The news hit the wire yesterday that Cvent has announced its intent to acquire QuickMobile, one of the original pioneers of the event tech category. The deal is expected to close as early as this month.
After countless hours of planning, all event professionals can do in the minutes before the doors open to their event is try to breathe, and stay calm. But it's hard to breathe steadily knowing that attendees are relying on your team to keep them engaged, entertained (and fed).
If event planners could see the future, they'd never have to worry about keynote addresses dragging on or expert panels running too short. They would know exactly how to time their events for maximum audience engagement.
Question-and-answer sessions following a panel or keynote are one of your attendee's best opportunities to engage with your event. But due to their unpredictable nature, Q&As are also notoriously difficult to moderate.
Last week the entire DoubleDutch team met in the valley of the sun for an unforgettable company offsite jam-packed with goal setting, learning, and even some karaoke.
Landing the right sponsors is a key factor in getting your event off the ground. Between venue, food, speakers, and logistics, events can be costly to produce. Not only can sponsors defray some of your expenses, a well-known brand can also help you reach your desired audience and burnish your event's profile.
No event pro wants their event to be a networking flop. Worst-case scenario: You end up with a group of bored, uncomfortable professionals awkwardly standing around a half-empty venue like kids stuck at a middle-school dance. To avoid that fate, it's essential to set the stage before, during and after your ev[…]