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You love events. We love events. Welcome to GatherGeeks, a place where people passionate about the power of live experiences come together. Join hosts David Adler and Beth Kormanik, as they discuss the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This new podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.

Apr 2, 2018

The team behind the recently transformed Ziegfeld Ballroom discusses the dos and don’ts of modern ballroom design.


Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik

Guests: Bruce Allan Kurtz, Richard Bloch


In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Bruce Allan Kurtz, managing director of New York’s Gotham Hall, and architect Richard Bloch, who oversaw the recent transformation of the famed Ziegfeld theater into an elegant ballroom and event space. The group discusses what a modern ballroom should look like and what amenities are necessary, and what makes a space stand out from other venue options. They also discuss the inherent design challenges of large spaces, how to add character to a ballroom, the importance of lighting and sound design, and what should be in the back-of-house space.

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Running time 39:28