All the way from Toronto, we bring you the World Education Congress! Everybody loves a little surprise, right? And because here at Endless we like to keep things fresh, it’s time for a different #EventIcons. This week, we are coming to you live from the EventMobi offices in Canada. If you’ve been paying attention, you know the World Education Congress just took place. Bringing together opportunities for networking and education, the MPI WEC is a perfect nest for industry professionals. For resources and more information click here.
How much of a headache is finding the best value and best event destination? Every single event planner out there knows the importance of choosing the right place to host an event. And more often than not, you’re met with endless (pun intended) conflict and worries. Is this the best possible event destination and venue? Does it convey everything the event is about? Does it fit the budget, or do we need to consider a different direction? Yes, it can get quite complicated. But we’re all about making your life easier! So on today’s episode of #EventIcons, we’re talking about how to source and find the best event destination and great value when looking for a venue.
- LinkedIn Sales Navigator
- Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals
- How To Plan An Event Without Visiting The Venue – #EventIcons Episode 161
- A Step-by-Step Guide to the Perfect Conference Venue
Today we’re tackling luxury experiences and events all the way from…a luxury location! This week’s #EventIcons looks even better than usual, coming directly from The Resort at Pelican Hill. This wonderful place is the epitome of the word lavish. Surrounded by the most beautiful views, imposing villas, and quite a bit to teach when it comes to luxury experiences and events.
Today on a more serious note, we’re talking about physical safety and security at events. This is one of the most important topics to cover, and especially nowadays. There’s always so much to think about when you’re playing an event, right? It’s a rollercoaster, it seems like everything might go wrong, and there’s not enough room space in your brain to worry about every single detail. But there’s one thing that event planners must always keep in mind! And that’s exactly the safety of their attendees.
- Safety at Events – What Every Event Planner Needs to Know – #EventIcons Episode 74
- Event Safety Alliance
Endless has been out and about lately – more precisely, around IMEX Frankfurt. This week, we’ve already brought you a very special edition of Event Tech Podcast. But there are so many cool new things to go over, one episode simply wouldn’t cut it! With that in mind, today we bring you an extra spicy edition of #EventIcons.
- MCI Group
- Positive Impact Events
- IMEX Facebook
- IMEX Twitter
- IMEX Youtube
- Live From IMEX 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 135
- IMEX America: USA’s Largest Meetings Industry Trade Show – #EventIcons Episode 33
- Imagination + the #EventCanvas at #IMEX19 boost event design practitioners in Frankfurt
We’re about to get down to the nitty and gritty of behavioral science in event design! This topic will probably send every event professional into overdrive. At the end of the day, events are all about people. Events are about changing behaviors. And behavioral science teaches us about people, what they want, want excites them, and why. As such, knowing these things can be a true game-changer when it comes to event design.
It’s time for another episode of #EventIcons, and this time, it’s all about client gifts. So, it’s no secret that everybody loves gifts, right? They’re a fantastic way to send a message to someone, whether it’s a special occasion or not. However, when we start to talk about gifts in the context of business, things get a little more complex.
- Never Lose A Customer Again by Joey Coleman
- Give And Take by Adam Grant
- Seth Godin’s Blog
- Our Favorite Gifts for Event Professionals
This week’s #EventIcons continues on the topic of event design. Last Wednesday we dove into design thinking and its impact on events. And to take it a step further, today we’re introducing the #EventCanvas methodology! Now, as everyone knows, designing an event is stressful. Not only is it stressful, but it’s also unbelievably time-consuming. This is exactly the part where having processes in place can make a world of a difference! However, putting the machine to work can be hard if you have no idea where to start…
- Event Design Handbook – Systematically design innovative events using the #EventCanvas
- Event Canvas Download
- CIRKUSTÄLT Children’s tent
- Event Design Handbook: Systematically Design Innovative Events using the #EventCanvas
Commoditization in the event industry is real. Despite what we might think, it’s very real for creative industries. With the overall business paradigm changing, entire job positions being eradicated by advances in AI and automation, and the wave of commoditization ready to be ridden, what are the options for those working in the event planning industry?
Join us today for another amazing episode of #EventIcons, starring Kevin White. Kevin is a recurring guest, with decades of experience telling organizations’ stories through the design and production of live events. He provides an entrepreneurial approach to innovative systems and thinking, moving the needle with audiences on what they think, feel, know and do.
Kevin and Will walk us through the issue of commoditization in the event industry, how it all started, what are the consequences, and how professionals can adequately prepare themselves to tackle it.
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Check out the epic resources mentioned in this episode:
- Sh*t Event Planners Say – #EventIcons Episode 26
- The Biggest Takeaways from the Global Event Forum – #EventIcons Episode 154
- The Future of 5G at Events – Event Tech Podcast
- Win Without Pitching
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This week’s episode of #EventIcons will tackle the amazing world of design thinking for events. Your favorite podcast will have a few episodes dedicated to design, and how it impacts the world of events coming up. As such, today we’re talking all about design thinking, and how this solution-based approach can be an asset for event planners. When it comes to planning, the eyes should always be on the prize – and in this case, the prize is your attendee experience.
It’s time to take a trip down the brave new world of design thinking! So, put your seatbelt on and press play because we’re about to turn your world (and thoughts) upside-down!
- Mural – Design Thinking Online
- The Ten Faces Of Innovation
- Cibola Systems
- The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
- OpenIDEO Challenges
- Design Thinking USA
- A Virtual Crash Course In Design Thinking
- AVIXA Three Day Courses