We Make Events – Tim Kurzynski: Marine Veteran and Director of Internet Services

The events industry attracts people from a wide variety of backgrounds. The projects aren’t always straight forward quarterly meetings or annual conferences, sometimes they present challenging questions with unique scopes of work that require a team that can think outside of the box. The teams at Hargrove and Encore possess diverse backgrounds including military veterans … Read More

Design a Hybrid Event for Every Participant

In November of 2020, we surveyed 2,000 of our customers and asked various questions about hybrid events. When we asked them to give a general forecast of their 2021 events, our survey respondents shared that they plan to allocate nearly 80% of their total spend on virtual and hybrid solutions. To maximize your total spend, ... Read More

Planner Tips: Event Strategy and Design for Hybrid Meetings

Whether you’ve never planned a hybrid event or feel pretty confident in your abilities to deliver a seamless experience, there are strategy and design techniques for hybrid meetings that you can use now to elevate your next event. Just as you measure your in-person events’ success by stakeholder experience and event metrics, the same can ... Read More


In February 2020, Hargrove was officially announced by the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) to serve as the Event Management Firm for the 2020 National Convention at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. As in 2012 and 2016, we were once again responsible for the infrastructure necessary to make the convention possible.   An event in ... Read More


Virtual Events: The New Metric

By Christine Kiesling, VP Customer Experience – As we have all experienced in the last six months, our world has drastically changed, with very few industries impacted as greatly as the live events industry. In order to adapt to this “new normal” we are living in, meetings, events, exhibitions, and conferences have moved to an ... Read More

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The Social Contract

Remember the Seinfeld episode with the “close talker”? Elaine’s new boyfriend, Aaron, got physically close when he talked. He got so close to Kramer that Kramer backed up until he fell in Jerry’s kitchen. I bet when you saw that episode you felt some level of discomfort imagining Aaron coming that close. Consider that happening ... Read More