Great First Impressions Start at Registration

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

When to Open and Close Online Registration

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

Planning an Expo: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

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

5 Keys to Event Success: Goal Setting

The well-known adage, “A goal without a plan is just a dream,” is remarkably true. That’s why setting defined goals for your event and developing a plan for how you’ll achieve them is a plan for event success. By

5 Ways to Promote Your Event to Create Sizzle and Buzz

Let’s be blunt: marketing can make or break an event.  Effective attendee marketing gets butts in seats – and the right butts – which can drive revenue, create buzz, and in all cases, makes exhibitors happy. So how

9 Innovative Ways to Find Great Speakers

Speakers are a vital component to any event - and can be one of the most difficult.  Finding enough speakers to fill your agenda is one thing; finding the right speakers is another.  The typical call for papers is a

The Secret Sauce to Event Success: A Compelling Theme

Pasta without sauce is edible but it sure lacks flavor and pizazz. Similarly, meetings without a theme or personality can be staid, boring and flavorless. Leaving this important ingredient out could compromise not

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