Planning How-To's

The HeartBleed Bug

As you may have heard in the recent news, the “Heartbleed bug” is a serious security flaw found in the OpenSSL software library, compromising thousands of passwords. This software library is used by many sites like Google, Yahoo, and, which were found to be vulnerable. Keeping client more

10 Active Learning Methods to Retain Short Attention Spans

A huge misconception that has been shaping the design of learning content for meetings and conferences is that, in order to retain the attention of participants, presentations should be short with a new speaker brought on stage. This is based on the fact many studies have concluded that: more

Not Your Standard Chicken Dish

Chicken has long been considered a reliable albeit somewhat boring choice for corporate events, weddings and other special events when budgets are tight. Yet, chicken  is a versatile dish that can be customized to fit just about any theme or occasion. To add excitement to chicken dinners more

Ignite Business Event Expo Keynotes Encourage Persistence and Creativity

A few hours after Ignite Business Event Expo 2014 opened, the booths were temporarily closed and Jennifer Gilbert, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of New York's Save the Date stood at the podium. She quickly moved beyond her polished image and reminded us that while "the scars don't show" more

Ignite Business Event Expo Returns to Toronto with Informative Content #ibe2014

This week, as part of Canada MeetWeek, Toronto's 3rd Annual Ignite Business Event Expo took place. The show, which integrated the arts, kicked off with a dance performance by A2D2 and Mime to Mime. During their opening remarks, Ignite MagazineCo-founders and Co-publishers Richard Elliot and more

The Biggest Problem Facing the Meetings & Events Industry

Cvent’s Senior VP of Sales, Brian Ludwig, recently delivered the keynote at MPI Tech Con in Chicago. His speech discussed the journey that event attendees are familiar with today, but then switched gears to focus on and forecast the attendee experience of the future. In a post-keynote interview, more

Meeting Presentations: How Short Is Too Short?

With companies reducing the amount of time they want employees to be away from the job, the length of meetings has been trending downward for over a decade. This combined with the short attention spans of adult learners has resulted in a drastic reduction in the time allocated for meeting more

Event Planning Inspiration from Toronto's ReelWorld Film Festival

Initially, the similarities between film festivals, corporate events, conferences, and trade shows may not be apparent, however, these seemingly disparate events actually share a number of common elements. The ReelWorld Film Festival, which opened in Toronto a few days ago, is a prime example of more

Goldie and the 3 Digital Marketing Mistakes: An Event Planner's Tale

Once upon a time there was a seasoned and successful event planner named Goldie. Goldie's company, Goldies Good Times Factory, was well-established and did a brisk business built mostly on word of mouth. Clients loved her friendly, personal touch and attention to detail. Her creativity and more

Webinar Q&A: Using Feedback to Enhance Your Events

Last week we hosted the first webinar in our Customer Success Series, Using Feedback to Enhance your Events, and the response was incredible! We had two great Cvent client speakers, Tonya Harris from Council of Great City Schools, and Melody Craigmyle from Almo Corporation, share more
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