registration pricing

ASAE’s Risky Approach to Registration Pricing

ASAE wanted to attract more attendees for its annual XDP gathering, so it made an unconventional offer to prospective registrants: Pay what you think it’s worth after attending the event. How did the experiment work out?

All Tech is Human

All Tech Is Human Founder Looking to Future

David Ryan Polgar, who started the initiative to help create a more thoughtful future towards technology, talks about how to approach event tech from an ethical standpoint.

alcohol free

Trend That Might Define Drinking at Your Next Event

A growing number of consumers want to fill their glasses with something other than alcohol. That category is attracting enough attention that it’s earned its own name: sober curious. Are you making sure that you can slake their thirst at your own events?

United Kingdom

Small but Mighty — the U.K. by the Numbers

With more than 30,000 event venues and 37 convention centers for planners to choose from, the meetings offerings in this compact country punch well above their weight.

student competition

Student Competition at ATSSA Brings New Generation of Ideas

The American Traffic Safety Services Association wanted to encourage innovation among future leaders in transportation engineering as well as find solutions to pressing safety issues. It found the answer to both in a student competition, which awards winners during its annual convention.

Colombia

ProColombia Seeks Planners’ Input

Are you a North American meeting organizer who has planned an event in Colombia? If so, ProColombia is seeking your input in a survey seeking to estimate the significance of the meetings industry within the Colombian economy. Survey deadline is May 24.

scientific conferences

Flip the Abstract Model at Scientific Conferences

If your scientific or medical event is heavily dependent on participants who justify their attendance because you’ve accepted their oral or poster abstract, you may be diluting the quality of the conference experience. Think about this strategy instead.