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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

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

Would You Host a Completely Spontaneous Conference? (Episode 141)

4/1/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Liz Lathan, Nicole Osibodu, Tom Spano In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Liz Lathan, Nicole Osibodu, and Tom Spano, the team behind the Haute Dokimazo "spontaneous think tank." The group discusses the unconventional, rule-free conferences, which offer a crowd-sourced way to solve business challenges. They discuss how they create a conference on the fly, how they...

Duration:00:39:52

How to Negotiate Better Event Contracts (Episode 140)

3/26/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Heather Reid In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Heather Reid, the founder and C.E.O. of Planner Protect, an Ontario-based company that offers consulting on event contracts. She discusses how careful reading of contracts can save event hosts and venues more than $25,000 per event, sharing the key words and phrases to watch for in a contract, ways to negotiate...

Duration:00:36:22

Drinks With a DJ: A Conversation About Audio, Lighting, and More (Episode 139)

3/18/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Jacob Towe In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Jacob Towe, a DJ and lighting designer based in Jacksonville, Florida. He discusses the power of lighting to evoke emotions and why it should be constantly changing throughout the night, plus how to make lighting look good in photos and tips for creating "wow" moments. He shares why lighting and audio should be...

Duration:00:43:27

So You Want to Livestream Your Event (Episode 138)

3/11/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Scott Mirkin In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Scott Mirkin, the executive producer of Philadelphia-based ESM Productions who has produced events for the likes of Barack Obama, Pope Francis, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé. He discusses why his company partnered with Roc Nation, and his work on Bud Light's music festival during the Super Bowl, the inauguration of...

Duration:01:03:28

The "Dirty Words" of Event Catering, and Other Insights From a Top Canadian Firm (Episode 137)

3/5/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Shannon Boudreau In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Shannon Boudreau, director of sales and events for Vancouver-based catering firm the Lazy Gourmet. She discusses what the company's approach, how it evolved into a full-service event firm, why the food industry should focus on the basics, the "dirty words" of event catering, and more. She also describes the...

Duration:00:43:26

Inside the Life of an Event Entertainer (Episode 136)

2/25/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Elasea Douglas, Sadiki Pierre In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Elasea Douglas and Sadiki Pierre, partners in the live jazz duo Acute Inflections. The pair discusses life as popular event entertainers, sharing how they tailor their style based on event style and attendees, how they help planners shape the direction of the entertainment, the right placement for...

Duration:00:43:11

So You Want to Be an Event Entrepreneur? (Episode 135)

2/15/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Jeff Guberman In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Jeff Guberman, C.E.O. of McVeigh Global Meetings & Events. Guberman dives into his history as a serial event entrepreneur, providing both inspiration and practical tips for event professionals who want to start a business, grow a business, and/or sell a business. He discusses how he found business partners and...

Duration:00:53:18

Creating Events That Resonate With Today's Tastemakers (Episode 134)

2/11/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Justin Lefkovitch In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Justin Lefkovitch, the founder and C.E.O. of Los Angeles-based experiential firm Mirrored Media. He discusses his work on buzzy events like Comic-Con, Sundance, and Coachella, and how he effectivity targets millennials, stays on top of pop culture, fuses his knowledge of music and magic at events, and more.

Duration:00:44:44

Event Producer Andy King Spills the Beans on the Fyre Festival (Episode 133)

2/7/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Andy King In this special bonus episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with the Andy King, the co-founder of Inward Point who has become best known for his work on the ultimately doomed Fyre Festival. King disucsses how he met and started working with Billy McFarland, the steps he took to try and fix the festival, what social media got wrong, and the lessons event pros can...

Duration:00:57:20

Talking Trade Show Strategy With UBM Fashion (Episode 132)

2/4/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Kelly Helfman In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Kelly Helfman, the president of West Coast women's fashion shows for UBM Fashion. She discusses her work on the massive Magic Las Vegas fashion marketplace, sharing why experiential components are essential for the fashion industry, how to create an effective networking event, and new trends in attendee...

Duration:00:49:28

Chef Charlie Palmer on the New Era of Fine Dining and Events (Episode 131)

1/28/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Charlie Palmer In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with celebrity chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer to discuss how the event world has evolved since he got his start in the 1980s. He shares insights from his coast to coast empire, including what people are looking for with food and catering today, why he's embracing the group-dining business, his number-one rule...

Duration:00:52:03

How to Facilitate Meaningful Conversations at Events (Episode 130)

1/21/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Taylor Buonocore Guthrie, Mollie Kinsman Khine In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Taylor Buonocore Guthrie and Mollie Kinsman Khine, the team behind Convers(ate), a game that's intended to spark meaningful dialogue. The group discusses the concept of a Jeffersonian Dinner and how it can be an effective tool for business events. They share what makes a good...

Duration:00:50:44

Is Live Storytelling the Future of Events? (Episode 129)

1/14/2019
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Chas Edwards In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Chas Edwards, the co-founder and president of Pop-Up Magazine, a live event with performances by journalists, photographers, filmmakers, and more. He discusses what the event industry can learn from the series, including how to find good talent; how to create immersive, theatrical storytelling; why live experiences...

Duration:00:47:17