Event Design http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6617/more en Gamification Makes March Madness Last All Year http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/gamification-makes-march-madness-last-all-year <div class="field-byline"> By Tony Ventrice, Behavior Lab Co-Founder, Senior Game Systems Designer, Badgeville </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This year’s <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/ultimate-guide-golf-event-management" title="The Ultimate Guide to Golf Event Management" target="_blank">tournament</a></span> wrapped up April 7, and with it went the competitive excitement of office pools, enjoyed even by non–sports fans. Gamification can let you create March Madness–style events that keep the buzz going—and the productivity up—all year round.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/gamification-makes-march-madness-last-all-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/gamification-makes-march-madness-last-all-year#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Audience Engagement Incentive Planning/Management Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:26:00 +0000 40941 at http://meetingsnet.com Space Is Still the Final Meeting Frontier http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/space-still-final-meeting-frontier <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How to add a little pizazz—and a lot more learning—to your events </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/space-still-final-meeting-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/space-still-final-meeting-frontier#comments Meeting Formats Premium Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:08:00 +0000 40871 at http://meetingsnet.com The Brain Science Behind Meeting Breaks http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/brain-science-behind-meeting-breaks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>We all know we need breaks at meetings. Health and stress expert Heidi Hanna, PhD, explains how to make those breaks work with brain rhythms to help attendees assimilate new information, gain insight, and stretch their creativity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/brain-science-behind-meeting-breaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/brain-science-behind-meeting-breaks#comments Adult Learning Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Audience Engagement Medical Meetings Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:05:00 +0000 40851 at http://meetingsnet.com 9 Steps to Maximizing Social Media for Your Next Event http://meetingsnet.com/blog/9-steps-maximizing-social-media-your-next-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How to integrate <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/social-media" title="" target="_blank">social media</a></span> to encourage more engagement from your event's participants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/9-steps-maximizing-social-media-your-next-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/9-steps-maximizing-social-media-your-next-event#comments Audience Engagement face2face Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 40821 at http://meetingsnet.com Event Sustainability Is About More than Bottled Water http://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-sustainability-about-more-bottled-water <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Sustainability specialist Shawna McKinley points to some event sustainability issues you may not have considered.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-sustainability-about-more-bottled-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-sustainability-about-more-bottled-water#comments Green Meetings/CSR face2face Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 40781 at http://meetingsnet.com Boring to Buzzworthy: The New Awards Ceremony http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/boring-buzzworthy-new-awards-ceremony <div class="field-deck"> Our top tips for making your next awards ceremony something to talk about </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s not very often that event organizers get nominated for well-executed awards ceremonies. That&rsquo;s because award galas tend to be fairly traditional in their approach, difficult to make entertaining, and seemingly endless when there are lots of winners.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/boring-buzzworthy-new-awards-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/boring-buzzworthy-new-awards-ceremony#comments Audiovisual/Production Meeting Formats Tips From Top Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:47:00 +0000 40761 at http://meetingsnet.com MeetGreen Unveils Expanded, User-Friendly Resource Kit for More Sustainable Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/meetgreen-unveils-expanded-user-friendly-resource-kit-more-sustainable-meetings <div class="field-deck"> New toolbox offers checklists, surveys, contract clauses </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MeetGreen, the Portland, Ore.&ndash;based consultancy that helps organizations plan more sustainable meetings, has unveiled an expanded, user-friendly Resource Kit that includes multiple tools that event organizers and suppliers can put to use right away.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/meetgreen-unveils-expanded-user-friendly-resource-kit-more-sustainable-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/meetgreen-unveils-expanded-user-friendly-resource-kit-more-sustainable-meetings#comments Green Meetings/CSR Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:35:00 +0000 40741 at http://meetingsnet.com HSMAI's Adrian Awards Celebrate Creativity http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/hsmais-adrian-awards-celebrate-creativity <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Do some of these marketing and advertising programs seem familiar? They should. They are award-worthy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/hsmais-adrian-awards-celebrate-creativity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/hsmais-adrian-awards-celebrate-creativity#comments Audiovisual/Production Meeting Formats Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:26:00 +0000 40721 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Shall We Dance?</p> DMCs Consolidate in Wake of GEP Bankruptcy http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/dmcs-consolidate-wake-gep-bankruptcy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The world of destination management companies was rocked last fall by the bankruptcy of well-established <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/whats-behind-dmc-pricing" title="" target="_blank">DMC</a></span> consortium Global Events Partners. Since then, other DMC networks have announced changes and consolidations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/dmcs-consolidate-wake-gep-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/dmcs-consolidate-wake-gep-bankruptcy#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Teambuilding Recreation/Entertainment Medical Meetings News Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:27:00 +0000 40641 at http://meetingsnet.com Fitness at Meetings: Make it Fun http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/fitness-meetings-make-it-fun-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Fitness bands, the wearable monitors that capture movement, heart rate, sleep data, and more, were among the fastest growing product categories at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. And they are catching on at meetings, too, along with other fitness ideas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/fitness-meetings-make-it-fun-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/fitness-meetings-make-it-fun-0#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Audience Engagement Recreation/Entertainment Medical Meetings Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:28:00 +0000 40631 at http://meetingsnet.com