Event Planning

Making the Most of Off-Season Opportunities and Value By Maura Keller

Off-season events offer many advantages, including especially attractive lodging rates and flexible guest-room options due to lower occupancy.

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Creating Effective Face-to-Face Networking Opportunities By Maura Keller

“Connecting attendees through networking is essential to creating an experience and grounding those individuals in the mission of the organization.”

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It Takes a VillageNovember 1, 2017
The Keys to Successful Global Meetings By Sophia Bennett

Developing a network of international members and planners who work on international meetings is an important part of building your capacity and making your organization’s gatherings successful.

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Planners Learn the Art of Doing More With Less By Mark Rowh

With a close eye on costs and a willingness to undertake creative approaches, planners for SMERF organizations have become adept at tackling a common set of needs.

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From 'Bathroom Bills' to Open Carry By Sophia Bennett

Social and political issues can cause meeting planners to avoid certain cities and states, and hotels.

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Event Evaluations Range From Surveys and Social Media to Onsite Verbal Feedback By Patrick Simms

Staying closely attuned to attendees’ needs and desires yields dividends in ROI for participants and the association itself.

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Tried-and-True Methods to Develop Long-Term, Win-Win Partnerships By Maura Keller

The biggest challenge in finding sponsorships is meeting partner expectations.

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Working With AMCsOctober 1, 2015
Association Management Companies Deliver Top-Notch Event Planning Services By John Buchanan

Even large associations with in-house planners call on AMCs to help handle the increasing complexity of major conventions and trade shows.

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Setting the StageOctober 1, 2015
How to Set the Right Tone for Your Events From the Opening Note By Derek Reveron

Successful opening receptions foster attendee engagement that carries through the entire meeting.

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Use These Creative Networking Ideas and Techniques By Derek Reveron

Ask any attendee at an association meeting why they attend, and networking will likely be a top reason.

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