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#ICYMI: Must Have Event Profs Smart Connections

It’s been a busy few weeks for event professionals. Let’s dive in #ICYMI.

Our May Webinar speaker is Your Nerdy Best Friend, Beth Z, and she wanted to help you out before her presentation by sharing her favorite apps and sites selected by the Webby Awards 2017Nerdy Best Friend Beth Z headshot

Your CMP isn’t changing, but the CIC is. The newly branded Events Industry Council (EIC) unveiled their new name and logo along with a new address in DC. Joining the rebrand wagon is DMAI who will soon become Destinations International and International Live Events Association, who used to go by ISES.

Texas has been busy boosting its events and hospitality reach, with news coming out that Arlington and McKinney are both adding new hotel spaces connected to their convention centers.

As we were doing our research for the Beginner’s Guide to Event Metrics, Analytics, and Surveys, we came across Matt Coyne’s must-read article on R.O.Whatever over at GES blog.

The association world continues to watch with bated breath and wonders what is next for association and event technology as the consolidation of Aptify, YourMembership, Abila, and NimbleUser have come together as Community Brands. (Want to keep up to date with the latest stories on this topic? Check out theNIRD.org.)

Jeff Hurt shares insights into how to discover if your conference is stuck in a rut (and how you can fix it!) over at the Velvet Chainsaw blog.

Connect Your Meetings released its Artists of Assembly: 40 under 40 list for 2017. Why call them artists? Because event profs are the ultimate puzzle solvers and these 40 are a great representation in our industry.

We’ve all picked up countless pieces of swag that got left behind because the attendees took one look and went “NOPE”. Help your exhibitors and sponsors out and pass on RegFox’s article which shares the inside scoop on Event Swag: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.

Rounding us out are these 9 essential rules to creating successful events from WeWork’s VP of Events.

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