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Tips and Advice for Managers, Planners, and Event Production Professionals

August 5, 2016

6 Astonishing Event Planning Stats About 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The 2016 Summer Olympics are upon us! Yes, it’s been a rough ride getting here, to say the least. And it remains to be seen if Rio can avoid falling victim to any of the problems that have plagued it in the run up to the Games.

But when the opening ceremony gets underway later tonight, there is a certain pageantry, a unity that, if only for a short while, helps us all forget our troubles. And we are reminded of the unbelievable amount of work that event organizers have to do to even attempt to pull off such a massive spectacle.

August 3, 2016

7 Ways Event Planners Can Fight Back Against Malicious Cyber Threats

July 26, 2016

4 Reasons Your Event May Be a Target for Hackers

Last week, we talked about the growing threat of cybercrime for event planners. As events become more complex and interconnected, security plans need to address potential points of digital vulnerability.

You might be thinking, “My events are small. It wouldn’t be worth a hacker’s effort for such a small return.” Check that thinking at the door. First, experts have shown how easy it is to steal someone’s identity. And second, don’t underestimate the power you have in today’s tech-centric world. You are no longer just an event planner; you are a data security guard.

July 20, 2016

Why Managers Need to Make Cyber Security a Top Priority at Events

The live event world has been rocked by a series of catastrophic attacks over the past 8 months. Paris, Orlando, and Nice, among others have justly raised concerns about security and safety for attendees. Though such attacks are still (thankfully) rare, the effort to improve safety processes is an important and vital undertaking.

However, there is a different kind of attack, one that isn't so rare. One that may be less shocking when it happens but also has potentially devastating consequences. We’re talking of course about cybercrime. In the first installment of our series on this important topic, we give a brief overview of the landscape and identify some vulnerabilities in event planning you might be missing.

May 15, 2015

How Does Propared Work?

All of us at Propared are constantly looking for ways to make working life easier for our fellow live event professionals. This brand new infographic shows how easy it is to create Projects and collaborate with your people.

April 17, 2015

Work-Life Balance for Freelancers

by Kaitlyn Ackerman

April 7, 2015

Transitioning into the Professional World

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March 26, 2015

Six Lessons from USITT - Kaitlyn Ackerman

Kaitlyn Ackerman, Professional Stage Manager and Propared Implementation Specialist.
March 17, 2015

Propared Interviews the Pros - Niklas Anderson

Nik Anderson - Designer, Manager, Electrician extraordinaire
March 12, 2015

The Future of Live Event Management: Thoughts from SETC 2015

Eye-opening. Exhilarating. Inspiring. What an incredible week at SETC. From panel discussions to workshops to the show floor, we had a great time meeting with so many of you.

As I sat back to replay the week, I found myself coming back to two questions, highlighted by the dozens of interactions we had.

  • What do professionals need to support their work now?
  • What do professionals want the future of live event management to be?

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