Lisa Hurley

Editor, Special Events

Posts by Lisa Hurley

in Special Events Blog Dec 25, 2012

Curse you, Special Events!

As wonderful as working at Special Events can be, the experience has ruined me. And this is because I have now seen so many beautiful meals, floral....More
in Special Events Blog Nov 27, 2012

Gala grace under pressure

Last week we announced the nominees for the latest crop of Gala Awards, and the reaction has been the usual wild mix. Some people are over the moon,....More
in Special Events Blog Nov 07, 2012

The profitable politics of special events

The robocalls, the attack ads, the surprisingly nasty Facebook posts from people you thought you knew. There is oh-so-much to hate about a....More
in Special Events Blog Oct 31, 2012

Coping with cancellations

While I was nervously switching between online news broadcasts and Facebook posts for news about the big Sandy storm, the team over at MeetingsNet,....More
in Special Events Blog Oct 08, 2012

Write a speech—it's good for you!

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” ―E.M. Forster Right now, I'm at work on my presentation for this year's Midwest Regional....More
in Special Events Blog Oct 07, 2012

Write a Speech—It's Good for You!

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” ―E.M. Forster Right now, I'm at work on my presentation for this year's Midwest Regional....More
in Special Events Blog Sep 18, 2012

With apologies to Ducky and Bob!

I had so much fun putting together our where were you in '82" story. As Special Events celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, we've been taking....More
in Special Events Blog Sep 12, 2012

Want a better body? Work a special event.

My favorite Facebook post of the month came from Katherine McCommon, vice president of regional operations at Intelligent Lighting Design of Austin,....More
in Special Events Blog Aug 29, 2012

I know what you did last business trip

I know your trips on business for conventions and trade shows are packed solid with productive meetings and hard work. But most people think you....More
in Special Events Blog Aug 15, 2012

Caterers, competition and copper pots

One of the most interesting discussions I heard at ISES Eventworld 2012 in Dallas wasn't one of the formal presentations. Instead, it came up in....More