The Special Event completed their annual meeting in Chicago this past January 15-18. Tahira Endean of Cantrav Services Inc in Vancouver Canada gives you a taste of the buzz at this popular industry event. Tahira talks to different types of attendees, vendors and speakers from the show floor. Guests include Ray Gobberg, Dan Berger, Karl Heitz, Lenny Talarico, Lars Erickson, Emma Fortier and Bryan Bell.
PCMA or the Professional Convention Management Association completed their annual Convening Leaders meeting in Orlando this past January 13-16. Tahira Endean of Cantrav Services Inc in Vancouver Canada gives you a peek at what was going on in the meeting and event technology space. Tahira talks to different types of attendees, vendors and speakers interested in the event technology. The proliferation of mobile devices is changing the way events are thinking about content and communities and how they can be involved before, during and after meetings and events. Guests include Bob Vaez, Jordan Schwartz, Corbin Ball, Michelle Bruno and Steve Short.
PCMA or the Professional Convention Management Association completed their annual meeting Convening Leaders in Orlando this past January 13-16. Tahira Endean of Cantrav Services Inc in Vancouver Canada gives you a peek at the conversation about meeting and event design. Tahira heard from several different types of attendees, speakers and even the Chef of the Orange County Convention Center Chef Katurakes. Some guests include Lynn Randall, Niesa Silver, Jeff Hurt, Richard Allchild, Christine Melendes, Wendi Haught, Keith Johnston and Neely Johnston.
More about Tahira: Tahira eats, drinks, breathes and lives events. Since receiving her diploma in Event and Convention Management in 1993, she has worked with a PCO, in destination management and with an incentive house producing meetings and events on three continents; so far! With a primary focus on creative event production, from how it fits into the bigger landscape of the meeting or conference, to the smallest detail of notepaper, floral, pillow or menu design, Tahira considers how to maximize the supplier relationships and deliver a unique design and memorable moments for each event. An instructor of event planning at BCIT, a recent hospitality management degree grad and an avid student of pop culture, trends and people – Tahira brings a passion for creation that has no bounds.
San Francisco’s Cassandra Phillipps from WebWallFlower Events talks to Mike McAllen about running successful startup event. Her successful event FailCon has been called a “breath of fresh air” by NBC, a “resounding success” by Wired, and an event that “set a better tone for the coming era of entrepreneurship” by attendees. Cass shares some tips and tricks she has learned to keep audiences engaged, connected and informed year after year. Learn how she took her local event to a global audience and much more. You can find her on twiiter @webwallflower
Tamara Mendelshon VP of Marketing at Eventbrite.com joins Mike McAllen for another installment of Meetings Podcast. Tamara dives into EventBrite and how it saved the marriage of founders Kevin and Julia Harts to the way it has helped thousands of meeting organizers easily set up events and understand their audiences through simple analytics to improve, share and build great experiences for their events and meetings. The Eventbrite Story with Tamara Mendelsohn is the first show of 2013.
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Anyone out there watch the 12-12-12 Concert last night? This was such a cool event, with such a great concept, that I just had to share with all of you. Those of you who missed it, here’s an overview of the event from their website www.121212concert.org…
“12-12-12”, a fundraising concert to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, will take place on December 12 at Madison Square Garden. The concert will feature Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, Paul McCartney plus more artists to be announced!
The concert is being presented by Chase, and the proceeds will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Robin Hood, the largest independent poverty fighting organization in the New York area, will insure that every cent raised will go to non-profit groups that are helping the tens of thousands of people throughout the tri-state area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company‹the same group that produced and sponsored the historic 9/11 benefit “The Concert for New York City”.
Here are some video’s from YouTube of the performances. Enjoy!
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The video production for this event must have been AMAZING! We wish we could have been there to help produce such a great event! For those of you out there that have any meetings or events coming up we’d love to help produce you’re meeting and video production. Book an appointment today by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I came across another Doc Hendley video where he had a sponsorship from Suburu. Pretty cool and positive that people can make a difference.
We interviewed him for MeetingsPodcast for IMEX America. I thought I would share another couple of videos of this Doc Hendley. Pretty inspirational guy.
Here is Doc doing his Keynote.
This morning I checked my Twitter lists. I now use Twitter lists to curate my information. One post I saw was my friend and contributer to the MeetingsPodcast Greg Ruby was watching the eibtm conference from 4am earlier that morning. It peaked my interest and I checked out the Hybrid stream. I found the hybrid website service they used to be very easy to navigate. Nice welcome message and then a hybrid connector (host, virtual host, virtual emcee etc) and Paul Cook.
I reminised about our EventCamp.org hybrid streams that I produced in New York and Chicago. Around the time we were thinking up EventCamp I did an interview with Doug Keeley from Mark of a Leader. I thought it might be a good time to do a rewind of this interview for a post today. Of the more than one hundred interviews I have done for MeetingsPodcast his sticks out in my mind as the great use of video in presentations.
I am in Pacific time so I am around 9 hours behind Barcelona. I think you can still sign up for all the hybrid sessions here at the eibtm website
I enjoyed watching Doug Keeleys session and Mark of a Leader is something you should check out to inspire your audience. ( I reposted this audio interview and transcripts below. It might be a little funky sounding, the bit rates in 2009 were different. It sounds okay to me but ping me if you run into any problems.)
09:00 – 10:30 Agency Programme – Stories of Great Leadership in Times of Challenge and ChangeConference Room 5.1 Speaker Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller, Mark of a Leader
Mike McAllen: Welcome back to Meetings Podcast. This is Mike McAllen with Grass Shack Events and Media and today on the phone we have – or on the show I should say, on the show – on the phone is Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller of The Mark of a Leader and hi Doug.
Doug Keeley: Hi Mike. How are you doing?