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Chatbots in Meetings and Events

Chatbots in Meetings and Events

Overview As chatbots become increasingly popular, more and more event professionals are considering utilizing them at their events. Wondering if chatbots are a good idea and how you can implement them at your next event? In this on-demand video class, Brandt Krueger,...
Workflow Management and Production Timelines

Workflow Management and Production Timelines

Overview In the business of event management it is critical that timelines are established amongst the planning team, the clients, the suppliers, and the venue. Adherence to these deadlines is paramount to a successful program. This presentation will outline various...
The Path of an Idea: From Inspiration to Execution

The Path of an Idea: From Inspiration to Execution

Overview Sculptures of $1 million worth of office supplies. Chandeliers of paint chips. Walls covered in Post-It notes. David Stark has dreamed up some of the most imaginative and on-message designs seen at events in recent years. He goes behind the scenes of his...
Teleprompters 101

Teleprompters 101

Overview Many clients think it’s cool to have teleprompters on stage at their events. The truth is some speakers and events do require them, while in other instances prompters actually get in the way and ruin the flow of a good presentation. In this class you’ll learn...
Projection Mapping: Case Studies

Projection Mapping: Case Studies

Overview The new generation of projections is widely viewed by event pros as one of the coolest, most transformative new technologies to come along in quite a while. Travis Threlkel will explain how Obscura projected the YouTube Symphony Orchestra onto the outside of...
Projection Mapping and Events: What You Need to Know

Projection Mapping and Events: What You Need to Know

Overview Projection mapping (also known as video mapping) is one of the coolest design techniques to come along in quite some time, creating jaw-dropping animated effects against often unconventional backdrops, such as the side of a building. But what exactly is...
Producing an Effective FundraIsing Event or Gala

Producing an Effective FundraIsing Event or Gala

Overview In this class you will learn how to effectively plan a fundraising gala. From pre- to post-event, explore the fundraising gala and ways in which to maximize your resources, build visibility, strengthen your story, keep organized and lay the foundation for...
In-House Vendors: Pros, Cons and How to Get a Fair Deal

In-House Vendors: Pros, Cons and How to Get a Fair Deal

Overview Many hotels and other venues require or recommend you hire their in-house vendors, often resulting in your having to pay above-market prices. This class will explain situations when you will want to use them and when you should try to avoid using them, and if...
How Sponsors Evaluate and Measure Event Sponsorships

How Sponsors Evaluate and Measure Event Sponsorships

Overview With increasing pressure to drive event revenue, more and more events are turning to sponsors for financial support. Yet many event properties don’t go about pitching sponsors the right way. In this interactive panel, marketers who have put together deals...
How I Pitched a New Event to the CEO—and Pulled it Off

How I Pitched a New Event to the CEO—and Pulled it Off

Overview Many event planners spend their time implementing other people’s visions. But planners who conceive new programs can prove both their own value to an organization and the value of smart, well-executed events. Robin Adelson shares how she conceived the...
How I Reinvented an Iconic Industry Award Show

How I Reinvented an Iconic Industry Award Show

Overview As the man behind the ad industry’s biggest award ceremony, Karl Vontz remade the 53-year-old CLIO’s, changing them from a five-day festival and conference to a one-night award show. Karl will explain how his team listened to feedback from their...
Green Event and Meeting Practices

Green Event and Meeting Practices

Overview At some point every planner will need to evaluate the green practices of their events. There’s been no shortage of dialogue on this topic, yet much of it is confusing, and often inaccurate. This class will start by helping define the landscape and all...
Getting Publicity for Your Event Business

Getting Publicity for Your Event Business

Overview Your company may provide better services, but if your competitors have better press, they’ll take your potential customers and they’ll charge higher prices. In this course, we’ll provide an insight into what editors and publishers look for...
Working With Unions and Convention Centers

Working With Unions and Convention Centers

Overview Anyone who has ever worked in a convention center or dealt with a unionized venue knows that it can be tricky business. Navigating minimums, straight time, specific load in hours can make even the most seasoned event planner want to pull their hair out. In...
Experience Design

Experience Design

Overview We’re all familiar with the concept of event design. In this class, Mark Addison takes things to the next level, and broadens our focus to the entire attendee experience. Here Addison takes us through the creative development of a guest experience and...
Engagement: The New Frontier of Meetings

Engagement: The New Frontier of Meetings

Overview With today’s constant bombardment of technology, planners need to find new and creative ways to compete for their attendees’ attention. In this video class filmed at the Event Innovation Forum, Sharon Fisher discusses three important keys for connecting with...
Dealing With Toxic Employees

Dealing With Toxic Employees

Overview Anyone who’s managed a company or a team long enough eventually has to deal with a toxic employee. Though they manifest themselves different ways, most are overly negative in their attitudes, have lousy work ethics, and consistently blame others for...
Careers in Event Planning

Careers in Event Planning

Overview In the past 10 years the event planning field has become extremely sought-after. Yet for those looking to enter the industry, not all jobs are created equal. This class will describe several different types of jobs in events, as well as several different...
Building and Managing a Volunteer Army

Building and Managing a Volunteer Army

Overview Is it possible to inspire, empower and motivate a team that is working for FREE?! This is a question that many non-profit organizations struggle with when producing large scale events with limited resources. Learn from Laila Brock, Director of Events and Team...
Alternative Projection Shapes and Surfaces

Alternative Projection Shapes and Surfaces

Overview This class counts for .25 CMP Continuing Education credits. CMP Blueprint Section: Meeting or Event Design. Rectangular projection screens are so . . . square. Add some creative punch to your next event and lose the corners. In this class, Brandt Krueger will...

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