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Heads Up: The 2015 Parade of Trains is Looking for Sponsors

The good folks over at Grand Central Terminal in New York City recently let us know about a great sponsorship opportunity for the 2015 Parade of Trains, held May 2 & 3, 2015. They’re currently offering a number of levels, both the title sponsorship (hey, big rollas!) and supporting sponsorships. Of all of the venues that we work with annually, Grand Central Terminal is one of our favorites, and this is an amazing chance to get your name in front of a huge audience in a great location for a unique event. Read more…

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Throwback Thursday: Vintage Parade Photos from the early 1900′s

In the midst of a busy New Year season, we caught a few minutes of the annual Pasadena Rose Parade broadcast, and naturally, we marvel at both the floats and the logistics: can you imagine? Even as a member of the industry, it’s hard to wrap your head around the amount of work it takes to put together an event that size. Read more…

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Unique Event Formats: Speed Geeking

Inspired by “speed dating”, where busy masochists looking for a relationship spend a few minutes introducing themselves before rotating over to new partners, SpeedGeeking is an Unconference event format which allows participants to hear several quick presentations on a variety of topics over a fixed period of time. In this post, we’ll talk a little bit about the fairly simple format and how to organize one. Read more…

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Tent Rental Ideas for your Outdoor Event

I don’t have to tell you that outdoor events can get a little risky, particularly during volatile seasons: can’t no man predict the weather. But there’s more than one way to keep the rain off a party: Here are a few types of shade and sun protection that might suit your shindig. Read more…

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The Set Designs of Adolphe Appia

In every industry, once in a long while, a genius comes along. Born in 1862, Swiss painter Adophe Appia was among the new wave of set designers to reject then-standard 2D perspective backdrops in favor of creating 3D pieces because “he believed that shade was as necessary as light to form a connection between the actor and the setting of the performance in time and space. Through the use of control of light intensity, colour and manipulation, Appia created a new perspective of scene design and stage lighting”. Read more…

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