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What would you do if you could sit down for an hour each week with the biggest names in events and have a cup of coffee and just talk about events? Now you can with our weekly webinar, #EventIcons! Each week, we interview the biggest names in the events industry and give you, the audience, the chance to ask any question you want. Whether you do event planning, event production, meeting planning or just love events, is your time to pick their brain and see how the icons of the event industry think.

This is the audio only version. We recommend watching the video podcast at www.event-icons.com

#EventIcons - Meet The Icons Of The Events Industry (Audio‪)‬ Endless Events

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What would you do if you could sit down for an hour each week with the biggest names in events and have a cup of coffee and just talk about events? Now you can with our weekly webinar, #EventIcons! Each week, we interview the biggest names in the events industry and give you, the audience, the chance to ask any question you want. Whether you do event planning, event production, meeting planning or just love events, is your time to pick their brain and see how the icons of the event industry think.

This is the audio only version. We recommend watching the video podcast at www.event-icons.com

    Event Dos and Don’ts of 2021 With Vaibhav Jain

    Event Dos and Don’ts of 2021 With Vaibhav Jain

    The #EventIcons podcast is back with a very special guest: Hubilo's CEO Vaibhav Jain. Hubilo is the leading global virtual and hybrid event technology company. Under Vaibhav's leadership, Hubilo has raised over 150 million in less than a year from leading hedge fund and venture capital firms globally. And it still continues to grow exponentially internationally. 


     


    Vaibhav's vision is to create a solution that works for every possible industry where content and community come together beyond the business world. He and Karmen will talk about how Hubilo got started, what challenges they faced along the way, and what are the dos and don'ts of the events industry, as learned in 2021. Let's jump right in.

    • 37 min
    Top Event Planning Tips 2022 With Gianna Gaudini

    Top Event Planning Tips 2022 With Gianna Gaudini

    After a month-long break, the #EventIcons podcast is back in all its glory! This week's iconic guest is the knowledgeable Gianna Gaudini, an event marketing strategist who understands events inside and out. She worked as Marketing Events Lead at Google for nine years and Head of Events at AWS for nearly two years.


    Even more importantly, she has founded her own company in 2018. Check out Gianna's website: she's established herself as an industry leader as well as an author and course creator. Since she's got such a wide range of knowledge, Karmen thought it would be a great idea to pick her brain about the best event planning tips for 2022.


    Karmen and Gianna do not dwell on any one particular topic for too long. After all, Gianna knows a lot about data analytics, content delivery, community, leadership, and so much more. They go over the recent changes in the events industry, ROI metrics, diversity and inclusivity, sustainability, and her favorite resources for event planners. Tune in - you'll learn a lot!

    • 38 min
    Strategizing Omicron: Cancel, Postpone, Or Pivot?

    Strategizing Omicron: Cancel, Postpone, Or Pivot?

    It’s been nearly two years since event planners first witnessed mass event cancelations and scrambled to plan virtual events. Since then, we have seen the landscape of the events industry change dramatically. But just as we thought that we were getting through the worst of the pandemic-related uncertainty, the Omicron variant came and took over the world.


    Event planners essentially have three options: to cancel, to postpone, or to pivot. But how to choose? Since strategizing Omicron is one of event planners’ top concerns right now, we’ve decided to dive into proactive event strategies to best handle the current situation. We’ve brought on an expert on all things event strategy: Keaton Watson, the Principal Relationship Architect at Endless Events!



    Keaton is going on his ninth year in the events industry. He’s worked in hotels in Dallas, Cleveland, Florida, and joined the Endless Events team a year ago. He firmly believes that event technology should be at the core of any event strategy in this day and age. Make sure to tune in to find out how to strategize in times of uncertainty and how implementing event platforms can make last-minute pivots a bit easier to navigate.

    • 40 min
    The Power Of Human Connection In Events With Ellis Davis!

    The Power Of Human Connection In Events With Ellis Davis!

    This week, the #EventIcons podcast comes with a three-day delay, but we’re so excited about this amazing episode that we couldn’t wait any longer to share it with the world! First, let’s get the most exciting part out of the way. Will is joined by a brand new host: the fabulous and inquisitive Karmen Jericevic, AKA the Event Opportunity Creator at Endless Events. Some of you might remember her from the episode we did with the Endless team about managing virtual fatigue. As she constantly talks directly to event planners, she knows exactly how they think, what they want to know, and what their main pain points are. And alongside her bubbly personality, that makes her an exceptional interviewer!


    And then, there’s our iconic guest: Ellis Davis, the Chief of Equation Equilibrium at Endless Events. But even though that’s one impressive title, it barely encompasses all that Ellis is and does. He’s this industry’s knowledgeable visionary, a charismatic yoga teacher, and a delightful conversationalist. Make sure to tune in: you’ll leave inspired, informed, and more exuberant than before!

    • 48 min
    Technical Production With Isaac Holt!

    Technical Production With Isaac Holt!

    We’re back today with a very special episode of the #EventIcons podcast. Will’s guest is Isaac Holt, the Master of Technimagic at Endless Events. This week, he put on the shoes of the podcast’s host and did quite an amazing job.


    Will and the live audience had a lot of questions for our new host. To make him feel welcomed and at ease, they mostly talked about technical production, but also touched on the future of virtual events and hybrid events – the works. So, press play, and please welcome Isaac Holt!

    • 33 min
    The Glorious Evolution Of SXSW With Scott Wilcox!

    The Glorious Evolution Of SXSW With Scott Wilcox!

    New week, new guest, new host! #EventIcons is back with a very special episode! Recorded at Event Tech Live, Will had a great conversation about the evolution of SXSW with none other than their former Chief Innovation Officer, Scott Wilcox. Today, Scott has a new consulting venture, Here and Tomorrow.


    We’ve talked about SXSW (South by Southwest) before in this podcast’s history. We’ve watched them do their first-ever 4K live stream, and included them on the list of our favorite events in 2018. Today, we’ll explore how they went from being a company without emails to thought leaders in innovation and technology.

    The iconic guest takes us back to the year 1996 when business was still done via snail mail and CD ROMs ruled the world. Almost three decades later, SXSW is a household name among trade shows, conferences, and events. How did they do it? Tune in and find out, it’s an episode that you really shouldn’t miss!

    • 45 min

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