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5 Easy WAYS TO Stay Within Your Association’s Conference Budget

Posted by Kate Dodd

July 17, 2017

Budgeting is a pretty normal part of our lives. We have budgets for just about everything: Saving for a house, grocery shopping, planning a vacation, wedding planning, and the list goes on!

If you’re an event planner, then you know how important it is to plan a budget and to stay within it. At the same time, you want to plan a conference or annual meeting that will be memorable in the years to come. So how do you do that and still remain within the constraints of your budget?

Here are 5 easy tips to follow if you want to stay within your conference budget while hosting an event that your members won’t forget anytime soon.

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning, Assocation Event, Assocation Conference

Using Drones at Your Event

Posted by Kate Dodd

July 05, 2017

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), more commonly known as drones, can be used for just about everything these days. From military operations to Amazon deliveries, and now even sold for entertainment use in your backyard, drones are showing up in the air in places you may not have expected.  Drones can even provide an added benefit to your event or tradeshow by bringing a new element of technology and excitement.

How do you know if drones would be a good addition at your show? Consider these ideas when determining if drones are right for your event.

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning, Drones, Event Drones

“One of the best things about Expo Logic is their customer service”

Posted by Kate Dodd

July 05, 2017

Case Study: Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NMLI)

Holding 9 major meetings a year ranging in size from 150-15,000 attendees, NMLI had an ongoing staff burden to manage registration and print badges in-house.

“We were spending hours pre-printing name badges and stuffing them into packets. Our staff was becoming overwhelmed with changes and corrections to name badges alone prior to each meeting,” says Stephanie Armbrust, Meetings Registration Coordinator for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance.

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning, Case Study, Success Story

How to Catalyze Your Entire Association to Impact Event Revenue

Posted by Kate Dodd

July 03, 2017

Is your association getting ready for a big event right now? Head on over to your event team’s desks. I’ll wait.

You there? Ok – see the crazed look in their eyes? The un-brushed hair and seven o’clock (yes, seven) shadows? That is, if you can get to them through the piles of event décor, signage and collateral. How are their thumbs? Their voice? Texting, emailing and calling so many vendors and partners and speakers in a day does take its toll…

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Marketing, Event Management, Increase Attendance, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Increase Event Revenue, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Association Event

Getting Personal: 6 Ways to Incorporate Attendee Personalization

Posted by Kate Dodd

June 30, 2017

Good friends know you by name. They know your favorite color and how you take your coffee. It’s a personal relationship that’s special and meaningful – and one that savvy event professionals are working to cultivate with their attendees. 

Attendee personalization is one of the top trends in event planning today.  Why should your next event include some degree of attendee personalization?

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning

Measuring Up: 9 Metrics to Track Event Success

Posted by Kate Dodd

June 26, 2017

Measuring event success is an important step which shouldn't be overlooked. Measuring success ensures you’re delivering on expectations for all of your key stakeholders: attendees, exhibitors, speakers and more.

Regardless of your event goals (increasing brand awareness, driving revenue, improving attendee satisfaction or others), here are 9 important KPIs to consider when measuring event ROI:

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning

"Expo Logic Revolutionized Our Event Registration Process and Made it Better"

Posted by Kate Dodd

June 22, 2017

Case Study: The Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

Each year, between 2,500 and 3,500 individuals attend the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting and badges must be provided for each attendee. Prior to using Expo Logic’s badge[on]demand™ services, AALS would go through the painful process of pre-printing badges before each event and handing them out to attendees on-site.

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning

Great First Impressions Start at Registration

Posted by Kate Dodd

June 16, 2017

Everyone has heard the saying “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.”

When it comes to your event, that all-important first impression starts at registration.

As any seasoned event planner will tell you, ensuring that first impression is flawless is absolutely paramount. Attendees who have a wonderful experience with on-site registration are more likely to “start off on the right foot,” enjoy the event and view it in a positive light. Attendees who have a poor initial experience, often view the rest of the event in a negative way.

To avoid first impression mishaps at your next event, we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips to get your event off to a good start.

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Marketing, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, conference venue, Conference Theme, Conference Speaker, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning, Exhibition Planning

When to Open and Close Online Registration

Posted by Kate Dodd

June 16, 2017

Online registration has made a once arduous process infinitely more streamlined for both attendees and event administrators. Setting up your online registration can take just a few minutes, but just because you can open registration immediately, does that mean you should?  Open too early and you risk excessive cancellations and lackluster buzz. Open too late and attendees may not have enough time to plan travel or fit the event into their schedules. So where’s the sweet spot for opening and closing your online registration?

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Marketing, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, conference venue, Conference Theme, Conference Speaker, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning, Exhibition Planning

Planning an Expo: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

Posted by Kate Dodd

June 09, 2017

A well-organized expo can mean ultimate success for your event. Happy (and hopefully returning) exhibitors, increased brand awareness, and relationship building are all benefits of a successful expo.  But expos can be fraught with issues like too few attendees, unhappy exhibitors, severe weather and paperwork nightmares.

Take a deep breath. While planning your expo involves many different components, our checklist will help you make sure nothing falls through the cracks.

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Event Marketing, Event Management, Conference Marketing, conference venue, Conference Theme, Conference Speaker, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning, Exhibition Planning

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