Posts By: eventreb

Design Rebel: Summer Camp

There’s nothing that says summer time nostalgia quite like summer camp. The one time a year that we got to get away from our family, socialize with our friends who lived in different states, learn new skills, and party every night. Sounds a lot like a conference if you ask me. So, it should come as no surprise that more and more meetings are taking lessons from summer camp and applying them to their meetings. Here are just a few examples of how you can turn your conference into a nostalgic trip to summer camp for your attendees. Campfire Sessions Campfires... Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Create a Custom Social Network for Your Event

Events are communal by nature. In this digital age, attendees value the face to face connections they make once or twice a year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use the digital technology that’s available to assist in building your community. Creating an online social network can be mutually beneficial for your organization and your attendees, and pay off big time over the long term. Studies have shown that customers who engage with a brand online report spending 20% to 40% more on that brand, or on that company’s products. The most successful events are strategic in nature and focus on... Read more »

Rebel Roundup: Meeting Destinations, Free Wi-Fi, and Employee Experiences

This week’s rebel round-up includes articles about social media engagement, CES, wi-fi on planes, the future of event design, attendee subscriptions, and Cvent!  Enjoy! Meeting Destinations: Expect The Unexpected – Associations Now (@AssociationsNow) DMAI announces their selections for its fifth annual “30 Under 30” list – DMAI (@meetDMAI) 1st, 2nd, 3rd Tier Cities: What do the Designations Really Mean? – empowerMINT.com (@empowermintcom) The True Cost of Free Wi-Fi -Yahoo Travel (@YahooTravel) Americas 8 Most Overlooked Small Cities – Thrillist (@thrillist) Why The Future Of Work Is All About The Employee Experience – Forbes (@forbes) See you next week with more interesting articles for the event and meeting industry! Follow us... Read more »

Rebel Wanderer: Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City has had quite an impressive campaign to rally tourism to this beautiful boardwalk town. Check out some of these cool venues worth visiting. One Atlantic One Atlantic has opened its doors as the premier social event and wedding space in Atlantic City . Located on the top floor of The Pier Shops at Caesars, extending 100 yards out over the Atlantic Ocean, One Atlantic produces extraordinary events with unparalleled views of the sea, sand, and boardwalk through floor-to-ceiling windows. Offering world class gourmet catering, an in-house staff of expert event planners, and the highest quality partners, One Atlantic delivers... Read more »

Design Rebel: Summer Is Here, Winter Is Yumming

The weather is beginning to warm up, which is why catering is just beginning to cool down. Check out some of these sweet treats that you might see at your next event. Frozen Macaroons No doubt, you’ve seen the non-frozen counterparts, but don’t be surprised the next time you bite into one with a little surprise. If the Cronut taught us anything, it’s that classic desserts can sometimes work even better when matched up with another equally classic dessert. Such is the case with these jewel-like macarons filled with semifreddo instead of buttercream in flavors like strawberry-chamomile, Mexican chocolate and juniper-lime.... Read more »

Rebel Wanderer: Richmond, VA

This past weekend we had the pleasure of visiting Richmond, VA. We got amazing hospitality and we can’t wait to return. Here are a few highlights from our trip. Omni Richmond Hotel Ideally located in the heart of everything that makes Richmond the truly special destination city that it is, Omni Richmond Hotel allowed us to experience refined Southern hospitality in an elegant contemporary yet refined and relaxing setting. We were traveling for business, but it was nothing but pleasure. Nestled within the historic and vibrant Shockoe Slip district, we enjoyed the timeless architecture and gas lamp-lined brick streets beckoning from... Read more »

Please Disrupt: Part 1

The events and meeting industry is begging to be disrupted. There are too many antiquated processes and too little tech solutions out there. Sure we’ve got event apps to replace paper programs, but the skeleton of a conference remains the same. Attendees register. Attendees book travel arrangements. Attendees arrive. Attendees attend education sessions. Attendees attend receptions. Attendees go home. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Although attendance appears to be on the rise as companies begin to understand the benefits of face to face meetings, the experience is stale. With that in mind, here’s a list of tech and processes that could use... Read more »

Rebel Roundup: CES, Wi-Fi on planes, Attendee Subscriptions

This week’s rebel round-up includes articles about social media engagement, CES, wi-fi on planes, the future of event design, attendee subscriptions, and Cvent!  Enjoy! Using Social Media To Extend Event Engagement: Ideas And Insights From Oracle – Greg Oates (@GregOates) The Consumer Electronics Show will limit next year’s ticket sales – The Verge (@Verge) The Beginning Of The End For Terrible Wi-Fi On Planes – Buzzfeed News (@BuzzfeedNews) The Future of Event Design: What Will Live Experiences Look Like in the Next Few Years? -BizBash (@Bizbash) Should You Be Selling Subscriptions To Your Attendees? – PCMA (@pcmahq) Cvent acquires meeting tool SignUp4 for $22 million – tnooz (@tnooz) See... Read more »

Rebel Wanderer: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Here at EventRebels we’re gearing up for our trip next month to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for the PCMA Education Conference 2015. So, in honor of our upcoming trip we thought it would fun to highlight some of the cool venues in the area! Wherehouse 2016 Just outside of Ft. Lauderdale in North Miami, WhereHouse 2016 is the most creative venue for private parties and special events in South Florida. If you’re looking for an original and unique location for your next event, WHEREHOUSE 2016 is it.The 3,600 square foot space features floor-to-ceiling wall murals, dozens of handmade light sculptures, custom-painted tables, chairs and... Read more »

Best Practices: Live Tweeting at a Conference

Have you ever sat in an education session listening contently to the speaker, but you watch out of the corner of your eye a colleague with his face in his phone? Chances are he’s either responding to a work email or he’s live tweeting. Live tweeting education sessions at a conference has steadily increased with the availability of smartphone’s and free conference wi-fi. Live tweeting can be a great way to keep notes during a session, share information with your peers and colleagues, favorite other live-tweeters for information you may have missed, and network with other live tweeters at the conference.... Read more »