Presentation Styles to Spice Up Your Event

05/13/2015

Do you want to be like every other conference or meeting out there? NO! You want to stand out from the crowd and make people line up to attend your event. There are a few ways that you can do this, but one way is getting creative with presentation formats. Step outside of the box […]

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Join us May 14 for “Hacked Buildings: Re-imagining Service and Design to Power the Experiential Workplace”

05/06/2015

Date: Thursday May 14, 2015 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM Location: Convene @ 101 Park Ave (corner of 41st St.), New York, NY 10178 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM Space is limited, Please click HERE to reserve your seat today.  The Architectural firm Gensler, coined the term “Hackable Building” as part of their award-winning entry […]

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Assumptions About Participant-Led Meetings

05/04/2015

Meeting formats such as open spaces, unconferences and world cafes have blown up the traditional classroom model of learning. Even though some may have heard of these terms, planners don’t always know exactly what they mean. Therefore, meeting and event planners often assume the right way to go about introducing new formats to the meetings or […]

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The Evolution of Audience Response Tools

03/31/2015

Remember when audience polling meant those cumbersome, black devices that looked like TV remotes? Today’s audience response tools have taken on many different forms. There are standalone polling apps such as Conferencies.io and Polleverywhere, which are simple, cheap, reliable and easy to use. Microsoft’s Bing Pulse allows audience members to tap a screen as often as […]

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10 Things to Ask When Planning a Meeting

03/25/2015

Whether you have planned 100 meetings or none at all, there is no doubt that the list of questions to ask seems endless. Next time you are tasked with being the “planner”, impress your boss with new perspectives and show them your thought process. Everyone will feel kept in the loop and prepared for the coming […]

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Open Office vs. Closed Office Debate

02/13/2015

The trends are screaming that open offices are in and cubicles are out. The reasoning is to improve collaboration but how about productivity? January’s Work Design TALK at our Tysons Corner location brought together some of the design industry’s top professionals. They were asked what they love and hate about open office spaces vs. closed office […]

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Are we living in the office?

02/02/2015

Convene was excited to host one of Work Design Magazine‘s TALKS about residential design in late January. Expert panelists in the design industry focused on the convergence of residential design characteristics into the workplace and trying to understand a bit more about those gaps in the open-work environments. Opinions were also given on what aspects of residential […]

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Optimize Your Experience with Corporate Event & Meeting Agencies

01/28/2015

Ever wonder what your planning agency associate is really thinking? Earlier this month, Helms Briscoe and NYC &Co gathered at Convene’s Grand Central conference center for a panel discussion on “How Best to Work with Helms Briscoe.” The panelists featured at the event were a group of Helms Briscoe associates and each one gave the audience a […]

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2014 Year in Review

01/05/2015

As a new year begins, we wanted to take a look back on the incredible year we have had as a company. Here’s a look at some of Convene’s successful accomplishments in 2014.

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Top 3 New Year’s Resolutions in the Meetings and Events Industry

12/18/2014

Making a New Year’s resolution is a tradition in which a person makes a promise to themselves to improve something in the year ahead. We wanted to know what was important to meeting and event planners so we asked some industry professionals what their resolutions were for 2015. The top 3 answers by meeting and event […]

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