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    1. Southern California's Top 100 Events 2017

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 21 2017)

      Southern California's Top 100 Events 2017

      Many of Southern California’s buzziest annual events take place amid the glitter of Hollywood, such as the Academy Awards telecast. But the region is also home to more unexpectedly significant events, spread across a huge geographic area as well as a variety of sectors. Technology-related events are gaining momentum in Southern California, with the century-old L.A. Auto Show growing its connected car component and the Code Conference continuing its high-level buzz.

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    2. Your Guide to Engage Communities With Smart Seating

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 21 2017)

      Your Guide to Engage Communities With Smart Seating

      The modern community is made up of people who are eager for real connection. Event planners are often responsible for facilitating that connection, and though the methods are many, it is never easy. The use of digital technology tools at social functions is becoming increasingly popular, but there should be an equal emphasis on the us of design and furniture to create an emotionally engaging experience and stimulate participation.

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    3. How to Use Experiences to Capture the Millennial Market

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 20 2017)

      How to Use Experiences to Capture the Millennial Market

      “Why do we get goosebumps? Why do we get butterflies in our stomach? Why are some of these experiences and events more memorable than others?” asked Michael Blatter, founder and C.E.O. of New York-based agency Mirrorball. Blatter’s team has delved into the research on emotions, psychology, and memory, finding that there are ways to effect the neurochemistry of guests at events.

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      Mentions:   Florida

    4. A Reason to Rethink Your Event Partnerships and Sponsorship Targets

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 16 2017)

      A Reason to Rethink Your Event Partnerships and Sponsorship Targets

      Every nonprofit hopes to set fund-raising records at their annual galas. On Friday evening the Prevent Cancer Foundation did just that with its 23rd annual Spring Gala at the National Building Museum, raising more than $1.58 million and hosting more than 1,000 guests. The organization's keys to success: leveraging its partnerships, targeting new industries for sponsorships, and tweaking its silent auction.

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      Mentions:   David Tutera

    5. What’s Next for Your Event?

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 16 2017)

      What’s Next for Your Event?

      Attendees who return to annual events expect new ideas and inspiration year after year, and planners have to deliver. But where do you begin? In this session, Amanda Matuk, executive producer of the I/O developer conference at Google, shared how her team reinvented the conference in the style of a music festival, changing everything from the venue, the programming, the design, and the catering.

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    6. Could Your Event Expand to a New City?

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 14 2017)

      Could Your Event Expand to a New City?

      Like most nonprofits, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation plans events near its home in Annapolis, Maryland. But in an effort to tap a new donor base, it expanded its footprint with a new event in Washington. Now in its second year, the DC on the Half Shell cocktail party expanded the foundation’s network of donors to the nearby Washington area, about an hour’s drive away.

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    7. Sitting Pretty in Spring: Using Furniture at Your Next Event

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 14 2017)

      Sitting Pretty in Spring: Using Furniture at Your Next Event

      Longer, sunnier days; alfresco dining; vibrant blooms; and finally-in-season fare mean one thing: spring is almost here! As events make their way back outdoors to the long-awaited mild weather (or carefully crafted designs bring that familiar feeling indoors), spring is the perfect time to reinvent your event style and incorporate furniture. Here are some ways that perfect furniture pieces can elevate your spring event. 1. Get the conversation started!

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    8. Southern California Event Trailblazers Inducted Into BizBash Hall of Fame

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 13 2017)

      Southern California Event Trailblazers Inducted Into BizBash Hall of Fame

      BizBash will celebrate veteran event and meeting professionals in Southern California by inducting them into the BizBash Hall of Fame. The honorees are Cheryl Cecchetto, Steve Goodling, Edward Perotti, Sharon Sacks, and the Los Angeles Times’ events team, represented by Scott Dallavo and Hillary Manning. The ceremony, to be held Thursday at the 1220 Event Space at Universal Studios Lot, will also recognize two rising stars in the industry: Caroline Lett and Justin Tribe.

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      Mentions:   USA Today   The New York Times   InStyle

    9. A Producer of Events for Presidents and Pop Stars Shares His Favorite Places

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 9 2017)

      A Producer of Events for Presidents and Pop Stars Shares His Favorite Places

      Scott Mirkin is co-founder, president, and executive producer of Philadelphia-based ESM Productions, an event production company that specializes in the creative design, planning, and execution of high-profile events and broadcast productions. The company, a Roc Nation partner, has produced events for former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj.

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    10. Take a Journey to Celebrate Pure Imagination

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 9 2017)

      Take a Journey to Celebrate Pure Imagination

      More than 350 members of the Bay Area’s event industry elite attended an evening of wonder, inspiration, and creativity for Blueprint Studios' “Just Imagine Open House Showcase” at the company's headquarters in South San Francisco. An array of design vignettes, including wedding, corporate, and innovative 2017 style trends, offered an arena for guests to imagine the possibilities for their future events.

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    11. Using FOMO to Boost Your Event on Social Media

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 8 2017)

      Using FOMO to Boost Your Event on Social Media

      For event planners, FOMO, or the fear of missing out, is a powerful tool. Planners can use social media to stoke that feeling before, during, and after an event and in the process build engagement, attendance, and brand loyalty. Candace Montgomery, senior director of event marketing at Essence Communications, discussed how the company plans its social media strategy for some of its biggest events, from the V.I.P.

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    12. How to Create Brand Loyalty Through the "Un-Event"

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 7 2017)

      How to Create Brand Loyalty Through the "Un-Event"

      Consumers know when they are being marketed to, so the challenge for event professionals is to create experiences that are authentic, personal, and sharable on social media. At Samsung, the mindset is to challenge convention when creating events by reimagining what a traditional event looks like. The result is the “un-event,” which the brand has applied to fashion shows, concerts, cooking demonstrations, yoga events, and more.

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    13. Does Your Event Need a Field Hospital?

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 7 2017)

      Does Your Event Need a Field Hospital?

      The South by Southwest Music Festival kicks off March 13, while Miami Music Week gets underway March 21. Both mark the unofficial start to “festival season,” when cities around the country host huge multiday gatherings of fans spanning a variety of music genres, from electronic dance music to country and rock. These events, which often involve the dicey combination of high heat and controlled substances such as alcohol and drugs, require special attention to issues of health and safety.

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    14. How to 'Shrink' a Room When Your Guest Count Is Too Small for the Space

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 6 2017)

      How to 'Shrink' a Room When Your Guest Count Is Too Small for the Space

      Perception is everything in these situations. If you had that same 150 people in a venue that maxed out at 150, it would have the buzz of a sold-out event. Attendees make judgments like that based not on your actual number, but how that actual number feels in relation to the physical space they're in. Regardless of the solution you choose (see below), you'll want to configure the room in a way that feels intentional and makes people think you were planning on this guest count all along. 1.

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    15. Podcast: Planning Events for Powerful People

      Explore BizBash Media (Feb 28 2017)

      Podcast: Planning Events for Powerful People

      Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Philip Dufour In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, sits down with Philip Dufour, the owner of Dufour & Co. and a longtime Washington event planner. Formerly the social secretary to Al Gore—the first social secretary for any Vice President—Dufour reveals how he transitioned to corporate and nonprofit planning after the 2000 presidential election.

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      Mentions:   David Adler

    16. 10 New Venues in Austin for Spring Meetings and Events

      Explore BizBash Media (Feb 27 2017)

      10 New Venues in Austin for Spring Meetings and Events

      Here's a look at new Austin eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this spring. The new and renovated Austin venues are available for corporate parties, weddings, fund-raisers, outdoor functions, business dinners, teambuilding activities, conferences, meetings, and more.

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    17. Steal These Ideas to Create Inviting Trade Show Booths

      Explore BizBash Media (Feb 23 2017)

      Steal These Ideas to Create Inviting Trade Show Booths

      The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference wraps up today at the Orange County Convention Center. Nearly 43,000 health information technology professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world are at the event for education, networking, and a look at the latest products from more than 1,200 exhibitors. It’s a bustling show floor, and brands work hard to attract attention from attendees as they peruse the aisles.

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      Mentions:   Orange County Convention Center

    18. 10 Essential Points to Include in Your Venue Contract

      Explore BizBash Media (Feb 23 2017)

      10 Essential Points to Include in Your Venue Contract

      Seasoned event professionals leave nothing to chance when it comes to securing what may be an event’s most significant foundational detail: the venue. Include these 10 points in a venue contract to ensure seamless execution with no surprises. 1. Are all financial commitments spelled out? This part may seem the most obvious, but it may also be the most critical.

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    19. 10 New Venues in Dallas/Fort Worth for Spring Meetings and Events

      Explore BizBash Media (Feb 23 2017)

      10 New Venues in Dallas/Fort Worth for Spring Meetings and Events

      Here's a look at new Dallas/Fort Worth eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this spring. The new and renovated Dallas/Fort Worth venues are available for corporate parties, weddings, fund-raisers, outdoor functions, business dinners, teambuilding activities, conferences, meetings, and more.

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    20. Don't Risk Disappointing Your Clients

      Explore BizBash Media (Feb 23 2017)

      Don't Risk Disappointing Your Clients

      By now, most event planners have heard the buzz surrounding event insurance. Sure, you know it exists, but do you really know what event insurance can do for your clients (and ultimately for you)? Markel Event Insurance has been the leader in one-day event and wedding insurance for more than 10 years, and can help clear up some of the confusion for you. There are typically two types of event insurance coverage—event liability and event cancellation.

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    21. 10 New Venues in San Diego for Spring Meetings and Events

      Explore BizBash Media (Feb 22 2017)

      10 New Venues in San Diego for Spring Meetings and Events

      Here's a look at new San Diego eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this spring. The new and renovated San Diego venues are available for corporate parties, weddings, fund-raisers, outdoor functions, business dinners, teambuilding activities, conferences, meetings, and more.

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    22. 10 New Venues in Houston for Spring Meetings and Events

      Explore BizBash Media (Feb 22 2017)

      10 New Venues in Houston for Spring Meetings and Events

      Here's a look at new Houston hotels, conference centers, restaurants, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this spring. The new and renovated Houston venues are available for corporate parties, weddings, fund-raisers, outdoor functions, business dinners, teambuilding activities, conferences, meetings, and more.

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    23. 4 Systems to Streamline Your Event Sponsorship Strategy

      Explore BizBash Media (Feb 21 2017)

      4 Systems to Streamline Your Event Sponsorship Strategy

      Sponsorship dollars are critical for all sorts of events, from trade shows and conferences to festivals and fund-raisers. For brands, these events can provide valuable opportunities to reach their target audience. Here are four online systems to help planners connect with sponsors and manage those relationships.

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    24. 10 New Venues in San Francisco for Spring Meetings and Events

      Explore BizBash Media (Feb 21 2017)

      10 New Venues in San Francisco for Spring Meetings and Events

      Here's a look at new San Francisco eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this spring. The new and renovated San Francisco venues are available for corporate parties, weddings, fund-raisers, outdoor functions, business dinners, teambuilding activities, conferences, meetings, and more.

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