The meeting industry new normal

Conferences that Work

Many event professionals are hoping and waiting for a meeting industry new normal. We want to believe that, at some point, in-person meetings like the ones we’ve held for decades will return. Even in these places, the meeting industry is not back to the “old” normal.

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The meeting industry new normal — Part 2

Conferences that Work

The meeting industry old normal is over, and many event professionals are hoping and waiting for a new normal. What will the meeting industry new normal look like? The meeting industry old normal. For most of human history, of course, this has been the only meeting option.

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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. Hear testimonials from first-hand attendees–experts in the meeting and event space–who can’t stop singing the virtual experience’s praises!

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COVID-19, in-person meetings, and wishful thinking

Conferences that Work

COVID-19 has virtually eliminated in-person meetings: our industry’s bread and butter. In order to overcome the many significant challenges created by the coronavirus, the meeting industry has made valiant efforts to rethink in-person meetings.

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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.

Looking Back At 2020 In Events

Endless Events

And what better way to kickstart one of your favorite podcasts than to look back at 2020 in events? So without further delay, here’s Event Tech Podcast, in all its former glory, with a look back at 2020 in events. 2020 In Events: A Time For Evolution.

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2020 Virtual Event Trends

Endless Events

Who would have known that 2020 would go down as one of the most influential years- if not the most influential year- for virtual events in history? We surveyed hundreds of #Eventprofs to weigh in on the hottest virtual event trends for 2020. Some of these trends match up nicely to our overall 2020 event trends we predicted , so you should see some cross over for how you can also apply these to your hybrid and in-person events as well.

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1:1 Video Meetings: Foster Real Conversations, Connections & Networking at Online Events


With EventMobi’s 1:1 video meetings feature, it is now easier than ever for attendees to connect at your virtual event and have meaningful conversations with each other or with sponsors and exhibitors. These situations are when private chat and video meetings come into play.

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Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The sponsor and partner activations were a key feature and a hub for the meeting. The post Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020 appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. The 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 fantasize about crowded exhibit halls, packed hotels, and chummy, in-person board meetings. I get a million emails a day with some variation of “Here’s when I think we can hold big meetings again.” I’m not sure my association will hold a big, in-person meeting in 2021.

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Schedule breaks during online meetings!

Conferences that Work

Providing downtime during any meeting is important , but it’s especially important to schedule breaks during online meetings. What happens if you don’t schedule breaks during online meetings. Some people have the attitude that attendees at online meetings are grown-ups and they should be given the freedom to take a break when they want and/or need to. Obviously, there are times when online meeting participants need to take a break.

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Which meeting design books should I buy?

Conferences that Work

Here are five meeting design books I especially recommend. Into the Heart of Meetings: Basic Principles of Meeting Design ( ebook or paperback ). In 2013, Eric de Groot and Mike van de Vijver published this unique, extraordinary, and important book on meeting design.

Please don’t call them virtual meetings

Conferences that Work

I’ve been noticing a strange trend, ever since COVID-19 caused just about all bread and butter meetings to vanish. Suddenly, people are calling the meetings we’re holding these days virtual meetings. I’m sorry, but when I think of a virtual meeting, this comes to mind…. And if your meeting is using holographic telepresence to bring in a presenter or two, perhaps virtual is the right term. And what should we use for traditional meetings?

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How to Make the Last 3 Months of 2020 a Victory for Event Pros


What if three months from now you could look back and know that you didn’t just survive 2020—you finished it on a high note and came out stronger than ever? If 2020 is a story, then make right now a turning point where you get the treasure and find out the hard lessons led you to pure gold.

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The meeting industry coronavirus silver lining

Conferences that Work

Despite the terrible impacts of the coronavirus on the meeting industry, there’s a silver lining. The meeting industry is reeling under a wave of cancellations, postponements, and uncertainty. I believe there are three silver linings that are long-term positives for the meeting industry. 1—Virtual meetings will replace many broadcast-style meeting sessions. 2—Virtual meetings process technology will improve.

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COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future

Conferences that Work

Here are my current thoughts about COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future. I am not focusing on hybrid meetings at the moment. Because I see little, if any, benefit of holding in-person meetings at this time.

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I Am Sorry, But We Are Not All “Fine”

Velvet Chainsaw

Event teams are in danger of burning out with shorter little lead time for planning virtual meetings, the desire to be nimble and the challenges of creating revenue, relevant content and community.

2020 265

Tambourine Meetings Amplifier [Review]


Meetings Amplifier by Tambourine is a 360-degree hotel digital marketing solution designed to increase meetings and group RFPs. Meetings Amplifier by Tambourine: What Is It? The post Tambourine Meetings Amplifier [Review] by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link].

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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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Top 2020 Event Conferences


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. Here’s a complete round-up of the ten best event tech conferences that you should be excited for in 2020. C2 Montréal 2020. It is set to be held in June 15th-18th, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas.

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Should meetings be efficient?

Conferences that Work

Should meetings be efficient ? “Yes” say thousands of books on how to improve business meetings. But “No”, when we’re taking about most meeting industry events. Unfortunately, the meeting industry tends to assume that if business meetings should be efficient, meeting industry events should be too. Obviously there are aspects of meeting events that should be efficient whenever possible. So, should meetings be efficient?

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What you need to know about Hybrid Events in 2020


Around the globe, town hall meets, senate meetings and other such important events are being conducted as hybrid events. Some examples of external hybrid events are public conferences, trade fairs, customer meetings and product demonstrations.

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The Meetings Show 2020 announces switch from hybrid to virtual

Event Industry News

The Meetings Show has announced the UK’s leading exhibition for event, meeting and conference professionals will now be a fully virtual event this October. The Meetings Show will run virtually from 19-21 October. Exhibition News News The Meetings Show

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Eventboost @ Event Tech Live 2020

Event Industry News

Meet Eventboost. Regardless of your event size, Eventboost helps you manage large conferences, conventions, congresses, keynotes, small meetings, seminars, and exhibitions, smoothly.

2020 87

EventHack Hybrid Games: A New Playbook for Hybrid Meetings


If producing hybrid events were an Olympic sport , most meeting professionals would have no trouble qualifying as amateurs. By experimenting with their own events, they are inventing what the future of meetings will look like. — Socio (@socioevents) November 23, 2020.

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Top 8 Nonprofit Trends For 2020


This article will explore the top 8 operational trends nonprofits are implementing in 2020 as they continue to work towards their goals. Half (51%) reported that their overall digital strategy was in the ADAPTING stage with moderate technology use to meet goals.

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Conference Buyer’s Guide 2020

Event Industry News

Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Conference Buyer’s Guide. In this guide you will find some of the best venues and suppliers who are ready to make your next conference or meeting the best and safest yet!

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Who goes next — protocols for online meetings

Conferences that Work

“Free discussions” at meetings frequently suffer from the same phenomenon. If you want to support everyone’s right to share at a meeting, you’ll need to facilitate what happens via defining and agreeing on who can speak, and when, and for how long. Let’s explore strategies for who goes next, first for face-to-face meetings and then online meetings. Who goes next at an online meeting?

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Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed

Velvet Chainsaw

During my career leading association event teams, I regularly recalibrated and redefined team member roles in order to drive innovation and improve our meeting experiences. We are in the middle, I hope, of an extraordinary time in the meetings industry.

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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.

2020 85

What Meeting Trends We’ll Be Watching in 2020

PCMA Convene

The editors of Convene looked back over 2019, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2020? Decisions like Shoptalk’s plan to feature an all-female speaker lineup in 2020 , before shifting to 50/50 male-female speaker parity in 2021, are not without controversy. In 2020, we’ll see another kind of evolution in the catering world with some new — non-human — faces in the kitchen.

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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. . They can be anywhere in the world and participate in sessions/meetings. .

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Exposure Analytics at Event Tech Live 2020

Event Industry News

You are not going to be able to touch, feel or see our new products but you can have a virtual meeting with us in real-time. 2020 has been the worst year ever but as an industry we have survived and look forward to a bright 2021.

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ExpoPlatform at Event Tech Live 2020

Event Industry News

Visit ExpoPlatform’s virtual exhibitor stand at Event Tech Live to learn more about ExpoPlatform’s solutions, book a one-on-one discussion, and get a free consultation for your upcoming events: [link] Haven’t got time to meet the ExpoPlatform team at ETL 2020?

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Essential! Support the $1 Trillion Meetings Industry, Restart America


When the lights went dark on the more than $1 trillion meetings and events industry in March, the call to shelter in place dimmed prospects not only for 26 million people whose jobs are directly or indirectly connected to bringing people together, but also for the 1.5 The stakes are high.

2020 111

How to Achieve Perfect Vision in the Year of the Pandemic


I know the meetings industry looks dark right now and the future is unclear. A lot of talented people are losing their jobs because of the need to pause meetings to slow the spread of the virus. After all, this is the year 2020, the same numbers used to benchmark ideal eyesight.

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How Abu Dhabi is Approaching Meetings and Events in 2020


Skift Take: As event planners transition to experience designers, destination selection will be an asset to delivering better meetings and events in 2020. Meetings & Events abu dhabi abu dhabi convention bureau meetings and events megatrends megatrends 2020Innovation, collaboration, and sustainability are key trends; a forward-thinking destination will be an important partner for delivering on growing attendee expectations. Read the Complete Story On Skift.

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The 2020 CMI 25 in Pictures

Special Events

The 2020 CMI list profiles of the 25 largest independent meeting planning companies serving the corporate market in North America

2020 65

Event Recovery Food Chain

Velvet Chainsaw

hotel demand and room revenue is unlikely to happen until 2023 and 2024, respectively, according to the slightly downgraded STR and Tourism Economics forecast released at the 2020 Hotel Data Conference on August 13.

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How to create great online breakout sessions

Conferences that Work

The presenter begins, and you quickly realize the session is not going to meet your needs. (Or, Taking the time to discover what participants want and need and creating a session that meets the group’s desires as closely as possible will pay rich dividends.

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