Category Archives: Event Design

The Future of Experience Design: 2 Mins With David Peckinpaugh

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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Endings Matter: Event Programming Insights from Dan Pink

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

Post 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: … Continue reading

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

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

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 … Continue reading

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How P.E.O. Event Strategies Nurture Vibrant Communities – The VIP Lounge

In this podcast, we take a closer look at P.E.O., a remarkable organization that started with seven young women in 1869 and now has nearly 230,000 members across the United States and Canada.

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Hackathon Design Playbook: Tapping the Wisdom of Your Event Crowd

Gather four teams of smart people in a space wired for creative thinking. Put a complex challenge before them, with helpful tools for their problem-solving journey plus a chance to compete for a cool prize. Then step back and watch … Continue reading

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Stepping Up Your Event Gift-Giving Strategy – The VIP Lounge

Gift-giving is the theme for this podcast episode, as we explore smart ways to shower your event guests, speakers, and staff with gifts they’ll appreciate and remember for years to come.

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Event Experience Design Superheroes – The VIP Lounge

Experience design is the theme running across this entire podcast episode, which features two experience design superheroes who share a wealth of priceless insights with us.

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Throttling Up Event Engagement & Innovation

5 Questions for Jamie Murdock, VP Sales at Experient A savvy leader who is adept at tapping the wisdom of a crowd to solve complex problems. A creative thinker who asks smart questions and listens intently. A tireless advocate for … Continue reading

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