Avoiding common event organizing mistakes

August 29, 2018

The pressure to pull off “the perfect event” can weigh heavily on even the most seasoned event organizer’s shoulders. We’ve collected a few simple mistakes event organizers make all the time (believe us, we have made them too!) that you can learn from and hopefully avoid. Don’t wing introductions Create a factual introduction for the speaker or have the […]

A music playlist for your next event

July 24, 2018

Choosing the right background or speaker introduction music for your event can help to set the proper mood for your attendees. Do you want to motivate? To settle? To relax? All of these can be helped, or hindered, by the appropriate music choices. In addition to setting the proper mood for your event, with the […]

Top 5 tips to negotiating the best event venue price

July 10, 2018

There are a few tricks to negotiating venue costs. We’ve tracked down some tips to help event organizers keep their venue costs as low as possible. Here are our top 5: 1. Be up front about your budget. Many planners feel that initially being blunt about a budget puts you at a disadvantage. However, if […]

How to use social media during your event

July 3, 2018

Would you like to leverage social media to keep your attendees engaged, to advertise your conference for the following year, and make it easier for your attendees to network outside of your conference? Perhaps you’ve already tried to use social media but haven’t seen much attendee engagement. We have a number of tips to share […]

7 tips to track down potential speakers for your conference

June 14, 2018

It can be a challenge to find the right person to lead part of your conference in a way that brings value to your audience, keeps them engaged, and doesn’t break your budget. The search for the right person starts by finding out the best places to look for speakers.   Vasil Azarov, a partner with Startup […]

How to get discounts on blocks of hotel rooms

June 12, 2018

Booking a hotel room for a conference can be a stressful task on your attendee’s to-do list. Organizing a hotel block can save you and your guests time and money when reserving a room. A hotel room block is typically 10 or more hotel rooms blocked off for reservation from those not attending the conference. Booking within the block helps not […]

Tips for making an effective event badge

June 4, 2018

In today’s post we’re going to provide practical tips for making an effective event badge. Why is this an issue? Often times event coordinators can think of the badge as an afterthought when in reality it can add a lot of value to your event if designed to be effective. Anyone can create a name […]