Thought Lab

About “Thought Labs” and Where They Belong in Business Events

January 19th, 2017 by

Thought labs are informal sessions, typically with a presenter, that tend to occur in the middle or after a presentation – and may take the place of a presentation altogether (yes, event planners have a lot of different words for “meeting”). They are longer than breakout sessions, and most noted for putting the presenter and[…]

crowdsourcing event ideas

Crowdsourcing Event Decisions: What Should You Let the Attendees Decide?

January 19th, 2017 by

You may have heard about the crowdsourcing trend sweeping through business events during the past year or two. Now that it’s getting more mainstream and technological support, crowdsourcing event planning is a lot easier – essentially, you can ask your attendees what they want, usually through social media, event apps, or online surveys. Of course,[…]

team activities

5 Team Activities You Need to Hear About

January 12th, 2017 by

Are your team activities getting a little too…old? Have you noticed that attendees are getting bored with the same tried-and-true teamwork and icebreaking activities? It’s tough to find the right new activities for a whole group – activities tend to appeal to a certain type of person (the athlete, the actor, the information hound, etc.)[…]

push notifications

Push Notifications At Events: What Works and What Doesn’t

January 5th, 2017 by

As mobile devices have flooded our events, a new tool is on the rise – push notifications, the ability to push alerts, texts and messages through event apps and other channels to all attendees. This type of event communication can be powerful, but it can also be intrusive. A casual look online reveals a whole[…]