Welcome to GatherGeeks, a place where people passionate about the power of live experiences come together. Join David Adler, chairman and founder of BizBash, as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.
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What Virtual and Hybrid Events Can Teach Us About the Value of Community
In this episode, BizBash's David Adler teams up with 365 Media's RD Whitney to host an event producers’ roundtable featuring Liz Irving of Clarion Events North America and Paul Treanor of Informa. The group discusses the evolving world of virtual and hybrid events, sharing what they’ve learned in the last year. They also share why event producers should consider themselves community-builders, discussing how to understand your customer’s needs, ways to foster connections online or in-person, and more.
How Do We Monetize Distraction at Events and Trade Shows?
In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler chats with behavioral design and time management expert Nir Eyal. The duo discusses why event professionals are masters of designing distractions, and give some insights into the science of distraction both for personal growth and professional use. Eyal shares tips for fighting attendee distraction at events and trade shows, why focus is not the opposite of distraction, how speakers can grab attention, the future of events and much more.
Where the Hospitality and Event Industry Is Headed Next
In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler chats with Glenn Haussman, a 25-year hotel industry veteran and the host of popular hospitality podcast "No Vacancy." The duo discusses all things hospitality and events, including what they miss and don’t miss from in-person gatherings, the good and bad of virtual, and exciting changes that have been accelerated by the pandemic. Haussman also shares what he’s hearing from hotel organizers about the future, and talks about his new book, The Adapters
The Dilemma for the Next Generation of Event Pros
BizBash's David Adler and Ashton Pike chat with a diverse group of students and professors in the event and hospitality industry: Briana Stewart and Aruzhan Toleubay, two students navigating the industry during COVID-19, as well as Florida International University professor Dan Cormany, New York University professor Lynn Minnaert, Farleigh Dickinson University professor John Niser and EnventU founder Latoya Lewis. It's a must-watch for anyone trying to adapt and thrive in this ever-changing industry.
Yes, Virtual Events Can Recreate Nuanced Face-to-Face Encounters. Here’s How
In this sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler chats with Steve Gottlieb, CEO of virtual event platform Shindig, and Natalie Jones, SVP of external affairs and diplomatic engagement for Meridian House. The group discusses the challenges of—and best practices for—emulating high-touch events like the G-8 world leader summit virtually, and how other tools of diplomacy can work in the digital world. They also talk about best uses of tech during online events, the future of hybrid and much m
Turning One-Off Events Into Year-Round Marketing Strategies
In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler sits down with AMR International's Denzil Rankine and Vesuvio Ventures' Marco Giberti to discuss their new book, 'Reinventing Live: The Always-On Future of Live Events.' The duo discusses the shift from one-off, in-person events to year-round marketing strategies; they also chat about why event organizers should consider themselves community catalysts, how to balance gut instinct with data, the future of the exhibition and trade show industry, and more.
A Must for Event Planners
This podcast has been a game changer for me! I love all of the content and the diversity amongst topics and interviewees. I consistently take things that I learn on this podcast back to the workplace and have developed a heightened sense of confidence in myself as an event planner because of it.
Great learning from leaders in the industry.
Really enjoy hearing from others in the industry and getting ideas and advice on how to improve events that I plan.
Helps planners in Israel to connect with leading US market, lots of ideas and smart people!