Everything You Need to Know About C2 Montreal – Episode 139

November 27, 2018

C2 Montreal is completely different from any event out there. C2 Montreal is all about setting the stage to spark creativity and exploration within attendees.  The event is full of collaborative experiences and experiential brainstorming. Whether you are hoisted into the air during a lab or have a networking meet up in a mirrored room, you can expect the unexpected at C2 Montreal.

In this episode of #EventIcons the iconic Julia Cyboran of C2 Montréal joins us to teach us more about the magic and engineering that makes this event truly spectacular. She will fill us in on techniques C2 Montreal uses to collect data and how they leverage that knowledge to create amazing experiences. We will also talk about what goes into planning the collaborative experiences and the purposes behind them. By the end of this episode, we guarantee you will be inspired and itching to attend!

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  • Live From IMEX 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 135 – In this special episode of #EventIcons, we are coming to you live from IMEX 2018. PACKED with 23 #EventIcons (yes, you read that right 23 industry heavyweights!).
  • C2 Montréal – C2 Montréal is the annual international business conference that helps established and aspiring leaders unlock their creativity in order to better face disruption and change.
  • The Economist – The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.
  • PCMA – With more than 7,000 members and an audience of more than 50,000 individuals, PCMA is the world’s largest network of Business Events Strategists.
  • Forbes Media LLC – Forbes is an American business magazine. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics.
  • The Wall Street Journal – The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
  • New York Post – The New York Post is a daily newspaper in New York City. The Post also operates the celebrity gossip site PageSix.com, the entertainment site Decider.com, and co-produces the television show Page Six TV.
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Why Networking is Dead & Braindates are The Future – #EventIcons Episode 138

November 20, 2018

If you have not heard the term braindate yet, we need to talk! We believe braindates are the future of networking and you are going to want to incorporate them into your next event. We all want networking at our events to knock the socks off the participants, leaving them feeling richer for the experience, and braindates do just that. They allow you to use an app to connect to other participants and set up one on one or small group meetings based on shared interests at a specific location. Overtime, they have proven itself at events from C2, PCMA and so many more. 

But how exactly do braindates work? What do you need to set them up? Today our ICONIC panel, Christine Renaud and Sophie Silkes of e180 are here to discuss all these burning questions and more! In today’s episode we will discuss what braindates are, how they work, how to set them up and so much more! You do not want to miss this episode! Let’s jump in.

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Our Favorite Events From 2018 – Episode 137

November 13, 2018

This is one of our favorite episodes of the year! If you follow #EventIcons you know our hosts travel the world and see so many epic events. Today our hosts are sharing their favorite events from 2018 with us. They will discuss what makes a great event, and highlights from the many events they attended this year. We will also cover what events are on their bucket lists for 2019. Watch below to get the scoop!

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A Complete Guide for Planning a Nonprofit Event – Episode 136

November 6, 2018

Planning a nonprofit event is no easy feat, it takes a great strategy and above all a big heart.  These events require a commitment to the cause, an understanding of how to leverage the power of events to share a message and raise funds. Of course, on top of all that you still need to be a master of the event planning skills all planners need!

Today we are so excited to have two very strong leaders joining us from this space. They have a deep expertise ranging from how to manage diverse teams, planning nonprofit events, and really making your company shine. Our ICONIC guests, Megan Kincaid Kramer of Catalyst Inc. and Kelsi Boyle of Women Deliver are walking us through planning nonprofit events. They will answer what to keep in mind when planning nonprofit events, how to keep the cause alive well after the event,  challenges and so much more. We are excited about the wide range of ideas they are going to bring to anyone who joins us for this ride!

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  • Catalyst Inc.– A global nonprofit organization focused on empowering and accelerating women in business
  • Women Deliver – A catalyst that leverages its extensive reach and partnerships to spark political commitment and investment in girls and women everywhere.
  • Catalyst Resource – Be Inclusive Every Day
  • Trello – Free and flexible project management boards
  • Focus Booster – Based on the Pomodoro method, work for 25 minutes, take a 5 minute break and then repeat 3 times taking a longer break once complete
  • Apple Watch – Great for time keeping at events and I love the be mindful reminders to breathe and stand.
  • This American Life – A weekly public radio program and podcast.
  • Story Pirates Changemakers – Turn kids’ original stories into wild sketch comedy musicals featuring professional actors to show those kids just how amazing their ideas are
  • SurveyMonkey – Provides free, customizable surveys, as well as a suite of paid back-end programs that include data analysis, sample selection, bias elimination, and data representation tools
  • Smartsheet – Works seamlessly with your favorite enterprise tools and apps, so you can focus on the work that matters most.

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