[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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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.

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How to start online meetings on time

Conferences that Work

Is it possible to routinely start online meetings on time? Think about the last three meetings you attended. Why don’t scheduled meetings start on time? The reason that almost no scheduled meetings (in-person or online ) start on time is that we provide one single time for meetings to both open and start. Even with the best intentions, participants can’t and won’t all arrive simultaneously at the exact time a meeting is scheduled to start.

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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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! Lindsay immediately asks our guests about the two biggest trends for event profs will be in 2020.

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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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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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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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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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International Confex 2020 Preview

Event Industry News

The 37th edition of International Confex will take place on 25 – 26 February 2020 at ExCeL London, bringing together thousands of event professionals for two jam-packed days of learning, networking and inspiration. Confex is so much more than buyers meeting sellers.

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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! It’s safe to say this year has been a tough one for #eventprofs but there is light at the end of the tunnel. This edition profiles suppliers, venues and regions with a response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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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 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? 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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12,000 visitors attended a Covid-19 secure Truckfest 2020

Event Industry News

Together our teams were able to meet the latest Covid 19 regulations, as well as working with the local authority and Public Health England resulting in a highly successful Truckfest 2020.”.

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IBTM World 2020 transitions to a virtual event.

Event Industry News

IBTM Events today announces that IBTM World 2020 will transition to being a virtual event this year. We all wanted, and indeed hoped that we would be able to get back to meeting face-to-face this year, and I know this has been an incredibly difficult decision for everyone involved.

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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. Let’s understand various reasons in detail why virtual conferences – online events will be the next big thing in 2020.

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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

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How do you find speakers that are a great match for your virtual event?


Beth Lawrence, Beth Lawrence Meetings & Events, Philadelphia, PA. Beth Lawrence, Beth Lawrence Meetings & Events , Philadelphia, PA. There’s nothing like being in someone’s physical presence to ask questions and feel their vibe.

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 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 2020

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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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35 Must Attend Events For Event Planners in 2020


We encourage every event planner to mark their calendars for the following 35 events and conferences in 2020. Attending these conferences will allow you to learn more about the events industry and meet other event professionals. International Confex 2020. The Special Event 2020.

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The 2020 CMI 25 in Pictures


The 2020 CMI 25 list is out, with profiles of the 25 largest independent meeting planning companies serving the corporate market in North America. Image Alt Text: Harley-Davidson 2019 Dealer Meeting_wide.jpg Gallery Slide Headline: Revved Up Published: User-Conference_1.jpg.

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Meetings Industry Association reveals the miaList will return for 2020

Event Industry News

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has announced that its coveted miaList will continue to shine a spotlight on the industry’s greatest talent in 2020. Conference News News Meetings Industry Association mia

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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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Live From PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 It’s #EventIcons!

Endless Events

This week’s edition of #EventIcons comes to you from PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 ! And they are here today to share all of their best experiences at PCMA Convening Leaders 2020, as well as their perspective on running events.

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The Hygiene Guide: Hotel Cleaning Protocols for 2020 Reopenings


Bookmark this page to stay up to date and to feel safe and reassured when booking your meetings. The post The Hygiene Guide: Hotel Cleaning Protocols for 2020 Reopenings appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Designing an online memorial service

Conferences that Work

Under pandemic conditions, former alumni, faculty, staff, and other friends of the institution cannot even meet in person to grieve. A Zoom meeting recorder. Zoom meeting monitoring. Meeting planners have employed wireless technology solutions to do this for decades.)

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5 Tips to Guarantee Engagement at Your Virtual Event

Velvet Chainsaw

COVID-19 digital engagement digital events engagement hybrid meetings virtual events webinars

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‘Meet Out to Help Out’ scheme to support business events sector gains momentum

Event Industry News

Meet Out to Help Out, the sales incentive scheme for the business events industry proposed by Venuedirectory.com is gaining momentum. I’ve already been lobbied for the Meet Out To Help scheme and it is really important we get the information directly from the sector.”.

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52eight3 asks “Is your event PR-worthy?” at International Confex 2020

Event Industry News

In addition to exhibiting and speaking, 52eight3 will also be hosting the first UK edition of Women In Event Tech Meet Up 2020 on Tuesday 25 th February in partnership with the Event Technology Awards.

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EventsAIR to showcase latest 6th Gen event management software at Confex 2020

Event Industry News

Don’t miss your chance to experience EventsAIR ’s 6 th Generation event management software at International Confex 2020 from 25 th -26 th February. Conference News Event Technology Exhibition News Featured News Confex Confex 2020 EventsAIR International Confex

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Event Technology Awards 2020 Meet the Judges: Karen Bhavnani

Event Industry News

The judging panel for the awards is a stellar line-up of experts and we’d like to introduce them to you in our Meet the Judges series, this week we present Karen Bhavnani, Innovation Manager at MCI group. We use many creative problem-solving techniques to ideate around our most pressing challenges and then build innovation driven solutions to meet those. The last in-person event in 2020 was EAHAD in February 2020.

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