Participants’ experience at an event is shaped more by their emotions than you might think. Joyful author Ingrid Fetell Lee thinks planners have an opportunity to interject moments of joy into their event environments — and she shares easy ways to do just that.
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Meetings Market Survey: Planners Optimistic About Growth Ahead
Respondents to this year’s survey anticipate that they will have more attendees and exhibitors at their events this year vs. in 2018. It remains to be seen whether market forces will temper expectations.
Buildings Designed for Comfort, Joy, Human Performance
The WELL certification, awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in New York City, is measured not in water-saving “flushometers” or kilowatts of electricity, but in such human responses as comfort and calm.
WeWork Aims for Fulfilling Spaces at its Coworking Sites
WeWork designs shared workspaces around the world to meet an emotional as well as professional need among members.
Happy Spaces: How to Bring the Outside Inside
The restorative properties of biophilia — the idea that human beings have an innate desire to connect with nature — can be used to make people-friendly workspaces, including meetings venues.
Braindate Lounge Design Inspires ‘The Linger Effect’
Steelcase Event Experiences planned a Braindate Lounge environment at Convening Leaders 2019 that would maximize collaboration and create a sense of ease and well-being.
3 Predictions for Event Technology
When it comes to event-tech decisions, your rule of thumb should be that customer experience trumps staff efficiencies. This means that instead of organizing around your organization’s products or silos, organize around your customers.
Network Performing Arts Production Workshops Brings WorldWide Artists Together
NPAPWS unites musicians, academic administrators, technology developers, and staff members from performing arts venues to understand how new technologies can revolutionize long-distance learning and collaboration.
Events Executive Becomes Change Agent in Cleveland
How one Convening Leaders attendee took what he heard on stage in Pittsburgh to heart.
Government Shutdown: Strategies for Planners
The longest U.S. government shutdown in history went into effect on Dec. 22, 2018, and came to a close on Jan. 25, 2019. What that 35-day period made clear is that event organizers need to be prepared for a potential government shutdown at any time.