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As we bring innovative solutions to the table to modernize events and meetings, it’s important to keep something simple in mind: shape and size. If you’re looking to maximize engagement and cooperation, then placement and positioning are key. The shape and structure of the oval have...

Do you know yourself? Last week I was fortunate to attend the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. The Summit, convened by The White House, featured a rock star list of speakers and content that surpassed any event I have ever attended or produced. I came away with lots...

Today, I remember to be grateful.  These words sit at the top of my daily To Do List. Should we need a reminder? Probably not, but it’s easy to get caught up in the daily nonsense and distractions of a busy place like San Francisco. So what more...

Those of us on the west coast are already enjoying a wet and cold winter. After the past few years, it is hard to convey how grateful we are for that! We here at Wilsonwest are also filled with gratitude for another successful year filled with great events, great partners,...

The escort card is a very commonplace event management tool that most of us in the industry are only all too familiar with. Serving the simple function at a more formal dining event of letting a guest know at which table they will be seated, the...

Each year we produce a conference in an intimate location for a group of Fortune 500 CEO’s and Investment Bankers. The client loves the venue and has committed to holding the event there through 2017. As the popularity and attendance grows in the coming years,...

The next time you visit a museum, pay close attention to how the environment has been designed to shape your experience and behavior. So says Jeff Hurt, meetings guru and expert on audience engagement for conferences and events. I recently heard him speak recently and will...

We are often tasked with finding unique gifts for our conferences and special events, so we are always on the hunt for something special. We quickly recycle those promotional catalogues filled with lots of cheap plastic things. Frankly, people just don’t want that stuff. When choosing a giveaway, think about providing...

Ad libitum is Latin for "at one's pleasure" (at liberty); it is often shortened to "ad lib" (as an adjective or adverb) or "ad-lib" (as a verb or noun). Last night I had the pleasure of dining at Ad Lib, Thomas Keller's pop-up restaurant at Napa's...