Our #EventIcons Favorite Events- Episode 85

November 7, 2017

This week we have a special episode! Our hosts Will Curran (Endless Events), Brandt Krueger (Event Technology Consulting) and Laura Lopez (Social Tables) are sharing their favorite events they have attended. The conversation also covers what events they are looking forward to attending soon! You can’t miss this show!

In other news! We are VERY excited to announce the launch of #EventIcons on Zoom! This is something we have had in the works for awhile, and it’s finally launched! Zoom allows us to go on Facebook Live so tune in and check it out!

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How To Bring Local Flair To Your Event – Episode 84

October 31, 2017

Events are now expected to bring a local feel to their experience! But, how can you bring local flair to your event? We’re going to tell you how! This week our ICONIC guest panelists are Andy Acs (TripScout), Erin Icenhour (Visit Charlotte), and Tressa Rini (Hello! Arizona Destination Management) and they are joining us to answer all of your questions on this topic.

Some topics our guests address in this episode include: advantages of bringing local flair to an event, benefits for planners to choose a unique venue, trends of AR and virtual events and SO MUCH MORE! This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

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Bizzabo – The world’s fastest growing event tech company – Episode 83

October 24, 2017

Do you know Bizzabo started its journey from a garage? Want to know how this popular event tech company has grown into the giant it is today? In this week’s episode, Our ICONIC guests David Epstein (Demand Generation Director at Bizzabo) & Brandon Rafalson (Content Marketing Strategist at Bizzabo) are here to tell us all about it!

In this #EventIcons episode, David and Brandon will be discussing the evolution of Bizzabo. They will be sharing their favorite tech with us and where they see event apps and event marketing tools heading in the near future. There is so much insight to be gained from this episode and we are giving you direct access!

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Are You Creating Sustainable Events? - Episode 82

October 17, 2017

The choices we make in the event industry make a huge impact on our world. Each event we plan, we have a choice to help or hurt our environment as a result of what we create.  How do you go about creating sustainable events? What makes an event sustainable?  If you are curious about creating a “greener” event, you won’t want to miss this!

In today’s episode, Kerem Baran (Boomset), Hans Etman (Masters in Moderation) and Nancy Zavada (MeetGreen) join us to answer all your questions on this hot topic. They’ll  be discussing the trends in creating sustainable events. Furthermore, how to measure sustainability and much more.  Stay tuned for an interesting discussion that you won’t want to miss!

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Show Calling and Production – Everything You Need To Know – Episode 81

October 10, 2017

A show caller (or producer) combines all components of an event to make the show a success. It’s not an easy job! This week our ICONIC guest panel includes Stephen Bowles (Founder of ShoFlo) and Keith Oberfeld (Founder of KBOGroup, Inc.). They will be sharing with us everything you need to know about show calling and production. This episode is one you don’t want to miss!

In this #EventIcons episode, Stephen and Keith will be answering all of your questions and discussing the typical role of show caller, the Shoflo evolution, and how technology impacts a production company. Tune in and find out why show calling and production is the key to success for events.

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  • Shoflo An event production software for live events.
  • KBO Group Planners and producers of shows and events.
  • The Production Channel (an event production blog, podcast, and resource for those who work in the live events industry)
  • Dropbox (secure file sharing and storage)
  • ShowFlow (user programmable, stand alone, show control software that lets you design and program your entire show)
  • Intercom (customer messaging platform)
  • Clear-Com (communications equipment company)
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How to Engage Your Live Stream Audience – Episode 80

October 3, 2017

It is now an expectation that events have an online aspect. Anyone can add an online element, but how do you make that element valuable and engage your live stream audience?  Strategic thinking is required to organize and provide a positive remote experience. There is no point to be live if you are not going to engage actively with your remote viewers. Need more ideas on how to improve engagement with your audiences? Check this out! 

In this episode of #EventIcons our guests Martin Shepherdly of Be There Global (UK) Ltd and Paul Cook of Planet Planit guide us through how to create a fantastic remote experience, and the best tips for remote engagement. Watch below to ensure your remote audience feels engaged and part of your next event!

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Everything You Need To Know About Phoenix Comicon – Episode 79

September 26, 2017

Phoenix Comicon creates a community where people passionate about pop culture come together. As a result, they bond over their passions and celebrate their inner geek through celebrity panels, interactive events and much more. In this week’s episode, we cover everything you need to know about Phoenix Comicon.

Phoenix Comicon stands out from the many other events in this niche. In this episode, two iconic event professionals, Matt Solberg (Director of Phoenix Comicon) and Joe Boudrie (Director of Programming for Phoenix Comicon) are laying it all out on the table. They will be sharing how they leveraged their knowledge and experiences and used them to scale Phoenix Comic so rapidly into an iconic event, and the challenges they face. They’ll also be discussing how they attract celebrities, and fans in this soul-bearing episode. There so much insight to be gained from these event pros and we are giving you direct access!

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How to Write Content for Event Planners – Episode 78

September 19, 2017

What content gets the attention of event planners? Why is content so important in the events industry? Why should planners read content? This week we are tackling these questions and more as we address the topic of How to Write Content for Event Planners.

We are joined by the iconic David Budimir (Author at Social Tables) to discuss these questions and get some in depth insight into how event planners can find and follow the latest and most informative content. We’ll also talk a bit about what topics are hot right now, and how writers measure success and continue to give their followers the content they want and need. Tune in and discover everything you need to know about how to write content for event planners! Make sure to subscribe to our blogfor epic content straight to your inbox.

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Sh!t Event Planners Say, Part II – Episode 77

September 12, 2017

This week marks a special anniversary for #EventIcons – one of our most popular annual shows – Sh!t Event Planners Say! We’ve got the icon, the man himself, Aaron Kaufman. He is back to tackle this awesome topic again. Live and uncensored! You don’t want to miss this!

You can always count on Aaron to tell it like he sees it. His honest and insightful commentary is refreshing and to the point. We’ll discuss things event planners say that they shouldn’t, things they don’t say that they should, and the things they say that just make veterans of the industry shake their heads.

Tune in and find out why COLLABORATION is KEY!

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  • Fifth Element Group
  • SEARCH Foundation – Assisting Event Professionals in Crisis. The SEARCH Foundation was formed in 1997 to assist special event, meetings, and hospitality professionals faced with a life threatening illness. Since that time it has expanded to include not only illness, but also any catastrophic occurrence. The events industry is a group of passionate professionals made up of many small business owners. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the recent storms in Houston and the surrounding areas. Please contact us for more information, for assistance, or to donate.
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The Waste Management Open, The Greatest Show on Grass – Episode 76

September 5, 2017

We have a special show this week! We are joined by two of the key powerhouses that help pull off the Waste Management Open (WM Open), also known as The Greatest Show on Grass. Our iconic guest panelists are Brady Castro of PRO EM and Heather Holland, a freelance associate producer who has worked with PRO EM for several years.

The WM Open is not your average golf tournament; Brady and Heather explain how they help to make it such an amazing event and keep those huge crowds growing and coming back year after year. This amazing event has multiple special features that make it stand out from the rest and we will be discussing those in today’s episode. Things like the 16th Hole (a megastructure they construct) and the famous Bird’s Nest. Intrigued? You should be! Join us as we delve into the behind-the-scenes happenings of this awesome event – The Waste Management Open.

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