3 Hottest Event Destinations in North America Right Now

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We’ve carefully studied thousands of event bookings in North America to identify three red-hot event destinations on the rise.

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Event Trends to Watch from Michael Dominguez & Wisdom@Work: The VIP Lounge

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This podcast episode starts off with a book recommendation. Then it’s on to emerging trends that tee up challenges to solve and opportunities to seize for event organizers.

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The Future of Experience Design: 2 Mins With David Peckinpaugh

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Experience design isn’t just an industry buzz word. It’s not a “best practice” that’s here today and gone tomorrow. It’s a culture-shifting, get-on-or-get-left-behind principle that has already transformed the meetings and events industry—and it’s just getting started.

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How Event Behavioral Data Advances SFA’s Growth Strategy

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Data is important. There’s no doubt about that. But can collecting event behavioral data drastically change how your organization views success?

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Endings Matter: Event Programming Insights from Dan Pink

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Recently, keynote speaker Dan Pink shared a wealth of insights from his best-selling book, WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Even better, he carefully tailored each one for the events industry.

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Diary of an Event Learning Sherpa

event learningPost Authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Strategist & Workshop Designer

Recently, I had a chance to experiment with an idea I’ve been noodling on.

This idea is a twist on a grander concept, first introduced by Velvet Chainsaw Consulting: The Content Weaver.

Here’s more from Velvet Chainsaw Consulting:

“A content weaver connects the dots and weaves the threads of the conference’s content, overarching issues and themes. Similar to an emcee, the content weaver opens and closes each general session, asking provocative questions and framing the context of the conference’s learning opportunities.”

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Smart Speaker Tip Series Plus a Conversation with Futurist Mike Walsh – The VIP Lounge

This edition of the VIP Lounge dives into a brilliant way to prep your event speakers–while also educating your attendees–and an interesting chat with a futurist.

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Join Our Growing Community of Event Experience Designers — The VIP Lounge

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Last week, something remarkable happened at Maritz Global Events’s e4 conference.

Something so remarkable, we decided to share more in this special edition of The VIP Lounge podcast.

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Priceless Event Timing Strategies from Dan Pink

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Consultant

Many have heard about the best-selling book by Dan Pink: WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.  (If this title is new to you, this post provides a quick recap.)

This past week, hundreds of event executives attending Maritz Global Events’s e4 conference in Anaheim were treated to WHEN takeaways, carefully tailored for the events industry by keynoter Dan Pink.

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A Clever Tactic from the Van Halen Contract Playbook

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Strategist & Workshop Designer

No doubt, many have heard tales of the rock band Van Halen’s requests for M&Ms in their dressing room.

I heard them, too, but I never grasped the brilliant WHY behind this – until now.

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