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Lessons in Leadership with Fair Trade Campaigns

A year and a few months after Fair Trade Campaigns held their first Virtual Conference in 2020, I had a chance to talk with Billy Linstead Goldsmith, Director of Communications and Fair Trade Campaigns at Fair Trade USA about the virtual event experience and residual benefits they’ve experienced. Converting to a Virtual Event The decision [...]

What Does Event Health and Safety Look Like in 2021?

Event health and safety are important to us here at MeetGreen. We pride ourselves on taking every precaution to keep event participants safe and healthy. From the beginning, we planned for health and safety. In 1994, we developed an Emergency Response Plan to keep everyone protected with our first event for 2,500 people. The plan [...]

March MeetGreenChat – Let’s Talk Hybrid Meetings

Hybrid meetings is the topic for the #MeetGreenChat on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021’s! Join us on Twitter at 11:00 AM PT. What are the key components of hybrid meetings? A1 I'd say the key component is distributed participants. Perhaps there is a central site, multiple local clusters, but there is a combination of gathering methods [...]

February MeetGreenChat – What’s New with COVID Event Planning?

This month's #MeetGreenChat discussions were around event planning and COVID-19. We wanted to take the time to start thinking about hybrid and in-person meeting planning. To help us with the discussions we invited Alan Kleinfeld who provided the questions and participated in the chat. Here are some highlights of "What's New with COVID Event Planning?": [...]

November MeetGreenChat – Carbon Conscious Eating

Many of the topics in the world of being more sustainable has been carbon and your carbon footprint. In this month's #MeetGreenChat we discussed "Carbon Conscious Eating". It's always a good time to talk about food and connecting our food choices with our carbon footprint is something we can all participate in. Find out more [...]

By |2020-11-17T23:19:35+00:00November 17th, 2020|Blog, Conference Management, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability|0 Comments

How to Prepare Speakers for Virtual Events

You may be wondering how to prepare speakers for virtual events. It’s an important piece to your planning and preparation. There may be more to the process than you have considered. Preparing speakers for virtual events differs from in-person events in a variety of ways. The amount of speaker training and management is considerable and [...]

By |2020-10-21T19:01:06+00:00October 21st, 2020|Blog, Conference Management, Technology, Virtual Events|0 Comments

Composting: Food for Thought for Future Events

As the events industry casts an eager eye towards the reopening of venues and the return of physical or hybrid events we are facing some real challenges. One of the most compelling questions facing planners and their destination counterparts is how to do this safely and sustainably. We can take on this opportunity to [...]

Choosing the Best Virtual Event Platform

Virtual event platforms are just one piece of planning virtual meetings. Some great advice to plan virtual events is to “Begin with the end in mind”.  By starting with a clear understanding of the outcome, you can design a program that: Meets your organization’s goals Incorporates your vision Keeps the organization’s culture intact However, selecting [...]

Safety AND Sustainability in 2020

MeetGreen has frequently been asked how sustainability will be impacted once physical events begin again. Good question! To provide a foundation for analysis, we turned to our reliable Green Event Checklist which has provided valued minimum sustainability guidelines for events large and small. The MeetGreen Sustainability experts compared the guidelines against projected or potential [...]

June MeetGreenChat – Sustainability as a Strategy for the Future

The #MeetGreenChat this month focused on "Sustainability as a Strategy for the Future (Sustainable & Safe)". We wanted to start thinking about in-person events and what they could look like keeping sustainability and safety in the forefront of planning future conferences. The discussions on this topic were interesting, useful, and everyone had ideas that are [...]

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