Blogs and media
|Event Leadership Institute||http://www.eventleadershipinstitute.com/|
|Event Manager Blog||http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/|
|Digital #Eventprofs Blog||http://endo-exo.net/digitaleventprofs|
|Meeting Design Institute||http://meetingdesigninstitute.org/|
|Smooth the Path||http://www.smooththepath.net/blog/|
|The MICE blog||https://www.themiceblog.com/|
Books and textbooks
|Conferences and Conventions 3rd edition: A Global Industry (Events Management)||Tony Rodgers||Conferences and Conventions: A Global Industry 3rd edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the key elements of the global conference, convention and meetings industry. It examines the industry’s origins, structure, economic, social and environmental impacts, education, training and career opportunities, and the industry’s future development. It also explores its links with the wider tourism industry, and suggests that there should be a realignment of these links, putting a greater focus on designing, executing and measuring meeting and convention contents so that they have a purposeful impact on participants, thus creating greater value for stakeholders. It suggests that there should be greater emphasis on the role that meetings play in economic, professional and educational development, promoting the benefits they provide in knowledge exchange, scientific research, technology transfer, networking and motivation and showing clearly what such business events actually accomplish.|
|Confessions of an Event Planner: Case Studies from the Real World of Events – How to Handle the Unexpected and How to be a Master of Discretion||Judy Allen||For anyone planning events–student, novice, or experienced professional–Confessions of an Event Planner is an “apprenticeship in a book.” This insider’s guide takes you on a narrative journey, following a fictional event planning company that stages various types of events around the world for many different clients. While other books, college courses, and training programs give you the theory and how-to of the profession, Confessions of an Event Planner reveals the real world of event planning|
|Event Studies: Theory, Research and Policy for Planned Events (Events Management)||Donald Getz||Event Studies is the only book devoted to developing knowledge and theory about planned events. This book focuses on event planning and management, outcomes, the experience of events and the meanings attached to them, the dynamic processes shaping events and why people attend them. Instructor’s Guide including PowerPoint Slides for each chapter at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780080969534/|
|Events Design and Experience||Graham Berridge||For the first time Events Design and Experience draws together the relationship between event design and the experience of consumers and participants. It explores and analyses the event experience of the individual and how this can be ‘controlled’ by design.|
|Events Management||Glenn Bowdin||Events Management is the must-have introductory text providing a complete A-Z of the principles and practices of planning, managing and staging events.Each chapter features a real-life case study to illustrate key concepts and place theory in a practical context, as well as preparing students to tackle any challenges they may face in managing events. Examples include the Beijing Olympic Games, Google Zeitgeist Conference, International Confex, Edinburgh International Festival, Ideal Home Show and Glastonbury Festival.|
|Human Resource Management for the Event Industry (Events Management)||Lynn Van Der Wagen||Human Resource Management for Events still remains the only text to introduce students to the unique application of HR principles in the context of a highly complex event environment. Linking theory, research and application it looks at the purpose and processes of managing such a sizable & varied workforce in a highly pressured environment through the differing and various types of events from sporting to arts to business events.|
|Meeting Architecture||Maarten Vanneste||
An award winning book is for those that organize or plan meetings, conferences or events. It is a manifesto for the discipline of Meeting Architecture. It reveals the process and a set of tools for designing better, more effective, high impact meetings, conferences and events.
Note: now available in Russian.
|Risk Management for Meetings and Events (Events Management)||Julia Rutherford Silvers||Events of all types are produced every day for all manner of purposes, attracting all sorts of people. Creating and managing the environment in which these people will gather carries with it awesome responsibilities ― legal, ethical, and financial. To provide a safe and secure setting and to operate in a manner that ensures the hosting organizations or individuals achieve their objectives in a proper and profitable way, event risk management must be fully integrated into all event plans and throughout the event management process.|
|Robert Cialdini||A must-read for all eventprofs who believe psychology should be an integral part of event design and planning process. Learn about how the moment before experience have the power to completely change that experience.|
Strategic Planning: 10 Principles for Creating Meaningful and Impactful Business Events
The book is about how to plan business events strategically – that is, how to plan events people want to come back to. Events, that are efficient, meaningful and truly valuable for all involved – event participants, event team and their partners. I describe 10 principles for such planning which I believe should be implemented at every event that is designed to provide long-term, impactful outcomes.
|Successful Event Management: A Practical Handbook (with Coursemate and ebook)||Anton Shone||Part 1 provides a comprehensive overview of the events business including market demand for events, the role of suppliers and the social and economic impact of the event business. Part 2 focuses on aspects of event organization including planning an event, financial management, logistics, legal aspects, marketing, public relations and legacies. The text considers event management from an international perspective, with a particular focus on Europe but also encompassing the Middle East and Africa. “Successful Event Management” is essential reading for all undergraduate and post-graduate event management students and is also an ideal resource for active practitioners looking for both a practical guide and a rigorous overview of the subject.|
The Strategic Planning Guide for Event Professionals: How Strategic Events Will: Ignite Your Career, Transform Your Company & Elevate the Entire Meeting Industry
|Christy Lamagna||A fantastic guide on strategic event management.|
ALSO: University courses
- University of Surrey (UK) — definitely, number one on our list! A leading school according to The Guardian University Guide, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. It offers BSc (International Event Management, International Hospitality and Tourism Management, International Hospitality Management, International Tourism Management) and MSc (Air Transport Management, International Event Management, International Hospitality Management (Euromasters), International Hotel Management, Strategic Hotel Management, Tourism Development, Tourism Management, Tourism Marketing) courses.
Listen to Victoria’s interview on why she has chosen the University of Surrey to study Events Management
- Bournemouth University (UK) — BSc (Event Management; Event and Leisure Marketing) and MSc (Event/Tourism/Sport Management; International Hospitality and Tourism Management; Events/Toursim Marketing; Sustainable Tourism Planning; Hotel and Food Services Management) courses
- La Trobe University (Australia) — BSc courses (Event Management/Marketing; Sport Management; Tourism and Hospitality Managament)
- Glion Institute (Switzerland) — BSc and MSc courses (Event, Sport and Entertainment)