Gone are the days when employees would meekly accept sitting in conference rooms for hour after hour listening to presentations and lectures. Now they expect their companies to incorporate a healthy work-life balance and wellness efforts into their conferences and events.
Savvy corporations are also recognizing that wellness practices can not only increase productivity, but also reduce turnover, and possibly even lower health insurance costs. And when it comes to conferences, scheduling wellness programs into the calendar can also increase buzz and help boost attendance for future events.
If you plan to throw a bar/bat mitzvah, a gender-neutral b-mitzvah, or a group b’nai mitzvah, you’ll want to mark this most important milestone in your child’s Jewish identity with a memorable celebration.
Of course your child will rightly be the center of attention, but you’ll also want to provide food and entertainment for all those who have come to help them commemorate their ascension into adulthood.
Start with a theme
There are literally hundreds of ideas that can keep everyone entertained for hours.
Your conference agenda will certainly be full of events to provide information, inspire people to action, or improve performance. But surveys show the No. 1 reason people attend such events is to meet new people, talk, and share ideas or even complaints. So for a successful conference, incorporate creative ways to encourage networking to give attendees what they want most.
Set them free
What's the best way to allow people to socialize? It's not by packing your schedule so tightly that attendees don’t have time to strike up informal conversations with each other. That i
These days if your company wants to project a positive brand image, you need to be on board with the concept of sustainability. That is, actions that reduce your carbon footprint and any negative impact on the environment.
Forbes’ research reveals that 88% of consumers want brands to help them be more environmentally friendly. And many companies are responding. According to Eventbrite’s monthly Events Industry Report, sustainability is a prime consideration when event creators plan their conferences and meetings.
Not only do sustainable practices help the earth and enhance your company’s reputation, it can also cut down on the cost of the event, as you’ll see below.
So here are five easy ways to host a sustainab
If it’s your job to pull together an event, you may be so wrapped up in selecting a venue, creating a theme, hiring vendors, and arranging transportation, that it can be easy to overlook a very important part: publicity.
Besides hitting up the local media, creating a dedicated website, sending emails, and issuing announcements, you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck if you promote your event through social media. Not only do 84 percent of people use at least one type of social media, but social media publicity is free. All it takes is a little planning and a bit of strategizing to create a dynamite social media event promotion campaign.
To boost attendance
The old-school way to publicize an event was to send
The pandemic may be waning, but the coronavirus is still out there. If you’re planning a convention, meeting, or corporate gathering in the next few months, you’ll want to incorporate the newest COVID event safety measures and technologies.
In addition to concerns of attendees becoming ill, companies have a financial incentive to ensure the health of their employees. Those who contract COVID-19 not only face days of missed work, but possibly weeks or months if they’re one of the estimated 30 percent who suffer from long COVID afterward.
And chronically ill employees lead to lower productivity an increased health care costs.
So wouldn’t you like to make your next event
If your company is going to host a corporate conference, you need to make sure that all the planning and expenses are worth it, not only for the attendees, but for your company’s return on its investment.
To do this, you need to overcome the concept most people have of just another humdrum, tedious conference.
So what can you do to ensure your firm’s conference is one people will be talking and posting about in glowing terms during and afterward? Here are a few tips.
Determine the conference's goals
Before you begin to make
The demands of the pandemic forced us all into new ways of living our lives, from ordering groceries online to wearing masks to attending Zoom meetings in shorts and flip-flops. One of the biggest challenges for event planners was how to hold events safely. The answer was the hybrid event: partially live and partially virtual.
Now that more people are feeling confident about resuming their old way of life, at least for now, many are asking, does that mean the end of hybrid events?
The answer from most experts seems to be no, for several reasons.
Organizing an event is no easy task because there are so many moving parts that all have to go just right. One important piece of event logistics is finding the perfect vendors for your event, because often they can spell the difference between a roaring success and disaster.
So here are a few things we've learned from working with countless event vendors over the years.
Start by looking for at least five vendors for your event. Compile a list of what you want from them. What you need from a florist will be different from what you need in a cater
The pandemic changed a lot of things over the last two years, one of which was our taste in drinks. If you’re planning an event at Miami’s hottest event space, the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building, you’ll want to know what they are.
So here’s a sample of what your guests will be looking for in cocktail and beverage trends this year.
Traditionals with a twist
This year, whiskey, rum, gin and especially tequila and its smoky cousin mezcal are seeing a resurgence, but in exotic new ways, like a chocolate martini, for instance.
People are becoming more appreciative of tequila because of the time it takes to harvest the agave plant—up to 20 years