How To Create Family-Friendly Events – Episode 107

April 10, 2018

Family-friendly events can be a challenge for event planners. Often times planning events with kids feels out of our realm or at least out of our comfort zone. Family-friendly events are unknown territory that sometimes we just don’t know how to navigate. That changes today! In today’s episode, we will teach you all about how to create family-friendly events!

Today our iconic guests Chad Collins of Open World Inc., and  Shelley Matheny of KidsAlong Events are here to teach you how to create family-friendly events. They will discuss how to integrate children into events. Talk about what you need to think about when planning events with kids such as staffing, security, and engagement tips. And how you can engage the entire family! You do not want to miss this episode!

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Digital Innovation At Events – Episode 106

April 3, 2018

In the in events industry data is the new gold. Wouldn’t you love to get inside your attendees minds to better your event? With digital innovation at events now you can. Find out how to get important data about your attendees such as what parts of your event they spent the most time in, who they are networking with and beyond. Having access to this type of data allows for you to create the best experience possible for your events in the future.

In this episode of #EventIcons we are joined by the iconic  Charles Truong of PixMob/klik and Victor Bohnert of Innovatis Group. They will discuss digital innovations in events and how to use technology to enhance engagement. They will share all about their platforms and how you can use them to gain insight into your attendees experience, and where they see personalization going for events. You can’t miss this!

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VR At Events- Everything You Need to Know – Episode 105

March 27, 2018

VR at events is a hot industry trend right now. The goal of virtual reality at events is total immersion. You want your attendees to feel like they are in a completely different world. But you also want to make sure your event still involves a human experience, so how do you marry the two? How do you use VR as a group experience and not have it be isolating? What are the challenges of virtual reality at events in the events industry? We will discuss all of this and more in today’s episode.

Joining us today is the ICONIC Jonah Brotman of House of VR. Along with our hosts,  Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting and Tahira Endean of BCIC they will discuss the challenges VR brings to the event industry, differences between AR and VR, advice for using VR in brand activations and experiential marketing and so much more! You can’t miss this!

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Best Social Media Groups For #EventProfs – Episode 104

March 20, 2018

Social media can be a challenge. With all the options available it can be overwhelming finding the right places to be or learning the tools. However, social media can be a great place to find community via social media groups. But how do you decide where to spend your valuable time and effort? What can you do to keep your group engaged?

In this episode of #EventIcons our iconic panel,  David Adler of BizBash, Brittany Bucceroni of BizBash, Lotfi SENHAJI of Event Pros will be weighing in how to find the right social media groups for event profs. They will discuss why you need to be in social media groups. How to find the right groups for you. And how you can build your community through them plus so much more! You don’t want to miss what we have in store so jump into the video below!

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Everything You Need To Know About Creative Event Team – Episode 103

March 13, 2018

Ever feel like event professional associations are all the same? Just pay your fee and boom you are in without any vetting. How do you know if the other members are actually good enough to refer clients to and work with? Are you looking for an organization that is truly full of professionals and high-quality partners? Look no further than Creative Event Team. Currently consisting of only 12 (by choice) of the top leaders in the events industry this is a group you want to strive to be a part of!

In this weeks episode, Terry Quick of ENTCO Intentional, Inc., Tracy Fuller of InnovativEvents Corporate and our very own Will Curran of Endless Events give you the inside scoop on what it is like to be a partner with Creative Event Team. They will discuss the differences between Creative Event Team and other organizations. How you become a member of Creative Event Team, as well as what the requirements are to apply. If you are a highly skilled event professional looking for an amazing tribe you can’t afford to miss this episode!

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The Evolution of Event Tech – Episode 102

March 7, 2018

The evolution of event tech and the evolution of event planners go hand in hand. Technology has completely changed the role of an event planner. In today’s world, you need to be a great event planner. But that is the tip of it, you also need to a marketer, a web developer, and tech guru.  If this overwhelms you, you are in the right place!

In this weeks episode, our iconic guests Liz King of Liz King Events,  David Epstein of Bizzabo, and Michael Judeh of Convene join us to reflect on the evolution of event tech in the last 8 years. They will discuss where they believe tech is heading, onsight engagement tools you can use to enhance your events and so much more! This is an episode you can’t afford to miss.

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Diversity at Events – Best Tips For Event Profs – Episode 101

February 27, 2018

Diversity at events is a crucial part of any successful event. There is more pressure than ever on event organizes to make their events diverse and inclusive. While it may feel overwhelming to do so, we can assure you diversity at events is a great thing. By taking the steps to make a diverse and inclusive environment your event will flourish. Furthermore, when there is diversity and inclusion at events the interactions are more authentic and conversations will bring innovation and challenge naturally.

So how do you ensure diversity at events? How can we take what is unique about every individual in attendance and use it as an advantage? What can you do to leverage diversity at events to make your programs and panels better? Our iconic guest, Adrienne Trimble of Toyota Motor North America and, Audrey Gallien of Catalyst Inc., answer these questions and more in our episode today! You can’t miss it!

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Keeping Event Housing Profitable – Episode 100

February 20, 2018

With the shakeups in event housing recently you may be scrambling to figuring out how to keep event housing profitable. How do you incentivize attendees to stay in your hotel block? What can you do to foster community? Would you like to know how to leverage your locations and negotiate terms? You are in the right place.

In this episode of #EventIcons Jeff Duncan of Meetingmax Inc. and Nadine Spitteler of A111 Power of Conference Service join us to cover everything you need to know to keep your event housing profitable and a great experience for your attendees. They will answer questions about various issues within event housing such as how to encourage attendees to stay in your hotel blocks, how to keep event housing profitable in light of recent events, and how to create a sense of community within your event housing so attendees can find community. You cannot miss this!

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Core-apps: Engage Attendees with Audio Tours and More – Episode 99

February 13, 2018

How do you help first timers at your event feel more comfortable? What are you doing to showcase new parts of your event to reoccurring guests? Are you really showing your attendees what they need to see? We will talk about how to build a community, direct attendees to where you want to showcase, and how to give them the best information without constantly having their phone in their face. We also will touch on how to monetize through sponsorships without sounding like an infomercial. 

In this #EventIcons episode Jesse and Wayne will tell you all about Core-apps, what they are doing, what technology they have available to turn a show floor into a museum-style audio tour and much more! Tune in and enjoy this week’s technology-packed #EventIcons!

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Creating a Epic Team Building Event – #EventIcons Episode 98

February 6, 2018

A team building event can give you a chance to get to know your team better. You can find out teammates strengths and weaknesses and develop better relationships. What does a great team building activity look like? What are the elements that make a great team building experience? If you are curious to know how to create a great team building experience then look no further! This week, we will give you our best ideas! This is your one-stop for everything you need to know about creating an epic team building event!

In this #EventIcons episode, we have two ICONIC guests Sydney Wolf (metroConnections) & Roger Haskett (Engagement Unlimited). They will be discussing their best tips for creating team building events. They’ll be answering all of your questions and sharing their secret tips for developing team events and much more! So listen up!

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