5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Dallas

Posted by Madeline Hessel on 05/10/2016

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Lanyon’s annual conference, Lanyon Live, takes place in Dallas, Texas – the commercial and cultural hub of the Southwest Region of the United States. Our home office is also located in “The Big D,” so we’ve got a ton of Texas pride.

But, there’s plenty you probably haven’t heard about Dallas, so we’re here to share our top five little-known facts about the city we love – and some stuff you should check out while you’re in town for Lanyon Live!

Dallas is home to an original copy of the Declaration of Independence... as well as a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio – both live in the J. Erik Jonsson Central Dallas Public Library.

While you’re in Dallas, make sure you check out these other museums, and immerse yourself in Dallas culture: Dallas Museum of Art, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Nasher Sculpture Center.

A Dallas native coined the term “Super Bowl”... Lamar Hunt, who was raised in Dallas, jokingly referred to the AFL & NFL merger game as a “Super Bowl,” and the name stuck. Sports are a huge form of entertainment here in Dallas. We’ve got the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and FC Dallas – and we love ‘em all.

Even Dallasites can’t keep track of all of our different neighborhoods… Each of them have their own unique history, rhythm and things to offer visitors. The new-urbanist neighborhood of Uptown Dallas is a wealth of dining and shopping opportunities, while Deep Ellum is well-known as Big D’s historic nightlife district. The Bishop Arts Neighborhood in southern Dallas is growing ever-more popular for its innovative and organic approach to urban renewal.

Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York... and we definitely know how to eat. While you’re in town, make sure you check out a couple of the local staples: For great barbeque, try Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum or Lockhart in Oak Cliff. Order it fatty, and remember — barbecue sauce is only there to make up for dry meat. Tex Mex is also on the must-indulge list: El Corazon, Herrera’s, or Manny’s Uptown are some local favorites.

During your stay, be sure to discover what Dallas is brewing – we love the Temptress (Imperial Milk Stout) from Lakewood Brewing Co., Mosaic IPA from Community Beer Company, or Deep Ellum Brewing Company’s Dallas Blonde.

Downtown Dallas is home to a 5.2-acre urban green space built on top of a freeway That’s right – Klyde Warren Park, nestled in the heart of Downtown, is built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway. KWP is a highly active space, complete with a dog park, playground, and venues for live music, yoga space and even a putting green.

Grab a chair and enjoy the skyline (and people watching!) Sipping a glass of wine on the chic patio at Savor, you'd never imagine there's an eight-lane freeway below.

Lanyon Live – the must-attend event of the year for the meetings, events and travel industries – takes place in Dallas every year... Last year’s Lanyon Live was amazing – this year we’re doubling down to make Lanyon Live 2016 even better! (P.S. If you weren’t able to join us at Lanyon Live 2015, check out the recap)

Register before June 30 to save with early bird registration prices!

Welcome to Dallas, y’all!

Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Posted by Lanyon on 11/29/2016

Cvent and Lanyon have merged


Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016

Posted by Lanyon on 09/19/2016

Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016


Meetings Today-Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016-July 2016

Posted by Patrick Mendoza on 07/26/2016

Lanyon, a meetings and travel software company, released a new version of its Smart Events Cloud platform that features a number of significant enhancements, a simplified user interface and improved scalability.


Lanyon Launches New Functionality and Salesforce Integration for the Company's Smart Events Cloud®

Posted by Lanyon on 07/25/2016

New release delivers event ROI transparency for marketing teams


Lanyon Selected as Event technology Provider by Meeting Professionals International

Posted by Lanyon on 06/15/2016

Lanyon Selected as Event Technology Provider by Meeting Professionals International


Meetings and Conventions Magazine — 5 Tips to Make Your Event More Environmentally Friendly — May 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 05/11/2016

Earth Day fell on April 22 this year. As happens every year, people from around the world agreed on that day to turn off lights, reflect on ways to make our planet cleaner and take steps to reduce waste. 
As we in this industry know, bringing together thousands of people can create a great deal of waste and emissions. However, we can make conscious decisions every day, at every event, to make sure we are doing all that we can to make our events environmentally friendly.

Read the original article here.


Lanyon Selected to Power GBTA’s Worldwide Events

Posted by Lanyon on 05/02/2016

Dallas, Texas (April 28, 2016) — Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, today announced that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has selected the company’s RegOnline® software to power their global events. The agreement reinforces Lanyon’s commitment to provide best-in-class software to the association marketplace.


How Dreamforce Mastered Event Registration With Salesforce’s Scott Owens

Posted by Lanyon on 04/25/2016

Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM technology provider, is one of the most recognizable names in the tech industry. And with over 172,000 attendees, their flagship event, Dreamforce, is the largest software conference on Earth. They’re also a Lanyon customer.


PCMA Convene – 5 Tips to Max Out Your Mobile Event App – April 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 04/11/2016

If you’ve attended an event, or even walked around any street recently, it’s a safe bet you saw a lot of folks walking around with their heads down, eyes trained on their smartphones, thumbs busily scrolling up and down their screens.

What’s so awesome about their phones? Most likely, they were engaged with an app. 


...read the original article here.


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