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  • Rebel Roundup: Millenial Disruption, Meetings Means Biz, Sponsorships

    This week’s rebel round-up includes Millenial disruption, Meetings Means Business, Sponsorships, and more!  Enjoy! A warm welcome for conference attendees – Associations Now (@associationsnow) How Millennials Are Disrupting the Meetings Industry –Skift (@skift) The Sense of Security—Risk Management and Meeting Design – MeetingsNet (@meetingsnet) How the Meetings Industry Is Getting Ready for the Future of Conventions – Skift (@skift) The next generation of meeting sponsorships – Successful Meetings (@successfulmtgs) Wearable technology in the events realm – Special Events (@special_events) See you next week with more interesting articles for the event and meeting industry! Follow us on twitter for more articles like this posted every week!


  • The Importance of Building a Social Media Listening Model

    The importance of social media is finally getting recognized by Conference Planners. Conference planners are starting to explore using Hashtags. If you’re not, start here! But what happens after you create an event hashtag? It’s a no-brainer that you should promote it and encourage your attendees to “join the conversation.” Sounds easy enough, right? The problem isn’t picking an official hashtag and promoting it. The common mistake occurs when the conference organizers don’t participate in the conversation related to their official hashtag. There’s nothing worse for the attendee experience than participating in a conversation with themselves. Let’s not sugarcoat it. If you’re... Read more »


  • Rebel Roundup: DMAI CEO, Seller’s Market, Discovery Hotels, Dreamforce

    This week’s rebel round-up includes DMAI CEO, Seller’s Market, Discovery Hotels, and Dreamforce!  Enjoy! CEO Michael Gehrisch Departs as DMAI Eyes Future Changes – Trade Show Executive (@tradeshowexec) How To Avoid Baggage Fees Through Advertising – Travel Pulse (@travelpulse) What the Seller’s Market Means in 2016 – MeetingsNet (@meetingsnet) Discovery Is the Latest Media Brand to Join the Rush to Have Its Own Hotel Collection – Skift (@skift) A Custom Conference Experience for 170,000 Attendees? Yes, It Is Possible – BizBash (@bizbash) Why The Traditional Definition Of A Convention Center No Longer Exists – PCMA (@pcmahq) See you next week with more interesting articles for the event and meeting industry! Follow us on twitter for... Read more »


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    How Does Online Event Registration Credit Card Processing Work?

    For newcomers, setting up credit card processing for your online event registration forms can be a daunting and confusing task. You will need to go through a number of steps, some of which are complicated in their own right and loaded with paperwork. There are also a bewildering series of terms, some of which even have the same meaning. Hopefully, a systematic look at the process can shed light on how online credit card processing works. Merchant Accounts It all starts with your bank checking account. When you have that in place you will need a Merchant Account. The Merchant... Read more »


  • Dreamforce: The Dreamboat Experience

    “The Love Boat promises something for everyone.” The Dreamboat may not have been the Love Boat, but Dreamforce definitely tried to have something for everyone! For the first time in Dreamforce’s 13 year existence, the 170,000 person conference chartered a Celebrity Cruises ship to provide lodging to 1,100 conference attendees. This is not the first time a conference has chartered a ship as a “floating hotel”, but it is probably the most mainstream example of lodging alternatives, even being featured on Forbes.com. In a time where conference attendees are searching for alternatives to the traditional room block, such as airbnb, Dreamforce’s... Read more »