Event Industry News: The Golden Globes, the parties that followed, Facebook reveals new element, CES recap

January 15, 2013

Event Season: Sunday marked the official start of the event season in Los Angeles with the Golden Globes. Tina Fey and Amy Pohler made for brilliant hosts, Jodie Foster’s speech is fast becoming infamous and Argo took a lot of awards. So did Les Miserables.  Next up are the Grammys and the Oscars.

P.S.: In case you were interested, BizBash covered the best of the best in after parties.

CES: Despite news reports predicting (and reporting) the conference to be unexciting and irrelevant to technology and the general public, crowds of over 150,000 showed up to take in over 20,000 new gadgets and wander for hours in the 1.92 million square feet of the Consumer Electronics Show, held in Vegas. Top trends included smart cars, on-the-go mobile charging devices, an overdose of television screens, a variety of transportation devices including motorized skateboards and unicycles and home alarm systems (activated via smartphone) that monitor everything from doors opening to the medicine you take.

Bringing it back to Fairplex: The Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center celebrated its first anniversary this past week. As the company continues to grow as a regional leader in the hospitality industry it was a great feeling to look back and see what an asset the conference center and hotel have been to us.

Social Media: Today Facebook revealed their next big installation to the site: Graph Search. More info here.

Heads up: Make-a-thons have arrived:  Innovative minds come together at an event to build and design items for a purpose. In other words, they use their talents to benefit the social good. Julius Solaris wrote a fantastic blog post on some of the newest in event concept design.

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