3 Evening Event Planning Ideas for Conventions and Conferences

It seems that meeting and event planners are often tasked with coming up with great evening event planning ideas, especially during conventions and conferences. But here's the thing, what is it about a convention or conference that meeting planners think they need to fill up every possible waking minute with an activity? Now before I get the replies that say they have to make the meeting exciting, I want you to know that I understand that. But … [Read more...]

Do You Follow Eventprofs on Twitter? If Not You Are Missing out.

Continuing education is vital for event planning careers. Twitter is a valuable tool for reaching out and networking with other meeting professionals. Our industry is very fortunate to have access to so many event management professionals via social media. Twitter Hashtags, Like Eventprofs, Are a Great Way to Sort through Valuable Information Part of my work day involves social media engagement. With Twitter, I look at the information from my … [Read more...]

Google Plus Communities for Meeting and Event Planners

By now I am assuming that most meeting and event planners are part of the 500,000,000 Google Plus members. What started as an invitation only service has quickly become one of the largest social networking services. It"s often described as Facebook for the business community. Like other social networking sites, there are areas within Google Plus where like-minded professionals can connect. They are called Google Plus Communities and Google Plus … [Read more...]

What If You Plan an Event and No One Wants to Come

Have you ever attended an event and wished you were somewhere else? Or perhaps there have been times when you couldn"t wait to get to a particular function. Can you remember what it was about the events that you didn"t want to attend? Or better yet, do you remember what it was about the events you wanted to attend. These are the questions meeting and event planners tackle as part of their everyday jobs. For me, I have attended events that I … [Read more...]

10 Ways That a Convention Center Helps Meeting Planners

Pretty much every city has a convention center. When you speak with meeting and event planners about using convention centers, usually the comments are about group sizes. Seems the conventional wisdom out there is that convention centers are best utilized by larger groups. While convention centers are very well equipped to handle large groups, you"d be surprised to know that the sales staff also target medium and small sized groups as well. Types … [Read more...]