Gaining a Roundtrip View of the RFP Process

Gigi Gleason at Autodesk and Chays Sayre with Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma teamed up for a Cvent CONNECT session that walked attendees through a “roundtrip view” of the RFP...

Bar Basics: Host vs Open Bars

In the event world, questions get thrown at us and sometimes we don’t know the answer right away. One question you might get asked is what type of bar you should have. This question can be answered easily, but you need to know the basics. There are two main types of event bars: host and


Motivational Quotes for Stressed Planners

Do you ever get stressed? When I say stressed, I mean head banging against the wall, questioning your ability to do your job type of stressed. If you do, you’re not alone. The event industry tends to induce a lot of stress. I mean a lot. This is no surprise considering event planning is ranked


Big Question: What’s a Meaningful Experience?

There’s talk around the water cooler about the importance of meaningful engagement for creating an event experience that wows audiences. But what exactly does that mean? And how does it translate into actionable strategies? We’ve given this question a lot of thought. The goal of every event planner is for attendees to fully participate in


Budgeting: How to Estimate Coffee Consumption

One of the most common conversations you’ll hear in the event planning industry is about coffee consumption. How is my company charged? Per gallon or per cup? Can I put a cap on how much is consumed, so I don’t exceed my budget? What quantities of consumption should I expect with a group of my


The Right Prescription for HCPs to Attend Medical Meetings

For life sciences companies, attracting Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) to their events is a key to success. When choosing the events to attend, HCPs are looking to stay up to date on the latest trends for their specialties, meet with experts or key opinion leaders, and network with colleagues. At Cvent CONNECT, Ashfield Meetings and Event’s


Easy Ways to Donate Your Leftover Event Food

Almost every event involves food, but have you ever thought about what happens to the leftovers when the event ends? Where does everything go? If you’re lucky, then all the food that you spent hours ordering for your event perfectly matched the number of attendees you had. Does this happen? Sure, but a lot of


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Unlock Better Room Block Management with Cvent Passkey

Room block management is a painful part of the event planning process. It involves tedious back and forth between the planner and hotel venues. Information passed manually is insecure, posing a great deal of information risk. Human error leads to incorrect reservations and annoyed attendees. And planners cannot manage their attrition commitments. Enter Cvent Passkey


How to Implement Crowdsourcing at Your Events

The idea that a group of people can combine their knowledge and come to more accurate conclusions than an individual is not a new one. The ‘wisdom of crowds’ concept was first discovered in 1906 by Francis Galton, a British statistician when 800 people at a fair engaged in a competition to guess the weight


5 Things Event Planners Should Know

Being a successful event planner is synonymous with juggling fire in front of a crowd. It’s difficult, but brilliant when done correctly. Whether you’re an event planner by profession or by chance, this blog is for you. These are five things event planners should know. The importance of… Organization Before you dive in head first