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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.

Nov 6, 2017

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Matthew David Hopkins

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Matthew David Hopkins of 360 Design Events. He shares how he got his start in event design and how his architecture degree impacted his approach, then dives into some of the more memorable gatherings—including large-scale benefits and mayoral inaugurations—he’s planned. Hopkins also explains his rules for cocktail receptions, moving people between event rooms, and more—but also explains why its important to throw out the rule book every once in a while. Finally, he shares how his design choices have changed in the last three decades, how planning for social events differs from planning for corporate events, and the key questions he asks every client. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in learning tricks of the trade from an industry veteran.

Download or subscribe to the show at bizbash.com/gathergeeks. Running time 26:25.