Category Archives: Event Design

The Most Valuable Events Know What Guests Want

It might sound like a basic concept, but sometimes the simple answer is the best one: the most valuable events are the ones that know who their attendees are and what they want  most.

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Giving Back: How Your Event Can Make a Difference

Pouring back into the community that hosts your event should never be an obligation; it should be a display of gratitude and goodwill to those who have welcomed you and your attendees.

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Reinvention: Tearing Your Event Down and Rebuilding it Better [Podcast]

In this edition of The VIP Lounge podcast, the focus is on event reinvention and how getting back to the basics can make all the difference.

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A Brilliant New Twist on Conference Bags

At almost any event you attend, conference bags are sure to await your arrival. But have you ever been given one that you actually keep and use?

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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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