Eventinterface http://blog.eventinterface.com Resource Blog & News en-US Copyright 2016, Eventinterface Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:00 -0700 Sat, 28 May 2016 22:45:02 -0700 60 Connecting Meeting and Event Planners With Resources http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Connecting-Meeting-and-Event-Planners-With-Resources <p><img alt="Eventinterface Market, free tools for meeting and event planners" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1464060798_Eventinterface-MARKET-Home-Page.png" style="width: 350px; height: 495px; float: left; margin: 6px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />Eventinterface&nbsp;<strong>MARKET</strong>&nbsp;is live. Our curated and complimentary directory of services, venues and vendors supporting the event and meeting planning industry is now open for business.&nbsp;</p> <p>Eventinterface <strong>MARKET</strong>&nbsp;launched, featuring a diverse list of resources for Meeting and Event Planners. Included are featured businesses <a href="https://www.eventinterface.com/market/Marriott-International" target="_blank">Marriott International</a>, <a href="https://www.eventinterface.com/market/Tempe-Tourism-Office" target="_blank">Tempe Tourism Office</a>, <a href="https://www.eventinterface.com/market/HelmsBriscoe" target="_blank">HelmsBriscoe</a>, <a href="https://www.eventinterface.com/market/SuperShuttle-ExecuCar" target="_blank">SuperShutlle/ExecuCar</a>, <a href="https://www.eventinterface.com/market/Duran-Events">Duran Events</a> and <a href="https://www.eventinterface.com/market/Best-Western-Copper-Hills-Inn" target="_blank">Copper Hills Inn</a>. We showcase local, national and international production companies, destination management companies, video, entertainment, venues and event tech resources.</p> <p>&ldquo;In the past year we have seen a significant increase in requests from our clients for referrals to qualified vendors,&rdquo; said Al Wynant, Eventinterface Co-Founder and CEO.&nbsp; &ldquo;In order to provide our clients with well-qualified resources, and help the meeting and event planning community at large, we decided to create this market, which will showcase vetted assets for professional planners to explore and hire.&rdquo;</p> <p>Eventinterface <strong>MARKET</strong> is a complimentary resource, available at <a href="http://www.Eventinterface.com/market" target="_blank">http://www.Eventinterface.com/market</a>. Venues, service providers and companies supporting Meeting and Event Planners can <a href="https://www.eventinterface.com/market-submit" target="_blank">apply to be included</a> in the listing.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT EVENTINTERFACE</strong></p> <p>Eventinterface is a platform that enables Meeting and Event Planners to market and manage conferences and meetings better, build new revenue streams and allows them create powerful communities before, during and after an event. We simplify and automate many of the tasks planners do; allow planners to easily collect and analyze attendee data; gather, share and monetize event content. Eventinterface makes your events better, more profitable and more engaging. More information at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eventinterface.com/">Eventinterface.com</a>.</p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Connecting-Meeting-and-Event-Planners-With-Resources Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:00 -0700 BOGO Event Technology Sale http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/BOGO-Event-Technology-Sale <p>Eventinterface has expanded its feature offerings with the launch of Eventinterface&nbsp;<strong>MAIL</strong>, a new module added to its end-to-end conference and meeting planning platform.&nbsp; Eventinterface&nbsp;<strong>MAIL</strong>&nbsp;invites planners to manage unlimited subscribers, create visually stunning emails and track event marketing campaign progress.</p> <p>To celebrate the launch of this feature, Eventinterface is offering its first ever BOGO sale. Qualified new clients will get two years of access to the Eventinterface platform for the price of one, valid on all plans.</p> <p><span style="color:#90bf5c;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>What does this mean?</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li>LITE Plan subscribers will receive two-year access for $1,740 (one-year LITE Plan subscription fee), which includes one live event at a time, unlimited registrations and one user.</li> <li>POWER Plan Subscribers will receive two-year access for the annual fee of $4,740 (one-year POWER Plan subscription fee), which includes five concurrent live events, unlimited registrations, unlimited planners and all system features including program and itinerary builder, email marketing, attendee engagement and more.</li> <li>ENTERPRISE Plan Subscribers will receive two-year access for the annual fee of $8,340 (one-year ENTERPRISE Plan subscription fee), which includes unlimited concurrent events, unlimited registrations, unlimited planners and all system features.</li> </ul> <p>Compare our plans <a href="https://www.eventinterface.com/pricing">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#90bf5c;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE</strong></span></span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">(OK, OK, we know that sounds a little cheesy)</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">New clients may also select an additional complimentary service when signing up:</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Select either our &quot;We Make The Move For You Program&quot; where we set up your first event at no cost or select a Featured Listing for your business in our Eventinterface MARKET at no cost, each a $500 value.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p>The Eventinterface BOGO sale pricing is available through May 31, 2016.</p> <p>For more information and to sign up connect with us at <a href="mailto:MemberServices@Eventinterface.com?subject=BOGO%20Inquiry">MemberServices@Eventinterface.com</a> or call 415-279-3671. For a demo, sign up at <a href="http://www.Eventinterface.com/demo" target="_blank">Eventinterface.com/demo</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Meet Eventinterface</strong></span></p> <p>We are a group of people passionate about events and creating meaningful and long-term relationships for attendees. We started out as meeting and event planners, and have planned events all over. Now we run Eventinterface, a platform based on that planning experience. A platform that helps planners promote and plan events better, manage attendees and registrations, build new revenue streams and create powerful communities before, during and after events. We are still passionate about brining people together, successful events and happy attendees.&nbsp;</p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/BOGO-Event-Technology-Sale Wed, 18 May 2016 09:45:00 -0700 Making A Positive Impact On A Destination. http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Making-A-Positive-Impact-On-A-Destination <p>The Ritz-Carlton launches Impact Experiences Program, a Community Footprints program offering conference and group guests the opportunity to participate in socially responsible activities that make a positive impact on the destination while fostering collaboration and a great sense of accomplishment.</p> <p><img alt="Herve Humler, President and Chief Operations Officer of The Ritz-Carlton at Eventinterface" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1463455978_MNC-Humler-Herver-large.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; float: left; margin: 6px;" />&ldquo;We are proud to make Impact Experiences available at every one of our hotels around the world to provide our guests with an option to address local social and environmental issues,&rdquo; said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operations Officer of The Ritz-Carlton. &ldquo;Impact Experiences have the power through coordinated efforts and volume to be a significant force for good.&rdquo;</p> <p>Examples of signature Impact Experiences organized by Ritz-Carlton hotels in local communities include a heritage farming project on an organic farm in Arizona; supporting critical coastal trail and rain forest restoration in Kapalua, Hawaii; protecting the natural wetland environment in Donau-Auen National Park near Vienna, Austria; planting the endangered native species of trees in Dubai; collaborating with The Battery Conservancy in New York to help beautify the 25-acre public park; and building bird nests for migrating rare bird species at the remarkable wetland that is the Futian Mangrove Natural Reserve Area in Shenzhen, China.</p> <p>Impact Experiences also offer on-property activities that may be incorporated to a conference agendas during lunch breaks, receptions and coffee breaks.</p> <p><strong>Some of these activities can include:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The partnering with the hotel&rsquo;s culinary team to prepare the ingredients for a regionally adapted dish for donation to a local hunger relief organization.</li> <li>Assembling school supplies and art materials in backpacks for donation to students whose academic success is threatened by poverty.</li> <li>Collaborating in teams to assemble emergency preparedness kits to be shipped to a disaster relief facility or community organization.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Community Footprints</strong></p> <p>With a commitment to &ldquo;Expand Global Citizenship,&rdquo; The Ritz-Carlton social and environmental responsibility program, Community Footprints, is embedded into the company&rsquo;s service values, long range plan and business operations. This commitment is focused on child well being, environmental responsibility and hunger and poverty relief. The Ritz-Carlton was the first Founding Partner of IMPACT 2030, a business-led collaboration with the United Nations that is mobilizing employee volunteers to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals. For more information visit <a href="http://www.communityfootprints.com" target="_blank">www.communityfootprints.com</a>.</p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Making-A-Positive-Impact-On-A-Destination Tue, 17 May 2016 06:00:00 -0700 What event takes 5 weeks of setup and sinks a venue 1.5 inches? http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/What-event-takes-5-weeks-of-setup-and-sinks-a-venue-15-inches <p>This show is perhaps one of the largest live television productions on Earth. 172 trucks are needed to transport the equipment, and it takes a team of 220 people to run the live broadcast.&nbsp; Welcome to the 61st Annual Eurovision Song Contest.</p> <p>The Eurovision Song Contest was an annual tradition in my family. It was one of these nights you awaited with anticipation. You were allowed to stay up way past your bedtime.&nbsp; It was and remains a remarkable event. One of the items eagerly awaited each year by the audience is the stage. It plays a role in helping the performers tell their story. And unlike any other show, this stage must help 26 finalists tell their story.</p> <div style="position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%;padding-top:30px;height:0;overflow:hidden;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/T0yGsYgIXDA?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1" style="position: absolute;top: 0;left: 0;width: 100%;height: 100%;" width="640"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Just recently I came across an article by Live Design, describing the massive amount of work, talent and material that went into the stage. There are more than 1,800 lighting fixtures, 9,700 square feet high-resolution video screen. The stage weighs 65 tons, and 12 of the world&rsquo;s largest video projectors are used.</p> <p>Want to see the whole list. Visit <a href="http://livedesignonline.com/eurovision-song-contest-2016/eurovision-fun-facts-2016-technical-production" target="_blank">Live Design</a>.</p> <div style="position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%;padding-top:30px;height:0;overflow:hidden;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JlBZvVWSu8U?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1" style="position: absolute;top: 0;left: 0;width: 100%;height: 100%;" width="640"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/What-event-takes-5-weeks-of-setup-and-sinks-a-venue-15-inches Mon, 16 May 2016 22:30:00 -0700 7 Free Event Apps Every Event Planner Needs http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/7-Free-Event-Apps-Every-Event-Planner-Needs <p><img alt="7 Free Event Apps Every Event and Meeting Planner Needs on Eventinterface" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1463104859_7-free-apps-infographic.png" style="width: 848px; height: 7525px;" />Infographic by Black and White Events. Visit BAWE <a href="http://www.blackandwhiteevents.ie" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/7-Free-Event-Apps-Every-Event-Planner-Needs Fri, 13 May 2016 06:00:00 -0700 Interviews With Planners - Mia Monroe, CSEP, CGMP, CMP http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Interviews-With-Planners--Mia-Monroe-CSEP-CGMP-CMP <p>Mia Monroe is an award-winning certified special event, meeting and government meeting professional, speaker, author of trade articles and the conference and event manager for NASA Johnson Space Center&rsquo;s Human Health and Institutional Management contract for Florida-based <a href="http://www.allpointsllc.com" target="_blank">AllPoints, LLC</a>.</p> <p>In 2015, Mia was named as a &ldquo;40 Under 40&ldquo; Meeting Industry Leader by Connect Magazine and featured on the cover of the magazine and throughout the publication&rsquo;s career issue. Mia was also named a Meeting Planner to Watch in 2016 by ConventionSouth Magazine and featured in its December 2015 issue.&nbsp; With over 16 years of professional experience in the events and hospitality industry, Mia earned a Masters of Tourism Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from Winston-Salem state University.&nbsp; She actively serves on the Corporate Board of the Hugh O&rsquo;Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, the Houston Chapter of the George Washington University Alumni Association and is a member of Society for Government Meeting Professionals.</p> <p>Her speaking engagements include The Special Event Tradeshow and Conference, COMCAST NewsMakers, Fox 26 News, and many others.&nbsp; Ms. Monroe received the International Special Events Society (ISES) ESPRIT award for best team effort planning a non-profit event with a budget under $50,000, has been recognized by the NASA Human Research Program with a special commendation for her efforts in producing its annual conference, was recognized by the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) for her efforts in producing its 33rd annual meeting, and was named Employee of the Quarter by All Points for the first quarter of 2015. &nbsp;</p> <p>Although reared as a musician, event management became a passion that allowed Mia to marry both her analytic left and sometimes over-stimulated right brain to effectively function in the organized chaos of meeting and event management.</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>What is the best advice you have ever received as a planner?</strong></span></p> <p>Three things:</p> <p>1. Always feed and/or take care of your AV/production crew.&nbsp; If you take care of them, they will REALLY take care of you.&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Always keep your sense of humor.&nbsp; Have fun with it.&nbsp; There are days when it can really be tough, but if you can laugh with your team during the rough parts, you&rsquo;ll be fine.&nbsp;</p> <p>3. Don&rsquo;t freak out.&nbsp; There&rsquo;s always a solution.&nbsp; It may not always be the best or ideal solution for everyone, but there is one.&nbsp; You just have to find it.</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>What is the most unique location you have ever planned an event at? What was great, what was challenging?</strong></span></p> <p>A movie theater and a 35,000 square feet mansion.&nbsp; The movie theater was actually pretty easy.&nbsp; They were so accommodating, I just shared my vision and they made it come true.&nbsp;</p> <p>The mansion on the other hand, was pretty tricky.&nbsp; Although there was a lot of square footage, only about half of that was usable.&nbsp; Everything in the home was a work of art or a true artifact.&nbsp; It was tough to determine placement of the premium sponsor tables vs. the mid-level sponsors.&nbsp; The event featured 12 celebrity chefs, so each of them had to be placed in key areas as well!&nbsp; 35,000 square feet gets really small when you have to strategically place 10 sponsor tables, 12 celebrity chefs, and leave room for service, 3 bars, entertainment and auction.&nbsp; Oh&hellip;and the 400 guests!&nbsp; The biggest challenge was parking.&nbsp; We were entertaining 400 guests and there was no way the neighborhood could accommodate 200-300 vehicles.&nbsp; So, we got creative- starting with the valet company.&nbsp; It was imperative we used a company that worked events in that neighborhood.&nbsp; They knew the tricks and the logistics of handling an event of that size.&nbsp; Some of the neighbors were guests of the event and they allowed the valet company to park some vehicles at their homes.&nbsp; We also partnered with a nearby resort and country club to use their outlaying lot.&nbsp; The valet company shuttled their team to and from that lot to retrieve cars.&nbsp; It worked fabulously!</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>What advice would you give to someone entering the business today?</strong></span></p> <p>Please don&rsquo;t think that this is a glamorous job.&nbsp; Sure, there are perks. However, you usually don&rsquo;t get to enjoy those perks because you are focused on ensuring your client and their guests are happy.&nbsp; You become an accountant, a CEO, a caterer, a bartender, an AV tech, an IT tech, a stage director, a psychologist, a cop, and a few other things all in the span of a few days.&nbsp; You have to be able to maintain your calm and clarity in the midst of it all.&nbsp; If you aren&rsquo;t built to manage high-stress situations, don&rsquo;t get in to this role.&nbsp; I&rsquo;m exaggerating, but not really.&nbsp; I LOVE IT!</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>What do you see as the most challenging aspect of being a planner, and how do you overcome that challenge?</strong></span></p> <p>For me personally, its been managing the expectations of clients and event stakeholders. The corporate and non-profit environment is quite different than government in regards to policy, budget and restrictions, but expectations are still the same- especially for the attendee.&nbsp; Being transparent with clients has been the key for me in terms of managing their expectations.&nbsp; Being savvy and resourceful with local services like CVBs has been key for me in managing and fulfilling expectations of attendees.</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>How do you think our industry will evolve in the next five years?</strong></span></p> <p>Technology is king!&nbsp; I think the industry will continue to evolve as event management platforms and services become more turnkey.&nbsp; Larger corporate events will probably see quite a bit more automation at registration and tools like RFID kiosks will replace the handhelds scanner to capture attendee analytics.&nbsp; I think attendee engagement technology will continue to evolve as well.&nbsp; It will become archaic to NOT have a meeting or conference app.</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>What makes you successful as a planner?</strong></span></p> <p>I absolutely love to learn and love learning from my colleagues.&nbsp; Its clich&eacute;, but I find it true for many of us.&nbsp; This industry is constantly changing, constantly evolving, constantly growing.&nbsp; If I want to continue to be successful, I must do the same. &nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>In your opinion, what is the best and worst industry trend of the year?</strong></span></p> <p>I love digital mapping projection!&nbsp; I think that is the absolute coolest thing- especially for product launches, promos, etc.&nbsp; I can&rsquo;t wait to have a budget that can accommodate use of that technology!&nbsp;</p> <p>The worst trend I think is the onslaught of event management platforms and technology- most specifically, event apps.&nbsp; The best in the industry are still evolving, so its tough to see some of the smaller companies coming in to take on a complex development without capturing all the dynamics of what planners and attendees need.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>What is the best industry book that has helped you as a planner?</strong></span></p> <p>&ldquo;Special Events&rdquo; by Joe Jeff Goldblatt.&nbsp; It was literally my textbook in grad school and I&rsquo;ve referred to it repeatedly throughout the years.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CONNECT WITH MIA</strong><br /> Mia Monroe, CSEP, CGMP, CMP<br /> Conference and Event Manager<br /> <a href="http://www.allpointsllc.com" target="_blank">AllPoints, LLC</a><br /> <a href="mailto:mmonroe@allpointsllc.com">Email</a><br /> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/miamonroe1" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/mia_monroe77" target="_blank">Twitter</a><br /> Phone Number:&nbsp; 281 483.2937<br /> Affiliations and Memberships:&nbsp; SGMP Houston Gulf Coast Chapter, George Washington University Alumni Association, Corporate Board, HOBY Texas Gulf Coast</p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Interviews-With-Planners--Mia-Monroe-CSEP-CGMP-CMP Mon, 09 May 2016 06:00:00 -0700 Eventinterface Launches Marketplace Showcasing Event Industry Vendors http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-Launches-Marketplace-Showcasing-Event-Industry-Vendors <p>Meeting and Conference Management SaaS platform Eventinterface is launching Eventinterface <strong>MARKET</strong>, a curated directory of services, venues and vendors supporting the event and meeting planning community.</p> <p>&ldquo;Many of our clients request information or referrals to possible service providers. Due to the volume of requests we were no longer able to informally direct clients to resources, especially ones we had not worked with ourselves,&rdquo; said Al Wynant, Co-Founder and CEO. &ldquo;In order to meet our clients&rsquo; need and the planning community at large we decided to launch Eventinterface <strong>MARKET</strong> which will showcase vetted resources for professional planners to explore and use.&rdquo;</p> <p>Eventinterface <strong>MARKET</strong> is launching on May 16<sup>th</sup>. The <strong>MARKET</strong> will allow planners to search for services, venues and products, view any promotions, videos and directly connect with the vendors. &nbsp;The marketplace is free to use for any planner. Vendors can request a Basic Listing or Featured Listing; however only vetted vendors will be listed.</p> <p>Eventinterface <strong>MARKET</strong> will be available at <a href="http://www.Eventinterface.com/market">http://www.Eventinterface.com/market</a>. Venues, service providers and companies supporting Meeting and Event Planners can apply by visiting the same link and downloading the application there. Pre-launch sign-up benefits are available to companies who apply to be listed on or before May 13, 2016.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT EVENTINTERFACE</strong></p> <p>Eventinterface is a platform that enables Meeting and Event Planners to market and manage conferences and meetings better, build new revenue streams and allows them create powerful communities before, during and after an event. We simplify and automate many of the tasks planners do; allow planners to easily collect and analyze attendee data; gather, share and monetize event content. Eventinterface makes your events better, more profitable and more engaging. More information at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eventinterface.com">Eventinterface.com</a>.</p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-Launches-Marketplace-Showcasing-Event-Industry-Vendors Thu, 05 May 2016 13:50:00 -0700 A New Name - A New Vision http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/A-New-Name--A-New-Vision <p>International Special Event Society changes name to International Live Events Association.</p> <p>The name change reflects the now fully global nature of the association. The more relevant term of &lsquo;live&rsquo; is used by its members to describe the wide range of events delivered. The name change is effective immediately with a full roll out over the coming months.</p> <p><img alt="Jodi Collen, ILEA President at Eventinterface" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1462255189_Jodi-Collen-ILEA-President.png" style="width: 300px; float: left; margin: 8px; height: 200px;" />&nbsp;&ldquo;The world has changed phenomenally since the International Special Events Society was founded in 1987 and our industry has always kept up and changed with it. This is the culmination of a process that began several years ago and that will continue as our association continues to evolve,&rdquo; said Jodi Collen, ILEA President.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are known by our global members and partners as the live events industry. &lsquo;Live&rsquo; is quite simply the best way to express and communicate in one powerful word the fantastic energy and clarity that live events, no matter what kind, bring to human communication,&rdquo; said Collen.</p> <p>The change from Society to Association is equally as important; it is the root of what ILEA is all about. More than a Society, ILEA is a close-knit Association of like-minded professionals working together through trust and commitment to purpose.</p> <p>Find the new ILEA website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ileahub.com/">www.ileahub.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the International Live Events Association (ILEA):</strong><br /> ILEA (formally the International Special Events Association) was founded in 1987 to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct. ILEA works to join event and meeting professionals to focus on the &quot;event as a whole&quot; rather than its individual parts. ILEA has grown to involve more than 5,500 members active in 52 chapters throughout the world. The solid peer network ILEA provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues<strong>.</strong></p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/A-New-Name--A-New-Vision Tue, 03 May 2016 06:00:00 -0700 Eventinterface launches Eventinterface MAIL http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-launches-Eventinterface-MAIL <p>Eventinterface today announced it has expanded its feature offerings with the launch of Eventinterface <strong>MAIL</strong>, a new module added to its end-to-end conference and meeting planning platform.&nbsp; Eventinterface <strong>MAIL</strong> invites planners to manage unlimited subscribers, create visually stunning emails and track event marketing campaign progress.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are thrilled to add Eventinterface <strong>MAIL</strong> to our suite of features,&rdquo; said Al Wynant, Co-Founder and CEO. &ldquo;This has been highly anticipated and will add even more value to the planners using our conference and meeting planning platform.&rdquo;</p> <p>Eventinterface <strong>MAIL</strong> allows Meeting and Event Planners to add their curated email lists and create beautiful custom invitations using an easy-to-use drag and drop editor. Eventinterface <strong>MAIL</strong> includes pre-designed templates, and planners can create and save their own templates and artwork for future campaigns. Invite campaigns can be sent immediately or scheduled for a later date. Detailed reporting rounds out the functionality.</p> <p>&ldquo;All plans include unlimited lists and subscribers and a generous pre-set number of messages per month,&rdquo; said Rod Bridges, Co-Founder and Head Developer. &ldquo;We want to make the process as simple as possible in order for planners to reach their prospect attendees easily and effectively, leading them into the registration and engagement functionalities of Eventinterface.&rdquo;</p> <p>Eventinterface <strong>MAIL</strong> is included in all subscription-based plans at no additional cost.</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s get social. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/EventInterface/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/Eventinterface" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/eventinterface" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/event_interface/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://plus.google.com/+Eventinterface" target="_blank">Google+</a> and <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/eventinterface/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT EVENTINTERFACE:</strong></p> <p>Eventinterface is a platform that enables Meeting and Event Planners to manage conferences and meetings better, build new revenue streams and allows them create powerful communities before, during and after an event. We simplify and automate many of the tasks planners do; allow planners to easily collect and analyze attendee data; gather, share and monetize event content. Eventinterface makes your events better, more profitable and more engaging. More information at <a href="http://www.Eventinterface.com">Eventinterface.com</a>.</p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-launches-Eventinterface-MAIL Mon, 02 May 2016 07:00:00 -0700 Selling Out Your Event. The Ins and Outs of Event Marketing. http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Selling-Out-Your-Event-The-Ins-and-Outs-of-Event-Marketing <p>One of our goals as Meeting and Event Planners is to sell out our events. Although we may not always be fully responsible for the marketing and public relations of our events, we do play an integral role in the development and execution of the campaigns.</p> <p>In this virtual workshop you will learn how to develop and manage a sound marketing and public relations campaign for your events (yes, we know they are different and we&rsquo;ll address that in the workshop). We will look at the tools and resources available and how to best utilize these to insure event success. You will leave this workshop with a good understanding and the ability to create sound marketing and PR campaigns for your events. &nbsp;</p> <p>Join Eventinterface CEO Al Wynant &nbsp;and guests on Thursday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time for this free virtual workshop.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.eventinterface.com/registration/hhn21ur" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:20px;">REGISTER HERE</span></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Eventinterface CEU Workshop Credits" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1461767952_CEU-Banner.png" style="width: 650px; height: 100px;" /></p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Selling-Out-Your-Event-The-Ins-and-Outs-of-Event-Marketing Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0700 The Value of Face-to-Face Engagement http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/The-Value-of-FacetoFace-Engagement <p>Face-to-face engagement is imperative for conferences and events. In a world saturated with apps and easy to use technology, a whole generation is missing out on this crucial form of communication as they become more reliant on webinars, videos and digital documents to gather information.</p> <p>This lack of connection is desensitising people against the most natural form of engagement. It gives many people less of an inclination to attend events where real life people are speaking about real life experiences. With the mantra of &quot;just Google it&quot; ringing true in most workplaces, many are left void of the benefits that verbal engagement brings, particularly in the capacity of a conference or event.</p> <p><strong>What is it that makes conferences and events fantastic social hubs? What benefit can speakers have on the individual attendee? </strong></p> <p>Conferences and events provide an incredible catalyst for social interaction. Despite the fact that many people attend alone, there seems to be no shyness when it comes to greeting strangers and engaging with like-minded industry professionals. Before speakers even take the stage, venues buzz with compelling conversations as connections are being made.</p> <p>Rocketing emails back and forth is neither efficient nor personal, and straying away from virtual conversations into face-to-face connections can boost creativity and energy. Networking is essential in business and face-to-face engagement creates a solid foundation for strong and meaningful professional relationships. Conferences and events play a strong part in making these connections.</p> <p>Now lets take a look at the conference speaker. Despite the fact that a speaker is addressing a crowd, their ability to deliver information and make it feel personal to the attendee is extremely important. Body language of the speaker, teamed with the evocative nature of content delivery can be extremely inspirational for attendees, and this level of connection cannot be replicated through any screen, email or SMS.</p> <p>A top class speaker can restore the motivation and imagination of tired attendees and it is this that many find so rewarding. Exiting a day of presentations with rejuvenated vigour cannot only improve work but also home life. Many underestimate the power of speech and rely solely on virtual media and, whilst digital content is abundant and beneficial, it does not hold the same strengths and qualities as good old-fashioned face-to-face engagement.</p> <p>World-leading speaker bureau, <a href="http://www.speakers.co.uk/" target="_blank">Celebrity Speakers</a>, agree that speakers can lift and reframe an individual&rsquo;s thinking with their vision and experience of high achievement. They provide the most influential people on the planet to inspire, educate, motivate or entertain and promote their founding vision &quot;high achievers inspire others.&quot;</p> <p>Essentially, face-to-face engagement is all about feeling. The human psyche has a natural yearning for personal connections, and conferences and events are a go-to for those who thrive from fluid conversations and presentations.</p> <p>Face-to-face engagement and learning needs to remain a priority in the conference and meeting industry coupled with a sound technology strategy to insure multiple generations can be captivated. However, nothing beats personal interaction.</p> <p><a href="http://app.greenrope.com/j1.pl?ec25fff3e9be787d236573a68aa6640d1c16450fd5f7e518018134573e55ea4f" target="_blank"><img alt="Eventinterface News and Tools for Event and Meeting Planners" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1461689083_Newsletter_Banner.png" style="width: 848px; height: 100px;" /></a></p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/The-Value-of-FacetoFace-Engagement Wed, 27 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0700 How to select event technology that works for you http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/How-to-select-event-technology-that-works-for-you <p><img alt="How to find and evaluate event technology by Eventinterface" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1461681204_2016_04_26_Buying-Event-Technology-How-To-Infographic.png" style="width: 848px; height: 3750px;" /></p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/How-to-select-event-technology-that-works-for-you Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:30:00 -0700 Award Winning Boutique Hotel Reopens After Multi-Million Dollar Renovation http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Award-Winning-Boutique-Hotel-Reopens-After-MultiMillion-Dollar-Renovation <p>Kimpton Hotels &amp; Restaurants announced the reopening this week of Kimpton Morrison House after extensive renovations and the debut of adjacent Ashlar Restaurant and Bar. Located in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia just steps from bustling King Street and just six miles from downtown Washington, D.C., Kimpton Morrison House is a stylish boutique hotel renowned for its award-winning service as Alexandria&rsquo;s only Four Diamond hotel for 30 consecutive years.</p> <p>The hotel&rsquo;s new design, brought to life by David Hill of Los Angeles-based DH Designs, was inspired by beloved American literary masterpieces set on and around water. Guests are welcomed with whimsical, progressive designs featuring botanical and water elements, and original artwork inspired by the storytelling in beloved classics from &ldquo;The Great Gatsby&rdquo; to &ldquo;The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.&rdquo; Nods to local tradition include incorporations of signature tartan plaids &ndash; a tribute to Alexandria&rsquo;s rich Scottish heritage. With these touch points, Hill alludes to the romance, mystery and poetic allure of Old Town Alexandria, named one of the most romantic and well-read cities in America.</p> <p><span style="color:#90bf5c;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>GUEST ROOMS</strong></span></span></p> <p>The hotel&rsquo;s 45 sophisticated guest rooms, including three signature suites, incorporate refined finishes, accented with friendly pops of color that inspire. Modern takes on traditional touches include modified four-poster beds, geometric flora and fauna artwork, orange tartan plaid carpet, plus rounded armchairs and playful artwork in bright cerulean blues add to the playfulness of an otherwise sophisticated space.</p> <p><img alt="Kimpton Morrison House Reopens at Eventinterface.com" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1461471358_Kimpton-Morrison-Story.png" style="width: 848px; height: 500px;" /></p> <p>All guest rooms have luxe Italian marble bathrooms, some with large glass standing showers. Upgraded room types feature separate sitting rooms, decorative fireplaces and hardwood floors.</p> <p><span style="color:#90bf5c;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>MEETINGS AND EVENTS</strong></span></span></p> <p>An intimate, yet striking venue, Kimpton Morrison House plays host to corporate meetings, weddings and social events of up to 100 guests with finesse. The hotel features over 2,800 square feet of event space, including the Chapter Boardroom and newly added 985 square foot Watermark Ballroom.</p> <p><span style="color:#90bf5c;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>ASHLAR RESTAURANT &amp; BAR</strong></span></span></p> <p>A new upscale neighborhood tavern and cocktail bar, the 50-seat Ashlar Restaurant and Bar brings a rustic-meets-fine dining approach to Mid-Atlantic cuisine from Executive Chef Bobby Surdham. Ashlar Restaurant and Bar provides all private dining for meetings and special events held at Kimpton Morrison House as well as 24-hour room service to all guest rooms.</p> <p>Kimpton Morrison House is located at 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. For additional information, visit <a href="http://www.morrisonhouse.com/" target="_blank">www.morrisonhouse.com</a> or call 703-838-8000.</p> <p><em>Photographs courtesy of the hotel.&nbsp;</em></p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Award-Winning-Boutique-Hotel-Reopens-After-MultiMillion-Dollar-Renovation Sun, 24 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700 Eventinterface to participate in first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-to-participate-in-firstever-Global-Meetings-Industry-Day <p>Eventinterface announced their involvement in the first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). On April 14, 2016, they will join forces with the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business (MMB) to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities.</p> <p>&ldquo;GMID will unite the meetings industry in a way that has never been done before,&rdquo; said David Peckinpaugh, former MMB co-chair and president of Maritz Travel. &ldquo;The growth and success of our industry are critical to the world&rsquo;s economy and we look forward to communicating our value on the global stage.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;With the help of organizations such as Eventinterface, we will demonstrate the critical role our industry plays in building personal relationships, driving positive outcomes and supporting strong communities,&rdquo; said Michael Dominguez, MMB co-chair and senior vice president of corporate sales at MGM Resorts International.</p> <p>Eventinterface will celebrate by bringing together meeting planners for a roundtable discussion on the importance of meetings in their respective organizations and companies. The event will be hosted in Scottsdale on April 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Email <a href="mailto:MemberServices@Eventinterface.com">MemberServices@Eventinterface.com</a> if you are interested in attending.</p> <p><img alt="Eventinterface to participate in first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1459632317_Al_Small.png" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; margin: 6px; float: left;" />&ldquo;We see on a daily basis the importance of meetings and the long-term relationships these face-to-face gathering create,&rdquo; said Al Wynant, CEO and Co-Founder at Eventinterface. &ldquo;Thousands of attendees use our platform to register for conferences and meetings, but more importantly, they use our platform to connect based on interests pre-meeting, leading into stronger on-site relationships and continued engagement post-event. These personal meetings coupled with technology does not lead to diminished meeting attendance, but increases it year after year, building stronger relationships, and increased business and learning opportunities. It is therefore that we wanted to participate in this first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day, celebrating and highlighting the importance of face-to-face meetings.&rdquo;</p> <p>GMID marks the expansion of North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID), held earlier this year in the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Latin America. NAMID included 88 events across the continent as well as robust conversations online and 3.2 million social media impressions. Proclamations of support were issued by the governor of Wisconsin and mayors of Toronto, Buffalo and Washington, DC. A NAMID billboard was featured all day in Times Square and Caesars Entertainment &ldquo;Turned the Strip Blue&rdquo; in Las Vegas with NAMID logos and signage. In Mexico, a collaboration agreement was signed between the federal government, the tourism board and all 11 Meetings Industry Associations.</p> <p><em>To learn more about GMID, visit </em><a href="http://www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com/GMID"><em>http://www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com/GMID</em></a><em>. Follow and participate in the digital conversations at @MeetingsMeanBiz on Twitter and by using the hashtags #MMBusiness with #GMID16.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>About Eventinterface </strong></span></p> <p>Eventinterface&nbsp;is a platform for meeting and conference planners. It helps planner be more efficient, builds new revenue streams and creates powerful communities before, during and after meetings and events. Eventinterface simplifies and automate many of the tasks meeting and conference planners must do. We allow the planner to easily collect and analyze attendee data, gather, share and monetize event content. Eventinterface makes your events and meetings better. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.Eventinterface.com" target="_blank">www.Eventinterface.com</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>About Meetings Mean Business </strong></span></p> <p>The Meetings Mean Business coalition was created in 2009 to showcase the incredible value that business meetings, travel and events bring to the U.S. economy. Its members span all facets of the face-to-face meeting and events industry, which have come together behind a common goal: providing the resources, tools and information to show the real impact the industry has on businesses, economies and communities. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.MeetingsMeanBusiness.com">www.MeetingsMeanBusiness.com</a> &nbsp;and download our app on iTunes and Google Play.</p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-to-participate-in-firstever-Global-Meetings-Industry-Day Sun, 03 Apr 2016 08:00:00 -0700 Meetings Mean Business Launches Business Leader Video Series http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Meetings-Mean-Business-Launches-Business-Leader-Video-Series <p>New video series reflect the widespread reach of meeting face-to-face. The inaugural series profiles a trade association, a not-for-profit and a corporation. The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) will continue to launch new videos throughout the year to highlight how meetings build trust, foster engagement and generate new business.</p> <p>MMBC is bringing in outside voices to propel the campaign and help validate how meetings touch every industry. Those profiled speak to the many unique benefits of in-person meetings, sharing examples of positive outcomes for their companies and their own professional growth. These personal stories and examples from those outside the meetings industry help generate more interest and credibility, allowing MMBC to advocate the value of meetings to decision makers in corporate America, Capitol Hill, and everywhere in between.</p> <p>&ldquo;Those in the meetings industry understand the power of face-to-face. It&rsquo;s exciting to bring in outside voices to help spread our message,&rdquo; said Michael Dominguez, co-chair of MMBC and senior vice president &amp; chief sales officer at MGM Resorts International. &ldquo;This video series illustrates the return on investment of bringing people together in-person and provides examples of how meetings foster personal relationships, drive positive outcomes and support strong communities.&rdquo;</p> <p>The video series captures a variety of stories that speak to the true impact of face-to-face &ndash; whether it&rsquo;s the deal closed with a handshake, the motivating educational conference someone spoke at, or the innovative idea that wouldn&rsquo;t have been possible without bringing people together under one roof. These and future videos will showcase personal examples of how meetings have made the difference in executives&rsquo; lives and for their companies:</p> <p><strong>Mike Gallagher</strong>, chief executive officer at the Entertainment Software Association, discusses how trade shows like E3 showcase new products and generate industry sales.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/153290521" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>Cynthia Fenneman, president and chief executive officer at American Public Television (APT), reflects on how the trust and personal relationships developed at conferences result in positive business outcomes.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/159385371" width="640"></iframe></p> <p><strong>James Curleigh</strong>, president of Levi&rsquo;s Brand&reg;, shares how meetings help create the momentum and engagement for organizations to succeed.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/153290339" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>MMBC focuses on showing the real power of what meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions collectively do for people, businesses and communities. Working with its diverse coalition members, MMBC brings to life the industry&rsquo;s value story and champions the larger benefits of communicating face-to-face. The coalition recently released a survey that found face-to-face meetings; conferences and events deliver topline growth and bottom line results for business leaders in the United States.</p> <p>Follow and participate in the digital conversations at @MeetingsMeanBiz on Twitter and by using the hashtag #MMBusiness when sharing the videos with your networks.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com" target="_blank">Meetings Mean Business</a></p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Meetings-Mean-Business-Launches-Business-Leader-Video-Series Sat, 02 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0700 Developing Conference and Event Budgets for Success http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Developing-Conference-and-Event-Budgets-for-Success <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Creating event and conference budgets can be a challenging experience. How does one plan for all eventualities, especially when certain aspects of the planning and execution process are not yet defined when you start the budget process?</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Join Eventinterface on Thursday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time for a free virtual workshop. In this workshop you will learn how to develop and maintain budgets for your conferences and events that make sense for your organization and company.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">After your participation you will have a better understanding, the tools and knowledge to develop budgets that lead to event and conference planning success.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Participants qualify for CEU credits.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/22QsO0L" target="_blank">SIGN UP TODAY</a></strong></span></p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Developing-Conference-and-Event-Budgets-for-Success Thu, 31 Mar 2016 06:00:00 -0700 Three ways to use Eventinterface you had not thought about before http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Three-ways-to-use-Eventinterface-you-had-not-thought-about-before <p>Eventinterface is a full-featured conference and event management platform for meeting and conference planners. There are however a few ways you can use the platform you may have never thought of before. Today we are sharing three.</p> <p><span style="color:#90bf5c;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Digital schwag bags</strong></span></span></p> <p>With Eventinterface you no longer need to print out piles of materials, handouts, brochures and coupons. You can now add all of these digitally to your attendee&rsquo;s event account. Share digital coupons with registered attendees for specials at the conference venue, share deals from participating sponsors and more. And you can even share metrics with your sponsors and exhibitors.</p> <p><span style="color:#90bf5c;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Lead generation has never been easier</strong></span></span></p> <p>Using the Eventinterface name badges with the QR-Code enabled; attendees, sponsors and exhibitors can scan badges and add contact information directly to their mobile device address book. All they need is a QR-Code reader, available for free in their smart phone&rsquo;s app store. There is no longer a need to invest in expensive onsite scanning equipment and everyone can participate. Your sponsors and exhibitors especially love this feature.</p> <p><span style="color:#90bf5c;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Generate more revenue for your conferences with SMS messaging</strong></span></span></p> <p>The integrated SMS feature allows you to update attendees at any time, but did you know that some planners are using this feature to drive traffic to sponsors and exhibitors? Offer the opportunity to your sponsors and exhibitors for a fee, and generate more revenue for your conference. You can announce a special sale or drawing via SMS driving attendees to a sponsor or exhibitor, a win for all.</p> <p>More uses at: <a href="http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/5-Ways-To-Use-Eventinterface-You-Never-Thought-Of-Before" target="_blank">5 Ways To Use Eventinterface You Never Thought Of Before</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://app.greenrope.com/j1.pl?ec25fff3e9be787d236573a68aa6640d1c16450fd5f7e518018134573e55ea4f" target="_blank"><img alt="Eventinterface newsletter for meeting and conference planners" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1459386540_Newsletter_Banner.png" style="width: 848px; height: 100px;" /></a></p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Three-ways-to-use-Eventinterface-you-had-not-thought-about-before Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:06:00 -0700 A Complete Guide to Social Media Promotion for Conferences and Events http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/A-Complete-Guide-to-Social-Media-Promotion-for-Conferences-and-Events <p>When planning a conference or event, marketing through social media is key to reaching your target audience, generating online buzz and meeting your attendance goals.</p> <p>We came across an excellent guide created by <a href="http://www.weareultimate.co.uk" target="_blank">Ultimate Experience</a>, a UK-based event company. The guide offers a comprehensive plan to using the most popular social media platforms to insure conference and event planning success, it even includes a detailed promotion checklist.</p> <p>View The Complete Guide to Social Media Promotion for Events <a href="http://www.weareultimate.co.uk/complete-guide-to-social-media-promotion-for-events/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://app.greenrope.com/j1.pl?ec25fff3e9be787d236573a68aa6640d1c16450fd5f7e518018134573e55ea4f" target="_blank"><img alt="Resources and Tools for Event and Meeting Planners by Eventinterface" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1458787311_Newsletter_Banner.png" style="width: 848px; height: 100px;" /></a></p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/A-Complete-Guide-to-Social-Media-Promotion-for-Conferences-and-Events Fri, 25 Mar 2016 06:00:00 -0700 An Impressive Show to Entertain Your Conference Attendees http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/An-Impressive-Show-to-Entertain-Your-Conference-Attendees <p>Seeking a unique entertainment experience for your conference attendees? This spectacular show may be it. Enjoy cherished stories from China&rsquo;s 5,000-year history like the tales of the heroine Mulan and General Yue Fei as they are told through large-scale dance numbers featuring 60 dancers, more than 500 authentic period costumes and a 40 piece orchestra.</p> <p>A vibrant video backdrop transports audiences through time to ancient dynasties such as the Tang and the Qin, to the mountains of Tibet, the shores of a Dai village and the sprawling plains of Mongolia. The interactive video allows dancers to jump in and out of the screen delighting the audience.</p> <p><img alt="Shen Yun Performing Arts comes to Phoenix" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1458776836_Shen-Yun_Phoenix_1.jpg" style="width: 848px; height: 569px;" /></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Since 2007, more than five million people in 30 countries on four continents have enjoyed Shun Yun. Each year a new production is created and five touring companies travel the globe. &ldquo;Shen Yun performs the essence of Chinese culture and the historical figures who have been nurtured by it,&rdquo; says H. Sue Gao, Vice President of Shen Yun&rsquo;s training school, Fei Tian College. &ldquo;Shen Yun is using classical Chinese dance to present this culture on the world stage.&rdquo;</span></p> <p>The show lands at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, March 31 to April 6. Tickets are $60 - $149 and are available <a href="http://www.shenyun.com" target="_blank">online</a>. Group tickets are available by calling 800-880-0188.<br /> <br /> More information and tickets available at <a href="http://www.shenyun.com">www.shenyun.com</a>.</p> <p><em>Photographs courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts</em>.</p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/An-Impressive-Show-to-Entertain-Your-Conference-Attendees Thu, 24 Mar 2016 06:00:00 -0700 Event TALK: Successful Hotel and Venue Negotiations http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Event-TALK-Successful-Hotel-and-Venue-Negotiations <p>Ever lost money on a venue contract, messed up on room attrition, didn&rsquo;t think about third party vendor clauses? Unfortunately this can cost an organization dearly. Listen to our latest Event TALK episode and learn how to negotiate for success, understand venue contracts and put your conference or meeting on a solid foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>LISTEN TO THE SHOW</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <audio controls=""><source src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/eieventtalk/VenueWorkshop.m4a" type="audio/mpeg" /> Your browser does not support this audio element.</audio> </p> <p>Want access to the presentation deck, video and continue the conversation with other attendees, <a href="https://www.eventinterface.com/registration/h7uvtmn" target="_blank">sign up here</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://app.greenrope.com/j1.pl?ec25fff3e9be787d236573a68aa6640d1c16450fd5f7e518018134573e55ea4f" target="_blank"><img alt="Newsletter for Meeting and Conference Planners from Eventinterface" src="https://eieventimages.s3.amazonaws.com/1458615517_Newsletter_Banner.png" style="width: 848px; height: 100px;" /></a></p> http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Event-TALK-Successful-Hotel-and-Venue-Negotiations Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:00:00 -0700