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Month: June 2012

Where to Hold Your Next Event? Our List of Creative Venues
Jun 06, 2012 by
Have you ever racked your brain for unique and unusual venues that would get your employees, clients, prospects, or attendees enthusiastic to go there? As a corporate event planner, I understand this is one of the most challenging and difficult things to do. Below is a list of some standard places as well as some venues that probably never crossed your mind. I have categorized these venues by type of event. In addition, there is a list of the more popular technology tools when rentin...
Using Free Wi-Fi at Your Event? 3 Reasons Why This is a Bad Idea
Jun 04, 2012 by
Wireless Internet connections at meetings have gone from a "nice to have" to a "must have" for participants because they wish to remain connected to their office and family, even when they are hundreds of miles away from them. With the increased amount of open Wi-Fi "hotspots" in hotels and conference centers, attendees may connect to them without realizing the possible risks of doing so. Lets explain some of the potential risks of connecting to an ope...
Sold-Out Conference with Happy Attendees and Sponsors! Learn How To Do It
Jun 01, 2012 by
On May 29-31, The Wall Street Journal's "D: All Things Digital" conference was held in Rancho Palos Verdes, a suburb of LA. This conference attracted big name speakers such as:  Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, just to name a few.  BizBash recently interviewed Lia Lorenzano-Kennett, General Manager at All Things Digital/The Wall Street Journal to learn how they made this conference successful. Belo...
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