Not everyone feels welcome at your meeting. And some of that could be your fault — because of your speaker lineup, marketing collateral, or something else that’s making them feel like they don’t belong there. Here’s how to open your program to your entire community.
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Food Tours, Progressive Dinners: Ingredients for a Moveable Feast
A progressive dinner format has all the ingredients that attendees now expect: a great meal, the opportunity to make connections, and the element of surprise.
13th EVPA Annual Conference
An estimated 450 attendees will visit Oslo, Norway, for the European Venture Philanthropy Association’s (EVPA) 2017 Annual Conference — one of the largest and most established conferences in the world for social investment and venture philanthropy.
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting
A record number of exhibitors set up shop at this year’s American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) Annual Meeting in Seattle — joined by about 900 orthopedic surgeons, physicians, and allied health professionals.
The Power of Advocacy: How Two Medical Conferences Empowered a Family with Disabilities
Alice Brouhard found the technology to give her daughter an independent life at a medical conference. Then she launched her own event to help other special-needs families.
All That Jazz: How Improvisation Helps When Producing Events
Design strategist and hybrid thinker Natalie Nixon on combining qualitative and quantitative research methods and how borrowing from jazz can help you escape a ‘permission-slip culture.’
How Do You Measure Guest Experience?
Centerplate’s new initiative goes beyond customer feedback, gathering data to ensure that frontline staff at hundreds of diverse venues deliver a consistently high level of service.
Yelp Is on the Way
To provide attendees with top drinking and dining options in San Diego, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization partnered with Yelp.
How Much Should You Spend on Marketing Your Meeting?
And where should you spend it? Velvet Chainsaw’s Dave Lutz on what works and what doesn’t.