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Events: We Love You. You’re Perfect. Now Change!

Events: We Love You. You’re Perfect. Now Change! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Post-event, if you did your job, everyone is high on love: Loved the program! The speakers rocked! You did great! It’s a Kudos Fest. But, let’s admit, it, not every single attendee is always completely happy. 

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Create Attendee Loyalty Without Breaking the Bank

Create Attendee Loyalty Without Breaking the Bank | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Superfans are the people who come back to your event year after year, upgrade their tickets at every opportunity, and bring as many friends as they can to your festival. They sing your praises simply because they like your event. No doubt you want more of them. Who wouldn’t?

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Mocktails Are Having a Moment

Mocktails Are Having a Moment | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Highly rated restaurants and bars like John Dory Oyster Bar in New York’s Ace Hotel and A.O.C. in Los Angeles are receiving rave reviews for their nonalcoholic offerings. Some have cute spin-off names like “Nojito,” “Cuddles on the Beach” and “Mockmosa.” Jump in on the F&B trend now and refresh your attendees with signature, themed or just plain delicious nonalcoholic drinks at your next gathering.

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Event Entertainment - How to Choose and Book Entertainment For Your Event 

Event Entertainment - How to Choose and Book Entertainment For Your Event  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Putting together an event is a challenging and often complicated process. Your goal is to put on the best possible event while remaining on a budget. There are a variety of details both big and small that can dramatically impact the quality of your event. In this article, I will focus on choosing and booking the best event entertainment.

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Why Your F&B Needs to Think Beyond the Kale

Why Your F&B Needs to Think Beyond the Kale | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Executive Chef and Culinary Trendologist Christine Couvelier, president of Culinary Concierge, scours the food-and-beverage scene every year to create her Trend Watch Report on what’s emerging, what’s moving into the mainstream, and what has become familiar in F&B (think, wrapping every conceivable food item in bacon). 

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5 Wild, Wonderful F&B Ideas You Have to Try

5 Wild, Wonderful F&B Ideas You Have to Try | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While 30 acts, products, and services, ranging from singers to sandals, made the 2017 edition of event mastermind Michael Cerbelli’s The Hot List, here are our five favorite F&B ideas from the showcase.

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What Fans Want at Fandom Conventions and Comic Cons

What Fans Want at Fandom Conventions and Comic Cons | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With fandom conventions setting attendance records all over the country, it's no secret that gaming, anime, and pop culture cons are big business. Check out what we uncovered about fans who are attending these cons.
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Protected: We’re Stepping into an Area of Conversational Presenting

Protected: We’re Stepping into an Area of Conversational Presenting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the audience expectations shift, speakers incorporate energizing elements and conversational activities into their presentations. Our meeting designer Juraj Holub shared his thoughts on conversational presenting and the trends in the event design.

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The production line approach to meeting design

The production line approach to meeting design | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You may be surprised. But the production line approach to meeting design has a lot to offer the modern event planner. We can learn a lot from this approach.
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Is the Events Industry Disruption-Resistant?

Is the Events Industry Disruption-Resistant? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The shopping center industry is the latest disrupted business model that events can learn from. According to a research report from Credit Suisse, 25 percent of today’s malls will close by 2020.

What makes us think 25 percent of our shows won’t exist in their present form in three years?

The fall of the traditional shopping center is pushed along by the demise of brick-and-mortar retailing. The same Credit Suisse report tells us that, by 2030, 35 percent of all apparel in the US will be purchased online, up from 17 percent today.

What makes us think our attendees won’t be finding twice as many of the products and services they need somewhere besides our exhibit halls in 15 years?

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See How YouTube Created Five Distinct Events at One Convention

See How YouTube Created Five Distinct Events at One Convention | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The online-video service dominated the conversation at this year's VidCon, creating five different events and activations inspired by its new original programming. The eighth annual VidCon—a online-video convention held annually at the Anaheim Convention Center—ran from June 22 to 24, drawing roughly 26,000 fans and industry leaders from across the country.
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The Revolution Will Be Texted

The Revolution Will Be Texted | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

During an American Farm Bureau Federation conference, farmers and ranchers used their cellphones to tell Congress what they thought about a pending bill critical to their future.

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4 Science-based Ways to Boost Productivity in Staff Meetings

4 Science-based Ways to Boost Productivity in Staff Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With some attention to these basics, you can transform workplace meetings from boring to better.
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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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Event Tech Crash Test: Augmented vs Virtual Reality

Event Tech Crash Test: Augmented vs Virtual Reality | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event tech can make a real difference.Get a better idea on the difference between augmented & virtual reality & when to use them within the events industry

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“Green" Lighting Can Make Your Show Shine

“Green" Lighting Can Make Your Show Shine | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have been around for a while now. You’ve probably been using them on your Christmas tree for years, and most new automobile headlights are LED. Though they aren’t new, they are still affecting the theatrical lighting world in a big way—but their usefulness doesn’t stop there. If you have a stage to light up, a ballroom desperate for pretty colors on the walls, or you want to have different looks for different parts of your show, LEDs are the answer.

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7 Music Festival Tech Trends From Glastonbury

7 Music Festival Tech Trends From Glastonbury | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As Glastonbury Festival closes its doors on another year, we take a look at the music festival tech being used out in the real world right now.
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A Robot Who Makes Site Visits

A Robot Who Makes Site Visits | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A newly acquired robot being tested at a Boston hotel may help you make long-distance site visits and — in a pinch — sit in at meetings.

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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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The Evolution of Meeting Technology 

The Evolution of Meeting Technology  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Today, we are a far cry away from our humble paper survey beginnings. Meeting technology has taken center stage in SMM, meeting departments, and event planning institutions. As new options emerge, new opportunities for measurement, improvement, and understanding arise.

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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 DNA of disruption

The DNA of disruption | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hospitality and entrepreneurialism are two words that don’t sit together in the same sentence too often. After all, being hospitable is about your personal approach to others and how you make them feel. Good hospitality has existed for centuries on these values, right?

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How Meeting Planners Can Rethink Event Design

How Meeting Planners Can Rethink Event Design | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In an age where information and entertainment is never more than a smartphone click away, conference planners face the difficult challenge of keeping audie
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