Event Planning Guide
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What is the difference between a conference and convention? How should you set up and organize a board meeting? What items should I take care of in my event planning checklist? How should I promote an event? What should I look for when booking a space? What are the best ways to use web services like Eventbrite, Lanyrd, and Plancast?
With all of these questions, planning meetings and events, especially for someone new to the whole think, can be daunting. That's why we've put together a content library to help you learn more about what goes into planning an event. We're continuously adding new content so please check back regularly!
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The Business Dictionary defines a board meeting as a ‘formal meeting of the board of directors of an organization, held usually at definite intervals to consider policy issues and major problems. Presided over by a chairperson of the organization or his or her appointee, it must meet the quorum requirements and its deliberations must be recorded in the minutes.
What’s the difference between a seminar and a workshop? A trade show and an exhibition ? With all the different meeting terms it can get quite confusing! If you happen to plan meetings it pays to get your terminology right, that’s why we here at eVenues put together this handy list of all the types of meetings and events.
A conference is generally understood as a meeting of several people to discuss a particular topic. It is often confused with a convention, colloquia or symposium. While a conference differs from the others in terms of size and purpose, the term can be used to cover the general concept.
Las Vegas cocktail waitresses used to have an exasperated look on their faces during the convention season. Conventions used to be the realm of shriners and midwest men, all convening for a gathering for their trade or business gathering. Today, say the word convention and chances are high people think of Comic-Con, Trekkies or gatherings of like-minded enthusiasts of a common interest.
A seminar may be defined as a gathering of people for the purpose of discussing a stated topic. Such gatherings are usually interactive sessions where the participants engage in discussions...
Planning a workshop may seem daunting, but if divided into steps, the stress can be alleviated. Many people use the terms workshop and seminar interchangeably, but there are a few distinctions.
Product launch events are essential to the existence of businesses, but are critical to a startups. Product launches are designed to achieve the specific purpose of creating awareness and publicity for a particular product/brand. Success can determine the fate of the product, as a launch will be directly responsible for the level of immediate and post-launch sales that is generated.
"Colloquium" is a Latin derivative that refers to an informal meeting or seminar which is usually of an academic nature where different scholars/lecturers/specialist deliver lectures on different topics at each meeting. Each presenter will then entertain questions based on their delivery. The meeting is of a dual nature where an address is followed by a question and answer session/forum.
Hearing a lot about Meetup.com and wondering why more and more people are joining Meetup to promote their events, making new friends etc.? Let's find out.
A consumer show, also referred to as a trade show, is a large-scale showcase of various products, prototypes and inventions designed to bring them to the attention of new potential buyers. These expos are often industry-specific for both logistical and marketing reasons.
From the quiet downtown streets with its towering office buildings, to the trendy and hip neighborhoods of Capitol Hill and Queen Anne with their bars and coffee shops, down to the large event spaces and venues in the SODO district, Seattle offers a diverse set of choices...
Finding the right venue for your meeting or event has always been a bit of a headache, especially for those who don’t regularly plan events. In the past, the problem was not knowing what kind of meeting rooms and event venues were available in your city.
As the hub of finance and culture in Northern California, San Francisco offers a lot of choices when it comes to event venues. Whether you're planning a small group meeting, a workshop, a seminar, or a large corporate gala, you're sure to find a San Francisco venue that...
If the never-ending parties in Hollywood are any indication (not to mention the countless photo and film shoots and business meetings), the city of Los Angeles certainly does not suffer from a dearth of event venues. From no-frills...