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The Event Planning Checklist Used By Top Event Planners

Wild Apricot

Are you new to planning events and want a little help? Or are you looking for an easy process for your team to follow while planning an event? Whether you’re running an in-person, hybrid or virtual event , you’re in the right place. events

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7 Event-Planning Lessons Learned in 2022

Aaron Wolowiec

Many of us are back to planning in-person events and while we continue to use our experience to help deliver first-class events, not everything is as it once was when it comes to event planning and execution.

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After Action Review: A Critical Component to Event Planning

Aaron Wolowiec

When we talk about successful event planning, the emphasis is quite often on the word “planning” and all the tools and techniques we employ to ensure a successful event. But what about after the event?

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The Ultimate Event Planning Guide: How to Plan an Event

Wild Apricot

Looking for how to plan an event, or advice on event planning? We’ve seen a lot of organizations’ events over the years, and there are ten steps we’ve identified as key to a successful event. events

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My Favorite Things - Event Planning Edition

Aaron Wolowiec

As we come to the end of 2022 events, I feel tired, exhausted, and ready for a break. But looking into 2023's schedule, I am reminded of a few of my favorite things…so come sing along

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6 Steps to Successful Virtual Event Planning

ePly

When planning a major event or conference, it’s best to investigate all of the ways you can maximize your event’s success. Many people and organizations have heard of a virtual event, but have no idea how to pull one off. event planning tips

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In Event Planning…We’re All on the Same Team

Aaron Wolowiec

This is true of events too In basketball, you win as a team, and you lose as a team. It doesn’t matter if you personally play your best game, if you aren’t supporting each other and working together as a team, you won’t be successful.

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Event Planning - A New Normal

Wild Apricot

Technology and social media are changing events and creating a "new normal" in terms of how we "market, consume and measure events." Here are some thoughts and tips to help small organizations update their events. technology events social media

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Inclusive Event Planning after COVID-19

AssociationChat

As a result, the meetings and events industries are having to adapt. There’s still demand to do things, but how can events be organized safely? How COVID-19 impacted events. The overall events industry before COVID-19 contributed £70bn to the UK economy.

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?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier

YourMembership Blog

There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier.

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?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier

YourMembership Blog

There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier.

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7 Often Overlooked Event Planning Details

ePly

When it comes down to it, event planning is a game of details. s enough to make any event planner’s head spin! So, what details in particular tend to trip event planners up the most when onsite prepping for an event or the day-of?

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Surf Lessons Applied to Event Planning

Smooth The Path

If you plan to teach your members skills, think about all the little steps people need to learn and how the order you teach these steps impacts your learner’s emotions. The post Surf Lessons Applied to Event Planning appeared first on Smooth The Path.

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6 Steps to Successful Virtual Event Planning

ePly

When planning a major event or conference, it’s best to investigate all of your available options in order to maximize your event’s success. Many people and organizations have heard of a virtual event, but have no idea how to pull one off. event planning and promotion

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Need Help With Event Planning?

Wild Apricot

If you are new to events and need some help with next year's planning, here are some resources to help you get started. events event management

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Straight from the Pros: 5 Event Planning Tips

ePly

There’s a lot to juggle with event planning and sometimes, you just need a refresher. So we have asked a few fellow event planners — what are some of your MUST-KNOW tips and hacks for planning events? Check them out: event planning event planner

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Five Minutes with Andy: Effective Event Planning Strategies

Virtual

In Episode 6, Andy shares his advice on effective event planning strategies and considerations. He also explains why getting out from behind your desk and attending an event can help build meaningful relationships. “In

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Going Hybrid: Tips for Event Planning in 2021 and Beyond

Protech

Events & Communication Specialist. If your association events team is still a little breathless from all the juggling you did in 2020, you’re not alone. Last year, event teams turned on a dime to pivot their in-person gatherings to virtual formats. How Will Events Evolve?

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4 Event Planning Ideas to Kick-start the New Year

Wild Apricot

If you're planning events for the new year, here are 4 ideas and a round-up of resources that might help. events

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World Health Organization Publishes Coronavirus Event-Planning Guide

Associations Now

As concern about the coronavirus grows, the World Health Organization recently released a report with recommendations about keeping attendees safe at large events. In addition, the document outlines what to do if meeting attendees exhibit symptoms consistent with the virus during the event.

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Win your independence over event planning chaos

Membersuite

What can the American Revolution teach us about event planning? Let's discuss how to take control over your events and ensure their success Plenty!

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Event Planning Software: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

ePly

Planning an event of any kind takes organization, teamwork, and a lot of manpower. However, one of the most important elements you should include in your event planning process is something that might be easy to take for granted at times: Event planning software. Event planning software can help your team streamline all sorts of event planning tasks, from registration to event engagement. event technology

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Event Planning Is a Team Sport

Membersuite

Read about these few tips from MemberSuite customers to make event planning less stressful for your entire team

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Bananas! Event-Planning Takeaways from “Minions”

Associations Now

Being leaderless leaves them all depressed, so one of them—Kevin—comes up with a plan. After they arrive in New York City, they come across a secret villain TV channel advertising Villain Con in Orlando, an event billed as “the biggest gathering of criminals anywhere.” (Now Clearly, she put some thought into her arrival and the audience she would be addressing—something that every speaker needs to do no matter the event.

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Event Planning Is a Team Sport

Membersuite

Ask any event planner and they’ll tell you that planning any event, big or small, can be a stressful ordeal. While the majority of the responsibility falls on the event planner, make no mistake, event planning is a team sport. And since event revenue is the lifeblood of many organizations, it’s critical that everyone gets on board It requires creativity and a knack for multitasking all of the moving parts.

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Event-Planning Reminders From “Christmas Vacation”

Associations Now

Event- and conference-related takeaways from the holiday comedy classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and its lead character, Clark Griswold. And, as I was watching Christmas Vacation last weekend, I couldn’t help but notice the film has a lot of good takeaways related to conferences and events. So, as you’re designing your upcoming events , keep in mind that a little can go a long way.

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Lessons in Event Planning From Hollywood

Associations Now

And while the show’s main attractions are the fashion and celebrities, it also provides plenty of food for thought for meeting planners as they go about executing their next events. Here are five things I saw at the Golden Globes—which just so happen to be presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association —that I think associations can apply to event planning. After all, everyone should want to avoid a Michael Bay moment at a meeting or event.

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Event Planning Lessons From the Jeopardy! “Greatest of All Time” Tournament

Associations Now

It also offered a few ideas when it comes to planning unforgettable events. While I selfishly wish it had lasted another few nights, as I was watching, I couldn’t help but think there were some takeaways in it for event planners. The post Event Planning Lessons From the Jeopardy!

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Call for Papers in a Pandemic: Virtual and Hybrid Event Planning

ePly

For a few short weeks in 2020, the world seemed to slow. As we’ve progressed to nearly the end of the pandemic, it looks like it has begun to speed up even faster than our pre-COVID lives once again.

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Lessons in Event Planning From a Rock Concert

Associations Now

Steal these five ideas from a recent concert to make your next event a sellout. Here are five things that I took away from this particular show that I think planners should think about as they go about executing their upcoming conferences and events. I realize it’s unlikely your attendees will want to do exactly this, but do give some thought to how you can engage them and get them excited about what’s coming up next—whether that’s a speaker or some other event.

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Event Planning Playbook: How to Get the Most out of Your Event Data & Eliminate Big Surprises

ReviewMyAMS

Guest post by Aura Innovative Technology Planning an event may sound simple, but with a vast amount of data to keep track and making sure it all ties back to your accounting system appropriately, it is not an easy task. events.

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Keep the Light: How to Avoid Event Planning Burnout

Membersuite

Event season is a pivotal point in the association world. If your association does it right, your members will think that your event came into fruition without a hitch: Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Your staff works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a successful event. At some point, your event staff may get burnt out It’s that time of year again! This is the time when association’s can showcase their personalities and put their best foot forward.

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Association Event Planning: Tools to Elevate Your Conference

Association TRENDS

However, conferences are notoriously tough to plan. Consider these alternatives that can not only strengthen your internal processes but also help your conference stand out: An intuitive event microsite. An intuitive event microsite.

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Thursday Buzz: Event Planning for a Million People

Associations Now

Take a look at the tremendous effort it takes to produce a world-famous event. How do you begin to plan an event that 1 million people will attend? Event-planning pro Jarno Stegeman, also known professionally as The Event Tutor, spoke with George Ridgely , the executive director of San Francisco Pride, about how he and his team prepare for the world-renowned San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration.

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Left brain vs. right brain: Which wins the event planning game?

Aaron Wolowiec

And so, I encourage you to take the aforementioned into account after reading this sentence: New research by London and Partners, the official convention bureau of London, and MICEBOOK.com indicates that event planners aren’t as creative as they thought. Research suggests the event management industry is filled with left-brained thinkers. So what does the right brain vs. left brain debate mean for event planning? So event ROI is important.

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Social Media Roundup: An Exotic Take on Event Planning

Associations Now

Partying in a cemetery sounds weird, but it’s not the strangest place that event planners have taken over lately. Also: Is now the time to plan an event in an emerging country? The Craziest Venues We've Seen Events Take Over [link] #eventprofs. According to BizBash , all three have doubled as event venues for marketing firms or others. RT @EventMB Are Event Planners Overlooking New and Emerging Destinations?

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Social Media Roundup: A New Tool For Event Planning

Associations Now

The event-planning site Splash challenges ticket-service sites with its full-fledged event-planning platform. What are some of the key details that go into planning events? Splash = Facebook of event websites ow.ly/k6YM2 The event-planning service Splash is giving Eventbrite a run for its money. Not only can event planners sell tickets, but each event page can have photo galleries, contact management, and promotion services.

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Social Media Roundup: Add Google+ To Your Event-Planning Strategy

Associations Now

How Google+ can widen your connectivity in promoting your next event. It has plenty of tricks for event planners, such as SEO and segmented notifications. This means that when someone goes to Google and searches ‘Event Planner’ they are first seeing the accounts which rate highest on Google—many of those rating higher because they are posting on their Google+ pages,” Nicolette Anderson explains on BusyEvent.

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?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier Copy

YourMembership Blog

There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Email Marketing Social Media Non-dues Revenue Event Management

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Social Media Roundup: Starting an Event Planning Company? Read This First

Associations Now

Before taking your event planning solo, keep in mind the business factors that come with the territory. If you’ve been doing this event-planning thing for a while, you might be wondering to yourself what it’s like to strike out on your own. Starting Your Own Event Company via @hgivner [link] #eventprofs #mpi. You’re good at planning events, but does that mean you could launch your own event-planning business?