Ask The Event Doctor

11/01/2014 | CATEGORY: Ask The Event Doctor

Dear Event Doctor: A running event planned for our city was canceled at the last minute by the organizer, which left many participants who had traveled to our city unhappy. We’re also concerned that other event organizers might have been left with a bad impression of us because of a situation that wasn’t our fault.…READ MORE

Ask The Event Doctor

10/01/2014 | CATEGORY: Ask The Event Doctor

Dear Event Doctor: We have launched a number of new events in the last two years, and we miscalculated the budget on almost all of them. What should we do at the start of the budgeting process to make sure that, when the event is over, we don’t find ourselves wondering what went wrong? —Off…READ MORE

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09/15/2014 | CATEGORY: Ask The Event Doctor

Dear Event Doctor: Our city has a number of good venues—notably a softball/baseball complex and a separate lighted soccer complex—that have attracted some small events. Our biggest challenges are  the factors we have no control over: the distance to our nearest airport and a relatively small number  of hotel rooms. How do we position our…READ MORE

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09/01/2014 | CATEGORY: Ask The Event Doctor

Dear Event Doctor: Every aspect of an event RFP has significance, but are there areas that you frequently find to be lacking? We are reviewing RFPs for two of our events that haven’t been updated in a while and are curious where we might focus our attention. How often should we be reviewing these documents?…READ MORE

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08/15/2014 | CATEGORY: Ask The Event Doctor

Dear Event Doctor: I am the key host city contact to an organizer that is bringing an event here in three years. How much is too much communication in these first years leading up to the event? We find ourselves with a number of questions but don’t want to overburden the organizer with minutiae at…READ MORE