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Choosing Promotional Products & Gifts for Your Association Event Attendees

An essential part of any successful association event is giving away promotional products to promote the association, promote a sponsor, and to say thank-you to your event delegates and speakers for participating in your event. But have you ever wondered the best way to do that? Besides incorporating ways to engage your event attendees as […]

Preparing for Meetings Held During an Association’s Annual Conference

Just as you might hold an annual backyard BBQ or a yearly food drive, an association will host its annual conference. This tends to be an association management team’s busiest time of the year. Not only does the event manager have to plan and prepare all that is involved in the conference itself, but other […]

How to Get the Most out of an Association Event as an Association Leader

As association leaders, we are used to being on the planning side of things for association conferences and events. When attending other association events, we can often be guilty of looking at things through a planner’s eye rather than actively participating as a delegate. The following is meant to serve as a guide to help […]

Using Large Format Graphics for Association Events

Large format artwork is essential to any successful association event. Large format refers to anything the attendee does not carry around in their hands, like banners, posters, signs, floor decals, digital screens, or more. Large format graphics can truly set the tone and feel of your event, but there are a few things to consider […]

Making Your Association Event More Inclusive

People are becoming more aware about the perspectives of marginalized and minority groups in our society, and more efforts are being made to ensure that these perspectives are incorporated into the public sphere. Ultimately the goal in doing so is to make our society more inclusive of people of diverse backgrounds, and that inclusivity can […]

Creating an Effortless Online Association Event Registration

The planning of a successful association event starts months, sometimes even years, before the event occurs. One key aspect to a successful event is the online registration process. Creating an online registration is detailed, can be complicated, and requires a solid understanding of the online program. By creating thoughtful registration paths, efficient contingency questions, and […]

Improving Your Run of Show: Interviewing the Expert Technicians

A Run of Show, is a document that contains all the on-stage details of your show/event. It often includes things like timing of presentations, whether those presentations have videos or PowerPoint presentations associated with them, lighting cues, audio cues, etc. A cue-to-cue is a dress rehearsal for your event where you go through and action […]