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  • 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 »


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    Outdoor Event Risks

    As summer approaches, we are all getting ready to spend a lot of time in the great outdoors. If you live on the East Coast (as EventRebels does!) or cooler regions of the country, you know that we need to take in all the fresh air we can! So we look forward to the time of parks, hiking trails, ball games and outdoor weddings and events. For the planner, staging an outdoor event is a thrilling experience, but can also be one that can be fraught with peril. Here are some potential problems that can turn your dream outdoor event... Read more »


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    Design Rebel: Whisky Business

    “Horse racing and whisky cocktails seem to go hand in hand, says liquor connoisseur, Lance Mayhew.   While the Mint Julep is closely associated with the Kentucky Derby, the official drinks of the other two jewels in racing’s Triple Crown are not as well known.  For the record, the Preakness Stakes’ Black Eyed Susan and the Belmont Breeze round out springtime’s annual cocktail trifecta. Each of these cocktails is made with blended whisky and are annual crowd pleasers. With the 2015 Kentucky Derby behind us, horse racing fans head north this weekend to Baltimore for the Preakness. Without question the Kentucky... Read more »