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You’ve got your lighting down. Your audio is perfect. Zoom no longer intimidates you. You’re ready. It’s time to take this show to a public audience. Let’s talk about livestreaming. First of all, there are tons and tons of livestreaming platforms out there and they all kind of work...

The NFL’s fully virtual 2020 draft wrapped up yesterday. For anyone who doesn’t “do sports,” a pro draft is a lot like picking kickball teams in middle school gym class but instead of friendships there are multi-million-dollar contracts on the line. Under normal circumstances...

Is it too early to try and imagine what events will be like after the shelter-at-home orders have been lifted? Probably. We’re hoping that question doesn’t age like milk. But there’s no harm in doing a bit of informed speculation. What else is going on right?...

Federal authorities and most states have extended their social distancing or shelter-at-home order through April 30th, which means…we have at least another full month of witnessing the virtual events industry transform and develop. That’s called “silver lining,” everyone. So, this week we present to you 5 virtual...

Well, here we are again. Now that we’re all hunkered down in our toilet paper forts, we figured it’s time to stop contributing to mass panic with reports of event cancellations. If panic is your thing, feel free to turn on cable news or google...

Greetings everyone! We’re proud to announce that this week we’re launching the Decibel podcast. We hope to bring you a series of rich (but brief, we all have stuff to do) round table discussions between Decibel and industry leaders to discuss emergent trends and challenges...

This was inevitable.  Here we are again to talk about COVID-19 (the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in mid-December).  While the major city and province-wide quarantines implemented by China bought the world some time to prepare, the virus is now on the loose worldwide, leading to quarantines, school closures...

In our January newsletter we talked a bit about the fun we’re having with all the new material available in the public domain. To recap, January 1st is a non-holiday called Public Domain Day, in which a whole year’s worth of content suddenly becomes up for...

Our focus this week is the rapidly growing field of wearable technology and how it can make your next event an exciting, cutting edge affair. While we’re not quite at the point where I can trust a t-shirt to screen my calls or renew my Hulu subscription,...

Hopefully this won’t become a theme, but we have another article related to ongoing crisis in event management here for you.  2020 has been a rush so far hasn’t it?   Let’s talk about Iowa. Just to recap, the DNC hired small app developer and (I assume) sexy international...

Austin’s South by Southwest (March 13th -22nd) has become much more of a destination event for fans of music and film in recent years, but its conference remains critical for cutting edge takes on UX design, social technology and marketing.  The schedule and abstracts for...

When you sit down to watch the Academy Awards or the Grammys what do you look out for? See, we’re the types of weirdos that have a group text during the Oscars with comments like, “Did you catch that hot mic”, or “Who do you think...

Speedrunning? It's not parkour's boring cousin. It's how the AGDQ gaming event pulls in millions for charity each year. As event management experts, we’re always thinking about innovative event planning processes to keep up with the times. Back in 2018 we posted a little think piece about...

As we get to the end of the year, many of our clients are in 2020 and beyond planning mode. Looking at what is new and different in the industry, staying ahead of trends, looking for new products and services that are available and just...

Press Coverage for the 2019 National Book Festival New York Times‘I Am on My Way to Being Very Well,’ Justice Ginsburg Tells Thousands of Fans' WRC-TV (NBC)19th Annual National Book Festival Draws Tens of Thousands of Book LoversC-SPAN *VIDEO*My Own Words - Supreme Court Justice Ruth...

Decibel is getting some love from the Trade Show News Network! Looking forward to seeing more reuse and upcycling in the industry. Especially after tradeshows, when we often see brand new prints end up in the landfill. We would much rather upcycle them into...

Follow this link for some great insight, tips and insider info for what to expect at the Parade of the States at the 2019 National Book Festival. And if you ever wonder why they call it the "Parade" of the States: "It’s a parade, as in...

Last month Decibel Management produced one of our flagship events in Washington D.C., the National Small Business Week Awards. Since this is the Decade of Decibel, we thought it might be nice to take a deeper look at this event, seeing as our partnership with SCORE and...