Disruption, Design & Fostering High-Performing Event Teams -The VIP Lounge

In this episode of The VIP Lounge podcast, we’re exploring a kaleidoscope of topics, including digital disruption, experience design, and nurturing high-performing event teams who collaborate beautifully.

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Improving Event Outcomes and Business Performance: Insights from Thad Lurie

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For event organizers, data intelligence is quickly ascending as a crucial skill set to master, as they strive to compete in today’s rapidly-changing business environment.

Thad Lurie has long been a champion for leveraging data as a business performance catalyst. He’s been studying this complex data landscape for more than fifteen years, in leadership roles he’s held at various associations – most recently, as Chief Information Officer at EDUCAUSE.

Now, Thad’s making a leap from the association world to corporate, as he joins Experient as Vice President of Business Intelligence and Performance. I caught up with him recently to learn more about his new role and the initiatives he’ll be tackling in 2018.

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How Embracing Change Leads to a More Vibrant Event Future

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Specialist

Change. It’s all around us. And the change machine never idles.

Change is that disruptive, double-edged sword that tees up both exciting opportunities to seize and perilous threats to thwart.

Within the events and hospitality industry, we’re certainly encountering our fair share of change. For some, that’s causing a few more sleepless nights.

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All-Star Tips to Boost Event Data Intelligence – The VIP Lounge

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Event Data is the theme for this episode of The VIP Lounge podcast, as three all-stars open their playbooks to reveal strategies and tips to help you step up your own event data strategy.

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Improving Event Room Block Performance: Do You Know Your R2R?

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Post authored by Aaron Dorsey, Senior Director of Strategic Sales Solutions

“The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.”

This maxim has long been embraced by business leaders, but to ring true in today’s fast-changing world, behaviors must be recent–ideally, within the last three years.

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Borrowing Event Housing Ideas from the Film & Television Industry

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Specialist

If you’re an association or corporate event professional who’s struggling with last-minute housing need changes and pesky attrition clauses, things could be worse:

You could be doing it for the cast and crew for a major film or TV production.

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3 Tips to Boost the Value of Your Event’s Education Sessions

education sessionsPost authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Specialist.

For most conferences, attendees will make their purchase decisions based on education sessions.

Some attendees view events as an expedient way to earn and retain certifications, while others are more interested in exploring future trends that will impact their work world.

Whatever the motivation, designing event learning experiences that matter is only the beginning.

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MGMA Discovers The Power of Event Innovation: The VIP Lounge

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This episode of The VIP Lounge podcast is all about event innovation and how major organizations and even cities are looking to take their events and offerings one step further.

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How Changing Your Thinking Helps Design Better Event Experiences

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Post authored by Pattee Brown, Content Marketing Manager

It’s easy to get stuck in doing things the same way every year.

This method has its own advantages, such as being familiar or easy to navigate since we’ve done them the same way for so long. Going on auto-pilot is a natural process, but often when we do the same thing over and over, we fail to realize just how much better our event can be if we think outside the box.

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Fostering Innovation: Tales from Paradigm Purgatory

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Post authored by Brian Scott, Chief Information Officer

Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Lean Startup, Lean Thinking, Extreme, Big Bang, V-Shaped, Design Thinking, Six Sigma, DevOps, Getting Things Done… the list of terms could go and on. Do I need to continue?

Name a month and I can point to the introduction of yet another new methodology for approaching innovation, driving productivity, or—quite frankly—whatever end result you’re interested in achieving. It’s an industry unto itself.

Take a handful of ingredients from predecessors, add a little spice and maybe some icing, and then write a book about some new methodology that will absolutely transform your organization.

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