Big Interest in Big Data

1bigA search of our event database for “Big Data” pulls up 68 upcoming events — 36 in-person events, 32 webcasts and 426 past events. So what’s the big deal about Big Data?

Big Data is really just a marketing phrase that means a collection of all of the data points that live within an organization’s IT system. Email addresses, financial data, survey data, content, social media statistics all stored together are big….big data. It is clear everyone has big data, what organizations need to focus on (and what most of the events on GovEvents address) is how do you use it to make better decisions?

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3 Tips for Successfully Integrating Multiple Event Tech Products at Your Next Event

From time to time GovEvents will come across information we feel our members and audience would benefit from. Here’s something we wanted to share:

Originally posted on Cvent.com

1abcFor those event planners who have started to really embrace technology, we find that there are too many products we are using. There’s our mobile app company and the registration company. We have a badging vendor and an online networking vendor. Our heads are spinning because we are managing 10 different technology vendors in addition to all the people we are working with for our event. So, how do we address these and make sure we’re integrating all of these products successfully?

Here are 3 tips:

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7 Creative Ideas to Attract New Attendees to Your Event

From time to time GovEvents will come across information we feel our members and audience would benefit from. Here’s something we wanted to share:

Originally posted on BizBash.com

111Check out these strategies focused on getting first-timers to your trade show or conference.

Smart planners know they can’t rely on the same database of attendees year after year to fill their events. But how do you reach new people? Consider using some of these practical strategies from other trade shows and conferences.

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Breath of Fresh Air: Outdoor Event Spaces in DC

1outdoorWith it being so hot and sticky now, thinking about outdoor events may be a bit painful, but for event planners looking to book space for spring 2015 events outdoors may be the place to be. We’ve compiled a list of some of the hot spots that provide outdoor space for networking, cocktail receptions, or even lunch.

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Measure Twice Cut Once

1mesureThe adage, “measure twice cut once” is used in the construction and DIY market to remind people to always confirm measurements to avoid costly mistakes (that cannot be undone). This same principle applies to event planning. No matter how silly it may feel (Hi, hotel? Just wanted to make sure my conference of 1000 people is on the books for this date.), confirming all details well in advance of the event is a critical step in making sure everything goes smoothly once you are onsite.

This article provided a helpful checklist of confirmations.  We wanted to take a moment to delve into a couple of these in greater detail.

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