Event Canvas Interview

Episode Three of the Re:Event Podcast

I had a brilliant chat with Ruud Janssen about designing meetings as part of the Re:Event Podcast. We looked at the Event Canvas, a design tool, that he co-created a few years ago. It is amazing to see how quickly it was adopted and how significant a role it can play when an organisation looks […]

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great tips for negotiating a venue

15 tips for negotiating a venue

The venue you use is likely to be one of, if not the biggest, expense on your event budget. So any tips to help you secure a better rate are going to useful. So what about 15 tips for negotiating with a venue?  The venue is so important. I love creative spaces! But these tips are […]

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Gallus Events Edinburgh International MAGAZINE Festival

The Edinburgh International Magazine Festival

The Edinburgh International Magazine Festival has the potential to re-imagine an international festival by focusing on the communities built around that most accessible of print media: the magazine.  For the past few months I have been supporting the Professional Publishers Association in Scotland to re-imagine “Magfest”, their annual conference, a great annual event held in […]

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how to run a sustainable event

Sustainability at events is more than reducing paper and plastics

In April I spoke in Gothenburg at the Association World Congress. The subject was social justice issue and specifically sustainable events. My subject: Sustainability at events, is more than reducing plastics and paper use. Gothenburg was the perfect city to speak about sustainable events. For three years in a row from 2016 to 2018, the […]

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event industry and homelessness

What happens after a hackathon

I’ve had a few event organisers get in touch with me following the post last year about how an organisation can make the most of a hackathon. One of the questions I was asked was “what happens after a hackathon as it seems very different from other types of events?” This is a brilliant question […]

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