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August 19, 2014
Every workplace right now likely is experiencing a similar situation; there are not only one or two different generations working together, but there could be up to four, all trying to relate to each other in an effective manner. Gen Y, Gen X and Baby Boomers, only missing a Millennial, recently were part of a panel discussion at the Society of Independent Show Organizers’ Executive Leadership... more
August 19, 2014
Association Forum of Chicagoland's Board of Directors has selected Michelle Mason, CAE, FASAE, as the organization's new President and CEO. Mason will assume responsibilities Sept. 15, succeeding Christie A. Tarantino, FASAE, CAE, who stepped down in March to join the Institute of Food Technologists. Mason has been the managing director, Strategic Developments and Innovation, at the American... more
August 18, 2014
Trade Show News Network will be offering another complimentary webinar in its well-regarded series – “Sustainable Trade Shows: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good”. The webinar will be held Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. EST and you can register HERE. Trade shows are often seen as one of the highest producers of waste and carbon in the event world. They are also known for heavy energy consumption of electricity,... more
August 18, 2014
Music City was an undeniable draw, with nearly 6,000 overall attendees and the highest number of association executives coming to the 2014 American Society for Association Executives’ Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held Aug. 9-12 in Nashville, Tenn., since the 2007 event in Chicago. The final attendance breakdown included 3,159 executives, 1,897 exhibitors, 919 others, including guests,... more

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The Evolution of Audience Response Systems

Audience response systems (ARS) have been around for a long time, but were often out of reach for many event planners. It often involved renting devices that would allow attendees to ask questions, respond to polls and fill out evaluations via those devices. Today, options are available that eliminate the need for special devices....more
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August 15, 2014
I recently was at the Women In Travel conference,  which had a focus on networking and connecting in order to promote and learn.  Since the focus of the conference was around the idea of connecting, I was very happily surprised with the spin it took on the traditional way of engaging. Networking across industry and title, boundaries:  This particular organization wanted to reach... more
August 15, 2014
Standing out at trade shows when there are dozens of trade show booths trying to grab the attendee’s attention is easier said than done. The most memorable exhibits are those that have a personal touch that is both unique and matches the theme of your booth. There are plenty of ways to do this without spending hundreds of dollars. Here are several ideas to create a booth that will attract a crowd... more
August 9, 2014
Great exhibitors are not necessarily the biggest brands, the biggest booths, or the ones with the biggest budgets. And they certainly are not the ones who are the busiest. Great exhibitors are identified as much by what they avoid as what they do. They have the insight and character to say “no” to their bosses and their colleagues when asked to make poor choices – and they take the time... more
August 9, 2014
A substantial contributing factor to the greenness of your trade show is the venue itself. Many convention centers are making huge strides to streamline recycling and reduce water consumption while an increased emphasis on green construction processes allows a complex to be green throughout. There are a lot of factors that will help you zero in on the ideal venue for your event, but consider how... more
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