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.
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[…]
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[…]
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.
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[…]