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Q&A: Michael Shannon, Business Events Canada

Q&A: Michael Shannon, Business Events Canada

Overview In this Q&A Webinar, Michael Shannon, CMP of Business Events Canada, shares his insights into promoting a destination, why Canada is a great location for events, and key compliance issues for planning events in Canada. Michael then shares his knowledge of...
Q&A: Jan Altmann, Meetingmax

Q&A: Jan Altmann, Meetingmax

Overview In this Event Leader Q&A Session, Jan Altmann, Growth Manager at Meetingmax, shares his top tips for event housing. He then discusses housing pirates, attrition, and much more. Finally, Jan shares his advice on handling commission cuts. ELI member? Log in...
Q&A: Eileen Bistrisky, Effective Leadership Consulting

Q&A: Eileen Bistrisky, Effective Leadership Consulting

Overview Eileen Bistrisky, MBA, CSEP, CMC, ECPC, ACC is the President and CEO of Effective Leadership Consulting. During this Event Leader Q&A Webinar, Eileen offers her advice about how event business owners can succeed by forming a team with a dynamic set of...
Q&A: Amani Roberts, Amani Experience

Q&A: Amani Roberts, Amani Experience

Overview Amani Roberts, Chief Musical Curator at the Amani Experience shares his advice on DJs, event entertainment and joining industry associations in this Event Leader Q&A Webinar. Amani speaks about how to select a good DJ, how to use music to enhance your...
Video, Graphics and Print File Types: Decoding the Alphabet Soup

Video, Graphics and Print File Types: Decoding the Alphabet Soup

Overview JPEG, EPS, TIFF, BMP, GIF, Vector, low res, hi res… Sometimes conversations about graphics and video can be downright confusing. So many acronyms, so many file types, so many file sizes… A logo or speaker head shot can look fine on your website,...
Q&A: Will Curran, Endless Events

Q&A: Will Curran, Endless Events

Overview Will Curran, Founder of Endless Events, shares his career story and top tips during this Event Leader Q&A Webinar. Will discusses what being a business owner under 20 was like, how he competed against established mega-companies, the concept of lean...
ROI: Measuring Value to Validate Your Event—and You

ROI: Measuring Value to Validate Your Event—and You

Overview ROI (Return on Investment) for events & meetings has gone from a “nice-to-have” philosophical discussion to a “need-to-have” survival strategy. Planners must understand & be able to explain what purpose an event serves, think through how to measure...
Q&A: Aidan Henry, Brink Events

Q&A: Aidan Henry, Brink Events

Overview In this Event Leader Q&A Webinar, Aidan Henry, Founder and Creative Director of Brink Events, speaks about event design, career growth, and entrepreneurship. Don’t miss Aidan’s unique insights about starting his company, collaborating with clients,...
Q&A: Stephanie Gatton, The Juilliard School

Q&A: Stephanie Gatton, The Juilliard School

Overview In this Event Leader Q&A Webinar, Stephanie Gatton, Assistant Director of Special Events at The Juilliard School and Founder of Stephanie Gatton Events, shares her insights into performance-related events and business ownership. Stephanie also speaks...
Q&A: Carina Bauer, IMEX Group

Q&A: Carina Bauer, IMEX Group

Overview Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, is this Q&A Webinar’s featured event leader. During the session, Carina shares her thoughts on company leadership and the value of participating in industry organizations. She also offers her insights into IMEX Group’s...
Prospecting for New Business

Prospecting for New Business

Overview Whether you own your own business, or you are in sales, going after new business is one of the most critical tasks. However, prospecting is often the most poorly executed task, if it’s executed at all. This class will discuss the process for qualifying...
Projection and Display Technology

Projection and Display Technology

Overview In this class Chief A/V Girl Midori Connolly explains everything you MUST know when using display technology at your event. Front projection? Rear projection? How do you decide? Determining which type of projection and is best for you, your environment, your...
Live-Streaming 101

Live-Streaming 101

Overview The people in the room may not be the only ones watching your event live. The advent of Facebook Live, Periscope and other streaming apps has ushered in a whole new element that can potentially transform live events, in ways both good and bad. Smart planners...

Increasing Attendee Engagement at FundraIsing Events

Overview Only a small portion of the attendees at your gala are committed to your organization. The rest are there because they were asked by someone. Your job is to engage and convert them to your cause. This session will explore tactics and strategies for connecting...

Hybrid and Virtual Events

Overview Will virtual events cannibalize live events? If people can attend your in-person meeting via remote access (as in a hybrid meeting) will that cut into on-site attendance? What’s wrong with just sticking a camera in the back of your meeting for remote...

Event Insurance

Overview You can have the best planned event, only to see it go awry through factors beyond your control. Though you can’t control weather, strikes, acts of terrorism, and other unforeseen circumstances, you can properly insure your event against them. This...

Creative Space Planning: Small Events With Big Presence

Overview Experienced event designer Lindsay Landman shares her detailed tricks-of-the-trade for making small events work in large spaces. Whether it is a meeting, cocktail party or wedding, smart use of the materials and service already at your disposal can instantly...

Cost-Effective Lighting Tips for Dramatic Room Design

Overview One way to tell the difference between an experienced event professional and a novice is how they view lighting. The novice thinks about it as an after thought, if at all, whereas the pro integrates it from the beginning, knowing that lighting is perhaps the...

Choosing the Right Tent for Your Event

Overview There are many considerations that need to be taken into account when using tents for an event from the number of guests, location, and design. Lindsay Landman, President and Creative Director of Lindsay Landman Events will review the numerous types of tents...

Catering Creativity Exposed

Overview Bringing creative ideas to food and beverage is not just about props and design, it’s a whole philosophy about making sure the guest says “Wow!”. In this class, one of the country’s most creative, award-winning caterers shares her...

Big Wow Within Budget: Affordable Event Design

Overview Many people can create dazzling events when given huge budgets, but it takes a truly creative professional to do so with limited means. A smart client wants a big bang for their budget. A smart Event Producer knows the tools of the trade to get it done. In...