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Eproval delivering on our promises

Eproval delivering on our promises

  April 29, 2020 The special event industry has been significantly impacted by the Covid19 pandemic and it will likely change the way events are approved and delivered in the future. In these challenging times, we are all seeking tools and technologies which...

2020 Special Event Permitting Survey Infographic

2020 Special Event Permitting Survey Infographic

  April 2, 2020 In late 2019 and early 2020, a survey was sent to Event Offices and other departments that manage special event permitting.  We believe it to be the first survey of its kind - with the goal of collecting information about special event permitting...

#EventPermit: 6 ways an Event Office can better support events

#EventPermit: 6 ways an Event Office can better support events

November 14, 2019 Event Offices are more than just a permit issuing agency. As I’ve discussed in past columns, they play a central role in growing event tourism and building a calendar of events that animate and enrich their community. By providing invaluable tools,...

#EventPermit: Writing an effective Special Event Policy

#EventPermit: Writing an effective Special Event Policy

February 04, 2019 During last year's IFEA Convention, our team learned that one of the greatest challenges facing government Event Offices is operating without an effective Special Event Policy. Community representatives often struggle to find the bandwidth to...

#EventPermit: To Charge or Not To Charge

#EventPermit: To Charge or Not To Charge

December 01, 2018Should we charge events for a Special Event Permit? What should we charge? Are we charging enough? Are our fees equitable and reflective of the type and size of events we host?These are just some of the questions that Special Event Office staff (and...

Top 6 Challenges for Event Offices in 2019

Top 6 Challenges for Event Offices in 2019

October 24, 2018 IFEA CONFERENCE WRAP UP In early October, our team attended the 63rd International Festival & Event Convention in San Diego, California. The event provided some great insights into the event industry, event tourism, new event technology, and some...

#EventPermit: 5 Simple Ways to Measure The Impact of Events

#EventPermit: 5 Simple Ways to Measure The Impact of Events

In a previous column (ie: July 2017), I reviewed some of the primary reasons why permitting - specifically event permitting - is important for a community; for example, permitting can reduce liability, improve health & safety, and minimize the impact of events on...

It’s time for Event Offices to Go Digital!

It’s time for Event Offices to Go Digital!

March 08, 2018 Online is the new normal, and with more pressure from end users and stakeholders to make information transparent, real-time, and accessible from anywhere, there is an increasing number of municipalities developing digital strategies to guide their...