As event planners, you’re likely dealing with last-minute cancellations all the time. Sickness, weather, whatever the specific reason is, there’s somebody calling or emailing to let you know they won’t be able to make it to your event/meeting/conference. Last week was another icy one in the PA region and while I was planning to attend an ISES event in Philadelphia, the snow day the previous day set me back work-wise.
Innovative thinking is essential to event planning. Without it, all events would be the same and guests would be less than impressed.
Sometimes, however, innovative thoughts can be shut down. Whether that be from someone not willing to take a risk or companies stuck in doing the same thing over and over again because it has been successful in the past.
While for some, the actual football part of the Super Bowl is priority No. 1, others find the socializing, food and general party the best part of the sporting event. Check out the below tips to kick off your soiree and score a touchdown with your guests.
Create a Winning Atmosphere
1. Try a neighborhood tailgate. Set up a grill and some lawn chairs in your driveway or yard and coordinate with other families on your block to do the same.
Super Bowl is right around the corner and whether or not football suits your fancy, we can all agree the day offers up an opportunity to indulge in a plethora of delicious dips, desserts and dairy. Below, find our roundup of the tastiest offerings for your upcoming party—whether it’s to watch the game, commercials or Katy Perry.
If there was one single formula that, if written correctly, could make each conference so appealing that everyone who was invited, actually registered, what would it include? As conference planners and marketers we wish we knew the secret ingredient that can take a mailing list of 10,000 and turn it into an attendance list of 10,000.
Looking for a way to jump-start that knack for creativity in 2015? Look no further than these 10 conferences taking place around the country. Filled with inspiration as well as activities, speakers and networking, all 10 are sure to give you more event ideas than you know what to do with for the rest of the year.
With winter comes the hectic holiday season full of parties, events and meetings. But the season also brings resolutions and a desire to get your life in order. Everyone organizes differently, so we’ve found four unique ways to keep track of your schedule.
I’ve been reading Leaders Eat Last, a book about leadership by the motivational speaker Simon Sinek. His book explores, as the subtitle puts it, "why some teams pull together and others don’t." Sinek quotes a lot of biology and anthropology to support his thesis: when companies prioritize the care of human beings, and put people before numbers, they thrive.
One of my favorite places in California is the Central Coast. I don’t get there nearly enough, so I was delighted when a copy of a just-published cookbook, "The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast," arrived in the mail today.