How to Engage Attendees Before and After The Event

Although the term ‘event engagement’ has become widespread in the industry, it still resonates as an essential component to your meeting’s success and its future. Our industry is flooded with engagement methods to leverage DURING the meeting. But, what about building excitement before the meeting even begins?

Or, continuing to keep your content top-of-mind long after the event is over?

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Hike Like a Hokie: 4 Top Trails in Southwest Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, the Inn at Virginia Tech is blessed with miles and miles of gorgeous trails and enthralling adventures within easy reach.

Cascading streams, beautiful forests, postcard-picture vistas, wildflowers, and waterfalls. This is what outdoor enthusiasts dream of. To find the must-try hikes near Blacksburg, we turned to the town’s biggest nature fans – Hokies!


Using Humor and Wit to Make Your Event Worth Attending

We’ve all experienced wanting to duck out of a conference session that seemed to never end. Or watched tiredly as a meeting speaker recited the bullet points from their PowerPoint presentation. Yawn!

No matter how compelling and valuable your event programming, modern attention spans are hard to keep. Avoid seeing eyes glaze over or the tell-tale blue glow from a cell phone. Strive to shake things up with every event.

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See, Sip, Savor: Blacksburg, Virginia is for Wine Lovers

Come closer, we’re about to share one of Virginia’s best-kept secrets:

Our majestic mountains and rolling green hills aren’t just a haven for outdoor adventurers and rustic farms. You’ll also find a treasure trove of distinct wines harvested from family-owned vineyards.

In fact, there are only four states that boast more wineries than Virginia: Washington, Oregon, California, and New York.

This makes Virginia the #5 wine producing state in the country!