An elite planner sits down with a behavioral scientist about removing clutter to retain attendees’ attention.
The link between integrity and trust cannot be overestimated in a leader’s ability to inspire loyalty.
If you have an event and consider customer service a priority, you are going to need a chatbot. The only question is: How are you going to build your bot?
You unexpectedly have time for a 20-minute workout, and you’d love to cram some exercise in. But is 20 minutes really long enough to get a decent workout?
It is imprudent for you to underestimate the power of informal networks by saying they are merely “nice-to-have.”
Whatever your budget may be, these are five ways you can maximize your investment at a trade show
MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer reflects on a last minute crisis with MPI's keynote speaker last year in Las Vegas and demonstrates what planners
We present four expert-vetted tips for how to help you reach your next events destination healthy, safely, soundly and sanely.
Teambuilding exercises get stale and can make them an ineffective attendee nightmare. Award-winning composer, Billy Kirsch, suggests using songwriting
With more and more attendees expecting meaningful wellness initiatives at events, meeting planners feel pressured to devise new activities that are simple
International relationships take time to develop. Try these tricks the next time you’re working with exhibitors or suppliers from abroad.
Social media expert Alex Plaxen demystifies how Generation Z communicates online—and how to use that information to build a targeted marketing strategy.
Connect speaker Brandt Krueger reviews the most important features any event app should include.
Have you ever tabled an idea because you thought your boss wouldn’t be on board? You must understand decision-makers think before you pitch ideas to
To avoid so-so evaluations and declining attendance numbers, planners should apply design thinking to develop and deliver new program experiences.
With a bit of planning ahead, you can transform your smartphone into a powerful productivity tool that can (almost) replace your laptop during flights.
Late to the VR/AR party? Jim Spellos shares everything you need to know about the altered-reality technologies changing the way we experience things.
Operating through a lens of one or more backup styles prevents people from reacting, responding or performing in the way we should.
Projection mapping can enhance your event design, but at what cost? Keep expenses low with these four tips.
Don’t let your event become obsolete. Learn what disruptive innovation is and how it plays an essential role in the life (or death) of a company.
Here are five ways planners can revalidate your event design to pique attendee interest and revive your meeting or conference.
Don’t let fear of failure keep you from following your passion. Implement these five steps into your life to turn your dream job into a reality.
An unengaged audience is the worst nightmare for a panel. Planners can assist panelists by suggesting these techniques to connect to the audience.
Brush up on how to properly control your AV costs while taking into consideration the best tools for your event.
We all start as task managers; but if you want to take your career to the next level, becoming a strategic planner is a must.
Dishing out “no thank-you’s” is essential for maintaining work-life balance and avoiding feeling overwhelmed.
We explore a strategic timeline to ensure you engage participants before, during and after your event.
Event planner burnout is a common problem within the industry, but it is possible to put on a successful event without crossing into exhaustion.
With the right AV team and some creativity, the sky is the limit for what virtual reality and 360-degree can do for events.
Encourage attendees to interact with your brand on-site during a conference or event by creating a custom Snapchat geofilter.
Preventing personal cyberattacks starts with being aware, then minimizing risk. Here are five steps to protecting your own security.
“Unsubscribe" author Jocelyn Glei shares why we're so addicted to email and how we can communicate in a more effective, manageable way.
The planner-vendor relationship should be a well-oiled machine, but that's not always the case. Here are three common ways you annoy your vendors.
Is your personality a blue, a yellow, a red or a white? Jeremy Daniel, VP of training at the Color Code, describes what motivates individuals in each color.
BEOs establish all the setup information for a meeting, including F&B orders, AV needs and other details crucial to executing a successful event. Take
Pros in event photography share their top tips for getting the most bang for your buck and scoring photography worthy of a double take.