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The GatherGeeks podcast by @BizBash is where people passionate about the power of live experiences connect.

The GatherGeeks podcast by @BizBash is where people passionate about the power of live experiences connect.
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The GatherGeeks podcast by @BizBash is where people passionate about the power of live experiences connect.

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@GatherGeeks

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Episodes

Special Edition: Walk the Floor of BizBash Live Los Angeles

8/13/2019
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Welcome to this special edition of GatherGeeks: Walk the Floor—the podcast version of attending the premier trade show in Southern California for event pros without having to actually go. Find out what’s new, what’s cool, and what you are missing from the comfort of your car or while you are pumping iron at the gym. Join David Adler, C.E.O. and Founder of BizBash, as he walks you through the exhibit hall speaking with exhibitors from venues and suppliers each compelling than the last. A...

Duration:00:19:48

Higher Education's Role in the Future of Event Management & Hospitality (Episode 159)

8/12/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Nicolas Graf In the latest episode of the GatherGeeks podcast, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik sit down with Nicolas Graf, associate dean at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality at New York University. Graf discusses the role of higher education in the future of event management and hospitality, diving into N.Y.U.'s new initiatives to launch start-ups, a new master's program in event management, and the expansion...

Duration:00:47:36

The New Rules for Creating "Buzzworthy" Events (Episode 158)

8/5/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Alison Slight In the latest Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Alison Slight, co-owner of Toronto-based production firm Candice & Alison. She discusses how the rules for creating "buzzworthy" events have changed, sharing behind-the-scenes details on some of her favorite events, what luxury means to her, tips for effective pop-ups, and how to be...

Duration:00:50:28

How the Toronto Raptors' Parent Company Uses Live Events to Build Fan Loyalty (Episode 157)

7/29/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Duncan Fraser In the latest Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Duncan Fraser, director of the event experience team at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in Toronto. He shares different ways the organization engages fans who can't attend games, using a variety of live events and experiences to generate team loyalty and a captive audience....

Duration:00:42:12

Creating a Cohesive Event Story From Start to Finish (Episode 156)

7/22/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Matt Vaile In the latest Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Matt Vaile, offline marketing producer for Shopify. He discusses the e-commerce platform's approach to events, diving into its Shop Class workshops, how event layout can promote inclusivity, rules for lighting and presentations, and how he incorporates attendee feedback. He also...

Duration:00:39:43

Viewing Meetings and Events As a Strategic Investment (Episode 155)

7/15/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Issa Jouaneh In the third Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Issa Jouaneh, the former senior vice president of American Express Meetings & Events. He shares ways to prove the R.O.I. of meetings and live gatherings to c-suite executives, how to look at the full life cycle of events, and why event strategy is more effective when company...

Duration:00:41:08

Reinventing the Sales Meeting (Sponsored Episode)

7/11/2019
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Hosts: David Adler Guests: Justin Maddox, Producer, LEO Events, Airika Gigas, Vice President, Events, LEO Events, and Inga Hunter, Kowa Pharmaceuticals America This special episode of GatherGeeks explores the power of a great sales meeting and the intentional architecture of a company's culture. In an era when remote team structures are the norm, an organization needs to make bold statements about who they are and what they want to accomplish in a year, with their most valuable asset—their...

Duration:00:57:54

The Joy of Catering: What Joy Wallace Has Learned From 30 Years of Entertaining (Episode 154)

7/8/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Joy Wallace In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Joy Wallace, founder of Joy Wallace Catering & Design. The Miami-based caterer reflects on three decades in business, sharing how she got started in the industry, essential components for a good party, how events can make a strong first impression, and how menus have changed. She also discusses ways to build a strong team, how to be a...

Duration:00:27:15

How Nonprofit Events Can Target Specific Demographic Groups (Episode 153)

7/1/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Erin McGuire In the second Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Erin McGuire, the associate director of special events at the SickKids Foundation in Toronto. She shares how a wide-ranging slate of events targets diverse donor groups, why the foundation recently rethought its messaging, how to choose and market an event strategy, and what...

Duration:00:38:12

The Art of Planning Citywide Festivals (Episode 152)

6/24/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Anthony Sargent In the first Canadian edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Anthony Sargent, C.E.O. of the Luminato Festival, an international arts event that wrapped up this weekend in Toronto. Sargent dives into the planning and strategy behind the festival, how he starts with a blank slate every year, why the festival no longer hosts a gala, the...

Duration:00:45:38

The Difference Between Decorating and Designing, and Other Tips From David Stark (Episode 151)

6/17/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: David Stark In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik sit down with David Stark, the creative director of New York-based David Stark Design and Production. Stark discusses how the industry has changed in the last 15 years, sharing how social media strategy should go beyond the "Instagrammable moment," the difference between decorating and designing, what his brainstorming lessons look like, how...

Duration:00:59:06

A Multi-Generational Discussion on Creating Unforgettable Events (Episode 150)

6/10/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Claire Hoffman Guests: Cara Kleinhaut, Andrea Michaels, Justin Lefkovitch, Judy Levy, Sarah Shewey In this special live episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and West Coast bureau chief Claire Hoffman moderate a panel on the art of creating events that people never forget. The multi-generational panel of top event pros includes Andrea Michaels, president of Extraordinary Events; Cara Kleinhaut, C.E.O. of AGENC; Judy Levy, founder of Levy, Pazanti &...

Duration:01:00:30

What Your Wedding Photographer Really Thinks, and Other Insights (Episode 149)

6/3/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Andy Marcus In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from photographer Andy Marcus of New York-based Fred Marcus Studio. Marcus shares his insights into the business of event photography, discussing how the family business got started, how social media has changed the game, the relationship between photographers and event planners, and more. He also shares behind-the-scene details from the...

Duration:01:08:32

Why Marriott Created a Film Festival to Promote Its Meeting Capabilities (Episode 148)

5/20/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Jason Dallas, Amy Popper, David Shepheard In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash editor in chief Beth Kormanik sits down with the team behind the Marriott Convention and Resort Network's inaugural 48-Hour Film Challenge, which took place at the Douglas Hotel in Vancouver in March. Marriott CRN senior marketing manager Amy Popper, executive producer of the Film Challenge Jason Dallas, and Vancouver Film commissioner David Shepheard discuss the...

Duration:00:21:36

Inside the 'Washington Post's Strategy for Live Events (Episode 147)

5/13/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Kris Coratti In the final edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes recorded at the Meridian International Center in Washington, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler chats with Kris Coratti, the vice president of communications and events for the Washington Post. Coratti discusses how the publication's events are an extension of the newsroom, sharing tips for choosing topics, preparing speakers, curating an audience, and providing value...

Duration:00:59:19

A Primer on Planning Major Events: Branding, Design, Security & More (Episode 146)

5/6/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Ron Bracco In the latest edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes recorded at the Meridian International Center in Washington, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Ron Bracco, vice president of events for production agency Hargrove. He traces the company's long history of producing everything from the G8 Summit and AIPAC Conference to brand activations and corporate events. Bracco goes...

Duration:00:42:02

How to Create Events With Impact (Episode 145)

4/29/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Alex Carter Guest: André Wells In the latest edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes recorded at the Meridian International Center in Washington, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with André Wells, the owner of Events by André Wells. He discusses his event philosophy, sharing the questions he asks clients, the importance of a carefully curated guest list, and how to know when an event has impact. He also explains how to make...

Duration:00:34:58

A Master Class on Curating Events for Powerful People (Episode 144)

4/22/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Tammy Haddad In the latest edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes recorded at the Meridian International Center in Washington, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Tammy Haddad, president and C.E.O. of consulting firm Haddad Media. She uses fun anecdotes from her long career in Washington to discuss the art of curating a guest list and seating chart, how to promote conversations, and ways...

Duration:00:37:32

The Art of Orchestrating Change-Making Conversations at Live Events (Episode 143)

4/15/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Alex Carter Guest: Natalie Jones In the first edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes recorded at the Meridian International Center in Washington, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with Natalie Jones, the center's senior vice president for external affairs and the former deputy chief of protocol at the State Department. She shares what it was like planning events and meetings for presidents and foreign...

Duration:00:48:42

A Global Perspective on How Events Can Build Community (Episode 142)

4/8/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Juliano Lissoni In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Juliano Lissoni, managing director, Canada, for global event management firm MCI. He discusses how the company has grown to 31 offices around the country, its work on the music festival-inspired Campus Party tech events, and the importance of tracking data. Lissoni also shares the key events shaping the global...

Duration:01:05:57