October 15, 2019
On this week's edition of #Eventicons, we're tackling ageism in events. There was not a single point in time that different generations didn't butt heads. And today more than ever, ageism is a constant in our society. Whether it's Generation Z against Millenials or Milllenials versus Baby Boomers, everyone thinks they know best. But how exactly does ageism in events manifest itself? And more importantly, how can we ensure we're fighting this problem and give everyone a voice? Particularly the age 50+ crowd, that still has a lot to offer to the event industry.
That's exactly what our iconic guest of the day is here to teach us. Joining our fantastic host Brandt Krueger is Donna Kastner. Donna is the founder of Retirepreneur, and she's championing a movement to reinvent work in retirement by helping age 50+ executives make a smooth segue from a full-time job to part-time consulting. And a more satisfying encore chapter that's designed and lived on their terms. Let's dive right into the topic of ageism in events!
October 8, 2019
You might want to put your best suit on because today we're talking about hotel contract negotiations! There are many things that can make or break an event. And being a planner is stressful enough as it is, so when you add choosing a venue for your event to the equation, there's a high probability your heart rate goes up. It might sound like a pretty easy endeavor. But anyone who's ever had to go through it knows there's more to the story than just signing a contract.
Check out the epic resources from this episode here.
October 2, 2019
We always make a point to propel forward the conversation about inclusion in the event industry. And that's why this week we have a very interesting edition of #Eventicons. The Americans With Disabilities Act has been around for around 30 years. But recently, it was changed so that bodily functions are accounted for. So this includes food allergies and other specifics that people in the event industry need to be aware of. As event professionals, this is something that we need to take into account, in order to both foster inclusion in the industry, and prevent major disasters. For resources, click here.
September 25, 2019
On a more serious note, today we’re talking about ethics in events. As event professionals, we’re probably one of the industries that mostly deals with people. And as an industry that holds so much power, the discussion about ethics becomes crucial. Having the ability to influence and impact the world demands that we pause and think about our actions. How can we be more compassionate? How can we be kinder and live an honorable life? And most importantly, how can we translate this into our line of work, in a way that we help make the world a better place?
For resources, head to the blog!
September 21, 2019
First things first, we’re proud to introduce this week’s episode of #EventIcons. From familiar faces to brand new guests, this IMEX America 2019 roundup is filled with some of the hottest topics that made their way through the show floor. Join us for a few snippets of the iconic event that was IMEX America. Introducing Desi Whitney, KiKi L’Italien, John Ehlenfeldt, and Amine Ouadahi. Plus, all the wonderful hosts of our shows that you’ve grown to know and love – Will Curran, Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey, Brandt Krueger, Alex Plaxen, Nick Borelli, Dustin Westling, and Thuy Diep. Press play, this is going to be a wild IMEX America ride! For resources, head to the blog!
September 11, 2019
Event planner burnout is a very real problem, particularly in the day and age we live in. And when it comes to an industry as convoluted and restless as the event industry, planners can feel like they’re in constant turmoil. There is always a million things to do, dozens of flights to take, and minor details to worry about. With so much going on, it’s no wonder the stress ends up accumulating and before you know it, you’re completely burnt out.
September 3, 2019
Live from Connect Marketplace 2019, it’s #EventIcons! You already know that we love nothing more but keep you up to date will all the hottest trends in the industry. And what better way to do it than take you with us to one of the most interesting events in the country? So this week’s episode is coming to you all the way from the one place where some of the brightest and most exciting people from several industries congregate – Connect Marketplace! For resources and more info, click here.
August 28, 2019
It’s Event Tech Podcast time! Oh wait…no, sorry, our bad. It’s actually time for a brand new episode of #EventIcons. But this week, we’re keeping it all in the family. For those of you familiar with the #EventIcons podcast, you already know the icons of the week. The glorious Brandt Krueger and the phenomenal Will Curran are taking a backseat on the host role and stepping up to the icon level they undoubtedly deserve. And they’re being guided by one and only Lindsey Martin-Bilbrey! For resources and more info, head to the blog!
August 21, 2019
Get your planners out everybody, because we’re talking Crisis Communication! As event planners, there are a million things we have to keep in mind. And amongst all of that, there is always the consideration of what might go wrong. Because let’s face it, what are the odds everything will go according to plan? Something will always escape our control, which is exactly why having a plan for crisis communication is so important. It might sound a bit alarming at first, but it will save you a lot of trouble! And especially within the paradigm we operate in today, being prepared is an absolute must! Click here for more info and resources.
August 14, 2019
For the third year in a row, live from ILEA 2019, it’s #EventIcons! You already know that this is the place to go when it comes to getting the best tips from the icons of the industry. And this week, we bring you a particularly delicious episode. Well, delicious for your ears, at least! Directly from the International Live Events Association, today’s episode is the perfect mix of small nuggets of precious information. All of them collected during ILEA 2019, and all of them from seriously iconic guests!For resources and more info, click here.