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Welcome to GatherGeeks, the event industry podcast, where people passionate about the power of live experiences and events come together. Join host David Adler as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This 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.

Dec 18, 2017

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Rebecca McFarland

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Rebecca McFarland, former associate publisher of ‘Washingtonian’ magazine. McFarland discusses how the magazine conceives and oversees all of its events, which range from 75 to 10,000 guests, and how she added 31 new events to the magazine’s portfolio during her 12-year tenure. McFarland also dives into the reasons why events are so important to the magazine, the lessons she learned from planning large-scale festivals, and why events resonate so well with young millennials. She also takes us behind the scenes of some of the brand’s biggest events, including Washingtonian's Whiskey Festival, Taste of Georgetown, and the Inaugural Ball. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who plans large consumer events, wants to draw more millennials, or wants to grow their portfolio of events.

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