Non-Profit, Pro-Revenue: Making Money in the Not-For-Profit Sector

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network in September 2018. It’s that time of year again: More financial considerations for not-for-profit meeting planners. I’m not sure what it is about this time of year, but at the end of the summer season my financial concerns are always top of mind. It …

Site Visits 101

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Site visits are an essential part of planning an event.  An in-person look at your event space is important to ensure that your next event will run smoothly and that attendees will have a memorable experience. Earlier in the year, Redstone conducted a site visit at Blue Mountain Conference Centre …

Gamification: Embracing Technology at you Next Event

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Engaging attendees is becoming increasingly challenging and gamification is a solution to this problem. The popularity of games has been increasing year to year, from Candy Crush to Fortnite. Most recently, Redstone incorporated this event technology at a Conference which contributed to increased attendee engagement and networking opportunities. “Gamification is …

The Latest in Event Technology

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In the past decade, technology and innovation have been two critical elements in event planning, both contributing to successful and unique events. At Redstone, we are always looking for the latest trends in technology and how we can enhance the overall event experience. When guests leave an event, it’s the …

IncentiveWorks 2018 in Review

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Tips to Maximize Your Experience at the 2019 Canadian Meetings & Events Expo The annual IncentiveWorks Conference & Tradeshow was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Tuesday, August 14th and Wednesday, August 15th. IncentiveWorks launched in 1991 and since then has advanced into an outstanding 350+ exhibitors representing …

Reinventing Panel Discussions

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Redstone is looking forward to learning more about panel formats and education sessions at IncentiveWorks and the Connect Marketplace Conference which we will be attending this month. We have been experimenting with, and seeing new formats over the past few months that have discussed how to reinvent the way panel discussions …

Olivia Weir Named 40 Under 40

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Redstone event manager, Olivia Weir, recognized as a ’40 under 40’ by Connect Association magazine. Connect Association Magazine has announced this year’s 40 under 40 and our event manager, Olivia Weir, has been recognized as one of the 2018 honourees! Nominated by industry peers, this honour highlights the top young …

How to Help Your Event Newbs: Tips for Helping First-time Attendees Build Relationships Before an Event

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network in September 2016. Most of us can relate to being the new person in some form or another. A first-time attendee, a new member, being the only staffer from your company attending an event, etc. awkwardly sipping your drink while you look around the …

Volunteer Engagement: Eight Tips for Creating a Good Time Onsite

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network in September 2016. Working in the not-for-profit management world, we simply could not operate within the organizations we work with without volunteers. Giving your volunteers a great onsite experience by keeping them engaged and happy at your events is one way to recognize and …