Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed

Velvet Chainsaw

Not every effort was a rousing success but attempting to inject new conference elements made us more nimble, creative and smarter as a team. What should we expect for hybrid or virtual conference attendance? Navigating change during a crisis is not for the faint of heart.

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[Webinar] INFLUENCE 2020, National Speakers Association Virtual Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Meet the brains behind the design of the highly successful National Speakers Association’s INFLUENCE 2020 Virtual in August. The post [Webinar] INFLUENCE 2020, National Speakers Association Virtual Experience appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

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Six Attributes of Successful Women’s Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

The timing was right before the lockdown and a couple months before the 2020 social justice movement eclipsed. While things have changed, these tenets will hold true and the principles can be applied to other D&I conferences and events. Conference Planning

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Top 2020 Event Conferences


The events industry has been behind some of the most innovative tech conferences in the past decade. Opening the doors for new business prospects, these conferences are places where the top professionals meet and showcase their innovative concepts and bold theories for the future. Needless to say, 2020 is set to be another bar-raising year for event management professionals. C2 Montréal 2020. 120 conferences with speakers from leading brands.

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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.

Conference Buyer’s Guide 2020

Event Industry News

Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Conference Buyer’s Guide. Until there’s a vaccine, social distancing is the new normal, to, from and inside a conference room, coffee break, toilets et al. Conference News Featured Features Guides News UK and Europe US and Canada

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Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The post Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020 appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. Conference Networking central hub central zone Convening Leaders finding your tribe networking PCMA Professional Convention Management AssociationThe Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In early January served as an engaging and energizing way to kick off a new year and a new decade.

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Normal is Over(rated) – For Now

Velvet Chainsaw

We are making educated guesses, based on the cards we can see, about what will come up next in the 2020 deck. You have no idea what really would have happened in 2020 if there hadn’t been a pandemic. This is a guest post by Joy S.

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3 Corporate Event and Conference Trends You Need to Know in 2020

Picatic by Eventbrite

Taken from a survey of over 800 event professionals, these three trends are shaping the competitive landscape of conferences and corporate events. Data and Insights Email Event Design Mailchimp

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Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free

Velvet Chainsaw

The dynamics that we’re seeing impact conferences and their business models are very similar to the Freemium movement we experienced way back in 2009. Go ahead and read Seth’s post and then come back for the linkage to conference monetization. To best compete: Premium conferences must choose quality over quantity. They’re playing the long-game and offering free or significantly discounted conference offerings.

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Top 30 Conferences for Women in 2020


From tech to finance to media—here's a look at 30 of the best conferences for women in 2020. Many conferences have appeared in the last few years to help provide women with opportunities to build networks, share experiences, and learn in ways that traditional conferences can't quite match. These conferences span a diverse array of industries—from finance to media to tech. Here's a look at 30 of the best conferences for women in 2020. WECode 2020.

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Virtual Events: The 2020 Guide


Everything you need to know about hosting high-quality virtual events in 2020 and 2021. Virtual events have exploded in popularity due to the circumstances of 2020 — and we don't see this trend changing anytime soon. The average price for a paid virtual event in June 2020 was $254 USD.

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Stop treating adults like children at your conferences

Conferences that Work

Please stop treating adults like children at your conferences. So, please stop treating adults like children at conferences. Though I remember a few conferences I attended where such activities would have made a distinct improvement.

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Webinar: Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free

Velvet Chainsaw

Webinar description: Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free. Discuss and evaluate emerging pricing models to consider for your Fall 2020 event. Lisa Block, Executive Vice President, Conference Strategy & Design, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. The post Webinar: Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. COVID-19 Uncategorized digital event monetize pivot from live to virtual virtual conference

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A free guide to creating peer conferences

Conferences that Work

The Association for Software Testing (AST) has just issued a free guide to creating peer conferences. I believe the software testing community adopted my term “peer conference” for their get-togethers after a conversation I had with pioneer software tester James Bach in 2004. Reminiscent of my first book, Conferences That Work , AST’s guide provides a comprehensive entry-level guide to starting, preparing for, and running a peer conference.

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Virtual Conferences and Events: The 2020 Guide


Welcome to your guide on virtual events in 2020 and beyond. Discover best practices for launching a virtual conference, aligning with your organization, identifying key metrics and more. The transition to virtual conferences. We predict that in the near future, event marketers will be leaning into virtual conferences as part of a larger hybrid event strategy—that combines both in-person and digital experiences. Conference.

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Brighton Music Conference 2020 announces switch to virtual only conference

Event Industry News

Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK’s foremost electronic music and networking event will still be going ahead on 1st and 2nd of October but as a virtual only event, streamed live and on-demand.

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Virtual Events 2020: The #1 List of Virtual Events and Conferences


The most authoritative list of 2020 virtual events and conferences on the internet. Virtual Events & Conferences in 2020. MARCH 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS. March 4, 2020. DocuSign Momentum 2020. March, 4 2020. March 10, 2020. The 2020 Developer Summit is now completely a virtual event. March 10-11, 2020. March 11-12, 2020. March 16-19, 2020. March 18-20, 2020. Zendesk Relater 2020. April 1, 2020.

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Conference Go/No-Go Decisions in a Pandemic

Velvet Chainsaw

The Conference Board has the best we’ve come across so far: May Reboot – quick recovery. In the beginning of this crisis, organizers of major conferences and trade shows were canceling with very little lead time. This aligns with March 15, 2020 CDC guidelines for postponing or canceling mass gatherings (250 + participants). The post Conference Go/No-Go Decisions in a Pandemic appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

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2020 Event Tech Trends That Will Shape The Year

Endless Events

Welcome to another episode of #EventIcons, and this time around we’re talking 2020 event tech trends! So now it’s time for the 2020 event tech trends to shine! And once you’re done, feel free to press play and join us on this 2020 event tech trends focused conversation! Lindsay immediately asks our guests about the two biggest trends for event profs will be in 2020. ” 2020 Event Tech Trends: 5G.

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The Biggest Global Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence – RAISE 2020 – Was Hosted on Hubilo’s Virtual Conference Platform

Hubilo Blog

RAISE 2020 (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020), a mega virtual summit on Artificial Intelligence was held on Hubilo’s Virtual Event Platform from October 5 – 9, 2020.

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Attendease is Nominated in 5 Categories for the Event Tech Awards 2020


We are pleased to announce that Attendease has been shortlisted for five categories under the Event Tech Awards 2020. Best Conference Technology. This year's event will be hybrid, so attendees from around the globe can attend the virtual event that happens from November 2nd - 5th 2020.

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What you need to know about Hybrid Events in 2020


Some examples of external hybrid events are public conferences, trade fairs, customer meetings and product demonstrations. The post What you need to know about Hybrid Events in 2020 appeared first on GEVME Blog.

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Steps You Should Be Taking Now for Your Fall Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past couple weeks, conversations with our clients have shifted from crisis decision-making for conferences occurring in the near-term (reactive) to scenario planning for the fall (proactive). In our Conference Go/No-Go Decisions in a Pandemic post , we provided a framework for scenario planning. Conferences with strong global participation are expected to be more regional in the near-term. What advice would you add for organizers with fall conferences or shows?

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How to entwine content and connection during an online conference

Conferences that Work

How can we entwine content and connection during an online conference? During a MeetingsCommunity (MeCo) discussion thread “ Networking at conferences ” last week, Sharon Fisher posted this. As it happened, I’d just completed facilitating an online conference that I think did entwine content and connection. We made it available at every break in the conference program. Post event, the main conference sponsor wrote.

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Eventboost @ Event Tech Live 2020

Event Industry News

From large conferences registration to high-quality live-streamed events and sessions, our technology elevates the event experience, bringing guests’ engagement to new levels and helping you reach them everywhere in the world. Meet Eventboost.

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Virtual Events Guide: How To Take Your Conference Online


For example, small internal meetings may simply require a central hub to showcase a single live broadcast and pre-recorded video content with engagement features like group chat, while larger conferences may need to run multiple livestream and simulive sessions ( pre-recorded content with live interaction) with video breakout rooms for maximum engagement. Virtual Event Type: Public Conference. Virtual Event Type: Conference & Expo. Achieve Virtual Event Success.

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How We Engaged 70,000 Tech Professionals at a Virtual User Conference - Case Study


How do you make 70,000+ data professionals at a virtual user conference feel like they are face to face ? To make it happen, a data and AI technology company partnered with MeetingPlay to host their 2020 user conference on our virtual event platform.

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Gadgets And Tech In 2020: The Best Of CES

Endless Events

We’re starting off the week with the topic of gadgets and tech in 2020! And there is no better place to discuss gadgets and tech in 2020 than in the Event Tech Podcast. Our amazing guests Brandt Krueger and Will Curran sat down to discuss all the amazing things to come out of this conference. “Because, for example, I’m looking down the 2020 innovation awards. CES was clearly very prolific for gadgets and tech in 2020.

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Exposure Analytics at Event Tech Live 2020

Event Industry News

2020 has been the worst year ever but as an industry we have survived and look forward to a bright 2021. Conference News Event Technology Exhibition News Featured Features News UK and Europe US and Canada ETL20 Event Tech Live Exposure Analytics

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Conference Compass Virtual Event Platform [Review]


Conference Compass is an all-in-one platform that includes mobile and web apps and offers features for virtual, hybrid, and live events. Conference Compass Virtual Event Platform: What Is It?

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Tomorrowland 2020: The Virtual Event of The Year?

Endless Events

Tomorrowland 2020 happened recently , and the result is something no one was expecting. What can event professionals take away from Tomorrowland 2020? Learning From Tomorrowland 2020. And Tomorrowland 2020 is a fantastic example of that.

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Shortlist for Event Technology Awards 2020 announced

Event Industry News

Brand & Agencies Concert & Touring Conference News Event Technology Exhibition News Featured Festival & Outdoors News UK and Europe US and Canada ETA ETA20 Event Tech Event Tech Awards Event Technology Awards

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10 Diversity and Inclusion Events to Know About in 2020


Here are 10 diversity and inclusion virtual events to know about in 2020 and what you can learn from them. Event Date: June 22, 2020 - June, 26, 2020. Check out additional LGBTQ virtual events for 2020 and 2021 here. Disability:IN Virtual Conference. 20, 2020 - Aug.

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Hangin’ Out at Pollstar Live! 2020: The Photo Recap

Picatic by Eventbrite

Music Conferences Eventbrite Music NetworkingIn February, the Eventbrite Music team went to LA for Pollstar Live and hosted a hangout with clients, friends, and partners — here's a photo recap.

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How to Live Stream an Event in 2020


According to the global 2020 forecast highlighted by CISCO , the total internet video traffic will account for 79% of all the internet traffic in 2020, increasing from 63% in 2015. Nowadays, you can find software to live stream all kinds of events, from concerts, sports, weddings, graduations, conferences, and everything else in between. The post How to Live Stream an Event in 2020 appeared first on GEVME Blog.

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The meeting industry new normal — Part 2

Conferences that Work

In a July 2020 New Yorker article , Gianna Pomata , a professor of the history of medicine, “compared COVID-19 to the bubonic plague that struck Europe in the fourteenth century—’not in the number of dead but in terms of shaking up the way people think.'”

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Two tools for online conference socials: Gatherly versus YoTribe review

Conferences that Work

That’s the selling proposition for a host of new platforms that have sprung up over the last few months: creating a compelling online incarnation of the traditional conference socials we all know and love (or hate). In-person conference socials. Imagine an in-person conference social. <sings>”It Online conference socials using platforms like Gatherly and YoTribe.

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Why Online Events Will Be The Next Big Thing In 2020

Hubilo Blog

What is the next big thing in 2020? . The biggest thing that can happen in the world in 2020 is Virtual Conferences – Online Events. If you want to make your audience, attendees and guests happy, you must consider virtual conferences as the lifeline of your event business and attendees’ interest and willingness to dive into the world of online meetings, conferencing and networking. . You may think of a lot of things that come to your mind right now. .

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Are science conferences stuck in the Dark Ages?

Conferences that Work

A recent Wired article argues that “ Science Conferences Are Stuck in the Dark Ages “ Unsurprisingly, I agree — but there’s some light in the darkness! Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Are science conferences stuck in the Dark Ages? appeared first on Conferences That Work. Event design peer conference science conferences unconference Wired

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