Author Archives: Adam Sloyer


Reflections from ISES Live 2013

Over the past three days I had the opportunity to attend the International Special Event Society's (ISES) annual conference. In the past, EventWorld (as it was formerly known) was fairly straightforward as conferences go, employing somewhat of a cookie-cutter approach: general session/keynote-->[…]

Top Ten Reasons to Submit Your Event for an ISES Big Apple Award

The deadline to submit your event for a 2013 ISES Big Apple Award is around the corner.  If you happen to be looking for a good reason to enter, well you're in luck because here are 10.

ISES 2.0: A New Approach

As some of you may know, I serve on the board of the ISES New York Metro Chapter. ISES is short for the International Special Events Society, a membership association that is dedicated to advancing and promoting the events industry.  The organization is comprised of over 7,200 professionals in 38[…]

The Phone. Pick it up.

I came across an article this week that I found to be fitting for a follow-up post to last week's quasi-rant on technology. Actually, it wasn't so much of an article as it was a single bullet point within an article. Meetings & Conventions Magazine published a piece entitled Planners' Pet Peeves:[…]

Survival of the Fittest, SEQ-Style

If you've been keeping up with anyone at Sequence lately (and seriously, who's not following us on Twitter these days?) you probably know that we've been in the midst of our worst event yet.  Normally it takes quite a bit for me to complain about an event, but this one is large, it's thankless, and[…]

The Game of Life

Video game athletes have probably never been made better than Tecmo Bo (Jackson), though you can't say the same about the graphics. When I was growing up, I was a self-confessed reset button pusher. It started out on Nintendo during games of RBI Baseball and Tecmo Super Bowl.  It then got really[…]