How to Better Market Your Event

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Planning a successful event requires more than just organization–it demands strategic marketing along every step of the process. Whether it is an annual meeting, a recurring themed conference, joint meeting, or new event, you have to think about the marketing of it before you even choose your speakers. How can you optimize the process? There … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Free Abstract Management Software

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With so many abstract management softwares out there, it can seem tempting to start with or switch to a free software to help manage your submission process. For one, planning any event is time consuming and often costly, so having a free management system can help offset some of the expense. After all, if an … Read more

Never Managed Abstracts Before? A Beginner’s Guide

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Whether you’re in a new role at an organization or newly tasked with abstract management, it can seem like a daunting challenge to start the process. How should you project manage? Which communications tools should you use? Is there any better method than spreadsheets to track submissions and their status? No matter how big or … Read more

Why Virtual Meetings Are Not the Future of Conferencing

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While the past year and a half has certainly taught the meetings industry the benefits of virtual meeting technologies, there is no replacement for in-person conferencing. In fact, in a recent survey of over 1,000 people, 70% said they preferred face-to-face meetings over virtual ones.  There are several possible reasons for this, and we can … Read more

6 Top Cities to Host A Better In-Person Conference in 2021 and 2022

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Some of the top cities in the country for conferences are now welcoming visitors back to their most celebrated restaurants, entertainment spots, and shopping destinations. In-person events will be on the schedule but, in many cases, welcoming fewer attendees than in years past. These more intimate conferences are a fabulous way to reintroduce face-to-face meetings … Read more

How to Create Better In-Person Events in 2021

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The world is opening back up. Daily airline travel is creeping back up to its pre-pandemic levels. Major sporting events such as the Tour de France and political meetings such as the UN General Assembly are back on. And when the CDC recently changing its mask guidelines for vaccinated people, the New York Times asked, … Read more

Why Organizing Conferences on Multiple Platforms Can Create Major Bottlenecks

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In what seems like it is in the interest of time (but, in fact, is not), event organizers will begin their conference or event planning process with an email campaign. Before long, materials are created and stored on cloud services like Dropbox, submissions are entered in Google Sheets or Excel, communications are sent to reviewers … Read more