The Latest Trend in Environmentally Friendly Event Planning

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With increasing climate change and pollution in today’s world –  being green as much as possible, in every aspect of life is important. This is true in event planning as well, which is why making your event green has become the latest trend. Being environmentally friendly is a way for …

Redstone’s Shayna Asgill Awarded 2019 Marriott Hotels “Rising Star” Scholarship

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Earlier this year, our very own Shayna Asgill travelled to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to attend PCMA’s Convening Leaders Conference as the recipient of the 2019 Marriott Hotels “Rising Star” Scholarship. A scholarship that’s awarded each year to an up-and-coming event professional.  In this post, we chat with Shayna to learn about …

5 Tips to Increase Your Event Survey Participation

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Post-event feedback from attendees can be incredibly useful as it provides insight from individuals who experienced the event firsthand. Their opinion is unbiased, which will allow you to understand what they saw, what they liked and disliked, etc. All of this necessary information can only be accessible through survey participants. …

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 …