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15 Community Event Ideas That Bring People Together

Hosted in cities and towns all over the world, community events bring people together. Community events are perfect for promoting positive change, and there’s opportunity for improvement in every community. Ranging from locally-attended small-town chili cook-offs to massive national parades attracting tens of thousands of people, community event ideas come in all shapes and sizes. …

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13 Catering Trends to Keep on Your Radar

Food and beverage is perhaps one of the most anticipated elements of any event. With in-person events slowly returning, event planners and caterers alike would be wise to try and make the attendee F&B experience better than ever. Being so, we’ve put together this list of catering trends to help you hone in on what…

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5 of the Top Event Planning Conferences in 2022

The event industry has had to adapt even more than usual over the past couple of years. In 2021, many national conferences and conventions became hybrid affairs, offering both virtual attendance options in addition to (or sometimes in place of) in-person attendance. Event industry professionals all over the globe have seen incredible changes shape their…

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What Is a Keynote Speaker and How Do You Find One?

With the power to influence, energize, ignite, and even empower an audience, an impactful keynote speech has the potential to make or break an event’s success. But what is a keynote speaker, exactly, and how do you go about finding the right one? Let’s find out.  In this post, we take a deep dive into…

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14 College Event Ideas Students Will Actually Attend

Wondering how to throw events that college students will actually want to attend? It’s time to shift your perspective. Whether you’re an event planner, a professor or faculty member, or anyone else involved in collegiate affairs, these 14 simple yet effective college event ideas are just what you need to boost attendance and engagement. Whether…

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The Complete Guide to Early Bird Registration for Events

Successfully marketing an event relies on creating and capturing demand throughout the entire event registration process. Breaking down event marketing into stages allows event planners to appeal to different audiences at different times throughout the registration process. Starting with early bird registration offers, successful event planners generate buzz and accelerate sales in the earliest stages of the…

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How to Plan a Concert in 10 Steps

As far as events go, those with live music are some of the most engaging and entertaining for attendees. But without the right plan in place, they can also be the most likely to hit some bumps in the road. That’s why we put together this guide on how to plan a concert. With more elements…

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How to Plan an Outdoor Event in 10 Steps

Whether it’s an outdoor wedding, a corporate event, or even a family gathering, outdoor events are a great way to take advantage of nature and do something a little different. But while they tend to be a bit more casual than their indoor counterparts, planning for them is anything but. Want to learn how to…

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