21 | Sep
Oooh: Five Incredible Tech-Driven Interactive Brand Experiences

We know, we know, in 2015, most immersive brand experience are tech-driven – it’s hard to find one that isn’t – but these five feature cutting-edge experiential technology at their core.

17 | Sep
Holy Creativity, Batman: Seven Incredible Event Invitation Designs

We scoured the web for the best event invitation design around. Teepee Invitation Every element of this letterpress wedding invitation, designed by Device Creative, is killer: the copy, the idea, the whole thing. “Event planner Lisa Vorce wanted a custom invitation that would create conversation and excitement about her clients’ upcoming Native American-inspired wedding in […]

14 | Sep
Decibel Picks: 5 Great Books for Event Organizers

Good event managers do it all: they understand the principles of marketing, they can respond to crisis situations with relative equanimity, they can deal with people and wrangle details. It’s a career path that’s part tactics, part technical experience, part money management, part psychology, and part grit. That being the case, when we sat down […]

10 | Sep
Event Design Mood Board: Art Deco

If you love the 1920’s as much as we do, you’ll recognize the intricate geometric patterns and glittery, high-contrast colors of the art deco style. After such a long period of single color, “flat design”, we find the ornate detailing refreshing. Lighting Chandelier by Hector Guimard This gorgeous piece is available via Westland London. Vintage […]

07 | Sep
Conference Planning for Geeks: Tips for Engaging a Nerdy Audience

What flies at run-of-the-mill events doesn’t translate to the geek conference sphere. Here are four tips to help you stay away from the most common pitfalls.

03 | Sep
Decibel Exclusive: early bird access to Super Bowl 50 “Bucket List” packages

You know it and we know it: Super Bowl 50 is gonna be madness. Wall-to-wall, sold-out, jam-packed, tailgate-of-a-lifetime madness. And if you want an amazing ride on the pigskin boat, you’ll need to book your experience early. Way early. We got our hands on a couple of lux, customizable package deals for Super Bowl fun, […]

31 | Aug
Think Like an Interior Designer: Five Tips to Make Small Event Space Look Bigger

Not everyone can afford the event space of their dreams, but with a few simple tricks based in the science of depth and size perception, you can make the most of an undersized room.

27 | Aug
Private Beta Alert: Blokks Plans to Make Festival Timetables Pretty & Embeddable

A quick Thursday morning heads-up for event tech nerds: keep your eye on new micro-feature startup Blokks, which aims to tackle the event timetable.

24 | Aug
Crowd Dynamics: How to Prevent (and Survive) a Human Stampede or Crowd Crush

Human stampedes are tragically common in certain parts of the world, namely India, where heavy population density and a high tolerance for crowded spaces create gnarly conditions that can easily turn deadly. But stampedes and crowd crushes are by no means limited to the Third World, as shown by last year’s New Year’s Eve stampede […]

20 | Aug
Throwback Thursday: Five Early Event-Industry Patents from the Wayback

Event production doesn’t exist in a bubble, but rather skates the edges of many different fields: stage design, audio-visual, marketing, catering, and a dozen other things, and its advancement has been dependent on the evolution of technology in its sister industries. This #tbt, we take a peek into a couple event industry patents from days […]

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