By: Aaron Wolowiec | Jun, 10 2022
Meetings

11 Trends Impacting Association Events Right Now

Here are 11 trends Event Garde has found to be impacting association events right now, including both an overview of the challenges we’ve experienced first-hand and a recommended solution for you and your team to consider.

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A Few of My Favorite Things (to have Onsite at Events)

Whether you're getting back to in-person events now, or you've been back in-person for months, having a properly packed supply bag is crucial to feeling at ease when onsite. Here are Kate Pojeta's must haves onsite:

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Are Too Many Meetings Wreaking Havoc on Your Employees’ Mental Health?

Are you have too many meetings and it's causing you (and your team) mental health issues? Find out here.

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Feb, 4 2022
Meetings

The Effects of Omicron on Facilitated Meetings

As a result of the Omicron variant, we’ve seen a number of clients this year move trainings, facilitations, and strategic planning sessions from scheduled January and February dates to early spring. Most are citing participants not yet ready to convene again in-person as they remain concerned for the health and wellbeing of both themselves and their families. While there’s not a one-sized-fits-all approach, here are some key considerations about whether or not to postpone that facilitated exercise with a small stakeholder group or that much-needed strategic planning session with your board of directors.

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Event Garde Celebrates 10 Years of Client Success

In December 2011, with the goal of planning large association conferences for multiple concurrent clients, I launched Event Garde. In honor of these 10 years, we looked under the hood at just a few of the numbers to help illuminate just how far we’ve come and the mark we’ve left on the association industry (so far).

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5 tips to elevate remote speakers presenting to an in-person audience

While it may not be possible to replicate every aspect of an in-person presentation, with the right planning, coaching, and mentoring, remote speakers can still be highly effective. Here are five considerations as you work with remote speakers presenting primarily to an in-person audience.

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