalization can be achieved in a number of ways.

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3 Ideas to Breathe New Life into Medical Meetings

3 Ideas to Breathe New Life into Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a result, every year the APA’s education team introduces a dozen or so new formats to its annual meeting. Not only do these innovations make for a better learning experience for APA annual meeting attendees, “Some of the most fulfilling and rewarding parts of being in continuing education are designing these experiential learning opportunities,” he said.

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5 Tips to Capitalize on Your Conference Participation

5 Tips to Capitalize on Your Conference Participation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are many ways to participate in meetings and events: It’s no longer just about traditional general and concurrent sessions, but also campfires, learning labs, Ted-style talks, and experiential tours.  The ability to continue the learning has evolved, too. There are discussions during CSR activities, curated round tables, pop-up learning pods, and networking events.

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The Future of Crowdsourced Group Learning

The Future of Crowdsourced Group Learning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Future of Meetings & Events A lot of different event tech companies have been building matchmaking platforms to help conference attendees meet othe
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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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7 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Efficient

7 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Efficient | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
An infographic outlining some of the things that can breathe new life—and enhanced productivity—into your next event.
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4 Ways To Personalize a Large Meeting

4 Ways To Personalize a Large Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I’ve been doing research into and thinking about the mass-personalization wave that is dramatically changing what and how we buy as consumers. I’ve learned that personalization can be achieved in a number of ways.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Elevate Human Interaction

How Artificial Intelligence Will Elevate Human Interaction | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The PCMA European Influencers Summit will gather approximately 40 European business events leaders in Monte Carlo, Monaco, June 25–27, to address the future of the events industry. Although the event is invitation-only — intended to be a discussion by Europeans for Europeans — Convene will be covering the summit and passing along key insights and takeaways.

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Interview with Joseph Pine on Experiential Trends

Interview with Joseph Pine on Experiential Trends | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We sat down with the co-author of The Experience Economy, Joseph Pine, to get his take on trends happening in the meetings and events industry. Adding experiential elements to enhance face-to-face gatherings is nothing new, but it’s not going away either.

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Neuromarketing - And How Event Planners Can Use It For Events

Neuromarketing - And How Event Planners Can Use It For Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ever wish you had a magic ability to convince people to buy tickets to your event? If only everything you said or created could immediately win hearts and minds and get your potential attendee to drop everything and sign up? With neuromarketing, you can begin moving that needle. Here’s how.

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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 Wellness Factor: Why Your Event Needs a Wellness Pavilion

The Wellness Factor: Why Your Event Needs a Wellness Pavilion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While phrases like “work-life balance” and “workplace wellness” have been part of the business lexicon for some time, it has become a hot topic as of late. Even if some interpret wellness efforts within a business as altruistic, the fact remains that healthy employees perform better. Not only can this increase morale amongst workers, but it can also make your company more attractive to potential applicants. And, along the way, it will benefit your bottom line too.

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All-hands meetings: Redefining the Idea of Transparency

All-hands meetings: Redefining the Idea of Transparency | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The future of work lies in empowering young talent, which wants to make the world a better place. What can corporations do about it? 

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Creating Events with Purpose

Creating Events with Purpose | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A radical shift in global consumer attitude is underway – the rise of the conscious consumer. Today’s events must evolve with them. How can you innovate your events with purpose to build brand love and loyalty for your clients?

People no longer want just products or services – they want authentic experiences with a deeper purpose. Experiences that reflect our values.

The best, most competitive brands in our world today increasingly gravitate toward greater social purpose, sustainability and a net positive impact. They want us to get outdoors instead of shop Black Friday. Or celebrate our imperfect bodies as our real beauty.

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5 Essential Pieces of The Audience Engagement Puzzle

5 Essential Pieces of The Audience Engagement Puzzle | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The times when participants attended events just to listen to a string of presentations are over. People expect interaction. They want to be part of the experience.
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Your Conference Needs To Focus On Providing 4D Experiences

Your Conference Needs To Focus On Providing 4D Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Conferences need 4D experiences: deep learning, deep play, deep reflection and deep connections. Not fast paced consumption and transactional events.
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Bringing Mindfulness to Meetings

Bringing Mindfulness to Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

From the C-suite to the celebrity interview, mindfulness is everywhere. It’s even starting to center itself at meetings and conferences. Here’s why — and what it can do for your attendees.

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