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Allie Magyar

Allie is a skilled entrepreneur and technology maven with over 15 years of experience leading companies and planning events for Fortune 500 companies across the country. As President of Hubb, Allie strives to provide an excellent experience for her clients and a creative and fun environment for all her employees.
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Conference Planning Success Through Automation

Published on Mar 13, 2018

A.K.A.  How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Automation

We're told to be afraid—the robots are coming. Whether it's fictional killer robots or AI-driven automation, the message is...

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To Certify or Not To Certify: What Certifications Are Worthwhile for Event Profs?

Published on Dec 11, 2017

I was recently at an event where several senior meeting planners were being honored. As each planner was called up to the stage, their name and certifications were flashed on the screen. I was...

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9 Reasons Why Conferences Go Over Budget (and What to Do About Them)

Published on Oct 25, 2017

Let's talk about keeping conferences within budget and—don't laugh! It can be done. Yes, it's seriously difficult to bring a conference in on budget. But there is a silver lining: the reasons why...

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Keeping Energy Levels Up When On-Site

Published on Oct 19, 2017

How many hours per day do you work when you're on-site? 16? 18? Take a moment and pull out the calculator, if you need it. It's not always easy to count that high.

All joking aside, if you work in...

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#RememberTheTime: Our Best Worst Event Management Stories

Published on Oct 17, 2017

We've all had our version of this experience. This is mine:

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Allie Explains It All, Episode 4: How to Deal with Difficult Attendees

Published on Aug 07, 2017

I've yet to witness an event without at least one difficult attendee. And as meeting managers, it often falls to us to defuse the situation. This is a challenge, for sure, but also an opportunity....

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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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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 Part-Time Event Manager

Published on May 11, 2017


An event manager friend was venting to me recently about her job: "I don't have TIME to do everything! I manage our annual user conference on top of my day-to-day work. The conference itself is...

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Speakers Power Your Events. Here's How to Identify Great Ones

Published on Apr 21, 2017

Let's face it: people come to your event for your speakers. That's why 66% of conference attendees make their decision to attend only after learning about session content and speakers for the...

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