Kate Dodd

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Happy Exhibitions Day: A Look at Virtual Exhibitions in 2020

Every June event professionals from across the world celebrate exhibitions and advocate for the event industry. This annual day honoring the exhibition industry was started by the International Association for

Gratitude Goes A Long Way: 5 Creative Ways to Thank Your Attendees

We all know the saying: “a little gratitude goes a long way,” but have you thought to employ it with your attendees? You can win big with attendees and encourage them to return in the future by simply saying ‘thank

How Make-A-Wish Used Mobile Bidding to Increase Charity Event Donations by 45%

Make-A-Wish Colorado faced a challenge at their charity auction event: donors weren’t fully enjoying the event because they had to run back and forth to the auction table to bid on items. This led to less overall

High-Tech Hotels, Meeting Planners Offer Voice Assistance to Attendees

Over 35.6 million Americans use voice assistance regularly and while that’s an increase of 130% since 2016, the number is expected to rise sharply in the next few years. Some estimates claim that by 2020 voice

7 Ways to Go Green at Your Next Event

While we all know “going green” is important, what exactly does it mean for event planners?  “Greening” your event goes well beyond recycling, but it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. And the benefits are

What We Can Learn from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2018

This past week I had the privilege of attending PCMA’s Convening Leaders Conference in Nashville, TN along with over 4,000 meeting professionals.  The schedule was packed with thought provoking speakers and topics,

New Technology: Facial Recognition to Print Attendee Badges

Picture this: You walk into a conference and head for a kiosk to check-in. As you approach the kiosk, it recognizes your face and automatically prints your badge. Sound too good to be true? It’s not!

Growing Your Event Attendance with Affiliate Marketing

Ever wonder how some shows garner more and more attendees each year? It seems like such a feat to make a modest increase in attendance let alone a huge jump in attendees. So how do they do they do it?

ACTRIMS’ Registration Vastly Improves in 2017

Emily Viles was determined that her client’s 2017 event would be different.  No more long lines at registration, no more disgruntled attendees, and no more overwhelmed staff. 

How VR or AR Could Transform Your Event

By now, you’ve probably heard of virtual reality (VR)  and its close cousin, augmented reality (AR).  But do you know their differences and how you could leverage them for your next event?


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