Event Strategy & Design

From the physical set-up to the way you orchestrate sessions and interaction, we help you put the latest smart thinking into practice to create environments and experiences that have an impact.

A Life-Saving Pivot During the COVID-19 Crisis

As hospitals in some major U.S. cities near the brink of capacity, businesses across the event industry spectrum — including tent-rental companies like Alexander Party Rentals — are quickly realizing that they can step up to help.

BY Jennifer Dienst March 29, 2020

Webinar: Digital Experience Institute Office Hours

In the DEI Office Hours series, we discuss digital event resources that are available, idea share and answer questions for taking your events digital in the wake of COVID-19.

BY Leslie Bailey Mary Beth Micucci Debi Scholar March 27, 2020

Webinar: Digital Experience Institute Office Hours

In the DEI Office Hours series, we discuss digital event resources that are available, idea share and answer questions for taking your events digital in the wake of COVID-19.

BY Leslie Bailey Ruud Janssen Mary Beth Micucci Caitlin O’Malley March 19, 2020

Where to Donate Unused Event Materials After Cancellations

Have items — like T-shirts and tote bags — that have been produced for an event that has been canceled due to COVID-19? The nonprofit Good360 can put them to good use.

BY Cristi Kempf March 16, 2020

Turning Your F2F Meeting Into a Virtual Event

As the COVID-19 outbreak pushes more meetings into the virtual realm, a discussion on the Catalyst forum shows how one event organizer tackled the challenge.

BY Convene Editors March 13, 2020

Venues, Organizers Donating Food From Meetings Canceled Due to COVID-19

As last-minute cancellations around COVID-19 increased, some quick-thinking venues and organizers have come up with creative solutions for a big problem — what to do with all the leftover food?

BY Jennifer N. Dienst March 13, 2020

How Haute Dokimazo’s Secret Family Reunion Took Flight

The invitation for the first Secret Family Reunion, Nov. 2–6, 2019, an event dreamed up by Haute Dokimazo — an Austin, Texas–based event company dedicated to improving meeting, sharing, and learning by using an unconference, spontaneous think-tank format — might have very well included the proviso “control freaks need not apply.” Participants wouldn’t know where

BY Curt Wagner March 2, 2020

When Working Out Conference Room Sets, Sweat the Small Stuff

When it comes to making your event more attendee-centric, even adding a few inches between chairs can go far.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP March 1, 2020

Floating Solar Conference Dives Into Pioneering Tech

The first global conference dedicated to floating solar panel technology set sail in Amsterdam in 2019, and the organizers are predicting a bright future.

BY Casey Gale March 1, 2020

Meetings We Like: Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit

With its annual CEO summit, Conscious Capitalism Inc. seeks to build a community of global network of leaders who will elevate humanity.

BY Casey Gale February 28, 2020

Startup #Meet4Impact Helps Groups Measure Their Legacies

As more business events consider the legacy they leave for destinations, this Montreal-based startup is looking to turbocharge its efforts with tools borrowed from the startup culture.

BY Casey Gale February 28, 2020

What Planners Can Do to Make Events More Sustainable

Here are some ways meeting organizers and venues can embrace the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals for more sustainable events.

BY Ken Budd February 27, 2020