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Welcome to our meetings and events industry content hub where we curate our favourite content. You can experience live education sessions at our exhibitions, IMEX (www.imex-frankfurt.com) and IMEX America (www.imexamerica.com).
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The 7 Things Your Exhibit Designer Needs to Know to be Creative

The 7 Things Your Exhibit Designer Needs to Know to be Creative | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This started as a blog post about creative exhibit design, but turned into a post about creative exhibit designers, because without the designers, you don’t get the creative design. It’s that simple.

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Think Outside the Event Bag

Think Outside the Event Bag | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Have you ever attended an event and received a bag filled with some cool stuff? Or did you immediately throw out the items the minute you left the event?

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Flipped Learning: What’s Its Place in the Association Meetings Space?

Flipped Learning: What’s Its Place in the Association Meetings Space? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Moving your meeting’s education from an expert-led lecture format to an activity- and discussion-based one may lead to more active and engaged attendees.

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TED Conference Photos: 18 Steal-Worthy Ideas to Inspire Attendees

TED Conference Photos: 18 Steal-Worthy Ideas to Inspire Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The buzzy gathering in Vancouver offered dozens of ideas for facilitating engagement and collaboration, not to mention comfort, in an unfussy environment. The TED Conference officially wrapped Friday, drawing about 1,300 attendees from 46 countries for the event’s signature 18-minute talks at the main program at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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5 TED Talks That Will Teach You Event Design

5 TED Talks That Will Teach You Event Design | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Designing the an event space that is both functional, and pleasant to look at can be difficult. On the one hand, #eventprofs need to seat all of their attendees, on the other hand, event planners want their spaces to feel unique and sophisticated.

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Top 5 Podcasts for Meeting Professionals

Top 5 Podcasts for Meeting Professionals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Why not turn all your time on the road into an opportunity for edutainment? Whether you’re interested in improving speaking skills or brushing up on site inspection know-how, there’s a podcast for you.

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7 Inspiring TED Talks Every Event Pro Should Watch

7 Inspiring TED Talks Every Event Pro Should Watch | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With an library of nearly 2,000 talks collected from its conferences, TED offers plenty of ideas and inspiration for meeting and event professionals. 

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Ann Windham's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:51 AM

Get inspired ted talks for events  & #tradeshows #eventprofs #meetingprofs

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Four Deeds Your Conference Must Exploit

Four Deeds Your Conference Must Exploit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Your conference should be something to be experienced!
It should be an action verb, not a passive experience. It should be something that participants do, not consume.

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The Language of Innovation: We’re Using the Wrong Words

The Language of Innovation: We’re Using the Wrong Words | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A New Way of Taking Notes During this week’s Great Ideas sessions, I’ve been trying a new strategy for taking notes.

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The 6 Reasons Video Works As A Promotional Tool For Events

The 6 Reasons Video Works As A Promotional Tool For Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Video is a very powerful medium. It can be extremely effective when utilised properly. Here are my 6 reasons it does work.
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Meeting Design in action - Blog - IMEX in Frankfurt

Meeting Design in action - Blog - IMEX in Frankfurt | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are a number of factors that may have influenced this. Elling has invested heavily in collecting good quality data, a long-term investment that may be starting to pay off. External economic and political factors may also have played a part with many corporate planners focusing more on proving the value of the events. 

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TED X Edinburgh University – Review

TED X Edinburgh University – Review | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As an event manager I am continually looking for inspiration, innovation and fresh quirky ideas. Unfortunately for our industry (and somewhere between a shame and a scandal) I knew that a TED format run by a score of students would be more inspirational than a show for the events industry run by a large events company.

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Successful Conferences Link Learning To Business Performance

Successful Conferences Link Learning To Business Performance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A new study finds that successful businesses focus on linking learning to business performance. And the most successful conferences link their learning opportunities to their target market’s strategic business interest.

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8 Steps to Organising an Epic Conference

8 Steps to Organising an Epic Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Organising a conference that inspires people with its unique content and creates new connections among delegates is the ultimate goal of any event planner.

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The Transformational Event: Creating Meetings with Meaning

The Transformational Event: Creating Meetings with Meaning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Over the last decade a new kind of attendee has emerged. This attendee wants to do more than sit in their chair and absorb information. They don’t attend events simply to be entertained or educated. 

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Adopt These Four Values To Super Charge Your Conference Participant Peer Learning

Adopt These Four Values To Super Charge Your Conference Participant Peer Learning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In today’s high-tech, information-at-your-thumbs world, education models have shifted. Our conference participants now have the capacity and cultural motivation to produce their own knowledge.

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Event Personalization Tips to Kick Off the New Year

Event Personalization Tips to Kick Off the New Year | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Welcome to 2015! As we move into a new, exciting and eventful new year, let’s prepare for it by going in full force!

The best way to go about this is to analyze what we learned as event pros in 2014, and use the data and golden nuggets pulled together from all of the events we planned and made successful last year!

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Four Visionary Leadership Conference Mindsets Needed In The 21st Century

Four Visionary Leadership Conference Mindsets Needed In The 21st Century | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Vision…it’s easy to talk about. It’s hard to create and implement. And it’s often even harder to upgrade.
What’s your vision for the 21st Century conference? How are conferences evolving?

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Unlearning Our Old Patterns Of Conference Education To Relearn For A Socially Engaged Future

Unlearning Our Old Patterns Of Conference Education To Relearn For A Socially Engaged Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s past time for conference organizers to learn about learning! Our conference success depends upon it.
We’ve got to stop saying that it is someone else’s job to manage the content, programming and the attendee experience of the conference.

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5 Ways To Ditch Top-Down Recognition For A More Personal Approach

5 Ways To Ditch Top-Down Recognition For A More Personal Approach | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

CEOs define success in terms of revenue and money. Knowing that, VPs focus on numbers and justifying decisions. Managers worry about costs while trying to make sure the team is strong enough to accomplish goals.

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7 Unique Sponsorship Ideas You’ll Wish You’d Thought Of

Sponsorships are a great way for exhibitors and corporate marketers to be seen and experienced by their target audience, but with the influx of marketing initiatives, it’s becoming harder and harder for companies to stand out and connect with their consumers. Companies invest in sponsorships because they recognize the value of connecting with their segment of the market. 

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Is Your Job Title Dynamic Enough?

Is Your Job Title Dynamic Enough? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

TCG Events isn’t a new player in the event industry. The company, based in North Carolina, has been helping clients plan, design and execute events for almost 30 years. But a few years ago, company leaders decided they needed a rebranding.

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4 TED Talks to Spark Event Planning Ideas

4 TED Talks to Spark Event Planning Ideas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

TED, Technology, Education and Design, is a nonprofit organization that gathers innovative thinkers together to share new ideas. 

The marketers here at Bizzabo are just as excited about sharing ideas (especially with our event profs!), and have compiled a list of 4 TED Talks catered to the event planner in you!


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Letting Go Of Past Conference Planning Experience To Foster New Ideas

Letting Go Of Past Conference Planning Experience To Foster New Ideas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I have a fairly inquisitive mind. I like to ponder things and ask tough questions. Wondering who, what, why, why not, how and when. I’m always chewing the cud so to speak. Thinking about how to improve things.

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33 Thought-Provoking Prompts To Get You Creating Content

33 Thought-Provoking Prompts To Get You Creating Content | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With 73% of organisations having someone in place to oversee their content strategy and 60% of marketers putting out content at least once a week, the competition to get noticed is fierce. Not only that, but regularly making enough original, engaging content can become a test that nearly half of marketers struggle with.

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