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Let’s get those event ideas muscles working, shall we? To all the nay-sayers, and all the non-believers out there, take note! Because today’s episode of #EventIcons is all about keeping it weird and making it awesome in the process. We’re exploring the amazing things that can come out of thinking outside the box, growing, and constantly learning in our industry. And while we know change can be scary, it tends to be for the best. Nothing can provide an extra kick to your event ideas quite like keeping it just a little weird…and you’re about to find out how.

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Joining our hosts Brandt Krueger and Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey are two very special guests. From Association Chat, we welcome KiKi L’Italien. Bridging the gap between the virtual and real-world, KiKi is driven by bringing people together, speaking to audiences about developing community and trust so that more people can unite to make our world a better place. Additionally, she serves as a Community Leader for Association Chat, an online community, and podcast with special events, products, and services for the association industry. And we’re also happy to be joined by Glenn Thayer. Known as the “Voice of Meetings and Events,” Glenn Thayer is a professional conference moderator and master of ceremonies. He has more than two decades of experience facilitating corporate and association conferences. His clients span varied industries ranging from technology and healthcare to financial services. Ready to get weird? Press play, it’s #EventIcons time!

We have so much data to create a personalized experience, yes we can do it. But what we're seeing is that these smaller events are curated by people who are passionate. And they're inviting their tribe, and their tribe is showing up. Click to Tweet
The concept of weird is that there should always be something new and different that you're exploring. Give people the chance to grow and learn and explore. Click to Tweet
If you treat the people at your event as attendees, that's what you're gonna get - it's passive. I'm urging meeting and event planners to put it on the participants. Click to Tweet

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So, that’s all for this week’s edition of #EventIcons! Are you ready to take those event ideas and make them just a tad weirder? Because trust us, it can make a big difference. And don’t forget to tune in next week for another episode, always starring the greatest icons of the industry!

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Brandt Krueger

Author Brandt Krueger

With over 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, Brandt has spoken at industry events and seminars all over the world, been published in numerous magazines and websites, and teaches public and private classes on meeting and event technology and production. He provides freelance technical production services, and is the owner of Event Technology Consulting.

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