Event Planning

Savvy SchedulingMarch 20, 2024
It’s Not What You’re Spending, But How You’re Scheduling By Marlene Goldman

To help keep meeting schedules on track and events running smoothly, it’s essential for meeting planners to prioritize effective scheduling practices and invest in tools and processes that support organization and efficiency.

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Event Planner’s ToolkitNovember 13, 2023
Learning to Sharpen the Tools of the Trade By Marlene Goldman

As the face-to-face events industry continues to stage a post-pandemic comeback, it’s time for planners to reassess their strategies and retool their toolboxes. A variety of aspects to planning a trade show or event have changed as exhibitors, suppliers and planners return to the conference rooms and show floors. And as for attendees, it’s not […]

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By Coastal Communications

The deserving winners of the 2023 Distinctive Achievement Awards presented by Association Conventions & Facilities magazine have met or exceeded the high standards that association meeting planners demand today.

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Creating an ExperienceSeptember 19, 2023
The Changing Landscape of Event Design By Marlene Goldman

The changing needs and priorities of event exhibitors and attendees in today’s post-pandemic world is driving a change in the basic strategies of event design, from the conceptual stage to execution.

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More Planners Are Using Plant-Based Menus, Smaller Portions and Local Food Banks By Keith Loria

Over the years, food waste solutions in meetings and events have evolved from simply asking attendees to be mindful to more innovative practices.

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All AccessMarch 17, 2023
Going Beyond ADA Compliance By David Swanson

Disability experts say that, increasingly, some destinations are going above and beyond ADA requirements to become more welcoming — and they’re using it to attract meeting and convention business.

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Bridging The GapMarch 17, 2023
Tips For Designing Meetings That Will Keep Generations Y and Z Engaged By Kathy Monte

No matter your philosophy, if you think a speaker standing behind a podium addressing your group will keep tech-savvy, TikTok-watching attendees’ attention, think again

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Embracing HybridNovember 7, 2022
Make Online Events a Success By Maura Keller

However, these days, hybrid meetings and events have taken on a whole new meaning — thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced gatherings to go online, as well as advancements in technology that make hybrid meetings truly shine.

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Keeping Stress at BaySeptember 19, 2022
The Proper Mindset Helps Planners Cope By Maura Keller

For meeting and event professionals in the association industry, stress is an expected outcome of the role.

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A Good CauseSeptember 19, 2022
The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility By Maura Keller

Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is on the “to-do list” of many associations as part of their meetings and events strategy.

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