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How to Negotiate a Hotel Room Block

Whether you're organizing a week-long conference or a two-day company retreat, booking accommodations is a huge piece of the planning puzzle. You may dread the prospect of securing a hotel room block for your event, but finding a great deal doesn't have to take hours of research or frustrating negotiations. It's all about knowing what you want, what quest[…]

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How to Negotiate a Hotel Room Block

February 6, 2018
Whether you're organizing a week-long conference or a two-day company retreat, booking accommodations is a huge piece of the planning puzzle. You may dread the prospect of securing a hotel room block for your event, but finding a great deal doesn't have to take hours of research or frustrating negotiations. I[…]

Do You Need Insurance For Your Next Event?

February 1, 2018
Hurricane. Wildfire. Earthquake. A spate of tragic incidents like these have many event professionals wondering how they can and should prepare for the worst (while hoping for the best). If disaster struck their meticulously planned event, would they have enough insurance? And would they know how to respond i[…]

How To Stock A Green Room Your Speakers Won’t Want to Leave

January 30, 2018
A compelling speech or powerful presentation is often the highlight of an event, but what goes on behind the scenes can have a big impact on the performance the audience sees on stage.

A Revamped Event App Connects MongoDB With Its Customers

January 22, 2018
   MongoDB realized it had a problem: The company helps developers to build great applications, but attendees at its annual event weren't as engaged with MongoDB — or with fellow attendees — as the company had hoped.

6 Tips for Attracting a Bigger Flock of Early Bird RSVPs

January 17, 2018
Other than the proverbial worm, everyone loves early birds—especially event professionals. When event attendees buy tickets and register in advance, it simplifies planning and budgeting, and provides a welcome preliminary cash flow.

SAP Teams Up With DoubleDutch to Power Global Events

January 16, 2018
    As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device — SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectiv[…]

2018 State Of Event Tech: Part 3

January 11, 2018
In part one of this series I discussed some of the macro forces shaping event tech in 2018. In part two of this series I discussed the critical role of time.