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What is Nouvelle Cuisine?
It's light, it's fresh, it's artistic...it's Nouvelle Cuisine. You may have heard the term, but "what is it?" Nouvelle Cuisine is a term coined to describe a new approach to preparation...Read More >
Millennials: We GET You! (Infographic)
  One of the most important speeches I ever heard was about how each generation perceives the world. In the case of Boomers such as myself, we couldn't wait to leave our parents' homes to strike out...Read More >

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Don't Assume Your Attendees Aren't Interested in Games
An event organizer told me they don’t use gamification at their events because their attendees are mostly women. His organization felt women were just not big gamers and therefore didn’t see...Read More >
Will Periscope and Meerkat sabotage corporate events?
Two new live streaming apps, Meerkat and Periscope, are getting quite a bit of press lately. These apps allow anyone with a smartphone to live stream the events he or she witnesses. Anyone with an...Read More >

What's New

What is Nouvelle Cuisine?
It's light, it's fresh, it's artistic...it's Nouvelle Cuisine. You may have heard the term, but "what is it?" Nouvelle Cuisine is a term coined to describe a new approach to preparation and presentation (plating). This culinary revolution of the 1970s transformed French cuisine. Championed by Henri Gault, Christian Millau, and Andre Gayot in their publication referred to as Le Nouveau Guide (the new guide), it was a response...
Millennials: We GET You! (Infographic)
  One of the most important speeches I ever heard was about how each generation perceives the world. In the case of Boomers such as myself, we couldn't wait to leave our parents' homes to strike out on our own. So when, in some cases, the children of Boomers preferred to live at home, many of us wondered, "What's wrong with them?" RELATED: Your Event Needs More Millennial-to-Boomer Connections The answer was: nothing....
Mobile Smarts: 6 Ways to Save Wherever You Roam
If you're fortunate enough to live in a country that is a member of the European Union, then, due to legislation that comes into effect on December 15, 2015, you'll pay the same rates whether you make mobile phone calls or send text messages in your home country or throughout the European Union. In other jurisdictions, as discussed in a previous Cvent Event Blog post, Travel Tips for Event Planners: Watch Out for Roaming...
What is Nouvelle Cuisine?
It's light, it's fresh, it's artistic...it's Nouvelle Cuisine. You may have heard the term, but "what is it?" Nouvelle Cuisine is a term coined to describe a new approach to preparation and presentation (plating). This culinary revolution of the 1970s transformed French cuisine. Championed by Henri Gault, Christian Millau, and Andre Gayot in their publication referred to as Le Nouveau Guide (the new guide), it was a response...
Millennials: We GET You! (Infographic)
  One of the most important speeches I ever heard was about how each generation perceives the world. In the case of Boomers such as myself, we couldn't wait to leave our parents' homes to strike out on our own. So when, in some cases, the children of Boomers preferred to live at home, many of us wondered, "What's wrong with them?" RELATED: Your Event Needs More Millennial-to-Boomer Connections The answer was: nothing....
Mobile Smarts: 6 Ways to Save Wherever You Roam
If you're fortunate enough to live in a country that is a member of the European Union, then, due to legislation that comes into effect on December 15, 2015, you'll pay the same rates whether you make mobile phone calls or send text messages in your home country or throughout the European Union. In other jurisdictions, as discussed in a previous Cvent Event Blog post, Travel Tips for Event Planners: Watch Out for Roaming...
What to Serve When Meeting Time is Tight
In North America, when the timeframe for a meeting is tight, groups often opt for continental breakfasts* and working lunches to make it possible to cover more meeting content. A typical North American style working lunch is served buffet style in the meeting room. Once everyone has helped themselves, the presentations continue as attendees eat lunch. Sandwiches are another popular option for working lunches. By contrast in...
Luxury Resorts in Latin America
For corporate groups in search of an unforgettable venue for an executive retreat or to reward a team that has produced outstanding results, it isn't always necessary to travel to a destination on the other side of the world. Latin America has a number of hidden gems that are well worth considering. Hotel Punta Islita (Costa Rica) Located in lush rainforest setting on a private beach, Hotel Punta Islita is a cluster of suites...
Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: The 2015 Planner Award Finalists
I don’t need to tell event planners that their job is the 5th most stressful—they already know it. That's why taking time to celebrate our customers is something Cvent loves to do. Not only because event planning is stressful and our customers deserve to be recognized, but also because they are utilizing technology in exciting ways, starting trends, and forging new event experiences for their attendees. We’re in the business...

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Don't Assume Your Attendees Aren't Interested in Games
An event organizer told me they don’t use gamification at their events because their attendees are mostly women. His organization felt women were just not big gamers and therefore didn’t see...
Will Periscope and Meerkat sabotage corporate events?
Two new live streaming apps, Meerkat and Periscope, are getting quite a bit of press lately. These apps allow anyone with a smartphone to live stream the events he or she witnesses. Anyone with an...
7 Ways The Apple Watch Will Impact Meetings and Events
The hottest and what I believe is most fashionable wearable hit the market last week after months of speculation and anticipation. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, the Apple Watch is poised to...

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