Lessons in Event Planning From a Rock Concert

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Steal these five ideas from a recent concert to make your next event a sellout. That notion was reinforced when I was up in Philadelphia earlier this week to see the indie rock group Arcade Fire. 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. Pay homage to your event’s location. You know what we got in Philadelphia?

Daily Buzz: America’s First Coin Returns Home

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The American Numismatic Association’s “Numismatist of the Year” identified the United States’ first coin—and now it’s returning to Philadelphia thanks to an association meeting. Also: How to extend the life of event content. Money makes the world go ‘round—and the first ever coin struck by the United States government is making its way back to Philadelphia for the first time since the 1780s. Extending the Event Life Span.

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Tuesday Buzz: And the Web Goes Wild

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Also: how one event planner turned a keynote panel into a learning opportunity—and quickly. With Art Philadelphia. The author of Conferences That Work had one of his biggest event-planning challenges ever recently, after a keynote panel at the 2014 Sustainable Meetings Conference. Associations big and small are up for a Webby Award this year, and you can vote for them, too. Downtown Seattle. The American Institute of Architects. Hank the Singing Bottle.

Coronavirus Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know

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While I am no longer updating this list daily, I will continue to update this list with helpful links to news and resources I’ve found that could impact how association and events professionals make decisions as we look to the horizon. What Events Are Going Ahead Despite the Pandemic? EventMB) June 24, 2020 – A growing number of countries are reauthorizing large professional events including trade shows, conferences, exhibitions, and congresses. About this list.

Daily #COVID19 Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know

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With almost daily announcements of conference and event cancellations mounting due to fears surrounding the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (that can develop into the deadly COVID-19 ), many association executives are wondering if their own conferences, special events, and Board meetings are safe. I will continue to update this list with helpful links to news and resources I’ve found that could impact how association and events professionals make decisions as we look to the horizon.