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Technology is not a wonder-drug for conferences and events. Technology is not magic, and it won't make a crappy event born again... But with a plan and a little elbow grease, tech can make a good event great..

This post from Dan McCarthy shows you some great ways to use technology to engage and entertain a conference audience... a step many conferences need to take in order to up their game and get to the next level.

How to Use Technology to Entertain and Engage your Conference Audience
Using technology to entertain and engage your conference audience is not difficult, it just takes the will and a plan.
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William over at Gallus Events in the UK has written a great post via the eTouches Blog about Geo-Cloning your event (taking it to another country). A good read for any event planners that are thinking about pulling up stakes and cloning the show.

Geo-Cloning Your Event
This post was written by William Thomson, Head Honcho at Gallus Events The decision to take an event from your home market and replicate it in another country is a big one. When an event is still r...
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Being on a super tight event marketing budget does not mean you have to skimp.

Event Creatives were not Born Cheap - Makerbook can Help 
Event Creatives are always looking to save a dime because, let's face it, most event budgets suck... Not because they want to suck, they just do.
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You ever been working an event and someone spills a little wine, scuffs a shoe on a curb, or breaks a button while bungee jumping? We have all been there... here is how to fix it!

How Meeting Planners can Renew, Refresh, and Fix our Clothes 
In our jobs as meeting planners stuff happens. Clothes and shoes get scuffed, torn, stained, and broken. Here are fixes that you can use while traveling.
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Love this idea for an #eventprofs  mobile office... Use an Amazon Basics Camera bag... Simple and gets the job done. Meeting planner friend whipped this sucker on a recent client program. 
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Do you know Emma? She knows EventBrite pretty well so maybe you should get acquainted...

Emma and EventBrite - Email Marketing Meets Event Registration 
Emma and EventBrite now offer integration allowing you to track registrations that happen as part of your email marketing programs
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We love cool little items that can make the meeting planner's life just a little easier and this thing falls into that category. A three plug power strip with dual USB chargers that fits into your carry on... All for less than $20 bucks. Heck yeah....

Meeting Planner Review - The TRIPP LITE Mini Travel Power Strip
A Meeting Planner needs power. Lots of power. The Tripp Lite Mini Power Strip is the perfect add to any travel kit or laptop bag to keep gadgets going.
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I love this post from the cool kids over there at Velvet Chainsaw... I love it because we all know conferences and meeting planners that only rely on the vanity metrics and it is what keeps them doing the same things again, and again, and again, and again.

Measuring Actionable Or Vanity Conference Metrics
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A really fantastic post about the diversity issue in the meetings and events industry...

The Event Industry’s Problem With Speaker Diversity
White male seems to be the trend when it comes to speaker line ups at events. Are you brave enough to change that and strive for diversity in our event programmes?
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The Google I/O Conference was a site to behold.... The Google I/O 2015 Keynote is Meeting Planner Heaven 
The Google I/O 2015 Keynote is a great watch for meeting and event planners that are looking to do things a little different at their next conference.
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A couple of months ago, we had a post on John Federico 's Ebook for #eventprofs. It is good enough to revisit... You Can Be An Event Hero 
A new book from John Federico helps event planners understand and use EventBrite for conference registration
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PlannerWire helps association and meeting professionals cut through the clutter and noise so you can learn about new trends, new destinations, new technologies, and new thinking for meetings and events. It doesn't matter what type of event you plan or produce… conferences, meetings, incentives…. we dig up the cool stuff that will help you create a better experience for your attendees.