Category Archives: Meeting Planning

Generational Blending: An Event Attendance Growth Strategy to Seize

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur Tribalization (aka “Take Me to My Peeps”) has ruled supreme at many events. And let’s face it – our brains are hard-wired to prefer mingling with like-minded people. People of the same … Continue reading

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Creative Problem-Solving and Innovation: The Life of an Event Project Manager

If you described the role of an event project manager as “busy,” you may just win the award for Understatement of the Year. “Busy” doesn’t even scratch the surface.

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9 Standout Keynote Speakers to Watch

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur Booking keynote speakers is a high-impact event decision that’s loaded with risk.

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Implementing Experience Design in Small, Yet Powerful Ways

Post authored by Jennifer George Lion, CMP, PMP The term “experience design” is thrown around a lot in the meetings and events industry. But does everyone who uses it truly understand how to apply the concept to their events?

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Use Event Sponsorships To Stretch Your Budget Dollars Further

The search for innovative ways to reduce your event’s costs and increase revenue is not a new concept. Neither is the use of event sponsorships to achieve these goals. The big question is: HOW?

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Why the Over-50 Crowd Still Matters for Events

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur Have you noticed a demographic shift happening at professional conferences? You might not think the over-50 crowd still matters for events anymore. Oh… but they do.

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Applying a Global Lens to Enhance Meeting Experiences

With attendees from all over the world, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) uses a variety of strategies to create new and valuable meeting experiences.

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Crazy and Fulfilling: The Life of a Meeting and Event Manager

It’s no secret that the life of a meeting and event manager is stressful and challenging. But for all the frustration and aggravation it can cause, it can also be one of the most rewarding career paths you could imagine.

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Top Event Moments of 2018 & Predictions for 2019

As 2018 ends and 2019 begins, we thought it might be fun to share thoughts from the Experient team – as they look back at favorite event moments in 2018 and look ahead at predictions for 2019.

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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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