Planning How-To's

Trinkets and Treats for Movie Inspired Halloween Events

Pumpkins and ghosts and witches, oh my! These are typical Halloween party decorations. Event planners who want to kick things up a notch will find inspiration from movies for decor, sound effects, and Halloween treats. Many decorations can be picked up at the last minute. Be sure you get more

Combating Chronic Zombiosis at Your Meetings

Groooaaannnnnn. Are you ready to rid your attendees of these demonic doldrums? Don’t worry, we have some eerily effective tactics for helping you avoid this dreaded ‘zombiosis.’ Here are a few, easily digestible tips on how to keep your attendees spellbound, on the edge of their seats and more

Out with the Old, In with the Blue

Feeling blue? In recent weeks, you may have noticed that your account got a makeover. With the Blue Release, Cvent introduced a more modern and cleaner UI. At first glance, you'll notice those product-specific tabs are gone. If you're using solutions other than the Supplier Network, you will be more

Rapid Recovery: When Mother Nature Hits Your Event Destination

Just over a week ago, less than an hour after I walked in the door after a great week at IMEX America, some disappointing news landed in my email inbox. Several rooms in the beautiful boutique hotel where I had helped one of my corporate clients arrange a buy-out for a weekend retreat had more

7 Social Media Take-aways from 4 Celebrity Event Planners

It's not surprising that celebrity event professionals and event designers who have moved into the upper echelons of the industry are also social media mavens. Today, we feature lessons for building a powerful social media presence from 4 celebrity event industry professionals who rock social more

Event Horror Stories: Night of the Zombie Attendees

Did this episode sound familiar? Read below, and see how you can avoid a similarly gruesome fate at your events! Human beings are social creatures. They yearn for engagement—in fact, they need it. Live events are a great way to keep people engaged, but sometimes they aren’t enough to hold everyone’ more

#IMEX14 Event Ideas II: Food and Beverage

Whether it's a conference, recreational corporate event, or business meeting, food and beverage choices require careful consideration. It's easy to fall into a rut.  Fortunately, tradeshows like IMEX America are the perfect place for event planners to pick up ideas for their own events. more

Revealed for 2014: Most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean

Planners take note: Cvent has revealed its annual list of the 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean.  “Resorts remain a popular and desirable choice among meeting planners for group business because of their all-in-one capabilities that are attractive for more

#IMEX14 Event Ideas: Fun and Games

When guests attend the same corporate events annually, it's important to keep their experience fresh and exciting. Fun and games entertain during social events, make great energizers, and add variety to team building and training. Here are 6 fun ideas from in and around IMEX America 2014: Selfie more

There's an App for That: Texas Book Festival, Austin

Characters and ideas on a page given imaginative expression by the author bring a book to life. When a festival convenes 285 authors to meet the book-reading public, there's true magic as favorite authors take the stage, in the flesh, and read from their works. Want to tap into that inspiration more
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