Posts Tagged ‘New Event Ideas’

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KUDOS!

December 9, 2010

Perhaps it was just the mood I was in…but my copy of the December/January Issue of Event Solutions Magazine  that arrived last week is filled with my notations from cover-to-cover.  Notations of things that are new to me that will support my events and help me convey a client’s message; notations through-out a feature called Trend Report that were indeed new trends…”moving with the culture”…immersive…augmented reality…maturialism…next-besting…social gaming; a great use of QR codes; a feature on Jeremy Gutsche whom I just recently added as a personal source on emerging trends; a right-on column by our friend Steve Simmons on the New Digital Learning Environment; some good suggestions from Lara McCullough-Carter on connecting and of course, Ryan’s Design Column was fun, as many of the things he suggested were things that he, Chris and I have experimented with here in our market that yielded great results for our clients!  I finished the magazine smiling.

In interest of disclosure, yes, I sit on the magazine’s Advisory Board, and have been watching in the background as the magazine is being transformed through new ownership and leadership to meet the needs of the emerging world of events in the 21st century. 

Oh yes, like life itself, there are some things in the issue I shook my head at-and added to my list of “Is there a way to work on that”…but overall, I think this issue moved Event Solutions from a “brag book” and industry ads (both elements needed and welcome) to a magazine with a promise to us all that it is a source for new ideas that will help move our industry forward. So my congrats to all the staff involved – “ya done good” and please, keep on pushing the envelope!

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REFILLING THE IDEA BANK

October 19, 2010

It’s over…I think.

The billing is done; the debriefs have happened; the last payment arrived yesterday and was distributed to three vendors waiting patiently; and all the papers and to-do lists have been dealt with. Only two banker boxes remain – waiting to take that final trip to storage.

—But not so fast! I may need them as reference going forward as this week I started the site availability search for CRV 2011!

I am determined not to follow the same model we experimented with so successfully this year; but to look at all the things we didn’t try or do and incorporate some of them as we continue to assist the positive movement forward for CRV.

So now I have justification to devote time to all those new books on the corner of my desk, and to peruse that great resource of new trends-the Shanghai Expo of 2010! Today I watched a 3d Projection Mapping event sponsored by Sensodyne and read the latest take on QR codes on Tech Crunch.

After all, I have just a couple months available to refill the idea bank and explore possibilities before we will have to commit to a new course of action!