Entries tagged events in 2013
I’ve spoken at loads of conferences, and I can tell you that speakers WANT you to approach them. They’re definitely interested in talking to you—that’s one of the main reasons they speak.[... 132 words]
I don’t think so. From http://help.meetup.com/customer/...[... 41 words]
No. That’s specifically mentioned as something Meetup should not be used for in their community guidelines: Meetup’s Community Guidelines[... 54 words]
Will it ever be possible to know all the variables involving a specific chaotic event, like the lottery numbers?
IANAP (I Am Not A Physicist) but my understanding of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle is that it is impossible to know both the exact position and the exact momentum of a particle at the same time. So no.[... 62 words]
The Maker Faire in California, and the Mini Maker Faire in Brighton, UK. The enthusiasm for making things for the sake of making things is delightful and infectious.[... 41 words]
Eventbrite (my employer) recently worked with WordPress.com to provide an integration between the two services which you may find relevant—it makes it very easy to set up a WordPress.com hosted site which ties in to the Eventbrite API to promote and enable ticket sales: WordPress.com Integrations for Eventbrite[... 73 words]
Add a venue map to the inside of the conference badge.[... 133 words]
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Event Planning: What are some useful books and resources on professional events and conference planning?
http://www.quirksmode.org/coh/ is fantastic. It focuses on running small tech conferences, but there’s plenty of advice in there that applies to all sizes of event.[... 46 words]
My hunch is that if a keynote speaker doesn’t show up it won’t be for financial reasons—and they wouldn’t expect their fee to be paid. Much more likely it would be a family emergency or unexpected travel problem.[... 67 words]
If it’s a technical event, there are dozens of tech companies with excellent facilities who might be convinced to host the event for free.[... 45 words]
That’s easy... The Mongolian Golden Eagle Hunting Festival, held every October.[... 48 words]
Read http://www.quirksmode.org/coh/—and good luck![... 21 words]
PPK’s conference organisers handbook is crammed with useful advice on running this kind of event: http://www.quirksmode.org/coh/[... 30 words]
Events (leisure): What platforms based on sharing/creating users’ future plans with friends have been successful?
The founder of Plancast wrote an extensive post mortem discussing the challenges involved here:[... 105 words]
Unless they live locally it’s almost rude not to offer flights and accommodation—they will certainly expect it.[... 134 words]
Webstock always have awesome opening titles. Here’s their 2013 one: Webstock ’13 opening—it’s worth hunting around for previous years as well.[... 40 words]
We have a list of upcoming (mostly tech) professional events and conferences in Seattle here: Conferences in Seattle | Conferences & Events | Lanyrd[... 63 words]
For conferences and professional events, try out our service http://lanyrd.com/—if you sign in with Twitter (or LinkedIn) we’ll show you events the people you are connected to are speaking at or attending, and we can make further recommendations based on your interest graph if you let us know which topics you are interested in.[... 73 words]
JSConf did something very clever that helped them get 25% female speakers last year: Beating the Odds—How We got 25% Women Speakers for JSConf EU 2012[... 94 words]
We recently released a product that solves exactly this problem. Lanyrd Pro is designed to help companies that promote themselves through attending, speaking at and sponsoring events co-ordinate their event strategy internally and promote it externally.[... 247 words]
Lawn games! Croquet, pétanque, coits and the like. Cheap, fun, easy for people to pick up, won’t ruin any suits and (at least for a UK wedding) traditional without being overly cheesey.[... 53 words]
We have a list of conference event venues in Berlin here (it’s a semi-unreleased feature, so I’d love to get your feedback on if it helps solve your problem): Venues in Berlin | Lanyrd[... 108 words]
I’m a big fan of Ian Visits: London Events Listings Guide for finding out about some of the more obscure events going on. Ian is an excellent curator with impecable taste in cultural events, and frequently lists guest lectures, guided walks, tours and other events that you may not hear about anywhere else.[... 120 words]
Queen Live at Wembley Stadium in 1986[... 33 words]
Can you advice me some newsletters where I can signup to receive on my email news about web/programming/startups conferences, talks, contests, events, classes?
Our site Lanyrd.com can help with this. You can sign in with Twitter or LinkedIn to see event recommendations based on who you are connected with. Then you can improve those recommendations by tracking topics in geographical areas (e.g. every Social Media event in the USA, or every Mobile event in San Francisco). If you give us your email address we’ll send you an automated weekly email letting you know about newly announced conferences or events that we think you’ll find interesting.[... 112 words]
According to HowStuffWorks "How Military Flyovers Work the cost is mostly paid for by various branches of the US military—they approve around 850 flyovers a year, and the cost comes out of their training budget. Event organisers sometimes have to pay for lodging, meals and transportation.[... 70 words]