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Jan 22, 2014

Thoughts on winning a Gala Award

Once in a great while there is an event of such monumental importance that you have to absorb it for a while before sharing it....More
Jan 14, 2014

Who needs a meeting producer when we have our own communications department?1

You can achieve the best results and return on your meeting investment by getting the internal communications people to work closely as one team with....More
Oct 29, 2013

S.F. caterer copes with venue change after U.S. government shutdown

A wedding caterer copes with changing venues in light of the U.S. government shutdown in 2013....More
Oct 23, 2013

Solving the award ceremony challenge

Most awards ceremonies are one big yawn--but they don't have to be. Michael Caplan gives tips on making ceremonies exciting--even for the 'non-....More
Sep 23, 2013

The 'no video' priest was right3

Special Events editor Lisa Hurley explains why the priest who told a videographer to stop shooting a wedding was correct to do so....More
Aug 28, 2013

Why are we giving you the gate?2

You may have noticed the little black "padlock" icons on some articles on You can no longer read all the information....More
Aug 28, 2013

ISES education program makes bold change that pays off3

Everyone says they want to dump the status quo in favor of a radical change. That is, until they see the familiar start to fade away. And then they....More
Aug 21, 2013

Thank you, Tim

In our last issue, we put the spotlight on 25 young event professionals worth watching. Those under age 31 on our list weren't even born when....More
Aug 13, 2013

Six reasons a prepaid expense card program beats traditional credit cards 2

Michael Noles of PEX Card gives his reasons why using prepaid expense cards is a good strategy for owners of special event companies....More
Aug 06, 2013

Take that trend and spin it

DMC marketing expert Lindsay White of The Event Team gives tips on putting new spins on popular-but-stale event themes....More
Aug 06, 2013

Fashion cycles—and recycles!

As most of you fashionistas already know, fashion runs in cycles from decade to decade. The styles and colors are influenced by various factors....More
Jul 30, 2013

Take it outside: Adding more control to outdoor events

While many prefer the ease of more controlled indoor events that take place in hotels, banquet halls or homes, adding more control to outdoor....More
Jul 30, 2013

Five top technology trends to increase the 'wow' factor1

Tech expert Donald Guzauckas outlines five tech tools that put the "wow" into special events....More
Jul 24, 2013

Why sommelier-guided wine tastings have become a top choice for corporate clients

In the last few years, many meeting planners have seen an increase in demand from their corporate clients for wine tasting experiences guided by....More
Jul 24, 2013

LEDs are bright addition to event signage1

Andres Regalado of Bay Stage Lighting Co. discusses the many benefits of using LED screens for special events....More
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