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What Is an Event?

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ISBN10 : 022643981X

Publisher : University of Chicago Press

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: We live in a world of breaking news, where at almost any moment our everyday routine can be interrupted by a faraway event. Events are central to the way that individuals and societies experience life. Even life’s inevitable moments—birth, death, love, and war—are almost always a surprise. Inspired by the cataclysmic events of September 11, Robin Wagner-Pacifici presents here a tour de force, an analysis of how events erupt and take off from the ground of ongoing, everyday life, and how they then move across time and landscape. What Is an Event? ranges across several disciplines, systematically analyzing the ways that events emerge, take shape, gain momentum, flow, and even get bogged down. As an exploration of how events are constructed out of ruptures, it provides a mechanism for understanding eventful forms and flows, from the micro-level of individual life events to the macro-level of historical revolutions, contemporary terrorist attacks, and financial crises. Wagner-Pacifici takes a close look at a number of cases, both real and imagined, through the reports, personal narratives, paintings, iconic images, political posters, sculptures, and novels they generate and through which they live on. What is ultimately at stake for individuals and societies in events, Wagner-Pacifici argues, are identities, loyalties, social relationships, and our very experiences of time and space. What Is an Event? provides a way for us all—as social and political beings living through events, and as analysts reflecting upon them—to better understand what is at stake in the formations and flows of the events that mark and shape our lives.

Analyzing Event Statistics in Corporate Finance

Author : Jau-Lian Jeng

ISBN10 : 1137491604

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 197

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Analyzing Event Statistics in Corporate Finance provides new alternative methodologies to increase accuracy when performing statistical tests for event studies within corporate finance. In contrast to conventional surveys or literature reviews, Jeng focuses on various methodological defects or deficiencies that lead to inaccurate empirical results, which ultimately produce bad corporate policies. This work discusses the issues of data collection and structure, the recursive smoothing for systematic components in excess returns, the choices of event windows, different time horizons for the events, and the consequences of applications of different methodologies. In providing improvement for event studies in corporate finance, and based on the fact that changes in parameters for financial time series are common knowledge, a new alternative methodology is developed to extend the conventional analysis to more robust arguments.

Confessions of an Event Planner

Author : Judy Allen

ISBN10 : 9780470736890

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: For anyone planning events—student, novice, or experienced professional—Confessions of an Event Planner is an “apprenticeship in a book.” This insider’s guide takes you on a narrative journey, following a fictional event planning company that stages various types of events around the world for many different clients. While other books, college courses, and training programs give you the theory and how-to of the profession, Confessions of an Event Planner reveals the real world of event planning and what can happen—usually the unexpected—on an event program when actual participants are added to the event planning design and execution mix. In a climate of media scrutiny and corporate scandals, event planners must be masters of discretion, knowing how to avoid and deal with everything from sexual romps to financial shenanigans, to chainsaw wielding salesmen dead set on “re-landscaping” the grounds of the resort they’re staying at. From an event planner who’s seen it all and knows how to deal with it all, comes practical first-hand advice delivered in an entertaining and accessible format. Each chapter is set in a unique location, with a cast of characters, and a host of challenges and problems to overcome—from the boardroom to the resort guest bedrooms. Readers learn what they can come up against, how to problem solve creatively on the fly, get ideas for staging spectacular events, and see the principles of event planning in action. The scenario in each chapter is introduced by an outline of what will be covered in the chapter, and each chapter concludes with a series of review questions to explore key issues and stimulate reflection or discussion for individuals or groups. Ideal as a companion to Judy Allen’s six other event planning books, as a textbook in event planning courses, or as a professional training tool Confessions of an Event Planner prepares planners for what they can expect once they start working in the world of corporate and social event planning, and will help decision-makers set company policies, procedures and protocol and promote discussion about codes of conduct in the office and offsite.

Event Management

Author : Lynn Van der Wagen

ISBN10 : 1442538392

Publisher : Pearson Higher Education AU

Number of Pages : 545

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Events Management: for tourism, cultural, business and sporting events, 4e is a holistic text designed for the Diploma in Events Management and Advanced Diploma in Events Management and is the essential text for anyone wishing to work in the field of event management. The new edition covers all the skills and knowledge students need to become successful event managers. Learn how to design, plan, market and stage an event, how to manage staff and staffing problems, and how to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Being Shaken: Ontology and the Event

Author : M. Marder,S. Zabala

ISBN10 : 1137333731

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 203

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: Being Shaken is a multifaceted meditation by leading philosophers from Europe and North America on ways in which events disrupt the complacency of the ontological paradigm at the personal, ethical, theological, aesthetic, and political levels.

The Event of Style in Literature

Author : M. Aquilina

ISBN10 : 1137426926

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 249

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: The Event of Style in Literature brings discussions about the question of style up-to-date by schematising the principal issues relating to the topic through a critical overview of the canon of style studies. It reads the work of Jacques Derrida, Maurice Blanchot, and Hans-Georg Gadamer as groundbreaking and 'eventful' interventions.

Destination Hikes

Author : Stephen Hui

ISBN10 : 1771645318

Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Sports & Recreation

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Book Summary: Discover 55 of the most beautiful hikes near Vancouver, each with an exciting destination to reward your efforts. Planning your next hiking journey in beautiful British Columbia? This new book from the bestselling author of 105 Hikes will show you how to reach the most breathtaking hiking destinations in the province. 55 new day trips: celebrate nature big and small with astonishing hikes you can do in one day. Large geographical area: the book covers Duffey Lake and the Stein Valley in the north, Washington’s Cascade Mountains in the south, Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands in the west, and Manning Park and the Coquihalla in the east. Diverse destinations: including astonishing views, swimming holes, beautiful rivers and lakes, and even a 600-year-old tree. History and ecology: the author acknowledges the Indigenous territory each trail crosses, and points out nearby museums, wetlands, temples, and memorials. Giving back: A portion of the author’s royalties will go to the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning to support trail building and maintenance. With each hike, bestselling author and seasoned BC hiker Stephen Hui shares everything you need to know to make your day a success. Bonus features include: A photograph of every hike Topographic maps Difficulty ratings At-a-glance summaries of special features Recommendations for kids and families, and shoulder season.

The Oxford Handbook of Event Structure

Author : Robert Truswell

ISBN10 : 0191508462

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 640

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: This handbook deals with research into the nature of events, and how we use language to describe events. The study of event structure over the past 60 years has been one of the most successful areas of lexical semantics, uniting insights from morphology and syntax, lexical and compositional semantics, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence to develop insightful theories of events and event descriptions. This volume provides accessible introductions to major topics and ongoing debates in event structure research, exploring what events are, how we perceive them, how we reason with them, and the role they play in the organization of grammar and discourse. The chapters are divided into four parts: the first covers metaphysical issues related to events; the second is concerned with the relationship between event structure and grammar; the third is a series of crosslinguistic case studies; and the fourth deals with links to cognitive science and artificial intelligence more broadly. The book is strongly interdisciplinary in nature, with insights from linguistics, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, and computer science, and will appeal to a wide range of researchers and students from advanced undergraduate level upwards.

Critical Event Studies

Author : Karl Spracklen,Ian R. Lamond

ISBN10 : 1317427033

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 194

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Within events management, events are commonly categorised within two axes, size and content. Along the size axis events range between the small scale and local, through major events, which garner greater media interest, to internationally significant hallmark and mega events such as the Edinburgh Festival and the Tour de France. Content is frequently divided into three forms – culture, sport or business. However, such frameworks overlook and depoliticise a significant variety of events, those more accurately construed as protest. This book brings together new research and theories from around the world and across sociology, leisure studies, politics and cultural studies to develop a new critical pedagogy and critical theory of events. It is the first research monograph that deals explicitly with the concept of critical event studies (CES), the idea that it is impossible to explore and understand events without understanding the wider social, cultural and political contexts. It addresses questions such as can the occupation and reclamation of specific spaces by activists be understood as events within its framework? And is the activity of activists in these spaces a leisure activity? If those, and other similar activities, can be read as events and leisure, what does admitting them into the scope of events management and leisure studies mean for our understanding of them and how the study of events management is to be conceptualised? This title will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students on events management and related courses and scholars interested in understanding the ways in which events are constructed by the social, the cultural and the political.

16 Essential Tips For Planning To Moderate A Virtual Classroom Event

Author : Rosanna Montoute

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Publisher : Rosanna Montoute

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Education

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Book Summary: This virtual event planning guide-eBook was created with the e-Moderator and e-Facilitator in mind. However, whether you are a novice or professional e-Moderator, e-Facilitator, online educator, consultant, project manager or someone looking to develop your skills as a virtual event planner, this essential guide is for you. Some of the things you will find inside the eBook: • Best practices for moderating virtual classroom or conference room events • Tips about the pre –work involved in planning the virtual event • How to determine your participants’ profile • Guiding questions • The characteristics of virtual classrooms • Examples of virtual classrooms platform providers • How to plan virtual events for the right attendees • And much more...

Discrete-Event Simulation

Author : George S. Fishman

ISBN10 : 1475735529

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 537

Category : Computers

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Book Summary: "This is an excellent and well-written text on discrete event simulation with a focus on applications in Operations Research. There is substantial attention to programming, output analysis, pseudo-random number generation and modelling and these sections are quite thorough. Methods are provided for generating pseudo-random numbers (including combining such streams) and for generating random numbers from most standard statistical distributions." --ISI Short Book Reviews, 22:2, August 2002

We Promised You a Great Main Event

Author : Bill Hanstock

ISBN10 : 0062980858

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Sports & Recreation

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Book Summary: Unauthorized. Unrestricted. No holds barred. In We Promised You a Great Main Event, longtime sports journalist Bill Hanstock pulls back the curtain to give a smart fan’s account of WWE and Vince McMahon’s journey to the top. Untangling the truth behind the official WWE storyline, Hanstock does a deep dive into key moments of the company’s history, from the behind-the-scenes drama at the Montreal Screwjob, to the company’s handling of the Jimmy Snuka scandal, to the real story of the Monday Night Wars. WWE is an extraordinary business success and an underappreciated pop cultural phenomenon. While WWE soared to prominence during the Hulk Hogan years, as the stakes grew more and more extreme, wrestlers faced steroid scandals and assault allegations. The whole story is here, good, bad, and ugly, from the heights of iconic cultural moments like Wrestlemania III to the arrival of global superstars like The Rock and John Cena. We Promised You a Great Main Event is an exhaustive, fun account of the McMahon family and WWE’s unprecedented rise. Drawing on a decade of covering wrestling, Bill Hanstock synthesizes insights from historians, journalists, and industry insiders with his own deep research to produce the most up-to-date, entertaining history of WWE available. Full of amazing characters and astonishing stories from the ring to corporate boardrooms, it is a story as audacious as any WWE spectacle.

Event Management and Sustainability

Author : Razaq Raj,James Musgrave

ISBN10 : 184593525X

Publisher : CABI

Number of Pages : 266

Category : Electronic books

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Book Summary: Sustainable management is an important consideration for businesses and organisations, and the enormous number of tourism events taking place requiring facilities, power, transport, people and much more makes sustainable event planning a considerable priority. By looking at mega events, sports events, conferences and festivals, this book uses best practice case studies to illustrate sustainable management issues and practical considerations that managers need to apply, providing an essential reference for researchers and students in leisure and tourism.

Event Studies

Author : Donald Getz,Stephen J. Page

ISBN10 : 0429663102

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 544

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Event Studies is the only book devoted to developing knowledge and theory about planned events. It focuses on event planning and management, outcomes, the experience of events and the meanings attached to them, the dynamic processes shaping events and why people attend them. This title draws from a large number of foundation disciplines and closely related professional fields, to foster interdisciplinary theory focused on planned events. This revised edition has been updated to reflect and examine a number of substantial and important new ideas. New to the fourth edition: New sections on the evolution of design theory, management, planning and marketing theory applied to events, sensory stimulation, leadership, and the nature of crises and security issues New content on critical event studies and what this means for research and practice, the life-cycle model for event programming, and an action plan for how events can be a positive force in sustainable cities New and additional case studies from a wide range of international events, and reviews of the evolving theory of contemporary research in Events Studies are included throughout This will be an invaluable resource for all undergraduate students of Events Studies throughout their degree programs.

International Women's Year

Author : Jocelyn Olcott

ISBN10 : 0190649984

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : History

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Book Summary: Amid the geopolitical and social turmoil of the 1970s, the United Nations declared 1975 as International Women's Year. The capstone event, a two-week conference in Mexico City, was dubbed by organizers and journalists as "the greatest consciousness-raising event in history." The event drew an all-star cast of characters, including Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, Iranian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, and US feminist Betty Friedan, as well as a motley array of policymakers, activists, and journalists. International Women's Year, the first book to examine this critical moment in feminist history, starts by exploring how organizers juggled geopolitical rivalries and material constraints amid global political and economic instability. The story then dives into the action in Mexico City, including conflicts over issues ranging from abortion to Zionism. The United Nations provided indispensable infrastructure and support for this encounter, even as it came under fire for its own discriminatory practices. While participants expressed dismay at levels of discord and conflict, Jocelyn Olcott explores how these combative, unanticipated encounters generated the most enduring legacies, including women's networks across the global south, greater attention to the intersectionalities of marginalization, and the arrival of women's micro-credit on the development scene. This watershed moment in transnational feminism, colorfully narrated in International Women's Year, launched a new generation of activist networks that spanned continents, ideologies, and generations.

Events Management

Author : Glenn Bowdin,William O'Toole,Johnny Allen,Rob Harris,Ian McDonnell

ISBN10 : 1136404589

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 536

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Events Management second edition provides an introduction to the principles and practices associated with planning, managing and staging events. The book: * Introduces the key concepts of event planning and management * Discusses the key components for staging an event, and covers the whole process from creation to evaluation * Examines the events industry within its broader business context * Provides an effective guide for producers of events * Contains learning objectives and review questions to consolidate learning Now in its second edition, this successful text has been fully revised and updated to include new case studies and chapters on event tourism, project management of events, strategic marketing, and issues and trends. It is full of real-life case studies which illustrate key concepts and place theory in a practical context. Examples include the Edinburgh International Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Vodafone Ball, MTV Awards, Notting Hill Carnival, T in the Park and the Daily Mail Ideal Home Show. Events Management is the must-have introductory text providing a complete A-Z of the principles and practices associated with planning, managing and staging events. Events Management is supported by a website (http://em.worldofevents.net) which includes updates, downloadable figures form the book and an online ‘history of events’, together with links to websites and other resources for both students and lecturers.

Event

Author : David L. Golemon

ISBN10 : 9781429962001

Publisher : Macmillan

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In the summer of 1947, an unidentified object crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. There were no survivors. Now it's happened again. But this time, two creatures have emerged from the wreckage alive . . . One is a small being that is kind and benevolent, brimming with intense emotion and intelligence. The other, however, is an animal of remarkable strength and power. It has been brought clandestinely to our world with one sole purpose: the total extinction of all life on Earth. It is called the Destroyer of Worlds. Only the Event Group, the most secret agency in the history of the U.S. government, is prepared to wage battle against such a creature. The Event Group is a dedicated collection of the nation's most brilliant men and women of science, philosophy and the military. Their difficult task: solving the mysteries of the past and uncovering the hidden truths behind the myths and legends propagated throughout world history. In doing so they protect America from past mistakes---and ensure that history's errors will never be repeated. An act of war that started in New Mexico decades ago, and was covered up by another far darker organization, has been discovered by the Group at the same time as the new and seemingly identical incident threatens to wipe out the Earth's population. In the desert wastelands of the American Southwest, a battle is about to commence as the two creatures set out to fulfill their own destinies among the human race. Led by the valiant Major Jack Collins, the Event Group wages total war in the heat-soaked sands of the desert landscape. Using the benevolent creature as an ally and resource, they combine forces with the powerful might of the U.S. military and prepare themselves for an epic battle against the most dangerous threat against human existence that history has ever seen. Event tells of an epic struggle between two worlds. Author David Lynn Golemon has written a classic supernatural thriller, each page bringing human civilization closer to extinction, that proves a blistering roller-coaster ride of thrills and adventure.

Research Themes for Events

Author : Rebecca Finkel,David McGillivray,Gayle McPherson,Peter Robinson

ISBN10 : 1780642520

Publisher : CABI

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: This book was conceived to fill a gap in the study of events and festivity with a research-oriented events management text. The book focuses on exposing underpinning theoretical frameworks and draws upon international case studies to help explain various event phenomena. It intentionally considers events from a research perspective, generating insights into the principal methodological approaches employed to produce empirical data while drawing attention to the future research needs of the field of event management. The book begins with an exploration of the social issues, impacts and developments in events research; it then moves on to analysing economic and management aspects surrounding research into the events industry, addresses issues of technology and tools and concludes with more political and policy-oriented chapters to highlight research into the main debates in the public sector and sphere. The book has 15 chapters and a subject index.--

The Oxford Handbook of Event-Related Potential Components

Author : Steven J. Luck,Emily S. Kappenman

ISBN10 : 0199705879

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 664

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: Event-related potentials (ERPs) have been used for decades to study perception, cognition, emotion, neurological and psychiatric disorders, and lifespan development. ERPs consist of multiple components and reflect a specific neurocognitive process. In the past, there was no single source that could be consulted to learn about all the major ERP components; learning about a single ERP component required reading dozens or even hundreds of separate journal articles and book chapters. The Oxford Handbook of Event-Related Potential Components fills this longstanding void with a detailed and comprehensive review of the major ERP components. Comprising 22 chapters by the field's founders and leading researchers, this volume offers extensive coverage of all relevant topics: - the fundamental nature of ERP components, including essential information about how ERP components are defined and isolated - individual components, such as the N170, P300, and ERN - groups of related components within specific research domains, such as language, emotion, and memory - ERP components in special populations, including children, the elderly, nonhuman primates, and patients with neurological disorders, affective disorders, and schizophrenia While undeniably broad in scope, these chapters are accessible to novices while remaining informative and engaging to experts. The Oxford Handbook of Event-Related Potential Components is a unique and valuable resource for students and researchers throughout the brain sciences.