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What the New Paycheck Protection Program Means for Event Creators

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) relaunched on January 11, allowing small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for relief loans from an overall pool of roughly $284 billion.

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Hot off the press: Swapcard Acquires Avolio, Inc. and Integrates Registration Into Event Platform

Event Age by Swapcard

We at Swapcard are thrilled to announce our acquisition of Avolio, Inc. , a registration platform headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and its event management software, IPReg.

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Designing conferences to solve participants’ problems

Conferences that Work

What makes attending conferences worthwhile? As I described in Conferences That Work , the two most common reasons for attending conferences are to learn useful things and make useful connections. But there are numerous other ways that conferences provide value to stakeholders.

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[Webinar] Rethink, Restart, Refresh Your Panels: Advice for 2021

Velvet Chainsaw

Ring in the New Year with advice from two renowned experts on speaker coaching and panel improvement, Kristin Arnold and Sarah Michel. The shift to virtual events has magnified the need to add spice and spunk to your conference’s panel discussions so that you leave the audience begging for more.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

FAQs for Creating COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments on Eventbrite

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Eventbrite is the leading platform for free registration and ticketing. Its flexible registration allows for many different uses, including for scheduling and managing time slots for COVID-19 vaccine or testing appointments.

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6 steps for less stress when planning your next virtual event.

Expo Pass

Even for a pro, there’s always a few hiccups in event planning. Maybe there’s a moment where you wonder if people will like the food. Or even the dreaded question: ‘Will anyone show up?’ These doubts are normal, and we know how to plan for them. .

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5 Ideas to Make Your Next Virtual Event More Engaging


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major shifts in the events industry. Event planners everywhere had to get creative to switch events to online affairs. At first, the novelty of attending a conference from your living room couch excited people enough to pay attention for hours on end.

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Meeting the Challenge of Hybrid Events

PCMA Convene

In-person events are “four-dimensional” experiences (above), while virtual attendees see everything on a two-dimensional screen while being distracted by what’s happening in the three-dimensional space of their home or office.

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Swapcard's Catapult To The Top: From 0% to 400% Growth in 6 Months

Event Age by Swapcard

Darwin said, "It's not the strongest of species that survives, but the one most adaptable to change.". They say that nothing changes if nothing changes

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Virtual Event Rehearsals: They Matter!

Endless Events

A few months ago – you know, when the craziness was at its highest – we wrote about virtual event mistakes. If you’re an avid reader of Endless, you might recall that one of those mistakes was foregoing rehearsals.

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4 Corporate Volunteer Program Benefits


Corporate volunteering is the pursuit of employees taking part in a sponsored or company-organized program dedicated to positively engaging in wildlife, ethical community, and environmental initiatives.

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We stand in support of safe gathering

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As a platform built for the purpose of bringing people together, Eventbrite firmly believes in the power of assembly. We ticket millions of events each year and work hard to support the ability for people to safely gather. Our Community Guidelines prohibit events, content, or creators that share or promote violence, illegal activity, and/or misinformation […]. Eventbrite

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The Event Planner’s Guide to Volunteer Management


It can be hard to come by reliable event volunteers. They can be challenging to find and sometimes even harder to keep around. The struggle is real! So to help you out, check out our tips below to help event planners master managing event volunteers: event planning tips

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CMOs Pivot to Virtual Engagements to Drive Business in the COVID Economy

Speaker: Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads

Business as we know it is never going to be the same. Working from home has become the norm, conferences and meetings are going online, marketing budgets are being shifted, reduced or put on hold – it's time to adapt. Join this insightful and informative webinar with Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads, who will discuss how businesses can be resilient during these challenging times.

Elevating your social media marketing game for events

Event Age by Swapcard

Hundreds of thousands of virtual events are being promoted on social media as you read this. Did you know that 75% of professionals say that social media is by far the number one most effective tool to promote events?

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Brandt Krueger Presents: A Live Stream Horror Story!

Endless Events

When you work in production , you come across your own particular brand of horror stories. And now that our professions have been irrevocably changed, these happen quite often.

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Hospitality Helping Hands Has Far Reach

PCMA Convene

The Hospitality Helping Hands activity raised money through donations to get water filtration systems to villages like this in Uganda. On Jan. 12, more than 50 business event professionals came together online for Hospitality Helping Hands, PCMA’s pre-conference social responsibility opportunity.

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Reed Exhibitions announces $1 million 5 year commitment to black and ethnic minority charities

Event Industry News

Reed Exhibitions has today announced its commitment to donate $1M over the next five years to selected charity partners around the world who are working to improve inclusivity and diversity in their local communities by supporting social change, fighting injustice and fostering development.

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Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Event Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of events, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Call to Arms "Ignites the Light"

Special Events

Catersource + The Special Event took its first major step toward this summer’s event on January 13 when catering and event pros came together virtually for the annual “Call to Arms” meeting, which outlined plans for showcasing events for the 2021 show

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The Hidden Benefits of Virtual Events You Haven’t Thought Of Yet


The year 2020 turned the meetings and events industry on its head, with lingering changes here to stay. It’s no surprise that the pandemic catapulted virtual events into the stratosphere.

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Giving Value to Exhibitors in the Virtual Events Landscape

Hubilo Blog

When you make the decision to take the event virtual, bear in mind that your exhibitors may still be apprehensive to make the shift.

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Postponed World’s Fair Expo 2020 Back on for October in Dubai


Expo 2020, postponed because of coronavirus, is back on for October, say organizers. Rula Rouhana / Reuters Skift Take: Is this a proxy and show of confidence for the rest of the events industry? Or will it be a cautionary tale of pushing ahead too fast? — Tom Lowry Read the Complete Story On Skift.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

ESSA to launch FOI request to clarify government decision making

Event Industry News

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced that it is making a Freedom of Information (FOI) request of the government.

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Brittany and Michael’s Beautiful Hotel X Wedding in Toronto


When it comes to modern elegance, Brittany and Michael’s wedding at Hotel X Toronto beautifully fits the bill.

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Power User Series (#11) - Designing for Audiences


Connecting with Your Audience. In order to better engage your audience, presenters need to emphasize that they are with their attendees, both virtually and in spirit. The best way to do this is to use a conferencing or live-streaming platform and setting it as the default view in Glisser.

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Making the Most Out of Their ‘Pandemic Pivot’

PCMA Convene

The Vendry founder Daphne Hoppenot tells the story of how her company pivoted during the pandemic in her on-demand Convening Leaders session. A few years ago, Daphne Hoppenot noticed a serious gap in the events space.

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The Expanding Role of the Event Technology Project Manager


Being an event tech project manager has always been a challenging, often stressful role. It takes a lot of people and a lot of effort to pull off a successful event.

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IMEX 2021 cancellation

Event Industry News

Statement from IMEX website: It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of IMEX in Frankfurt 2021, due to take place at Messe Frankfurt from 25 – 27 May. We know the timing of our announcement comes as a blow so early in 2021.

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Amanda and Mark’s Stunning Winter Wedding at Elora Mill


Amanda and Mark’s wedding is giving us all the wintery, romantic, and elegant vibes! The couple’s charming wedding at the scenic Elora Mill Hotel & Spa exemplifies a winter wonderland, and emanates a cozy feeling that will definitely warm your hearts.

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Entertaining to a Screen: How Live Entertainers Navigate a Pandemic


What do live entertainers do when there are no live people in front of them to entertain? They adapt. Much like meeting professionals, live entertainers have been hit hard by the pandemic.

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