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      Meghan Welborn

      Meghan Welborn is Senior Director of Marketing at VDA Productions. Meghan is responsible for all aspects of client interaction, marketing and public relations. Over the past fifteen years, she has held senior marketing and sales roles in several global design companies.

    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. Twitter’s Head of Global Events Wants to Go ‘Bigger, Deeper, Brighter’

        Explore Event Marketer (7 hours, 29 min ago)

        Twitter’s Head of Global Events Wants to Go ‘Bigger, Deeper, Brighter’

        Twitter Commons served as an oasis away from the busy show floor.

        For many companies, CES is strictly a forum for a technological show and tell. But for others, the world’s largest trade show is an opportunity to demonstrate who their brand is and where it’s headed. At this year’s event, held Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Twitter took the latter approach—and ran with it.

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        Comment Mentions:   Las Vegas

      2. 6 Ways Coachella Is Redefining Concert Events

        Explore Event Manager Blog (8 hours, 39 min ago)

        6 Ways Coachella Is Redefining Concert Events

        Think concerts are all the same from a hosting standpoint? Coachella Music and Arts Festival sets the bar high. Here’s how it’s redefining the concert space. The Coachella Music and Arts Festival is an annual celebration of all kinds of music, from established artists to reuniting bands, and brand new acts as well as art […]

        The post 6 Ways Coachella Is Redefining Concert Events by Christina Green appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      3. 22 Great Event Destination Websites

        Explore Event Manager Blog (8 hours, 40 min ago)

        22 Great Event Destination Websites

        Here are some of the best destination websites, guaranteed to leave you with a sense of wanderlust. Tourism boards and destination websites help to provide valuable information for event planners, whether you’re a traveler who likes to visit events in other countries or if you are specifically looking to plan an experience globally. This collection […]

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      4. Special Events Awards Got Light 2017 Winner of Best Use of Lighting - Benzinga

        Explore Home | Benzinga.com (9 hours, 59 min ago)

        San Francisco's leading lighting design team Got Light has been named Special Events 2017 Gala Award Winners for Best Use of Lighting at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening Gala. "Receiving our second consecutive Special Events Gala Award is an ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Special Events

      5. New Legislation Could Help Event Professionals Beat The Bots

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Jan 16 2017)

        New Legislation Could Help Event Professionals Beat The Bots

        Just about anything a human can do on the web these days can also be done by a machine. These days, the bots are even ordering tickets for events, often to be resold at a price higher than face value. We investigate this new threat and what this means for event professionals. Have you ever […]

        The post New Legislation Could Help Event Professionals Beat The Bots by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      6. The Secret Power of To-Do Lists

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Jan 16 2017)

        The Secret Power of To-Do Lists

        Event planners love a list. What is the secret power of to-do lists, why they are so beneficial and how can you get the most out of them? Are to-do lists obsolete, or essential? Loved, loathed or misunderstood? The age old to-do list is not a new tool and you will often find them seeping […]

        The post The Secret Power of To-Do Lists by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      7. 6 Tips for Planning a Business Conference in 2017

        Explore Business.com (Jan 15 2017)

        6 Tips for Planning a Business Conference in 2017

        The event landscape is changing, and 2017 is expected to bring new trends that event planners really should be privy to. Conference attendees have different expectations. You need to be up-to-date on what these expectations are to incorporate new ...

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      8. Travel Megatrends 2017: Festivalization of Meetings and Events

        Explore skift.com (Jan 14 2017)

        Travel Megatrends 2017: Festivalization of Meetings and Events

        The Google I/O 2016 developer conference in California, where Google launches its newest technologies, is a good example of the festivalization of meeting design . Inspired by cult-like events such as Coachella and Bonnaroo, Google I/O 2016 took place ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Las Vegas   Cirque du Soleil

      9. 23 Instagram Event Planner Accounts to Follow in 2017

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Jan 14 2017)

        23 Instagram Event Planner Accounts to Follow in 2017

        Here are some of the best Instagram event planner accounts that you should be following for 2017, whether it’s inspiration, ideas or just stunning photography there is something on here for everyone. There is nothing like showcasing your work on social media, and Instagram is perfect for event planners because it is the most visual […]

        The post 23 Instagram Event Planner Accounts to Follow in 2017 by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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        Comment Mentions:   Miami

      10. Improve Your “Digital Stamp”: 5 Online Leadership Tips

        Explore Meetings Net (Jan 13 2017)

        Improve Your “Digital Stamp”: 5 Online Leadership Tips

        Your digital footprint (what you post online) plus your digital shadow (what others post online about you) is your "digital stamp." Author Erik Qualman shares five tips from his research into the habits of digital leaders and improving your "stamp."

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        Comment Mentions:   Digital   PCMA   LinkedIn

      11. Gala Winners Named at The Special Event 2017

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jan 13 2017)

        Gala Winners Named at The Special Event 2017

        Winners of the Special Events magazine 32nd annual Gala Awards were honored last night at the final-night celebration of The Special Event 2017

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        Comment Mentions:   Las Vegas   Orlando   CMP

      12. Free WiFi on Domestic Flights – A Deal Breaker For Event Professionals

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Jan 12 2017)

        Free WiFi on Domestic Flights – A Deal Breaker For Event Professionals

        When choosing a location for an event, there are many things for to consider, not least, how attendees will get to and from the event. Part of that decision, if it’s not already, will be which airlines fly there and what in-flight services are offered. This week, New York-based airline, JetBlue announced that they have […]

        The post Free WiFi on Domestic Flights – A Deal Breaker For Event Professionals by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      13. 5 Event Case Studies

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Jan 12 2017)

        5 Event Case Studies

        Event planners are creating effective and successful events every single day, but on the whole we could do better with sharing event data and best practice. Here are 5 event case studies we can all learn from. Whether it is down to time, client confidentiality or protecting our ideas and ways of working eventprofs seem […]

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      14. Bold Campaign Works with the U.N. to Raise the Profile of Events

        Explore Meetings Net (Jan 12 2017)

        Bold Campaign Works with the U.N. to Raise the Profile of Events
        By Fiona Pelham
        Initiatives dovetail with 2017 Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
        The United Nations will launch the Year of Sustainable Tourism on January 18, and Fiona Pelham, immediate past president of Meeting Professionals International, is working with the U.N.'s World Tourism Organization to create a campaign that brings meetings and events into the picture.
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        Comment Mentions:   Meeting Professionals International   Destination Marketing Association International

      15. Sessions, Style and SEARCH at TSE 2017

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jan 12 2017)

        Sessions, Style and SEARCH at TSE 2017

        The Special Event 2017 kicks off in Long Beach, Calif., yesterday with a packed schedule including education sessions, exhibit booths, the Wedding Event, and the annual SEARCH fundraiser.

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