Meetings & Events

Defining the Event Speaker of the Future — Meetings Innovation Report

Defining the Event Speaker of the Future — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Conference planners are shifting their criteria for sourcing speakers based on three disruptions: changing attendee expectations, the rise of digital engagement, and a batch of high-profile conferences redefining event design.

4 days ago

When Conferences Are Talent Magnets For a City — Meetings Innovation Report

When Conferences Are Talent Magnets For a City — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Part of C2 Montreal's mandate is to attract outside companies and talent to explore the city's convergence of social, tech, research, cultural, urban, and industrial innovation. The conference's trendy design is just the first step in that process.

2 weeks ago

The C2 Conference Is a Billboard For Montreal as a ‘Smart Living Laboratory’

The C2 Conference Is a Billboard For Montreal as a ‘Smart Living Laboratory’

Greg Oates, Skift

While everyone is talking about the industry-leading creative conference design at C2 Montreal, the big story is how the 6-year-old event has evolved as a platform for the region's innovation economy to co-create the future of cities and collaborative urbanism.

2 weeks ago

The Future of Crowdsourced Group Learning — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Crowdsourced Group Learning — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

There's a big demand for event tech platforms that help conference attendees co-create their own educational and networking journeys. One company may have finally produced a matchmaking tool that actually delivers on that demand.

3 weeks ago

Braindates to Meet Like-Minded Conference Attendees Are Becoming a Thing

Braindates to Meet Like-Minded Conference Attendees Are Becoming a Thing

Greg Oates, Skift

The new Group Braindates at C2 Montreal this year were innovative in their ability to connect like-minded people, but the severe challenges with the Web-based event app need to be ironed out to make the online networking opportunities more accessible.

3 weeks ago

The Future of Personalizing Conferences for Maximum Impact — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Personalizing Conferences for Maximum Impact — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The next generation of conferences are evolving as multidisciplinary, experiential marketing platforms to better personalize the learning and networking options for attendees. They're also a hell of a lot more fun.

4 weeks ago

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How San Antonio’s Downtown is Evolving as an Integrated Convention Experience

How San Antonio’s Downtown is Evolving as an Integrated Convention Experience

Visit San Antonio + Skift

San Antonio is re-positioning itself in the meetings industry as a 21st-century, highly connected, cosmopolitan city that champions global innovation and local urban dynamism, while embracing its pioneering past and iconic American spirit.

4 weeks ago

Smart CMOs Are Seeing the Value of In-Person Brand Experiences and Events

Smart CMOs Are Seeing the Value of In-Person Brand Experiences and Events

Deanna Ting, Skift

The results of this study seem like a no-brainer, but you might be surprised to see how this is part of an evolving conversation about the true importance of face-to-face meetings and events.

4 weeks ago

Meetings and Events Are Our Prism Into Society — Meetings Innovation Report

Meetings and Events Are Our Prism Into Society — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

We identify who we are, and how that aligns with our networks and general society at large, through meetings and events. Those experiences are the launch pads for our greatest potential.

1 month ago

Visit Florida’s Budget Cuts Could Seriously Impact Florida’s Robust Meetings Business

Visit Florida’s Budget Cuts Could Seriously Impact Florida’s Robust Meetings Business

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

How much of an impact the slashed Visit Florida budget will have on the state's meetings and conventions industry is an open question. The answer depends on whom you ask.

1 month ago

Event Technology Is Showing Progress  — Meetings Innovation Report

Event Technology Is Showing Progress — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings industry is getting a lot better at leveraging data to inform event design and strategy, but there's still a long way to go to personalize the experience on a mass scale.

1 month ago

How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events

How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events

Lisa Skriloff, Skift

Limitations remain, but there's a goldmine of data available that can help with sales, marketing, and production.

1 month ago