Designing Multi-Sensory Events for Better Engagement

According to a recent study by CWT Meetings & Events and London & Partners (the destination marketing organization for the UK’s largest city), over three-quarters of event professionals surveyed said they could do a better job of delivering multi-sensory events. In this survey of over 600 business event organizers, which was released a few weeks[…]

10 Questions to Create Successful and Engaging Meetings

As More Boomers retire and Millennials now officially make up the biggest cohort in the workplace, there has been increasing pressure on meeting organizers to produce more interactive meetings. Gone are the days of didactic lectures in dark convention halls where people queued up at a standing microphone to ask questions IF there was enough[…]

Are You Planning Your Annual Conferences Like It’s Groundhog Day?

February 2 is the day we North Americans seem to be fascinated with whether or not a certain sleepy little rodent gets to see its shadow, signalling the onset of an early spring or six more weeks of winter… Groundhog Day!  A rather odd way to predict the weather, by any measure.  One that mirrors[…]

Building in Time = Happier #Event Participants

“If I could save time in a bottle…” went the 1973 song by Jim Croce. Wouldn’t we all like to do that these days? When was the last time you hear the answer “fine” to the “How are you?” question? Nine times out of ten when that question is asked these days, the answer is[…]

Does Your Conference Have a Manifesto?

“Because it’s always been that way“. A short phrase that could be the reason for your organization’s ultimate demise.   Do you volunteer on committees? Have you ever been on a committee tasked with formulating the program for your association’s next education event? Everyone who participates on THAT committee is eager to contribute; there are[…]

Have #Eventprofs Lost Sight of Their True Purpose?

As event professionals we traditionally have seen our roles focused on logistics — finding the right space, the appropriate set-up for a presentation, the food to be served.  At times we’ve had our “seat at the table” — especially when we’ve seen a need to advocate for meetings as one of several strategic means of[…]