Without further ado, below are our 10 of our top picks for blogs & resources for event planners (in no particular order):
Midcourse Corrections writes about annual meeting improvement, association meetings, corporate meetings, education, and the convergence of Web 2.0, social media, meetings, events and education.
2. Conferences That Work | Adrian Segar
Segar's focus is creating events that attendees will love, and his blog articles are great insight into what attendees want, and revolutionary ideas for what attendees will want at future events.
3. Event Planning Blog | Cvent
Cvent has an excellent plethora of articles about everything event related - including news, social media, budgeting, and planning how-to's, to name a few.
4. Plan Your Meetings
Along with industry news, planners will find best practices, resources, and advice for all different event needs.
5. Liz King Events | Liz King
King's mantra is to make events more engaging, effective, and efficient. Her "Event Tech of the Week" blog posts showcase services that streamline the planning and execution of events, helping the 3 e's.
6. Fork in the Road | Michelle Bruno
Bruno writes about the coexistence and prosperity of social media and other innovative technologies alongside face-to-face meetings, as well as exploration into the future of meetings and conferences.
7. Event Manager Blog | Julius Solaris
Solaris blogs about event technology Trends, innovative event concepts, and social media applied to the event industry. Solaris also gives thumbs ups to the event startup community by giving space to initiatives to support innovation in the event industry.
8. Trade Show Institute | Traci Browne
Browne offers tips & advice for trade show organizers, as well as guidance and how to's from personal experience.
9. Planner Wire | Keith Johnston
Johnston writes about the partnering of meetings and technology, and creating a seamless collaboration between the two to better engage attendees and increase the creativity & confidence of event planners.
10. Meetings Net
A great source for information and resources related to planning various different types of meetings and events, including association meetings, medical meetings, corporate meetings, and global events.
What are your favorite event blogs and resources?