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      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. Inside the Minds of Trade Show Exhibitors

        Explore BizBash Media (Mar 24 2015)

        Comment Mentions:   Orange County Convention Center   CEIR

      2. Crafting substantive budgets: The future is now

        Explore Plan Your Meetings (Mar 23 2015)

        Regardless of when your event is, there are some budget constants you can sketch out now. Here's how.

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        Comment Mentions:   CMP   Ctsm

      3. Why We Need to Flip Our Classrooms

        Explore Meetings Net (Mar 23 2015)

        Human interaction and experiences cause the learning and networking that attendees rate so highly at meetings. Planners can boost that interaction by turning the traditional breakout session on its head.

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      4. March 23, 2015: the Big Business of Music Festivals, Inside the Luxe World of a Watch Trade Show, Why a Pop Star Is Planning a Tech Festival

        Explore BizBash Media (Mar 23 2015)

        March 23, 2015: the Big Business of Music Festivals, Inside the Luxe World of a Watch Trade Show, Why a Pop Star Is Planning a Tech Festival

        1. THE BIG BUSINESS OF MUSIC FESTIVALS: The top five music festivals based on ticket sales reveal some surprises: Together they pulled in some $183 million in ticket sales, and three of the top five take place in California, including the top festival, Coachella. Forbes: “Last year, the [Coachella] festival brought in an incredible $78 million. That’s an enormous figure, especially considering that they runner up, Texas’ Austin City Limits, only brought in just over $38 million.

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        Comment Mentions:   Boston   Orlando   Chicago

      5. The ROI Of Attending SXSW Interactive

        Explore forbes.com (Mar 22 2015)

        The ROI Of Attending SXSW Interactive

        Even though personally we feel like the intangible results of attending an event such as this are enormous (building new relationships, understanding the latest trends and learning about new technologies, etc), below we have outlined the reasoning and ...

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      6. Highest Event Space in NYC to Open Soon

        Explore Meetings Net (Mar 21 2015)

        Spanning three floors of a tower that rises to the symbolic height of 1,776 feet, the One World Observatory is set to open with restaurants, educational features, event space, and views galore.

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      7. Eventbrite Launches "United States of Events" and Ranks America's Most Event-Going Cities

        Explore Yahoo! Finance (Mar 20 2015)

        Eventbrite Launches "United States of Events" and Ranks America's Most Event-Going Cities

        SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Eventbrite, the global marketplace of live experiences, today released a list of America's most event-going cities and the United States of Events, a visualization of the event-going trends across America's largest 25 cities. Browse the United States of Events interactive to explore each city's surprising interests, from yoga classes in San ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Boston   Chicago

      8. Your Meeting History Is Your Credit Score

        Explore Meetings Net (Mar 20 2015)

        By Rob Carey

        While planners are not required to collect data on how their meeting performs in a destination, those who are diligent about gathering numbers from all the vendors they use and creating a reliable meetings history make their jobs much easier.

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      9. Benchmark Hospitality’s Benchmark Resorts & Hotels Reveal The “Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2015

        Explore Hospitality Net (Mar 20 2015)

        Benchmark Hospitality’s Benchmark Resorts & Hotels Reveal The “Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2015

        Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a division of Benchmark Hospitality International, announces the "Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2015" as observed by its properties. Benchmark Hospitality International is a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, which operates 40 award-winning hotels, resorts, and conference centers coast to coast and off shore. Ted Davis, chief sales & marketing officer for ...

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        Comment Mentions:   CMP   Social Media

      10. JOIN VDA Productions at Boston Design Week!

        Explore A Resource For Event News & Insight (Mar 19 2015)

        JOIN VDA Productions at Boston Design Week!

         VDA Productions is excited to participate in the second annual Boston Design Week with sessions on the following topic:

         “Tips and Tricks for Designing Dramatic Live Event Experiences”­­, Including a Behind- the-Scenes Tour

         

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        Comment Mentions:   New England   Somerville   VDA

      11. Why Converse Turned a Public Plaza Into a Virtual Reality Experience

        Explore BizBash Media (Mar 19 2015)

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      12. The Breakout App of SXSW and What It Means for Events

        Explore BizBash Media (Mar 19 2015)

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      13. Beesy - Take meeting notes with automated To-Do list and Task / Project management

        Explore Downloads (Mar 19 2015)

        Beesy - Take meeting notes with automated To-Do list and Task / Project management

        "Evernote pick" - Evernote"iOS App of the Year nominee" - Macworld UK"...highly impressed by its range of features, ease-of-use and...

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      14. 7 'tech shifts' that will change the way we do business

        Explore rappler.com (Mar 18 2015)

        7 'tech shifts' that will change the way we do business
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      15. Style File: Boston Design Week - Huffington Post

        Explore huffingtonpost.com (Mar 18 2015)

        Style File: Boston Design Week - Huffington Post

        Seeking to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design ,Tony Fusco, co producer of the event shared that, "The vision is to encourage the public to explore architecture, environmental and landscape design , urban design , interior ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Boston   Boston Fashion Week