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Certifiably Sustainable: The importance of an earth-friendly venue

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:19+00:00 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 [...]

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Five Traits of a Successful Event Planner

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:19+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Planning events and ensuring they run smoothly calls for a certain set of skills. These skills allow you to navigate the sometimes unpredictable waters of scheduling, coordinating and troubleshooting. The good news is as a working professional, you probably already have a great handle on these abilities. Here are some helpful reminders of the skills [...]

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Safety and Security at Your Event

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:20+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Safety and security issues at events can take many forms, from a food allergy to a tornado to wireless Internet security problems. While it’s impossible to predict every scenario, there are fundamental steps you can take and questions you should ask during the planning process to help you prepare for potential problems that may arise. Doing [...]

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Accommodating last-minute and onsite registrants

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:24+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Accurate registration numbers are one of the most important details of an event. There are many who feel advance registration is optional. But as meeting and event planners know, it is vital in helping to ensure the day runs smoothly. While having registrants accounted for prior to an event is ideal, it’s often not possible [...]

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Prevent Three Common Event Emergencies

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:24+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination|

As we’ve all experienced, life rarely goes exactly according to plan. Inevitably, the unexpected will rear its head, often at the most inopportune times. The same can be said for planning events and meetings. From “Oh, so the presenter does have a PowerPoint presentation?” to “I can’t have gluten, eggs or peanuts,” here are the [...]

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Destination: Mad Town

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:25+00:00 June 19th, 2013|Location Considerations|

There are a variety of decisions that go into planning for a successful meeting or event. One of your biggest is the actual location. Safety, adequate lodging, walkability and budget are concerns and should be part of your decision-making process. Also headlining the list of important items is how location will impact the success of [...]

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The Impact of Going Green at Your Next Meeting

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:26+00:00 June 5th, 2013|Sustainability|

As a meeting planner, it’s important to stay ahead of the sustainability curve by presenting attendees with venues and services that are held to the highest environmental standards. Many measures once considered mere eco-friendly trends are now expected by event attendees. Not only is Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center the first convention center in [...]

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Details that Delight: Making Your Meeting Memorable

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:26+00:00 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. [...]

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Simplify Your Event Planning Process With These 5 Apps

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:26+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

There are dozens of tasks that go into planning an event to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible: you need to book the right location, coordinate schedules, send out the invites, keep track of RSVPs, manage refreshments or catering, and more. The complexities of event planning make a helping hand (even one that operates [...]

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