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Emergency Preparedness for Planners

By |2019-11-15T15:40:21+00:00March 19th, 2019|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Stay cool by expecting the unexpected Being ready for anything. It’s part of what elevates good event planners to great. Still, it can be overwhelming to imagine every possible emergency scenario and how to react. In fact, there are entire companies that do only that! But even without the help of a pro, you [...]

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What Millennials Want in an Event

By |2019-11-15T15:40:52+00:00February 5th, 2019|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Millennials - four ways to engage this influential group Millennials, who make up one third of the U.S. population, have a surprise for the rest of us. Despite their stereotype as “kids glued to their phones,” 75 percent of these 18- to 34-year-olds say they value experiences over things, according to Eventbrite. That makes millennials [...]

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Surveys, Snapchat and hashtags to the rescue.

By |2019-11-15T15:42:28+00:00August 16th, 2018|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Three Simple Ways to Engage Guests Using Technology Engaging with your meeting or conference attendees is key to a successful event. Luckily, technology makes it easier to connect with your audience. To help you hit the ground running, we picked three of our favorite tech-tricks-of-the-trade, all designed to enhance attendee engagement. Conduct [...]

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Things to Do Near Monona Terrace

By |2019-11-15T15:43:23+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Got a Couple Hours Between Events at Monona Terrace? We’ve got ideas on what to do We’re in the heart of Madison, which means it’s easy to explore the city on foot or bicycle if you have a short window of opportunity. What’s there to do? Here are some thoughts. Just make sure you verify [...]

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And the Survey Says …

By |2019-11-15T15:46:32+00:00December 21st, 2017|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Tips on using a post-meeting survey to gather valuable data “How’d the meeting go?” It’s a question that key people in your organization inevitably will ask after any important event. The good news: You can provide an accurate, data-based assessment if you survey your attendees, which also helps you plan successful events in the future. [...]

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Going Green Earns a Gold

By |2018-12-01T00:13:39+00:00February 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 [...]

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Everyone’s Mad for Madison

By |2018-12-19T18:11:55+00:00January 8th, 2016|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Our recommendations of what to do when you come here to explore You know how every once in a while you discover a town that stays with you long after you return home? Our visitors frequently tell us that Wisconsin’s capital city of Madison is one such spot. If you’ve been here for a convention [...]

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Outdoor Meetings: Get outside your head, and the office

By |2018-12-07T23:16:12+00:00September 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 [...]

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Four Tools to Simplify Event Planning

By |2018-12-01T00:14:51+00:00June 30th, 2014|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

If you’ve ever planned an event, you’ve learned early on (and perhaps the hard way!) that it’s never a “one-and-done” process. No matter the size, there are a lot of moving parts and considerations to take into account. Sometimes you need a helping hand. via Pro Party Planner Recently, we looked [...]

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Three details every bride should know before the big day

By |2018-12-01T00:15:19+00:00May 7th, 2014|Weddings|

Krakora Studios There are obvious questions you need to have answered before your wedding, such as where the wedding will be, the number of guests and the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses. But there are other important details that should be squared away with the venue well before the big day, [...]

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