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So, yesterday was the big day! The day when @silleschirmer, Tine Ebdrup and I had our event about designing experiences…and it was a blast! 🎉🍾 The participants did walk ‘n talks, idea generation and learned about aesthetic meeting rooms (did you know that originally ‘aesthetic’ didn’t mean beautiful to the eye? It means ‘the way we experience our surrounding through the senses and thus are affected’? I didn’t until Tine told me so!), and all input from the day is collected and will be distributed to them in writing.

During the event we incorporated the five experience elements and a few disruptions. And while I haven’t had any formal feedback yet, I’d say that it was a success.

Thank you Vilvorde Kursuscenter for providing the venue and F&B 🙏

And thank you Tine and Sille for the wonderful teamwork. We truly are a dream team 💭🍀
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This week on the EventAnne blog (link in bio) I address the educational issue once again. The issue that we don’t have many (any I want to say!) educational opportunities for the meetings and events industry in Denmark 🎓

Unfortunately, this is not only a problem for meetings and events but also for the hospitality industry. The difference is that while there are no education for meetings and events, there are Danish educational possibilities for the hospitality industry – the youngsters just don’t want them.

I feel very strongly about this issue. Working in meetings and events is challenging, and how can we ask this much of our employees, if we don’t give the the possibility of getting a formal education to be able to handle all these challenges? Employers should add to this discussion, and while we wait for something to happen, I will do my very best to influence this discussion 💬🗯 Want to join me?
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Details and preparation is in the blood of an event planner! Last week I met once again with the lovely ladies, @silleschirmer and Tine Ebdrup, to continue planning our event on Vilvorde Kursuscenter on September 19 📆

The event is a ‘walk the talk’ event about designing experience based events, and we’re working hard on providing the 50+ attendees with a learning experience. They will be immersed in 3 different workshops (one is about the 5 basic elements of experience design, one is about designing aesthetic meeting rooms, and the third is about involving the participants through conversation) and generate ideas for experience design throughout the day. We’re really looking forward to going through the event and seeing the output the participants round up 💡

As you know, no event is a one woman show, and it’s fantastic to work with people who have different perceptions on things than you do and with whom you just click! And Tine, Sille and I have somewhat of a dream team. Personally, I can’t wait to work with them again.
Who’s part of your dream team?

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My last blog post on EventAnne.com was about how we are going from teambuilding to creative togetherness. And if you read the blog post and wondered what to do about your teambuilding activities – then look no further. Because this time I give you a few pointers on how to plan for your next teambuilding event (check out my bio for link to the blogpost) 📋 🔑 The key word when planning a teambuilding activity is looking for the purpose – not only to build the team but as to why you are building a team and what the team can learn or contribute with while they get to know each other. Roughing it in the woods is SO last century and when taking your meetings into the future, you need to look at all the aspects of it, including the teambuilding.

Are you future ready?
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Different people calls for different presentation styles. In scientific conferences i'ts the norm to present your research on a poster and today at the 18th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis - NSC2018 in Copenhagen there are no less than 50 posters that will be presented during poster sessions throughout the 3 day program 📈

Poster sessions leave room for networking while learning and it's a great way to exploit two things:

1. Activity. You know they say that sitting is the new smoking! But as you stand up and move around the session area you incorporate some activity in a place where you usually mostly sit down.

2. Knowledge. Remember that the total 'amount' of knowledge in the room is way larger than what is shared from the stage. If you combine all that knowledge, you can't avoid giving your attendees the best options for learning something new. And usually that's what we want from our conferences, right? 🗣

Do you use poster sessions for other events than scientific conferences?

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New meeting formats, hybrid meetings, and creative meeting room setup. The future is welcoming exciting new ways to meet. In the series of the Future of Meetings I am looking into the new meeting trends that are emerging around us 👀

This time on my blog I am looking into “creative togetherness with a purpose” which is the replacement for what most of us know simply as teambuilding. The word, unfortunately, has a lot of unfortunate and dissuasive connotations and it does not really cover the changes we are experiencing in the industry and in society in general. So, instead of thinking ‘teambuilding’ if you want to up your game for your meetings and events, think being together and getting to know each other while learning a new skill or helping those less fortunate.

Read the blog post on EventAnne.com (link in bio) and feel free to comment with your own ideas for “creative togetherness with a purpose”.
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Today I met with @silleschirmer and Tine Ebdrup to put the (almost) finishing touches on the workshop we're having in September at Vilvorde Kursuscenter. The workshop is about experience design, the meeting space and participant involvement - and we can't wait for the event date to arrive! 🙌

At the event participants will get a chance to learn more about experience design, how to decorate your meeting space and how to involve their own attendees through conversation cards and 'taking a walk with a stranger'. We'll guide the participants through 3 sessions - one for each topic - and will collect all the ideas and input that pops up during such an event and create a catalogue of ideas to send to all the participants after the event.

We're really excited about the workshop and what to give a HUGE shout out to @fru.joergensen at Vilvorde Kursuscenter who's making this workshop possible! 🙏

If you want to join us on September 19, 2018 in Charlottenlund, then check out https://www.vilvordetalks.dk/workshop-19-september/. Please note that the workshop will be in Danish.

See you there? .
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Are you taking time off too? I am currently half way through my Summer vacation...and I’m really enjoying it 💃
As you might know or remember, event planning is the fifth most stressful job in the World (read the blogpost I wrote about this last year - link in bio), so if you - like me - are working in events, do remember to take time off once in a while 😴 Recharge your batteries and do something completely different. I’m spending my vacation reading the books I don’t have time to read when working and seeing my very patient friends who only get to see me when I’m not working on some event (thank you, guys 🙏). So, if you find my IG profile going a little quiet these days, you now know that it’s because I’m soaking up the sun while reading a book and having a cocktail 📕🍸 Have a great Summer, y’all! ☀️
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Have you ever thought about looking beyond the land based venues and out to sea? During the last week I went on two cruise ship site inspections which got me thinking about the differences of having your event on dry land or with water beneath the keel.

On my blog I've discussed how to use experience design to create conferences giving the participants the best possible setting to meet their expectations. A cruise ship has all the prerequisites for being a perfect setting for a conference, and in this week's blog post, @cruiserbyheart gives an introduction to how easy it is for you to have your next conference at sea (link in bio). Ship ohoy, mate 😊
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Proud and honored to take over the Presidency of MPI Denmark today 🙏 Am taking over from this handsome guy: our own Hans who’ve led us through the past year. I’m happy to have been part of his team.

Now it’s time for a Summer vacation ☀️ And my team and I will be ready to continue running MPI Denmark to the front of the line. When we meet we change the World! 🌎 (The picture is taken on board the Navigator of the Seas from Royal Caribbean where we had the last seminar of the season yesterday - obviously, it was about meetings at sea 🛳)
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What a busy week it’s been! 😥 Grand opening of a great friend’s new show room 🛋 Planning a workshop with a couple of co-bloggers from VilvordeTalks 📃 And adding the last details to a cruise ship visit on Saturday on board the Navigator of the Seas together with members from MPI Denmark 🛳

Only one more week to a well deserved summer vacation ☀️🍹📔 And that’s gonna be a busy week as well 🏃‍♀️
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MPI Denmark’s Board of Directors working hard at our annual board retreat 😇 Setting the stage, directions and objectives for the term 2018-2019.

Today, we got a crash course in the Event Design Canvas methodology.
Looking forward to working with my great team 💪 Anne, Hans, Jens-Ole, Jonas, Majbritt, Marianne, Martin, Tina, Tine: You guys rock!
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Wow! What a couple of busy days here in @visitindy 🏃‍♀️ I’d have loved to post more during WEC2018 bit there simply hasn’t been enough time ⏰ It’s been interesting, informative, world-expanding and fantastic. Indy has gone above and beyond for us, the design of the conference was updated since last year, I’ve met new friends, learned new skills and felt like a fish in the water being with my peeps 🐠🐟
Can’t wait to see y’all next year in @seetorontonow 🇨🇦❤️
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These days I’m attending MPI’s World Education Congress in Indianapolis (Indy among friends ☺️). Just as last year, the theme is “Stop planning meetings, start designing experiences”...and so far MPI have done a good job taking their own medicine and laid the ground for us attendees having great experiences.
Yesterday’s opening celebration was fantastic! A huge garden party where every attendee could pick and choose from a wide array of foods, drinks, entertainment, games etc. And as you might know: Tailoring the event to each attendee is part of creating an experience 🍭🍹🌯
To add to that: This morning I received a handwritten card from a local MPI member who welcomed me to Indy and WEC2018. What a cool way to making the event personal! 💌
So, to me, WEC2018 got off to a great start. More will follow 😁
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On Wednesday, we celebrated Danish Events & Meetings Award in MPI Denmark. And what an event! 🎉 Lots of knowledge sharing, great networking, fantastic food, colorful drinks and 9 awards for events with a clear strategy, idea and effect.
Congratulations to all of the winners 🥇🍾 🏆
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Besides all of the other things on my current to do list, I also blog for a Danish blog magazine called VilvordeTalks, and though it's in Danish, I want to share what hidden gems are lying on the site VilvordeTalks.dk. Because it is really a treasure chest of information, solutions and new knowledge.
VilvordeTalks is centered around making today's meetings adaptable to the future, and I and a few other bloggers concentrate on the subject of 'Experience design'. As you might know, my area of expertise is incorporating experience into professional conferences that are not the 'neon lights and celebrity bands' kind of events, and on VilvordeTalks I write articles that breaks the seemingly overwhelming task of making your conference an experience into easily adaptable solutions and to do's.
There are several other blog magazines out there (even in Danish), but in my opinion VilvordeTalks is different due to the fact that we blog because of a passion for our field and not for pure business. And passion rules!! So, if you understand Danish, you should definitely check it out. But it's at your own risk! You might leave enlightened and wiser 👩‍🎓
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Still meeting lots of industry colleagues @imex_group 😊 It’s great to feel the sense of community between all of us - we have a passion for the meetings and events industry and we share it!

Building a community around an event is also a part of the experience design, and #IMEX18 have definitely given us the opportunity to connect. If we don’t grab it, it’s to our own detriment 😉
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Building great experiences at events often start with networking. Just arrived at #IMEX18 and ran into my industry friend @themiceblog as the first of many friendly faces. So good to see you again, Irina 😍 And we both look ready to rock!...though we were up before dawn 😉

Looking forward to a few days of networking and education with people from all over the globe 🌎 (Picture courtesy of @themiceblog).
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Are you convinced that incorporating the five experience elements (the experience space, all five senses, participant involvement, a novelty or something unpredictable, and the right communication) into your event will cost you a lot of money? Then fear no more! I'm here to help.

When designing an experience it is more about imagination, innovation and ideas than about money. You can incorporate a lot of the elements without having to give out your last dime 💸

Read this week's blogpost on EventAnne.com (link in bio) to learn more about inexpensive ways to to add experience to your event. .
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