Eight Quick Ideas for Volunteer Recognition

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I Want to Give a Shout-out to … You! Volunteers are the heart of any not-for-profit association. Redstone recognizes the importance of celebrating volunteers, and we understand the pivotal role they play in ensuring that an association’s members are engaged and its objectives are met. One way to recruit and …

Your Guide to Connect Marketplace

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Connect Marketplace is the ultimate networking Conference. From meeting with 20-30 suppliers or planners a day, to mingling over drinks and appetizers in the city’s most famous venues, you are guaranteed to meet hundreds of new potential customers, clients and friends.   To someone who has never experienced Connect, the Conference …

Attracting Generation X – The Forgotten Generation of Meeting Attendees

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network. While Generation X makes up less of the workforce than Baby Boomers, and now Millennials, they still make up a considerable portion of your meeting attendees and organization/association demographic. We tend to hear less about this demographic and therefore plan less around them but …

Do’s and Don’ts for Events Geared Toward Young Professionals

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network. Young professional events can be super tricky to plan, because of the wide range of individuals attending (often anywhere from 21 to 35), varying from junior, to mid, to sometimes even senior-level professionals. Considering that you’re probably marketing to both Baby Boomers and Generation …

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 …

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 …

Planning Large Events 101

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On the heels of a successful conference and event season, we had the opportunity to work with many different groups on a variety of events that ranged in size (250 – 1200+) and types (conferences, galas, workshops, socials) of events. Now that the dust has settled (a little bit), we’d …

Four Ways to Get Ready for Spring

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This post was originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network.  Planning an event without a budget? Read this first. If you’re like many meeting planners that work in conference and professional development event management, your peak season is the spring. During this time you’ll see many multi-day conferences, award shows, annual general …

Hosting Government Officials at your Event

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If your organization has a public policy, government relations, or advocacy mandate, you’ll likely want government officials to attend your major events or conferences. Government officials follow specific protocols in terms of scheduling, decorum and speaking roles, so you want to make sure you are prepared before you send out …