Planning for More Time During the Holidays

As a meetings and events professional, you know full well that being strapped for time goes with the territory. During the holidays? Well, turn everything up to “11” and...

Stuffing Badge Holders takes Speed, Precision and the VIP Treatment

As a meeting planner, you probably recognize this scenario: Your event begins at 9 A.M. After 3 ½ hours of sleep, you awake at 5:00 A.M. to finish stuffing name tags. “Woohoo…,” you mumble faintly to yourself as you perf another tag from a 6-up sheet. “Only 400 to go…” As event registration experts for


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3 Things this Event Planner Wishes Venues Would Change

The following post by Liz King from the Meet Well blog outlines planners’ wishes concerning meeting and event venues. Read on for the true planner perspective. Event planners and venues. Venues and event planners. The two go hand-in-hand. Venues are one of the first things that event planners look to secure when hosting an event.


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Dreamforce Recap: Survey Says…It Was a Hit!

What do surveys, tie dye and Salesforce have in common? Well, we’re here to answer that for you today. The Inquisium team was in San Francisco October 4-7 at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual user and industry conference. We were the crew in purple tie dye, spreading the word about our new Salesforce Integration. The shirts and


9 Meeting Planning Mistakes to Avoid

To ensure that meetings flow smoothly and achieve desired results, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Ultimately, it is the most senior executive present who has the ability to support or pull the plug on a meeting. A carefully crafted agenda delivered at an appropriate venue are keys for the success


Millennials: We GET You! (Infographic)

One of the most important speeches I ever heard was about how each generation perceives the world. In the case of Boomers such as myself, we couldn’t wait to leave our parents’ homes to strike out on our own. So when, in some cases, the children of Boomers preferred to live at home, many of


The Event Effect CrowdCompass by Cvent

Report: What Do Attendees Want from Your Events?

There you sit. Toiling away for months to make your next event the best one ever. You’ve lost sleep over new event tech and F&B spreadsheets. Driven your friends out of their minds with your unsolicited advice on “resource allocations” and “crowd management” for their kindergartners’ birthday parties. You’ve got a personal relationship with the


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3 Ways To Use LinkedIn for Events

Sometimes LinkedIn gets overlooked in the event-related social media talk. And there is good reason for this: While there certainly are ways to use LinkedIn for events, it has a less viral nature than Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. And it takes a much more intentional focus to make it work for you. That being


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Conference Experience vs. Revenues: Can You Serve Two Masters?

Event planners face growing challenges in today’s hyper-connected world. As conference audiences enjoy greater access to information and people via the web, their conference palates grow more demanding. If someone is going to invest several days and several thousand dollars to attend a live conference, they expect more insight than they can access from their


Hotel Strategy

Conference Sponsors Need an Activation Boost

In today’s crowded marketplace, sponsors need more to justify their continued investment in your event. They’re counting on you to step up and help them capture something bigger. As I scan through a pile of sponsor prospectuses, nearly every one leads with what the conference host will provide (logos, signage, ads, podium time, etc.). A