• Book Review: “The Non-Obvious Guide to Event Planning: For Kick-Ass Gatherings That Inspire People”

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    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

Andrea Driessen, chief boredom buster at No More Boring Meetings based out of Seattle, has written a helpful book about creating hugely entertaining events. This is a guide for both the newbie and seasoned event planner. Chapters include “When You Need Events—And When You Don’t,” “Unconventional Event Formats that Boost Engagement,” and “How to Curate a Kick-Ass Speaker Lineup.” The book is liberally sprinkled with smart planning tips about everything from engaging audiences across generations to improving your event’s Q&A, and Driessen offers templates and resources online that can be downloaded to accompany the information. The book is available through her website at nomoreboringmeetings.com or wherever books are sold.

If you've been at the airport recently (and I'd be willing to bet you have, heading to meetings and conferences), you've probably seen the signs about new requirements for ID that will be going into effect October 2020. The new rules are part of the REAL ID Act which was passed in May 2005 and set new standards for driver's licenses and ID cards accepted at federal facilities and airport security checkpoints.