A Refreshing Touch for Your Next Event: Free Item Checking

Part of creating an amazing event experience are all the little touches you add that go beyond what’s expected. Something that may seem small, but could actually be huge to an attendee, is giving them a secure place to store their personal items.

Think about it: Your attendees would much rather be focused on the content of the event than worried about having to carry things around. And on the flip side, YOU want more engaged attendees!

There are a couple of types of item checks that are pretty standard:

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4 Types of Environments to Try at Your Next Conference

Lots of different types of people attend conferences - and I don’t just mean different roles, career levels, educational backgrounds, etc. I’m talking personality type: introverts and extroverts; people who are there to learn, and people who are there to kick back; people who take effective notes and people who...don’t, so much.

Depending on your personality (or even your mood), a different vibe will affect your comfort. These are four go-to environment types we recommend incorporating into any conference that’ll leave ALL attendees feeling refreshed and engaged:

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7 Steps to Eliminating Online Event Registration Problems

One of the biggest mistakes you can make with online event registration is not absolutely scrutinizing your form before releasing it to your audience. The only way you’ll truly know if it’ll be a seamless experience for registrants is by getting in there yourself! And if the experience isn’t seamless, there’s a good chance they’ll abandon registering altogether.

By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to identify and quickly eliminate any online event registration hiccups:

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Securing Event Sponsors That Make Sense: The Why (and How)

Whether they invest on a high level, commit to covering specific costs (food, badges, supplies, etc.), or are part of a trade, engaging sponsors is a smart way to add some extra padding to your event budget.

That said, it’s important that your partnerships make sense - after all, money is involved! And that doesn't just mean for you and the sponsor. Anyone you invite to have a presence on-site should make sense for your attendees, too. But why, exactly, do sponsorships need to make sense on so many levels?

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Event Planning Software: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Planning an event of any kind takes organization, teamwork, and a lot of manpower. However, one of the most important elements you should include in your event planning process is something that might be easy to take for granted at times: Event planning software.

Event planning software can help your team streamline all sorts of event planning tasks, from registration to event engagement.

So, what kind of events could benefit from event planning software? They can range from seminars and conferences, to university alumni events, to recruiting events for businesses. By taking advantage of event planning software, you can keep your data organized and up-to-date with real-time reporting, seamlessly process last-minute changes, and simplify your overall procedure.

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25 Thought-Starters for Unique Swag That’ll Get Attendees Talking

Handing out swag - or, “stuff we all get” - at events is an easy way to engage attendees and leave a lasting impression. The key, though, is to find an item that’s both useful enough that attendees won’t immediately throw it away, and interesting enough that they’ll talk about it with others.

Now, we know budget is always a constraint - but let’s put money aside for the moment and have some fun! To help you start brainstorming, we put together a list of unique items you could brand and use as swag:

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How to Write an Event FAQ That’ll Actually Help Attendees

Answering attendee questions is an inevitable part of event planning. That said, with all the other balls your juggling, it can be hard to take the time to answer the same questions over, and over, and over...and over again.

That’s where an FAQ, or “frequently asked questions,” page comes in handy. Here are some thoughts on writing your FAQ page in a way that’ll effectively keep attendees in-the-know:

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16 Online Event Registration Tips That Sell Out Events

Small details can have a big impact on the number of people who will attend your events. That especially holds true when it comes to your online event registration form! In fact, certain things can even cause your potential attendees to leave, and never return to the form at all.

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9 Questions to Use for a Quick Post-Event Survey

You already know that a post-event survey is a MUST. Attendees, vendors, sponsors - everyone who was on-site will have valuable feedback you can use to make your next event better.

But knowing what to ask can be a challenge, and having a mile-long survey will deter most from filling it out! Here are our go-to questions for a quick and easy survey that are bound to give you the feedback you’re looking for:

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Room Layouts for Your Next Event: 8 Options

Room layout is more important than some people may think. Getting it right means having a good flow throughout the room, ensuring the kind of engagement you’re looking for, and keeping compliant with any safety requirements.

That said, it’s a lot to consider (on top of everything else) when planning your event. To help you make an informed decision about how your next event will look, we’ve highlighted the eight most popular event room layouts and their benefits:

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