Event Web Resources

Updated: February 26, 2015

Last time, I wrote about good webpages for Georgia Tech specific information.  While we certainly have some great event resources here at Georgia Tech, there are plenty of other resources out there that we lean on. Below is a list of some of the great event sites around the world wide web. Whether you are looking for industry standards or an idea for a centerpiece, be sure to check these sites out.

Special Events Magazine

www.specialevents.com
This magazine is an industry standard and cover everything from décor trends to the latest industry news. They have a wonderful newsletter that I suggest everyone sign up for, even if you follow it only for the pretty pictures.

Meeting Planners International (MPI)

www.mpiweb.org
MPI  is the corporate side to Special Events and focuses on the “business of meetings”.  You do not need to be a member to take advantage of some great articles and the occasional webinar to stay informed on the events industry with trends, tips, and inspiration.

Plan Your Meetings (PYM)

www.planyourmeetings.com 
From a higher education point of view, I find this to be a “hit or miss” websource. However, with the sheer number of articles available one cannot leave PYM out of this list.  Be sure to check out their Knowledge Series and Planning 101 pages for tips of the trade.