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Free Guide: How to Plan a Kick-Ass User Conference

Published on Jul 12, 2017

If you're looking to build raving, loyal fans for your brand, there's no better way than hosting a user conference.

But be careful!

A user conference can be a lot of work. If you don’t do it...

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Essential Conference Planning KPIs for Event Managers

Published on Jun 15, 2017

If you're not assessing, you're guessing. But what to assess? There are a lot of metrics out there, many of them worth tracking. But the most important metrics, the ones most closely tied to the...

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Timeline for a Strategically Planned Conference

Published on May 31, 2017

Rome wasn't built in a day and great conferences aren’t either. Time, and lots of it, is an essential ingredient for building a strategic event that moves your organization (and, let's be real,...

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How to Prevent Last Minute Changes from Derailing Your Event

Published on May 30, 2017

Many years ago, but not so long ago that the memory still doesn't sting, we were two weeks out from a massive citywide conference when an order came down from up top; the name of the conference...

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The Ultimate Guide To Conference Planning

Published on May 10, 2017

Planning a conference is hard. It's an insane amount of work, and the number of details to account for are only exceeded by the number of things that could go wrong. It's also one of the most...

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How Event Managers Can Recover After An Event

Published on Mar 29, 2017

The event is over.



It's been a journey. You've spent the last few months alternating between exhilaration and anxiety on what feels like a minute-to-minute basis. It’s a good...

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How Many Sessions Should Your Event Have?

Published on Mar 22, 2017

You'd be amazed how fast a full-grown man can turn into a tantrum-throwing child when he's told that a session he wanted to attend is full. You'd also be surprised (or maybe you wouldn't...) at...

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12 Crucial Questions To Answer When Staffing A Conference

Published on Mar 06, 2017

Chaos or harmony: Staffng your conference can lead to both. Problems (and chaos) often arise when conference staffing gets put on the back-burner. However, a little bit of thinking ahead will help...

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A Better Way to Schedule Conference Staff

Published on Mar 06, 2017

Here's a tale of staffing at two conferences.

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Attendee Schedule Builder: Which Tech is Right for You?

Published on Jan 25, 2017

As a meeting planner, you use multiple event technologies throughout the life cycle of an event to engage with your attendees. Although they were designed to meet different needs, it’s pretty...

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