Welcome to the weekly Eventelligence Report! Ungerboeck is always on the hunt for industry insights, facts, stats, quotes and whatever else we come across that might be useful, and it would be such a waste for us to keep it all to ourselves! Here’s our pick of what’s hot this week. Enjoy!
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New study finds that improved indoor environmental quality leads to greater cognitive function. EHP
More than half of meeting professionals cite cost as their top criteria when choosing locations. Destination Counsellors International
“It’s not binary. You can be decent and gifted at the same time.” Aaron Sorkin via Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs (follow that?).
Great reads for event organizers
Not Invited? No Worries for New York’s Party Crashers
By Ben Widdicombe, The New York Times
Apparently there are people who make a habit of ignoring guest lists enough to be considered pros. Here’s a few tips from some of the Big Apple’s highest profile planners on rooting them out.
ADA at 25: Industry still struggling to include disabled
By Kristi Casey Sanders, Plan Your Meetings
The first of a four part series, this piece dives into where things stand in the industry regarding ADA compliance and most importantly, what planners can do to move things forward.
Meeting Zen: Boosting Attendees’ Mental Well-Being
By Samantha Whitehorne, Associations Now
Research has proven that ambient stress in a meeting environment can adversely affect how attendees learn. Here’s a few ideas to help you bring a little more calm to the commotion.
Doubling Down on Speakers
By Andrea Doyle, Successful Meetings
Why have one when you could have two? In search of new ways to add energy to their events, some planners have started booking speaking pairs for their keynotes. Find out who some of the most successful duos are and whether they might be right for your event.
Great reads for venue managers
NAMM Makes Economic and Ecological Strides with New Solar Installation
Look outside your window. You probably see a parking lot. The National Association of Music Merchants saw opportunity. Check out how they managed to pull off a new multi-purpose improvement.
NBA Warriors Offer Opening Season Game via Virtual Reality
By Jason Hensel, IAVM
There’s a new kid on the fan-engagement block: virtual reality live-streaming. Check out how the NBA is putting it to use.
3 Strategies to Help Venues Make Money on Dark Days
By Daren Ungerboeck, Ungerboeck Software International
Dark days are inevitable, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still money to be made. Here’s three ways to conjure revenue that actually depend on a lull in the real action.
Chicago stadiums shift toward making concessions greener
By Tyler Lockman, Red Eye Chicago
From composting to local sourcing and recovery donations, there are lots of great environmentally responsible examples coming out of Chicago.