Trends

History and Celebration of the Chinese New Year

February 16th marks the beginning of the most important Chinese holiday: the Chinese New Year. Also, known as the Lunar New Year and the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year is rich in history and is an important part of Chinese tradition. The celebration of family and hope for a prosperous new year has spread […]

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A Quick History of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday

From magic to romance, today’s Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) has something for everyone. Historically it was the celebration of the last night of eating rich and fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Mardi Gras has a rich history, spanning hundreds of years across different continents. The long history of Mardi […]

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New Year, New Journal, New You!

It’s a New Year; a brand-new opportunity to make this year even better than last! With goal setting being so important at the start of a new year, we’re sharing three of our favorite journals for event professionals and creatives. Check out this list – each designed to help keep you organized, focused and accountable all year long. Let’s get started! THE BEST SELF JOURNAL It’s […]

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Pharma Forum 2018 – Infuse, Invoke, Ignite

The 14th annual Pharma Forum will take place March 25 through March 28 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA. This year’s forum is centered around the theme: Infuse, Invoke, Ignite. Attendees can expect four days packed with networking opportunities, individual breakout sessions, and powerful keynote speakers. Anyone working in the pharma, biotech, or medical technology […]

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Speaker Luke Williams Disrupts the Way Your Business Works…In A Good Way

2018 is shaping up to be the year of disruption, and Luke Williams ushers in disruption like a winner. Williams is an innovator, keynote speaker and globally recognized authority on innovative strategies. He has worked alongside industry leaders such as American Express, GE, Sony, Crocs, Virgin, Disney and Hewlett-Packard to develop new products, services, and brands. Williams […]

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MPI and San Diego State University Develop Meeting & Event Management Graduate Program

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University (SDSU) announced in December 2017 that they will collaborate to create the first graduate-level degree program offered in the United States focused on meeting and event management for mid and senior-level professionals. In addition, they plan to […]

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The Three Hottest Live Event Trends of 2017

Feeling retrospective, we’ve pulled together a list of our top 3 favorite live event trends for 2017. Each one is something that made events memorable, forward-thinking and/or interactive. As we race towards a New Year, we think that elements from each of these trends will carry into 2018…what do you think? 1. Pop-Up Shows Ever feel a chill down your spine when you hear something announced, […]

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3 Stellar Event Planning Facebook Groups to Join + Why

Looking for new ideas or have a 2018 goal to connect with other event planners? Simply log on to Facebook, the megalith of social media sites, type in “event planners” in the search bar, and click the spy glass to find a list of groups who share the same professional passion. At the top of the list, […]

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The 2018 Grammy Nominations Are Announced

On January 28, 2018 the 60th annual Grammy Awards will be handed out from Madison Square Garden. Artists the likes of Jay-Z, Kendrick Lemar and Bruno Mars lead the pack when it comes to sheer numbers of nominations this year. A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), is an award presented by The Recording Academy […]

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Holiday Hipsters Bring Cool To Christmas: A New Twist On An Old Fashioned Tradition

December is finally here which means that holiday festivities can begin! We love that December activities often focus on events with family, friends, and co-workers celebrating the season. During these special times, you definitely want to make your gathering one that guests will never forget. What better way to do that than by having the Holiday Hipsters bring ‘all the feels’ to your event with a holiday performance and […]

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