/Location Considerations

Five Questions Your Venue Rep Will Ask

By | July 15th, 2016|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination|

Five Questions Your Venue Rep Will Ask Planning the perfect event begins with finding the perfect venue As a meeting or event planner, you know that finding a sales representative who asks the right questions—and actually listens to your answers—can save you countless hours and headaches. […]

A Healthy Obsession with Quality

By | March 8th, 2016|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Monona Terrace earns prestigious Wisconsin Forward Award Sometimes good enough is good enough. But not if you’re aiming for excellence.

It’s Party Time!

By | September 10th, 2015|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Five new twists on the year-end office bash Oh, the office holiday party—and the resulting images in your mind. Off-tune karaoke perhaps? What about that time your boss over-eggnogged? Or channeled the Seinfeld show and danced like Elaine? […]

Building Excitement Before Your Event

By | July 14th, 2015|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

How to use simple tactics to fire up the crowd Attendee engagement. It’s a phrase you hear—and most likely repeat—with every event you plan. With good reason. “You need to grab attendees’ attention before they even step foot inside your venue so that they arrive already excited for the event itself. They’ll come ready to learn, network and contribute. But maybe even more importantly, long after they return home, they’ll remember how they benefited,” offers Meg Statz, CMP, event services manager for Monona Terrace. “That makes for happy customers—and ones who will likely want to return to a future event that you plan,” she says. […]

Four Tips for Networking Success

By | November 7th, 2014|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

If you’re in charge of planning a meeting, chances are your attendees will be networking. Send invitees the four tips below prior to the meeting to help them make the most of the event. This value-add is a great way to energize them for the event and another touchpoint with which to encourage attendance. […]

Outdoor Meetings: Get outside your head, and the office

By | September 5th, 2014|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Relocating your typical meeting to an offsite location is a great way to infuse new energy and amp up creativity for an otherwise predictable event. But have you ever thought about taking your offsite meeting to another level? Fresh air can do wonders for morale and meeting efficacy. Physically moving part or all of these gatherings outdoors may be that extra push a team needs to come up with the next great idea, solve a problem or simply introduce an unexpected new element. And with the right venue, indoor back-up space allows a seamless transition to moving the event inside in the event of rain. Monona Terrace is one such venue. With its recently updated outdoor function space – the William T. Evjue Rooftop Garden – Monona Terrace provides the versatility for both an outdoor or indoor meeting. Warm and slightly cool weather gatherings on the Rooftop Garden are enhanced by a 360-degree view along the horizon. A giant fountain, new tables and colorful umbrellas offer eye-pleasing amenities. Lake Monona and the downtown Madison skyline make for unique and majestic event backdrops. […]

Your Go-To Guide for Madison Attractions

By | July 10th, 2014|Location Considerations, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

When attending events for days at a time, people often want to relax and recharge by exploring their surroundings. We’ve gathered some of the city’s “must-sees” for you to share at your next Madison-based event. […]

The power of an unexpected meeting place

By | April 3rd, 2014|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

A meeting space can mean the difference between a good meeting and a great one. The environment in which you host a meeting can help encourage creativity and revive energy. Sometimes the beige walls of a hotel conference room just don’t offer the inspiration needed to ignite thoughtful conversations. Find four inspiring options below to help you think outside the four walls of the conventional convention center. […]

Experience a Revitalized Monona Terrace

By | February 10th, 2014|Location Considerations, Sustainability|

Something’s different about Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. After about a month’s worth of work, the community and convention center reopened its doors at the beginning of February, welcoming guests to check out its newly renovated features. Many of these updates aren’t purely for looks – they offer real advantages for guests who use the venue for events; and all updates kept an eye on sustainability. So what’s changed and how could it positively impact your next event or meeting? […]

Certifiably Sustainable: The importance of an earth-friendly venue

By | December 27th, 2013|Location Considerations, Sustainability|

It’s not often event venues make sustainability a priority. Creating an energy-efficient environment takes time and, well, energy. It’s an undertaking that requires patience and understanding of the newest green technologies. Many large buildings choose to stick with what they know, rather than explore other options. Monona Terrace is ahead of this trend. With five years of LEED-Certified sustainability under its belt, Monona Terrace is on the cusp of re-certifying the building to an even higher standard. LEED is an all-encompassing sustainability certification that elevates the importance of human and environmental health – a benefit for both you and your attendees. And by hosting an event at Monona Terrace, you are already doing your part for the environment! […]