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A few weeks ago, we produced an event in Silicon Valley for executives, clients, and guests of Samsung Ventures America. The audience was a mix of venture capital partners, executives from Samsung North America and Korea, as well as other members of the venture community....

Our team just returned from a site visit in Tuscon, Arizona for an upcoming program. The trip made me realize how both editing and reinterpreting are a big part of a designer’s skill set. We have to be the eyes, ears, and mouths of our...

OK. You have mapped your event strategy along with your desired outcomes, created a solid project plan, and engaged a great team. Now, the BIG work is underway! Robust timelines and key milestones capture all the important stuff that is critical to the event, but what...

Why do people attend events? If you read my entry last week, you will have learned that the primary reasons are to network and to learn. Using what I refer to as facilitated networking, I shared some strategies to help ensure that the event design...

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 heard him speak a few weeks ago...

For this week's entry, we spent some time with our Associate Producer Tim Landherr discussing some of the challenges that he faces in his event support role and how he has been taking advantage of technology trends to meet these demands. What are some of the...

Cindy was recently asked by The Women's Book  to contribute to In Her View, their regular blog, which shares candid insights and inspiration from a diverse range of women in business. It was a challenge that she eagerly accepted and one which sent her back to...

In this digital age, how often do those of us in the special event planning world send or receive a hand-written messages? Admittedly I am still a fan, so when a beautifully addressed letter or card arrives I take note. My children, both college students, will...

Our firm is proud to be featured in this month's issue of Convene, the online magazine published by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). The source of our pride is not only the recognition itself but for what the article is calling out: social impact as a...