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Learning and Performance Design: It’s Part of the Experience – Episode 152

Learning and Performance Design: It’s Part of the Experience – Episode 152

February 26, 2019

Designing meaningful educational settings and formats can truly set your organization apart, improve retention and application of knowledge attendees learn and ultimately deliver on personal and professional needs of participant and organization.

On this episode, our iconic guests Avinash Chandarana of MCI Group, and Dru Cutler of Drury Design Group are here to discuss learning and performance design and how it can enhance your event and improve your attendee’s experiences. If you want your information and sessions to stick you need to watch this episode!

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Women in Events –  Episode 151

Women in Events – Episode 151

February 19, 2019

Women are everywhere in the event industry, crossing all sectors of the industry and from entry-level positions to the most senior roles.  It’s clear women are making an impact and have made great strides. But women still face unique challenges at every level, there are still many glass ceilings to shatter.

Joining us today are three incredible women in the industry Kiki Fox the co-founder of the Association for Women in Events,  motivational speaker and social impact champion, Courtney Stanley, and Sarah Soliman of Soliman Productions. They are smart, strong, powerful women and paving the way for others. This episode is a must watch for men and women. If we want to make big changes and see women move up into more powerful roles it takes a village.

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The Power of Sponsorships in 2019 – Episode 150

The Power of Sponsorships in 2019 – Episode 150

February 12, 2019

Are you thinking beyond the surface of event sponsorship? Sure almost every event requires sponsorship but long gone are the days that it is enough to just plaster up a few banners from your sponsors and call it good. Now more than ever before event sponsors need to enhance your event and your attendee’s experience, and planners need to be able to highlight the benefits that your event can bring to potential event sponsors. You should have a mutually beneficial partnership with your sponsors.

In this episode, Peter Poehle returns to offer his annual update on the status of event sponsorship. He will answer questions about what sponsors truly need, mistakes planners make in proposals, inbound sponsorship and so much more. Always useful, always interesting, this is a don’t miss episode!

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Live from #GoWest2019 – Episode 149

Live from #GoWest2019 – Episode 149

February 8, 2019

On this episode of #EventIcons we are live from GO WEST! GO WEST is the largest gathering of event professionals in Western Canada. The event focuses on education, innovation, and networking. Getting everyone connected and building relationships is one of the events main goals.

Today our iconic guests; Dustin Westling of OneWest Event Design, Brent Taylor of Timewise Event Management Inc., and Arlene Schilke of Timewise Event Management Inc. are joining us to talk all about the 2019 GO WEST. They will cover why they started the event, how they get attendees engaged in their experience hall, the amazing food served and best moments from the event. If you have ever been curious about GO WEST this is a great show to watch! Lets jump in below!

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Make Your Event Wi-Fi Not Suck –  Episode 148

Make Your Event Wi-Fi Not Suck – Episode 148

February 7, 2019

We have come to a time and place where event Wi-Fi is expected. Unfortunately, it’s not always delivered as you expected maybe the quality is terrible or the price is through the roof, none of these are surprises you want to run into your event. But how do you avoid these issues? How can you ensure you are getting great Wi-Fi for your event? Today we are getting down into the nerdy details of just how you can make sure your event Wi-Fi doesn’t suck.

Today on #EventIcons our host Will Curran and iconic guests Matt King of Glisser Ltd., and Ian Framson of Trade Show Internet are going to answer all your burning questions and share their best tips on how to make sure you have the best Wi-Fi possible at your next event. They know planning your event wi-fi can seem daunting and stressful. They will answer questions regarding speeds, signal strengths, contract negotiations, and so much more. This is a can’t miss episode!

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Slowing Down Human Trafficking: The Role Meeting Planners and Hotels Can Play –  Episode 147

Slowing Down Human Trafficking: The Role Meeting Planners and Hotels Can Play – Episode 147

February 6, 2019

January is national human trafficking awareness and prevention month. Sex trafficking is an issue that feels almost impossible to solve but if everyone took steps to recognize the signs and help we could make an impact. The International labor organization estimates that over 40 million people are living in trafficking worldwide, 1 out of 4 being children. This isn’t an issue in a far away country either, human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states. Everyone should be aware of human trafficking signs.

Today we will talk about how the Events and Meeting industry can take steps to slow human trafficking down. It’s a difficult and multi-sector issue and we are all responsible for helping prevent and catch it.

Joining us today is the iconic Michelle Guelbart, Director of Private Sector Engagement at ECPAT-USA. ECPAT-USA is a policy advocacy organization that works to end the sex trafficking of children. They are part of a larger international network with offices in 94 countries. She will teach us about human trafficking signs to look for and recognize potential trafficking situations, and why it’s important meeting and event planners take action and so much more. This is an episode you truly must watch.

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#EventIcons 2019 Sneak Peek – Episode 146

#EventIcons 2019 Sneak Peek – Episode 146

January 29, 2019

Today we are giving you an exclusive sneak peek into our 2019 #EventIcons show line up. We are stepping up the game for event industry podcasts. From tips on how to grow your business, to event safety and technology there will be something for everyone! We even are filling you in on some of our mega guests who will be joining us! Don’t miss this preview! What do you want to see from #EventIcons in 2019? Leave us a comment below and let us know.

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Favorite Tools Of The Year – Episode 145

Favorite Tools Of The Year – Episode 145

January 8, 2019

Today we are reflecting on 2018 and discussing our hosts favorite tools for event profs from the past year.

In this episode of #EventIcons our hosts Will Curran, Brandt Krueger, Tahira Endean, and Alex Plaxen will share all about their favorite tools for event profs. Our hosts will fill you in on their favorite episodes of the year, books, podcasts, apps, tech gadgets and so much more! If you are looking for new inspiration and tools this episode is for you.

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2019 Event Design Trends – Episode 144

2019 Event Design Trends – Episode 144

January 2, 2019

As event profs it’s critical we stay on top of trends. From design and pop culture to global trends we are expected to know them all. These trends influence the events industry.  Our clients expect us to stay current with trends and know how to implement them at their events when it comes to event design trends and so much more. 

In todays episode we will be discussing all about event design trends. Joining us today are the #EventIcons, David Merrell of AOO Events and Susie Perelman of Mosaic. Their keen understanding of how rapidly events need to adapt, and their willingness to share their knowledge on what is next will make this a must-watch episode as you plan your 2019 events. We will cover everything from this years pantones and how you can use them in your next events, how they get inspiration and come up with trend predictions, and ways to use technology to enhance event design trends and so much more! 

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  • AOO Events – A multi-faceted creative company, specializing in event design and show production
  • Mosaic, Inc. – One of the largest and most unique linen inventories anywhere
  • Borelli Strategies – Improving live experiences for attendees by supporting and advancing event professionals globally.
  • Social Tables – Plan for the unplannable with the world’s most collaborative events platform.
  • ITN International – Optimizes events and delivers actionable data that leads to future improvement.
  • Event Tech Tribe – A collaborative ensemble of event tech specialists working together to make events better.
  • WWDC18 – Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
  • Sciensio – The Art and Science of AI Chat.
  • Chatby Inc. – Create a public chat zone out of any location including, schools, student residences, parks, bars, airports or any other building where people tend to gather.
  • Radario – Instant event analytics, powerful CRM and personalized email marketing seamlessly integrated with ticketing platforms.
  • The Indoor Lab – Provide the most comprehensive end-to-end analytics for indoor event locations using their proprietary platform and hardware.
  • Mention – Get live updates about your brand from the web and social media.
  • Feedly – Organize, read and share what matters to you.
  • VR At Events- Everything You Need to Know – #EventIcons Episode 105 – In this episode, the ICONIC Jonah Brotman of House of VR discussed the challenges VR brings to the event industry, differences between AR and VR, and so much more!
  • Cyber Security For Events : The Good The Bad & The Really Ugly – #EventIcons Episode 131 – Cyber security for events should be at the top of every event planners mind. But often, it’s overlooked or misunderstood. As event profs we need to very aware of cyber security for events. Is your clients data safe? If you aren’t sure this episode is for you!
  • E-Gaming Events Revolution – #EventIcons Episode 113 – Discussion on best business opportunities for e-gaming segment and the numbers and statistics every event planner needs to know about e-gaming events.

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Top Event Tech Trends in 2019 – Episode 143

Top Event Tech Trends in 2019 – Episode 143

January 2, 2019

Today’s episodes is one of our favorites of the year. We are bringing together arguably the best minds in the #eventtech and social spaces to talk all about the top event tech trends in 2019. They will talk about what they have seen, where our industry is heading with tech and how we can continue to integrate more deeply and create better planner and participant experiences.

Our iconic panel Corbin Ball of Corbin Ball & Associates, James Spellos of Meeting U, and Nick Borelli of Borelli Strategies are joining us and weighing in on the event tech trends. They will chat about everything from chatbots and AI, to facial recognition and cybersecurity. If you are ready to explode your mind with usable, useful ideas – this is the must-see episode!

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You’re watching this recording of our episode here on our blog, but wouldn’t you rather watch live, ask your own questions, and participate in person? Subscribe now to watch live! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons. This is all for you! And now for the main topic in the episode below, 2019 Event Tech Trends!

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  • Corbin Ball & Associates – Meeting Technology Headquarters
  • Meeting U – Help people become more productive and comfortable with technology
  • Borelli Strategies – Improving live experiences for attendees by supporting and advancing event professionals globally.
  • Social Tables – Plan for the unplannable with the world’s most collaborative events platform.
  • ITN International – Optimizes events and delivers actionable data that leads to future improvement.
  • Event Tech Tribe – A collaborative ensemble of event tech specialists working together to make events better.
  • WWDC18 – Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
  • Sciensio – The Art and Science of AI Chat.
  • Chatby Inc. – Create a public chat zone out of any location including, schools, student residences, parks, bars, airports or any other building where people tend to gather.
  • Radario – Instant event analytics, powerful CRM and personalized email marketing seamlessly integrated with ticketing platforms.
  • The Indoor Lab – Provide the most comprehensive end-to-end analytics for indoor event locations using their proprietary platform and hardware.
  • Mention – Get live updates about your brand from the web and social media.
  • Feedly – Organize, read and share what matters to you.
  • VR At Events- Everything You Need to Know – #EventIcons Episode 105 – In this episode, the ICONIC Jonah Brotman of House of VR discussed the challenges VR brings to the event industry, differences between AR and VR, and so much more!
  • Cyber Security For Events : The Good The Bad & The Really Ugly – #EventIcons Episode 131 – Cyber security for events should be at the top of every event planners mind. But often, it’s overlooked or misunderstood. As event profs we need to very aware of cyber security for events. Is your clients data safe? If you aren’t sure this episode is for you!
  • E-Gaming Events Revolution – #EventIcons Episode 113 – Discussion on best business opportunities for e-gaming segment and the numbers and statistics every event planner needs to know about e-gaming events.

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