If I had a bucket list, I’m sure that being carried up on stage in a swing by some handsome Philippino men would be somewhere in the top 10.
As you know, I’m at Events Asia 2010 presenting on Social Media. I showed up this morning to do a run-through with the other speakers and learned that I would be arriving on stage in grand style! Three very strong men carried me across the conference room floor using a bamboo rod and a rattan swing. I tried my best to look demure and like I’ve done this many times before…although I’m not sure I pulled that off very well.
So, do you think I should add this to my rider? ;)
I can’t wait to share more photos and videos from the conference…
I’m on my way to beautiful Boracay, Philippines to speak at Events Asia 2010! I’m excited to learn how planners in Asia are using social media for their events. I’ve amazed all of my friends with my shrewd packing skills – little do they know that I’m leaving lots of room in my bag for all of the shopping I plan to do once the conference is over :) And I will be taking as much video and as many photos as humanly possible. I’m not sure how ‘connected’ I’ll be while on the island, but I’ll do my best to post updates from this tropical paradise.
Until I’m back on May 13th, feel free to look at some of the stories I’ve written about over the past 3 years. Heck, why not drop me a line and tell me what topics you’d like to read about.
Last Thursday I attended BizBash Toronto’s Top 100 Events at Brassaii. Despite 2009 being a tough year for the events industry, there was still a great showing of concerts, fashion events, festivals, corporate awards and everything in between. It was a great evening chatting with new and old friends.
After the event, we moved over to Buca for some good eats. It was a short walk through an alleyway to find this hidden gem. I loved the concept of this restaurant, which was launched by the old owners of Brassaii. Meat hooks graced the undersides of tables (get this…they were installed so ladies could hang their purses!), a huge leg of prosciutto anchored the main bar and tables were laden with Italian comfort food. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Public Pie brings street eats to a whole new level. Imagine going for a walk and smelling the divine scent of home baked apple pie. Even better, imagine being able to buy one of these goodies…yum! (via Notcot)
These adorable Seed Bombs have been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, House Beautiful, Woman’s Day, Design*Sponge, and Lonny Magazine! They are carried by several boutiques and most recently Anthropologie has been added to the list! It’s been amazing watching a mom & pop transform their operations to ramp up production. More importantly, wouldn’t these be wonderful give-aways for a spring event? (via VisuaLingual)
I’m in love with how La Pâtisserie des Rêves, a Parisian patisserie, displays their creations. Instead of a gaggle of pastries being locked behind cases and obstructed by sneeze guards, each item is highlighted under its own glass encasement. Doesn’t it make every dessert look so special. (via Cool Hunting)
On Sundays I post an inspirational video or quote to get you started on the right foot for the week ahead. But sometimes I get stuck. And, to get ‘unstuck’, my jolt of inspiration is usually David Stark’s website & blog. Not to get off track here, but my husband can watch a movie or read a book over and over again. He says that every time he does he learns something he didn’t notice the time before. I feel the same way about David Stark’s designs. There’s so much depth to his event storylines that even when looking at old favorites I discover a new gem of an idea.
David has recently launched his new website and there are some great new portfolios to look through. He also recently launched a new book: David Stark Design. If you’re looking for ways to get ‘unstuck’ this week, take a gander and buy the book.
Oh, and check out this Liberty of London for Target pop up installation. It drips inspiration…
I absolutely adore this video by Sarah Yates recently produced from an engagement shoot. I smell a new wedding trend.
What do you think?
There’s no doubt that conferences as we know them are being re-imagined. Organizers have recognized that attendees are looking to be engaged, they want to be heard and they’re expecting conference organizers to be using the same social tools they’re living and breathing every day. If you are a presenter, conference organizer or event sponsor, you need to check out EventHive. It is a web application that smashes chatrooms, Twitter, Facebook and polls together to create a tool that can help build better engagement with attendees.
If you’re interested, you can contact EventHive to request a demo for your event.
Have you used EventHive at an event? What were your experiences?