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Going Green Earns a Gold

By | February 4th, 2016|Sustainability|

Monona Terrace is recognized with the second highest LEED rating Before the world was talking about green buildings, Monona Terrace architect and visionary, Frank Lloyd Wright, pioneered an organic approach. By focusing on construction that honored the relationship between people and nature, and by using local material and incorporating solar energy into his plans, he [...]

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. […]

Details that Delight: Making Your Meeting Memorable

By | May 10th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Planning an event isn’t just about selecting a venue and coordinating schedules. It’s also about creating a positive experience for attendees. Adding just a few details can give your meeting that “extra special something.” These elements don’t need to be complex and often require minimal extra investment. The experts at Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. have identified several details that can go a long way in helping to support the success of your event: […]

Seven Steps to Find The Perfect Venue for your Event

By | February 20th, 2013|Location Considerations|

Whether you’re an event planner by vocation or necessity, selecting the right venue is vital to the success of your event. Narrowing down the best location may seem like an overwhelming task, even for the most seasoned event planners. But, it doesn’t have to be. Keep the following checklist in mind as you move through your consideration process. […]

10 Tips to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck When Booking Your Event

By | August 29th, 2012|Location Considerations|

When it comes to thinking about your conference budget, it’s important to ensure that each dollar spent by your company goes as far as it can and provides a maximum return on investment. Get the best value for your dollar by considering these 10 event planning tips: Set a date early. Setting a date and alerting potential guests right away to save the date allows out of town attendees to book flights and hotel rooms early, avoiding inflated costs due to time restraints. Date flexibility. Keep an open mind with your event dates. Shifting things by a day or two could drastically affect the budget! Group transportation. Have a dedicated travel agent to coordinate flights so attendees arrive at the same airport around the same time. Schedule a shuttle bus to save on travel costs to and from the airport. […]