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Mar172017
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Invigorating General Sessions

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

After attending myriad conferences, attendees can get tired of the same setup—a presenter doles out information, talking at them for a period of time, they listen and then it’s over. So, it’s important to mix things up and make your conference—and sessions—stand out. If you follow any and all of these tips, you’ll freshen things […]

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Feb222017
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How to Find Sponsors for an Event

BY Mark Novelli|Conferences|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Event sponsors can help immensely with offsetting costs. But finding them can be tricky—you have to know when to do it and how to address the potential sponsor. Once you do find the perfect match (or matches), sending proposal letters, determining the audience, finding the right person to contact and knowing the appropriate time to approach a […]

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Nov32016
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Marriott Simplifies Wi-Fi Purchasing

BY rcmaweb|Suppliers|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Recently, Marriott International launched a program that was created to ease the process of purchasing Internet service for meetings and conventions; the process is more efficient and less complicated and has the ultimate goal of saving meeting professionals time, money and stress. Through the program, named Wi-Fi Simplified, meetings professionals can expect an easy-to-understand pricing […]

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Oct102016
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Mindful Meetings

BY rcmaweb|Suppliers|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

In today’s technologically advanced world, we’re more connected than ever before—and more connected to our smartphones, tablets and computers. While this connectivity is great for personal and professional reasons, it also has its negative sides—we’re always working and not in the present. When attendees head into a meeting or event, they inevitably leave their work […]

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Oct102016
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2016 D6 Conference a Hit With Attendees

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On Sept. 21–23, 1,500 people convened at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky., for the D6 Conference hosted by the D6 Family. The organization’s mission is to encourage families, homes, marriages, leaders and churches to demonstrate Deuteronomy 6 in their lives—a passage in the Bible that speaks to the important role families have in […]

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Sep92016
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Global DMC Partners Hones in on Standardization

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At their annual peer exchange, the destination management company network, collaborated on crisis planning, contracts and proposals.  Global DMC Partners—a network of independent destination management companies and sales advisors—hosted their annual Peer Exchange in Dallas last month, where they worked to finalize a standardized Global DMC Partners Crisis Management Template, GDP Contract and GDP Proposal […]

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Aug122016
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Make Your Conferences Fresh

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

The biggest draw of any seminar is the education, and if your content is stale and irrelevant, your attendance will be low. It’s easy to repeat content year after year, but it’s critical to avoid this pattern. Thus, the importance of offering attractive and timely education opportunities cannot be overstated. Below find ideas on how […]

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Jul72016
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3 must-have apps for meeting planners

BY Laurie Dove|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

When it comes to tools that aid the planning process, there are apps and then there are apps. We’ve tested three apps that get the job done, without requiring a Ph.D. to make them work. Attendify WHAT IS IT? Attendify is a simple and easy-to-use app that helps planners make mobile event apps. These customized […]

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Jun102016
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All On Board the RTD

BY rcmaweb|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Late last month, Denver’s Regional Transportation District launched the much-anticipated A Line, connecting the Denver International Airport to the Denver Union Station in downtown Denver. “World-class meeting and convention destinations offer world-class public transportation for their attendees,” says Richard Scharf, president and CEO, Visit Denver. “Denver offers a stellar public transportation network, and this addition […]

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Jun102016
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The Airbnb of Event Spaces

BY rcmaweb|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Convention centers, hotels and restaurants are used often as event venues. But what about something more unique? Splacer—calling itself the Airbnb of event spaces—allows you to search through a curated list of out-of-the-box spaces from the company’s team made up of architects and designers. The options are typically less expensive—perfect for events and offsite meetings. […]

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