• Podcast Recommendation: "Meeting Minds"

     
    POSTED October 1, 2019
     

    Mind Meld: Find fresh industry insight from peers and innovators on the go. 

While the meetings and events industry may be tricky to navigate, it never hurts to have a friend or two in the business on hand to bounce ideas, share experiences and offer tips and tricks. Enter EideCom CEO Charles Eide and Senior Vice President of Sales Lisa Mendenhall Johnson—hosts of “Meeting Minds,” a new podcast specifically for event professionals. From true entertainment costs to the value of a professional emcee to tips for weeding out hidden fees or producing events with a true purpose, planners can tune in on the way to a site visit or between meetings for helpful insights from industry leaders and innovators on all things events. Stream all three seasons to hear how fellow planners build vendor relationships, navigate contract surprises, perfect event flow and more at meetingminds.org/episodes.

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Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Sustainable Convention Travel Program allows planners to provide eco-friendly travel options for San Francisco conventions and meetings. The program establishes a platform that facilitates the use of SFO transfers by convention staffs and attendees; the program can also help reduce staff travel costs. Most downtown San Francisco hotels are located within six blocks of a BART station (Civic Center, Powell Street, Montgomery Street and Embarcadero).

 

PartyWith is a new kind of group experience that’s described as a “walkable photo shoot” and “Instagram feed IRL.” Visitors to the pop-up at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia can interact with 15 different installations or “dream spaces” featuring illuminated disco balls, an infinity rainbow, giant peaches and eggplants, neon, chrome and more.