In planning an event, events can be understood as objects in either instantiation of properties existing at the time or historical past events. On some philosophical views, only historical changes in the shape of getting or losing a physical property to an object can constitute historical events, such as the wetting of the earth’s surface. This conception of events is controversial because most philosophers think that something like changing physical states of the objects only can determine the event. Others think that it involves changes that change the properties of objects but do not alter the objects themselves, for example the rain hitting the ground and changing its composition. The debate concerning events has been ongoing for over a century.
A number of different types of event handlers exist, for a variety of purposes. One of the most common types is the event planner, an organizer that plans, coordinates, executes, and holds events. Event planners typically hire event handlers to manage the execution of their activities. Other handlers may also perform these functions, including taking care of financial details and organizing logistics such as staffing and transport. Other kinds of event handlers include caterers and designers, who organize food and drink, and event planners, who prepare and plan the event.
Some other types of event management include virtual event management (VEM), which is done through web-based platforms and requires no in-person attendance. Another type of event management is virtual event planning (VEP), which is done entirely on the Internet and requires no physical presence at the event. The concept of VEP is similar to event planning in that it uses VISA membership benefits and the VEC, but VEP allows event organizers to manage their events entirely online through the Internet. Some companies provide teleconferencing services in addition to online meetings.
Some events include activities and socializing as well as technical assistance or equipment rental. Technical activities may include software development, product demonstration, training, and product demonstrations. Socializing may include activities such as discussions, interviews, networking, parties, conventions, and open houses. Some event-driven venues, such as museums and concerts, incorporate these activities as part of the event itself.
Event-driven venues employ event handlers to coordinate the management process. Event managers are the main contact for guests, vendors, sponsors, and employees, and they make all decisions about the event based on the best interests of all involved. The event manager manages a detailed event loop, which is a collection of resources and events on which the event depends. It consists of three elements: event resources, event participants, and event tracks.
Event managers are responsible for assigning resources (such as space, lighting, and audio equipment) to the various events and tracks within the event loop and for communicating event-related information to all participants. They are also responsible for collecting and analyzing data and making decisions about the events and track’s performance. Event handlers are responsible for providing staffing and materials needed for an event and supervising its progress throughout the event. They are usually responsible for hiring event staff and supervising their performance.